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Richard O’Dea Named To 2020 Super Lawyers List
For 2020, Richard O’Dea has been named a “Minnesota Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters Company. This is the 16th year in a row that Mr. O’Dea has been selected for this honor.
Rich O’Dea named to 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers List!
For 2018, for the 14th year in a row, Rich O’Dea has been named to the “Minnesota Super Lawyer” list in the area of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Representation by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Company. The selection process involves attorney nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations of potential candidates, resulting in only 5% of Minnesota attorneys […]
Rich O’Dea named to 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers List!
For 2017, for the 13th year in a row, Rich O’Dea has been named to the “Minnesota Super Lawyer ” list in the area of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Representation by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Company. The selection process involves attorney nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations of potential candidates, resulting in only 5% of […]
Automobile Accidents Caused by Mechanical Failure
Everyday, thousands of automobile accidents occur in the United States. Approximately seventy-five percent of them are caused by negligent or impaired drivers, but at times, a vehicle’s mechanical failure is to blame. The most common types of mechanical failures include: Worn Tires Tires provide the traction necessary to keep vehicles on the road. When the […]
Owners Responsible When Dog Bites
Dogs are everywhere in Minnesota. Many people love dogs of every breed and temperament. Some dog lovers have several dogs. Dog owners are responsible for the behavior of their dogs as well as following laws enacted to protect the community and the dog in the event something happens to or by the dog. Dog owners must […]
How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents During the Winter
Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on one of your favorite pastimes, motorcycle driving. However, driving a motorcycle during the winter comes with unique challenges and dangers. Here are some tips on avoiding motorcycle accidents during the winter. Look Out for Black Ice and Cracks There are many potential pitfalls […]
Tips on Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents During the Winter
Winter poses specific hazards for the pedestrian. You need to take extreme care when leaving the house. Here are some tips to avoid pedestrian accidents during the winter. Stay on the Sidewalk You want to stay as far away from the road as possible. Not only can ice cause you to slip and lose your […]
Pursuing Disability Benefits After a Personal Injury
An accident can change your whole life in a matter of seconds. A motor vehicle collision or slip and fall can result in long-term debilitating pain and limitations and may even prevent you from being able to work gainfully. If you have experienced limitations resulting from a personal injury, you may be considering applying for disability […]
What You Need to Know About Social Security Benefits for Depression
Depression is the number one cause of disability among non-fatal medical conditions in the United States. What is Depression? It is a medical disorder that’s characterized as sadness, gloom, and feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness. The three forms of depression are dysthymia, major, and maniac, and they can be caused by genetics, environmental factors, or […]
Dangerous Roadways and Pedestrian Accidents
Media outlets and even many authorities are quick to cite distracted driving or distracted walking as being the culprit of most pedestrian accidents. However, what often becomes clear only after multiple incidents is that some roadways are simply not safe for pedestrians or bicyclists. Even when those pedestrians have the right-of-way and motorists exercise utmost […]