Take Steps to Prevent School Bus Accidents

About 120 people, most children, die each year in crashes involving school transportation, and many more are injured in these crashes. Our bus accident lawyers help families whose children are injured or killed by careless drivers. We have handled heartbreaking…

Determining Personal Injury Liability after an Accident Involving a Company Truck and School Vehicle in MN

Our job is to dig for the truth after an accident and determine personal injury liability. In cases involving a company truck and a school vehicle (bus or van), the path to the truth often winds through a mountain of…

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E. coli in Water at Clover Flat Elementary in Boulevard, California

Students at Clover Flat Elementary in Boulevard, California, may have contracted E. coli O157 illnesses from contaminated water at the school. At least one potential case has been reported, and there may be others. Parents should know that they can…

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E. coli at Erma B. Reese Elementary School in Lodi, CA

At least 6 students at Erma B. Reese Elementary School in Lodi, California, may be part of an E. coli outbreak. To date, 2 students have laboratory-confirmed cases of the illness. One child, a second-grade student, was hospitalized last week…

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Attorney Eric Hageman Tells Fox 9 News Pool Drowning was Preventable

Attorney Eric Hageman appeared on Fox 9 News last night to discuss new findings in the drowning death of Abdullahi Charif, a seventh-grade student who drown during gym class. Eric and Fred Pritzker are representing Abdullahi’s family. Hageman cited a report…

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Attorney Fred Pritzker Urges Promulgation of Rules for School Pool Use

School pool safety protocols vary from district to district in Minnesota.  The drowning of Abdullahi Charif, a St. Louis Park Middle School student, may change that. Attorney Fred Pritzker is calling on the Minnesota Department of Health to promulgate rules…

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Minnesota School Bus Driver Crashes Into Tree

Yesterday, a school bus driver crashed with 5 children from the Lewiston-Altura school district on board.  When Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand arrived at the scene, he smelled alcohol on the bus driver’s breath and noted that he was unable to keep his…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Illness Prompts School to Treat Water

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria colonizing in the lungs.  People get Legionnaires’ disease by breathing in water mist contaminated with Legionella bacteria. When a custodian at Grace A. Dunn Middle School in Trenton,…

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School Maintenance Worker Contracts Legionnaires’ Disease

A school maintenance worker has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia caused by inhaling Legionella bacteria in water mist. Prior to contracting the illness, he worked on air conditioning units at McKinley Elementary School and Martin Luther…