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Victims of Rochester Hit-and-Run Speak Out

Chad, a Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens client, and his girlfriend Dasia were on their motorcycle when they were struck by a vehicle on July 13. Chad suffered broken bones and burns to his body. Dasia suffered a broken arm. ABC 6 News - KAAL TV caught with up Chad and Dasia. Click here for the interview. Charges against the driver will likely be filed this week. As discussed in a previous blog, motorcycle accidents continue to rise in Minnesota.

Motorcycle Accidents Continue To Rise In Minnesota

Motorcycles continue to gain in popularity. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) says that in the number of individuals with a valid motorcycle license endorsement at the end of the 2015 calendar year (the latest data available) included the largest number of people in history. State officials also note that injuries and traffic fatalities involving motorcycle riders and their passengers have also increased significantly. In 2015, for instance, fatalities jumped 33 percent over the previous year, with overall motorcyclist injuries jumping roughly 10 percent.

Misunderstandings About Motorcycle Safety

Attorneys Bird and Borgen Help Revive an Injured Worker's Claim

Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court rendered a decision in Montemayor v. Sebright Products, Inc. The case involved an individual, Nereus Montemayor, who was injured while working on a hog farm near Claremont, Minnesota. Montemayor was trying to clear a jam out of a high density extruder used to process hog feed when a defect allowed a plenum inside the extruder to come down with force. Montemayor's legs were crushed during the incident.

Compensation Available in a Personal Injury Case: The Special Verdict Form

In two previous blog posts, we discussed the compensation available in a personal injury case. The first blog post focused on special damages. As you may recall, special damages are damages that compensate an injured person for quantifiable monetary loss. For example, the cost of medical care is an item of special damages. Special damages can be past or future.

Syngenta Ordered to Pay $217.7 Million to Kansas Farmers in GMO Corn Case

A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Syngenta to pay $217.7 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified strain of corn before China approved importing it. Click here for more information.

Compensation Available in a Personal Injury Case: General Damages

In a previous post, we kicked off a blog series discussing the compensation available to someone who suffers an injury as a result of someone else's fault. The previous blog provided an overview of the United States tort system, discussed damages generally, and delved into the concept of special damages.

DWI Arrest Could Now Lead to Visa Revocation for Employees in U.S. Even Without a Conviction

Click here for an interesting article on the impact a DWI arrest or conviction can have for individuals in the United States on nonimmigrant work visas. 

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