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05.13.2020

How To Purchase Minnesota Auto Insurance

Insurance is what you purchase to protect yourself and your family from unexpected disasters. When purchasing this protection, you should consider who you want to protect. All Minnesota policies include Liability, Uninsured, Underinsured and Personal Injury Protection. Liability coverage protects your and your family’s assets from a complete stranger. For example, if you or your…

10.08.2013

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,…

04.04.2013

Attorney Peter Riley to Speak Regarding his Work Investigating the Sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

When attorney Peter Riley first began practicing law over 30 years ago, the first cases that he worked on were a pair of wrongful death claims filed on behalf of the families of two men who died aboard the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald.  On November 10th, 1975, the ship sank during a severe winter storm on Lake Superior….

06.01.2008

Dakota County Judge Rules That Mother May Go Forward With Breach Of Contract Action Under Wrongful Death Statute

A Dakota County Court Judge has held that that the surviving mother of a 16 year old girl could go to trial on a breach of contract claim under Minnesota’s Wrongful Death Statute. In a June 10, 2008, Order the Court found that the deceased teenager was a third-party beneficiary to a contract between two…

03.16.2007

Minnesota Wrongful Death Law

573.02 Action for death by wrongful act; survival of actions. Subdivision 1. Death action. When death is caused by the wrongful act or omission of any person or corporation, the trustee appointed as provided in subdivision 3 may maintain an action there for if the decedent might have maintained an action, had the decedent lived,…

03.16.2007

Types of compensation recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit maintains that a decedent was killed as a result of the negligence (or other liability) on the part of the defendant. It also states that the surviving dependents or beneficiaries are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the defendant’s conduct. The following types of damages are considered in a…

03.16.2007

“Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit”

A wrongful death lawsuit is one in which the survivors of an individual killed as a result of the fault of someone else, whether it be an individual, business or corporation.  In Minnesota, blood relatives (referred to under the law as “next of kin”) are entitled to recover damages for their losses as a result…

03.16.2007

Minnesota Wrongful Death Law : State of Minnesota

573.02 Action for death by wrongful act; survival of actions. Subdivision 1. Death action. When death is caused by the wrongful act or omission of any person or corporation, the trustee appointed as provided in subdivision 3 may maintain an action there for if the decedent might have maintained an action, had the decedent lived,…