Most of our readers know that all drivers in America are required to have car insurance. While the levels or details of car insurance may vary by state, it is a requirement in Minnesota and every other state. Why? Well, everyone knows that car accidents happen every day, and most will involve at least damage to the vehicles involved, while some will also involve injuries. Those costs will need to be covered.
Whether you call shotgun on a quick trip to the store, or you join your friend on a trek across the country, your status as passenger gives you limited control over your safety. There are some steps you can take to lower the risk, though. For example, you should avoid getting into the vehicle with a driver who has been drinking alcohol, and you should always wear your seat belt.
As summer approaches, many Minnesota residents will be visiting other people's houses for get-togethers and barbecues. It's funny, though, how most people don't think about things like whether or not another person's property is safe to visit. But this is important because when Minnesota residents are injured due to dangerous conditions on another person's property, they may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to attempt to recover compensation for their injuries.
Most people are used to hearing about car accidents and the various causes of these deadly incidents, so it may come as a surprise to many of our readers that train accidents are also the cause of thousands of injuries each year. But just how many injuries and fatalities do train accidents cause?
Previous posts here have detailed the dangers of distracted driving. According to one news article, some high school students in Minnesota recently got a pretty good look at just how much devastation a distracted driver can cause.