The Law Office of Martin T. Montilino is a personal injury law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota that works with individuals who have been hurt due to the negligence or neglect of another person or party. One area of personal injury law that has been getting a lot of attention in the media lately are personalRead More
Minneapolis, Minnesota Car Accidents and CBD?
While CBD oil is legal in Minneapolis, and is quite popular, some might wonder whether there might be side effects from taking CBD that could potentially impair a driver. First of all, let’s take a closer look at what CBD is and what it isn’t. While CBD is an active ingredient in marijuana, it isRead More
“Non-Lethal” Weapons Used by Police Can Cause Serious Injury and Death
Rubber bullets, pellet guns, flash bangs, and tear gas are often used by police to control protesting crowds, but these weapons, which are often called “non-lethal” crowd control measures by the police who use them can sometimes cause serious injury and in some cases, death. These “non-lethal” weapons have been used against protestors in recentRead More
Is Driving While Sick with COVID-19 As Dangerous as Driving Drunk?
According to the New York Times, over 35,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States in a single day this week. These numbers are alarming because they echo the numbers the U.S. was seeing in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Not only do these figures mean that more people might beRead More
If You Were Injured in a Protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota: Know Your Rights
On May 25, George Floyd, an African-American man, was killed by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Video of the murder was released, sparking outrage. Since then, the city has been shaken by protests, fires, and public displays of grief and anger against police brutality, systemic racism, and senseless violence against black citizens. The protests inRead More
What is a Structured Settlement in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
If you have received a settlement for your car accident case, or personal injury case, you may have a couple of options regarding how your settlement money might be paid. The most common way a settlement is paid is through a lump sum payment. But some personal injury claims are paid through a structured settlement.Read More
How Might the Coronavirus Pandemic Change Car Accident Personal Injury Claims in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
With approximately 4,644 Minnesota residents having tested positive for the coronavirus, and with more cases being reported daily, the Star Tribune reports that while officials are considering relaxing some restrictions, other restrictions regarding large gatherings will likely be in place for some time. This means that in the coming weeks, Minneapolis residents may see moreRead More
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Car Accident Claim in Minneapolis, Minnesota
As of this writing, the Centers for Disease Control reports over 10,000 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S., with approximately 150 deaths reported. The U.S. has had to take an unprecedented response to the virus, with many parts of the country canceling large gatherings, closing schools, and with public officials asking many non-essential workersRead More
Was Fatigued Driving a Factor in Your Minneapolis, Minnesota Car Accident?
Drowsy driving is a factor in many deadly car accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 795 people died in drowsy driving accidents in 2017 alone. However, many people believe that the number of people killed in drowsy driving accidents might be much higher. There is no roadside test to determine whether aRead More
Have You Been in a Hit and Run Accident in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
A hit and run accident is also known as an accident in which another driver leaves the scene of the crash. Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime in Minnesota. Drivers who have been involved in an accident have a duty to stop, render aid to accident victims, and to exchange information withRead More