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How am I Compensated if I am Injured in a Car Accident?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

One of the first questions I am asked by clients as a Minneapolis car accident lawyer is how will thier injuries be covered? If you were hurt in a car accident that was not your fault, you likely will have two separate initial claims: No Fault and bodily injury liability.

NO FAULT or "PIP" COVERAGE
No fault, also known   […]   Read More »

How to Purchase and Safely Ride Your Motorcycle

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From our e-newsletter

Whether buying your first motorcycle, upgrading or just interested in a safer ride, keep these safety tips in mind before hitting the road:
Don't buy more bike than you can handle. When shopping for a bike, start with one that fits you. When seated, you should easily be able to rest both feet flat on the ground without having to be on tiptoes. Handlebars and controls   […]   Read More »

Biking Safely in Winter

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

As winter approaches and the snow begins to blanket the familiar streets, city bicycle commuters must be even more vigilant for their safety as roadways can be slippery and visibility limited. During winter weather conditions, it is more important than ever to bike defensively on city streets. Motorists may be less likely to spot bikers during snow storms and may be unable to stop quickly   […]   Read More »

Tips for Bicycles and Cars to Safely Share the Road

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

Minneapolis and St. Paul are very bicycle friendly cities. In our world where bicycles and cars often share the same road, key safety measures should be taken to guarantee the safety of all commuters. As drivers we must be mindful of our cycling friends and as bicyclers must also pay attention to the rules of the road. If either vehicle fails to take the rules   […]   Read More »

What Should I Do If I am Injured by a Dog Bite?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

During summertime in Minnesota we emerge from our winter hibernation to soak in some vitamin D and spend some precious time outside enjoying the warm and sunny season. As a dog lover, I enjoy the opportunity to spend more time outdoors with my dog, Lucky and our office pup, Diva. But, I am always reminding myself that just because I am a dog lover, this does not mean   […]   Read More »

What Should I Do if I am Injured in a Bike Accident?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

I love bicycling in Minneapolis with my family! Minneapolis and St. Paul are two of the most bike-friendly cities in the United States, thanks to our local government's investment in amazing bicycle trails, boulevards and public transit. We are also very resilient here in the Twin Cities; blizzards and below zero wind chills will not deter us from commuting via   […]   Read More »

How Long Will it Take to Get Compensated for Injuries Sustained in a Car Crash?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

One of the most challenging things for someone who has been injured in a car crash due to the fault of another is the time it takes to get compensation from the at-fault party. Often times, my clients are not only suffering physically from an injury, but they are also missing work and incurring numerous expenses. As an accident victim, it is important you do your best   […]   Read More »

Five Things to Avoid if Your Are In a Car Accident

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

We hope that you or a loved one is never injured in a car accident. But if you are, there are some things you should be aware of in the event of a car accident in Minnesota. I want to bring your attention to five things you should avoid in the event you or a loved one are injured in a car accident in Minnesota:

1) DO NOT LEAVE   […]   Read More »

Ways a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

personal injury lawyer mnMost people hope they will never need the assistance of an attorney. Most people do not like to admit that there are some things that they are unable to do themselves. Unfortunately, fighting with an uncooperative insurance company is one of those things that is very difficult, if not impossible, to   […]   Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions about Dog Bite Law

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Did you know that approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S.? Although dogs are often viewed as mans best friend, they can also be dangerous animals. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a dog bite, it is important   […]   Read More »

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