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Can I Be Sued for Helping at the Scene of an Accident?

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. Under Minnesota’s “Good Samaritan Law” individuals are protected if they render aid at the scene of an accident. If you’ve witnessed an accident or were involved in an accident, under Minnesota law, you may have a “duty to assist.” This means, that if you can help, and you don’t help, you could be in violation of the law. In general, if a person renders aid without the expectation of compensation, they are usually protected from liability for their actions. However, if a person acts recklessly while rendering aid, he or she could be held liable. If you’ve been in an accident and see that someone has been injured, you should always help. However, you may want to do so intelligently. For instance, if you are not trained in first-aid, call 911 and ask the operator for instructions. Operators are trained to guide you if you are at the scene of an accident. […]

By | April 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Motorcycle Safety for New Riders

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. With spring upon us, avid motorcyclists are looking forward to riding again. New riders may also be thinking of taking up a new hobby. While motorcyclists are among the safest motorists on the road, riding comes with risk. New riders, in particular, should take measures to protect their safety as they hit the road. […]

By | April 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How Risky are Trampoline Parks?

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. According to the Star Tribune, a Minnesota man who was paralyzed at a trampoline park recently settled for $3 million with the park. The man injured his neck when he jumped into a foam pit at the park, landing on his neck. Though he had signed a liability waiver, he and his lawyers contended that the park was grossly negligent for his injuries. […]

By | April 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Police Increase Enforcement of Distracted Driving, But Will it Prevent Personal Injuries?

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. The dangers of distracted driving are sobering. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 391,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. Some experts say that distracted driving has reached “epidemic” proportions. The Office of Martin T. Montilino see too many cases where human error or driver inexperience coupled with distraction resulted in an accident. Our firm works with families and victims who have been hurt as a result of distracted driving. […]

By | April 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What to Do If the Insurance Company Won’t Pay Your Car Accident Claim

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. If you have been in an accident and are seeking a claim from either your insurance company or the company of the negligent driver, you may find yourself facing a denied insurance claim. Even if your claim may not be denied, you may find yourself speaking to an adjuster who may not be offering you what you believe to be the full value of your claim. The Law Office of Martin T. Montilino is a car accident attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota who can assist accident victims who are having trouble receiving a claim from their insurance company. When the company won’t pay or balks at paying the full price of your claim, you need the Law Office of Martin T. Montilino. […]

By | March 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

In an Accident in a Rental Car?

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. Vacation is meant to be a time to escape your worries and stress. When you rent a car, the last thing on your mind might be what to do in the event of an accident. In fact, some people purchase rental car insurance specifically to have to avoid thinking about the consequences of an accident. However, not every driver requires rental car insurance. If you are traveling, you may wonder what your current driver’s insurance covers and wonder what steps you should take to protect yourself in the event of an accident. Here are some things to consider: […]

By | March 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Will a New Smartphone App Prevent Accidents?

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. We’ve all heard about how artificial intelligence in vehicles will someday lead to driverless cars and a major reduction in the number of accidents. It is well-documented that the majority of accidents that occur on the road take place due to driver error. Yet, critics of driverless cars claim that the technology remains in its infancy, is prone to too many errors, and it will be years before the technology can adequately serve the public. […]

By | March 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What You Should Know About Children’s Personal Injury Claims in Minneapolis, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. According to U.S.A. Today, more than 9,000 children under age 12 died in car accidents between 2002 and 2011. These figures don’t account for the number of children injured in crashes every year. Parents of minors who are injured in crashes have the right to seek compensation from negligent parties and from insurers to cover their children’s medical expenses, recovery costs, and other losses. If your child has been injured in a car accident, the personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Martin T. Montilino may be able to assist you in seeking a recovery you may deserve. […]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Personal Injury Victims Suffering From Spinal Cord Accidents May Face Hidden Health Problems

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. According to the Loyola University Health System, 46 percent of spinal cord injury patients were injured in car accidents. Car crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injury. Loyola University reports that medical care for a spinal cord injury patient can range between $320,000 and $985,000 in the first year alone. Ongoing care is estimated to be as high as $5 million over the lives of some patients. Most families facing these costs may wonder how they will care for their loved one. These families may struggle with life-style changes, with lost wages if a loved one must miss work, and high medical expenses. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious, or life-altering injury in a crash, the Law Office of Martin T. Montilino are car accident attorneys in Minneapolis, Minnesota who may be able to help you seek a recovery for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. […]

By | February 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How Personal Injury Trauma Can Affect Your Life

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has been evaluating the many ways individuals can be affected by the disorder. While the disorder has often been linked to war veterans, any individual who suffers a traumatic experience can develop post traumatic stress disorder. In fact, according to the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, car accidents are among the leading traumatic experience suffered by males and the second leading traumatic experience suffered by females. These individuals may experience anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. In fact, as many as 9% of car accident survivors may go on to develop the condition. […]

By | February 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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