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Robert Edwards

Motorcycle Accidents

In last week's Star Tribune there was an article reporting a surge in motorcycle deaths on Minnesota roads this year, including five writers killed between September 12 and September 20.The primary cause of these tragedies is the failure of motorists to see the motorcyclist. We have all seen bumper stickers saying "Start Seeing Motorcycles", and it's a good idea.In every motorcycle case I have ever seen the motorcyclist gets the worst end of the deal.
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Robert Edwards

ATV Accidents

In this morning's Star Tribune there was a story about how two people in Minnesota died this past weekend in ATV accidents. One woman was killed when the ATV she was riding on (with three other people, including two children) flipped over. The other person, a 16-year-old boy, was killed when his ATV flipped over after getting a flat tire, pinning him underneath.
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Robert Edwards

Collapsing Decks

It seems that every summer we read about decks collapsing and people getting hurt.  Just last week the Star Tribune reported a massive deck collapse in Forest Lake, with about 20 people involved, one of whom had to be hospitalized.If you are the injured person and not the homeowner, what can you do?  What are your options?
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Robert Edwards

Bar Fights

It seems that about once every three or four months I get a call from someone who has been in a bar fight and they want to sue the other person.  These are usually bad cases for the following reasons:1.  Rarely is the loser totally innocent.  There is usually some contributory fault on the part of both parties.2.  People who get drunk and get in fights in bars generally do not have anything in the way of assets.
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