According to MADD, in 2014, approximately 290,000 people were injured in drunk driving accidents. While we don’t want to minimize the seriousness of drinking and driving—consider this: in 2014, 431,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That means that over 100,000 more people were hurt in distracted
A prominent Minneapolis artist was recently killed in a crash on I-94. Kirk Washington, Jr.’s art and writing was heralded for tackling tough issues such as racism and income inequality. According to the Star Tribune, Washington was killed when a car crossed a median and pushed his car into the path of a Metro Transit
The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing a case that could have an immense impact on Minneapolis, Minnesota drivers. Under current law, it is against the law for Minnesota drivers to refuse a breath test if they are suspected of driving under the influence. Yet, many drivers believe that the law is unconstitutional. According to
According to Forbes, over their lifetimes, men pay more for auto insurance than women. Insurance companies defend these practices, explaining that charging more for men is not discrimination, but rather, is based on risk factors that determine rates. Individuals who purchase auto insurance, be it from State Farm or any other provider, may not be
If you’re a pet parent, at some point, either by necessity or desire, you’ll be traveling with your pet in a car. If you plan to bring your pets along for the ride, it is important to note that car travel can be incredibly stressful for your pets, not to mention stressful for human companions.
According to CBS Minnesota, 2,502 people were arrested for drunk driving in Minnesota over the holidays. In some ways, this is good news. Law enforcement removed over 2,000 dangerous and deadly drivers from streets and highways, making roadways safer for commuters and their families. The increase in arrests came in the wake of additional DWI
If you’ve been in an auto accident in Minneapolis, Minnesota, you may be wondering how much your claim may be worth, and whether you have a case. The value of your claim will depend largely on the nature of your injuries, who is at fault for the accident, and the kind of case your accident
A truck rollover crash recently killed two Minnesota teenagers. While any car accident involving individuals so young is tragic, it is well documented that teens are more at risk of accidents due to their inexperience behind the wheel—and sometimes due to their lack of maturity when it comes to making life or death driving decisions.
The Star Tribune recently reported on recent efforts by state troopers to crack down on distracted driving. Troopers have been driving unmarked patrol cars to catch drivers who break the law by texting and driving. Texting and driving is currently a ticketable offense in Minneapolis. While drivers may follow the law when police cars are
If you’ve been hit by a car as a pedestrian, you may be facing more serious injuries, a lengthy recovery period, and have many questions about your rights. Because pedestrians are not protected by a car’s chassis, when struck, they often face serious, life-threatening, and life-altering injuries. While many drivers have a general sense of