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Auto Accident Safety Guide for the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

Summer travel can be a lot of fun! Especially in the frigid Midwest, summer is a fantastic time to enjoy the great outdoors, attend festivals, and hang out with friends. People love to travel, and the travel frenzy is at its peak between Memorial Day and Labor Day. However, the period, between Memorial Day and…


100 Deadliest Days of Summer Auto Accident Safety Guide

Summer brings warm weather and good times to our Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and the Dakotas, but it also adds traffic to our roadways. We encourage you to drive smart and drive defensively with all the additional drivers and vehicles on the road. After all, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the time between…


Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben Spring Motorcycle Safety Guide

Motorcycle season is here. Riders from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas are sprucing up their rides and planning summer fun. At Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, we’re asking motorcyclists to take extra safety precautions this year before hitting the open road. Establishing good safety habits, following expert riding tips, developing a sound riding strategy and…


Minnesota Pedestrian Fatalities Highest in Five Years Because of Speeding Drivers

There has been a surge of speeding in Minnesota, resulting in the highest rate of fatalities in five years. In 2021, there were 57 pedestrians killed in the state. That was a significant difference from the previous average, which was 42 per year during the past 13 years. Traffic accident deaths were also the highest…


2020 was a Deadly Year on Minnesota Roads – Here are Tips for Driving Safe in Winter Weather

Hundreds of Minnesotans die in car accidents every year, but 2020 was a particular bad year for traffic fatalities. Unfortunately, almost 400 people in the state passed away due to car wrecks. Most traffic accidents are preventable, and being aware of safe driving strategies can save lives. Learning to drive safely in winter weather is…


South Dakota Traffic Deaths Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Officials in South Dakota stated that deaths due to traffic accidents increased this year by 38%, but the number of miles that people have been driving this year have gone down considerably. Tony Mangan is the spokesman for South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety, and he announced recently that 58 South Dakotans died in car…


Minnesota Records 300th Traffic Fatality of 2018

How Can You Stay Safe on Minnesota Roads? Unsafe driving behaviors often lead to tragic outcomes. To promote road safety and prevent death and injury, it’s helpful to face the facts about traffic fatalities and their causes. In Minnesota, over 300 people have already died in traffic accidents this year. Last year, Minnesota reached the…


Safe Driving Made March 2017 the Second-safest Month on the Roads in Wisconsin Since World War II

According to preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 28 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents during the month of March 2017. This was the second lowest number of people who were killed during the month of March since World War II. March of 2010 had the fewest deaths since the end of…


Pedestrian Risks Rise in Autumn

As the weather becomes less welcoming, the streets of Minnesota can become more dangerous. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that fall is the most dangerous time to be a pedestrian. Here’s why you and your family may benefit from taking extra safety precautions. Proven Hazards As of early October, some 37 pedestrians had been…


Iowa Traffic Fatalities on the Rise in 2016

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, there have been 276 deaths from motor vehicle accidents so far in 2016, an increase of 18.45 percent from last year. That is more than one death per day. At this rate, it is estimated that Iowa will experience close to 400 fatalities from traffic accidents this year….


Michael Donaghue Explains How Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben Eliminated the Stress from the Legal Process

Michael was on his way to work one morning when he stopped to help some kids who were stuck in a ditch. As he was reaching into the trunk of his car, he was struck by another vehicle. The accident left his right leg broken, but it also crushed and severed his left leg. When…


How Does a Law Firm Help You During a Legal Battle?

 If you have been injured in an accident, you already understand the stress that comes with the experience. In addition to the physical pain, you also face the anxiety associated with medical care and the ongoing efforts to receive just compensation for your injuries. Ideally, things will go as smoothly as possible following an accident,…


Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Minnesota

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and many Minnesotans are waking up to the dangers of inattentive driving. Distracted driving can be caused by electronic devices, food, and even the behavior of passengers, but cell phones are particularly popular and dangerous distractions. Every year, thousands of people are killed and seriously injured by distracted drivers,…


Walkers Take Caution as Pedestrian Deaths Rise in Minnesota

More and more pedestrians are being killed on the streets of Minnesota. The number of deaths increased significantly during the first eight months of 2012. As of early September, the Star Tribune reports that 23 pedestrians have lost their lives in accidents. Hundreds of injuries have also occurred. Two of the most recent incidents proved…


Take Care During Child Passenger Safety Week

Every day, incorrectly installed child restraints leave children vulnerable to injury in the case of an auto accident. Surveys conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that most mistakes made by parents when installing child restraints in a vehicle are related to the areas listed below. The wrong slot is used for the…


Careful Driving for Back to School

As the children of Minneapolis load up their backpacks and return to school, Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben would like to remind you to drive carefully and stay alert for children crossing or walking along roads. Low morning visibility, active children and groggy drivers can be a dangerous combination, and it is important for drivers across…


Distracted Driving Pledge Aims at Increasing Awareness, Reducing Injuries

Every year, distracted driving causes thousands of accidents that result in thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries. In recent years, the advent of smartphones, GPS systems and other technological advancements have significantly increased the number of distraction-related accidents. Both public and private agencies have taken notice, declaring April “Distracted Driving Awareness Month”…


Pedestrian Safety

We live in a motorized society where being a pedestrian can be risky. According to Crash Facts, published by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, nearly four percent of pedestrian crashes resulted in death in 2002, compared to about one-half percent of all other crashes. The leading identified contributing factor cited in pedestrian crashes is…


The Minnesota Crosswalk Law: Key Elements

Where traffic control signals are not in place or in operation, a driver must stop when a pedestrian is in a crosswalk. Effective September 1, 2000: A vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk will be allowed to proceed once the pedestrian has completely crossed the lane in front of the stopped vehicle. A pedestrian…


Pedestrian Safety—–Common Questions, Quick Answers

Why are children at greatest risk of pedestrian accidents? Children are at risk because they do not yet have the ability to make good decisions about traffic. It is hard for them to judge how fast a car is going and how far away it is. It is hard for them to tell how much…

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