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Who is Responsible if I'm Bitten by a Dog? Mar. 24, 2023

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Three Things to Know About a Personal Injury from Dog Bites

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

When temps rise above freezing, Minnesotans and their pups love to get outside for some much-needed fresh air. Our beloved dog parks will soon be a furry frenzy. With the joy of the changing seasons, however, there comes a spike in dog attacks.

A dog bite is probably the first thing that comes to your mind,   […]   Read More »

Five Things NOT to Do if You are in a Car AccidentFeb. 28, 2023

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

Over the past 10 years I have represented many people in car accident injuries. Sometimes the best way to learn is by taking lessons from the past mistakes of others. Through my experience as a personal injury attorney in Minnesota, I have developed a top 5 list of things NOT to do if you are in an automobile collision. I would like to share these tips with   […]   Read More »

How Long Will it Take to Get Compensated for Injuries Sustained in a Car Crash?Jan. 3, 2023

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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 »

Biking Safely in WinterNov. 17, 2022

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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   […]   Read More »

Who will help me after I have been injured in a car accident? | No-Fault Series, Part 4: Replacement ServicesAug. 24, 2022

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Who will help me after I have been injured in a car accident?

No-Fault Series, Part 4: Replacement Services

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

After you have been injured in a car accident, who will take care of all your household chores that you are unable to do? Will family, friends, or hired help step in to ease the burden of childcare, cleaning, snow removal, and other essential tasks? If   […]   Read More »

Dos and Don'ts of Hiring an Accident AttorneyAug. 10, 2022

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When hiring a Minneapolis accident attorney, there is a lot to consider. You want someone you can trust who can give you the representation you deserve. Here are few dos and donts to help you make the right decision.

Do hire an attorney. Whether you have been injured by   […]   Read More »

Why were my No-Fault benefits discontinued? | No-Fault Series, Part 3: Termination of No Fault BenefitsJul. 28, 2022

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Why were my No-Fault benefits discontinued? 

No-Fault Series, Part 3: Termination of No Fault Benefits

As discussed in part 2 of our No-Fault blog series, the No-Fault benefits offered through your auto insurance will be your first line of coverage if you are injured in an accident. Minnesota law requires your automobile insurance policy to provide a minimum of $20,000 worth of medical expenses coverage for reasonable, necessary, and accident-related treatment   […]   Read More »

What Should I Do If I am Injured by a Dog Bite?Jul. 13, 2022

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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 »

Tips for Bicycles and Cars to Safely Share the RoadJun. 29, 2022

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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 Does My No-Fault Car Insurance Cover? | No-Fault Series, Part 2: Wage Loss BenefitsJun. 1, 2022

What Does My No-Fault Car Insurance Cover?

What Does My No-Fault Car Insurance Cover?

No-Fault Series, Part 2: Wage Loss Benefits

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

Welcome to part two of our four part series about no-fault automobile benefits. Today we are answering the commonly asked question: who covers my wage loss if I miss work because of a car accident?

When you've been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, life's biggest stressors collide.   […]   Read More »

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