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The Brauns Blog: Where Law Meets Life

Where does the law meet you in everyday life? Probably in more places than you expect. From hosting your child’s graduation party to renewing your auto insurance, our daily lives are filled with legal and safety implications, many we never even consider.

Our blog is here to bring those situations to life, tackling the most common questions and misconceptions we hear related to accidents, injuries, and safety. We also feature our work with local nonprofit partners and share legal news and updates from our law firm. Want to find out where the law meets your life? Read on!

Cycling is a great way to stay fit, save gas money, and protect the environment. However, many motorists do not share your enthusiasm for biking or the road. Motor vehicle collisions and preventable falls are the leading causes of cycling injuries in the United States. These debilitating accidents may prevent…

Many theft claims result in police reports, criminal investigations, and post-conviction restitution. After police locate the offender and prosecutors prove their guilt, judges should order the defendant to return the property or financially compensate the victim for the loss. However, criminal convictions require prosecutors to identify the guilty party and…

Abusive or negligent administrators, staff, and social workers from nursing homes are often adept at explaining away signs of abuse and convincing families to ignore their loved-ones pleas and complaints. Confronting nursing staff about potential abuse does not usually protect an elderly or injured family member. Instead, the confrontation may…

Most long-term residential facilities only keep one or two full-time physicians on staff. Doctors may make weekly rounds, prescribe new medications, and conduct superficial patient examinations as needed. Physicians rely on nursing staff to monitor patients for signs of abuse, respond to patients’ medical needs, and use their training to…

There’s no downside to taking advantage of most law firms’ free and confidential nursing home abuse consultations. However, not every dispute necessitates private legal counsel. Whether related to medical neglect, sexual abuse, or financial fraud, the nature of your concerns often dictates the advisability of seeking legal help. Consider the…

From obscured potholes to drunk drivers, even the most experienced cyclists cannot avoid every hazard as they ride. Even though cyclists have the same general rights on the road as motor vehicle operators, over 800 cyclists are killed in traffic accidents each year. Too many lives are hampered by disabling…

People often suffer serious injuries in accidents, including motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, workplace accidents, boating accidents, pool accidents, and motorcycle/bicycle accidents, through no fault of their own. In these accidents, victims may suffer a bone fracture, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), soft tissue injury, or some…

Sometimes flatbed shipping provides the only viable option for transporting oversized or unique cargo through a state or across the country. Flatbed trucks often have loads that hang over the flatbed’s edge and obstruct drivers in other lanes. Flatbed trucks also provide limited spatial restrictions on cargo, allowing for easier…

Determining fault for a car crash may seem simple at first. Unfortunately, even obviously negligent drivers and their insurers may attempt to shift some or all of the blame onto the drivers injured in the accident. You may suddenly find yourself questioned about your speed, driving history, and vehicle maintenance…

The phrase “disabling injury” probably brings to mind sudden traumatic injuries that lead to a temporary or permanent loss of ability or bodily function in the victim. Surprisingly enough, the world’s leading cause of disability is back pain. Employees cite back and related spinal injuries as the primary reason for…

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