O'Dea Law Firm Blog

WE ARE MOVING

On July 1, 2015 the O’Dea Law Firm will move to 4525 Allendale Drive, White Bear Lake, MN 55127.  Conveniently located off of I-35E and Highway 96.

WHAT IS COMPARATIVE FAULT?

If an injured party brings a claim or lawsuit arising from the negligence or fault of another, if the case proceeds to trial, the jury may be required to assess the respective percentages of fault of the involved parties, if the Defendant(s) have not admitted to being entirely at fault. Minnesota’s Comparative Fault statute, Minn…. Read more »

DOES THE JURY KNOW THAT THE DEFENDANT IS INSURED?

Generally, if an injury claim needs to be tried to a jury in Minnesota, the jurors are not told that the Defendant (alleged at fault party) has liability insurance coverage that may be available to cover any damages that may be awarded to the injured party (Plaintiff). This rule arises from Minn. Stat. 548.251, the… Read more »

WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT MINNESOTA IS A NO-FAULT STATE?

The term no-fault comes from the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act, found at Minnesota Statute Sections 65B.41 to 65B.71. The statutes provide a complicated framework for governing the various insurance claims that arise from motor vehicle accidents involving Minnesota insureds. In Minnesota all motor vehicle owners are required to carry automobile insurance. Mandatory coverages include… Read more »

WHAT SHOULD I DO FOLLOWING AN AUTOMOBILE COLLISION RESULTING IN INJURY?

Depending on the severity of the collision, people have a variety of reactions to being involved in an automobile collision. It is not unusual for people to be shocked, confused, disoriented, and obviously hurt. On other occasions people do not initially recognize that they may have sustained injuries, only to find several hours later that… Read more »