Have you ever driven home after a late night without drinking? It turns out, if you're tired while driving, you're putting yourself in just as much danger as if you had been drinking. Whether you are driving for long durations without sleep or driving a normal amount with minimal sleep the night before, your risk for getting into a motor vehicle accident is increased. Learn more about the dangers of driver fatigue and how to protect yourself and others on the road.
The holidays are a time for visiting family, and this means it is a busy travel time on the streets and highways of Minnesota and across the nation. Unfortunately, this also increases the chance that a negligent driver could cause a fatal car accident.
Most workers in the country that are injured on-the-job can apply for workers' compensation benefits. However, this does not apply to railroad workers. Instead, railroad workers fall under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA.) Unfortunately, many railroad workers in Minnesota who are injured while in the course of their job duties are unaware of their rights or how to proceed. Moreover, it takes a good deal of legal knowledge to succeed on such a claim.