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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 that all   […]   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 bicycle. Our investment in bike lanes and   […]   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 »

I am a Nurse Accused of Drug Diversion by the Minnesota Board of Nursing: What Should I Do?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

Drug overdose is currently the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, deaths from opioid overdose (this includes deaths from prescription painkillers and heroin) have more than quadrupled over the last 15 years. In 2015, 572 deaths due to drug overdose were recorded in Minnesota alone. As an attorney that represents nurses and other licensed professionals before their   […]   Read More »

Should I Hire a Nursing License Lawyer if I am Under Investigation by the Minnesota Board of Nursing?

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

I can't tell you how many times I have been asked this question by prospective clients who call for a consultation after they have been notified by the Minnesota Board of Nursing that their nursing license is under investigation. When you receive allegations from your licensing board, it can be scary, confusing, stressful and create feelings of uncertainty about your future, both professionally and financially. Hiring   […]   Read More »

New name. New look. New website.

Join us in celebrating our new name, new branding and our new responsive website.

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Lord & Associates is now Lord + Heinlein in recognition of the valuable contributions of attorney Melissa Heinlein.

Our new logo and branding better reflect who we are while reinforcing our role as your powerful legal voice.
And, our new mobile-friendly website makes it   […]   Read More »

Ways a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

Lawyer-and-Accident-VictimMost 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 do on your own. If you   […]   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 to consult   […]   Read More »

Dos and Don'ts of Hiring an Accident Attorney

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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 a medical device, a car accident,   […]   Read More »