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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!

When drivers are paying attention to cell phones, smartwatches, and other electronic devices while they are operating a motor vehicle, they can very easily divert their attention away from the road and cause a serious accident. Moreover, many states have enacted distracted driving laws that make cellular phone use without…

Some people assume that over-the-counter drugs, otherwise known as OTC drugs, are harmless—even when taken in large quantities. Nothing could be further from the truth. When people abuse OTC drugs, serious health complications—even death—can result. When individuals take OTC medications in the manner directed, these drugs are usually harmless. However,…

Across America, many stadiums and arenas are taking steps to enhance security for their attendees. While many of those guidelines may prove inconvenient—many women, for example, struggle with the inability to bring their purses into these venues—they also help protect everyone attending the event. At the same time, you should…

If you ever have driven on an interstate highway or other major roadways, then you have seen hundreds of cars and tractor-trailers, side by side, headed for their various destinations. Especially at night, it can seem as if most of the vehicles on the road are 18-wheelers. Maybe you don’t…

When you run out to pick up the kids from school or travel to and from work, you expect to run your errand and make your trip safely. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. People may quickly find themselves in an unenviable position, suffering injuries from a car accident that…

Road rash is an extremely common injury. This is especially true in summer when outdoor activities often are conducted in shorts and T-shirts instead of bundled up against the cold. Road rash—also referred to as road burn, raspberries, or strawberries—is a friction burn that happens when you forcefully rub your…

If you have suffered injuries in a traffic accident, you might have a claim against the other driver. If you are at fault, you have a claim for your damages against your own insurance. However, if fault is unclear, or the other driver is clearly at fault, you’ll probably be…

If you were in a traffic accident, especially if you were injured, you may have many questions running through your mind. You might wonder what you should do next, especially if you are injured. You might wonder if you are okay, or if your passengers are okay, or if your…

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