Car Accident Lawyer in Minnesota

The car accident attorneys at Pritzker Hageman law firm have a record of winning millions for clients and their families in Minnesota and throughout the United States. Three settlements and verdicts won by attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman include the following:

  • Over $20 Million – person who was burned;
  • $6 Million – motorcyclist hit by an intoxicated driver who had just left a bar;
  • $5.1 Million – motorcyclist hit by a delivery truck hauling a loaded trailer.

Read about our other top car accident settlements and our FAQ.

The amount of help we received from Fred and Eric and their law firm was incredible. No amount of money can replace what we lost. I went through 15 to 20 surgeries. But I’m still alive and I get to spend the rest of my life with my family.”–Testimonial of Client

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Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman

Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman can be contacted by calling 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or by submitting our free consultation form.

Our Minnesota law firm is on the U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Law Firms” (2012-present). The firm was given a Tier 1 (the top) ranking for its work on behalf of people with personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our offices are in Minneapolis, MN, and we represent clients throughout the United States.

“Super Lawyer”

Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman were named “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics magazine every year since 2004. Our attorneys are highly visible in the legal community as frequent speakers on traumatic brain injury, use of expert witnesses, pain and suffering compensation, presentation of evidence in court, and other matters.

Minnesota “Attorney of the Year”**

Attorneys Fred Pritzker, Eric Hageman and Brendan Flaherty have been named “Attorneys of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer, a highly-respected legal publication. Each year Minnesota Lawyer recognizes the best achievements in the legal profession with the Attorneys of the Year awards presentation.

Attorneys of the Year Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman

Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman honored at “Attorneys of the Year” ceremony in February of 2016.

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 5 Things You Should Do To Protect Your Rights

Getting justice and fair compensation can be a hard fought battle.  The decisions you make in the days directly following a crash are curtail to protect yourself from insurance companies who stand in the way of justice and fair compensation. The following five things are just a few of the things that you should do to protect yourself.

  • Report the crash to your insurance company;
  • Do not talk to any other insurance or trucking company;
  • Report the incident to the local authorities (police or highway patrol);
  • Contact an attorney and consult with him or her before you sign anything or attend a medical appointment.

Why Do I Need To Report a Crash to My Insurance Company?

If you are involved in a collision, you should report it to your insurance company because it is required under most insurance policies. If they chooses to deny your claim, you can take legal action against your own insurance company. For more information:

Should I Talk With an Insurance Adjuster if They Call?

No. Don’t talk with the anyone else’s insurance company representative or a trucking company representative. These people try to get information about the crash and your injuries that they can use against you. It’s a good idea to talk to an attorney before you talk to any insurance company. We have handled cases involving the following insurance companies: GEICO, Allstate, American Family, State Farm, Nationwide, Travelers, Progressive, Farmers and Liberty Mutual.

Should I Always Report an Accident to Local Authorities?

Yes. If you are involved in a serious wreck, it is likely that a dispatcher will send the police or highway patrol to the crash site. For minor collisions when there is only minor damage, they might not need to be involved legally. However, by requesting a police or highway patrol report, there will be an official report filed which can be used to hold the at fault driver responsible.

Why is Contacting a Minnesota Car Accident Lawyer Important?

If you are in the hospital, or if you are caring for a loved one who was injured in a crash, your focus is on your health, well-being, and recovery, or that of your loved one. Hiring a lawyer, even if it might seem too early to do so, is on of the most important things to protect you our your loved-ones health, well-being and recovery.

What Does a Lawyer do Protect My Rights?

There are many ways our lawyer work to protect our clients rights after an crash. Insurance companies try and push injured people into signing papers to give up their rights and make them attend adverse examinations to try and cut off any medical benefits they might have. A good accident lawyer is used to these tactics as well as ones that are used by large trucking companies and major shipping corporations. Having an experience lawyer working for you protects your rights and compensation from being taken away and lets you focus on the recovery.

Minnesota State Patrol Crash Updates

The video below shows an extremely intoxicated truck driver being pulled over. Most professional drivers are responsible, but there are those who drive while drunk, distracted or sleepy. When that happens, people can get hurt or killed. Our law firm represents injured people and families who have lost loved ones.

Below are preliminary reports from the Minnesota State Patrol.

  • The driver of a 1991 Chevrolet Corvette was injured on Wednesday, June 14th, in an accident in Olmsted County. Jeffrey Alan Highum, the driver of the Corvette, was traveling eastbound on Highway 14 when his vehicle was struck head on by a westbound 1999 Chevy Silverado. Highum was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Olmstead Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Fire Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted at the accident scene.
  • On Wednesday, June 14th, an accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 13 and Sunset Street in Albert Lea, Minnesota. A Chevy Silverado, driven by Kevin Roger Swenson, was traveling northbound on Highway 13 when a Ford Taurus, traveling westbound on Sunset Street, crossed Highway 13. The two vehicles to collided in the intersection of the two roads. Swenson was treated at Albert Lea Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
  • Two people were taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus after being involved in a rollover on Sunday, June 11th. Kelly Jo Weiker and Jamie Marie Tierce-Trent, both of Dodge City Minnesota, were traveling southbound on Highway 51 when the rear tire of their Chevrolet Tahoe blew out, causing the SUV to run off the road and roll into the ditch. Weikert, who was driving the vehicle, sustained non-life threatening injuries. Tierce-Trent, who was the passenger in the vehicle, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and ejected from the vehicle. She sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, West Concord Police Department, West Concord Ambulance, and Dodge Center Ambulance assisted at the scene.
  • On Saturday, June 10th, an accident involving two vehicles took place on Highway 101 at County Road 42 in Wright County. A 2013 Mazda 3 and a 2001 Chevy Silverado were both traveling southbound on Hwy 101 when the rear of the Chevy Silverado was struck by the Mazda 3. The driver of the Chevy, Brenda Lisa Molina Scott, of Mankato, MN, was treated for injuries at Mercy Hospital.
  • A crash occurred Thursday morning, June 8th, at the intersection of Highway 91 and County Road 4 in Murray County. A 1990 Buick Park Avenue traveling on County Road 4 turned onto Highway 91 to travel northbound. When the Buick in the intersection it was involved in a collision with a southbound International Semi, driven by Kyle John Miller of Porter, MN. Miller sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Murray County Sheriff’s Office and the Chandler Fire Department assisted.
  • On Friday Morning, June 9th, a collision took place in Mille Lacs County at the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 12. A 2014 Jeep Patriot was traveling southbound on Hwy 169 when it was broadsided by a GMC Savana Cutaway. The driver of the Jeep, Whitney Lee Rose-Norman of Milaca, was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Princeton Hospital following the collision.
  • On June 6th, the driver and passenger of a Ford Taurus were injured after being rear-ended by a Chevrolet Express Van and forced into a collision with a Toyota Camry. Tammy Marie Gross, of Hawley, MN, and her passenger were traveling eastbound on Highway 34 and had stopped to make a left hand turn. While stopped, Gross’s Ford Taurus was struck from behind by a 2013 Chevrolet Express Van. The Taurus then collided with a westbound Toyota Camry. Gross and her passenger were taken to Sanford Health where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. According to the State Patrol, the driver of the express bus was distracted at the time of the accident and had failed to notice the left-turning Ford Taurus.
  • A crash involving a Mack dump-truck and a Dodge Neon occurred on June 6th in Sherburne County. A Mack dump-truck had turned southbound onto Highway 169 and was accelerating to highway speeds when the truck driver saw a Dodge Neon approaching at high speeds and attempted to move into the left shoulder to avoid a collision. The Dodge Neon, driven by Aleah Jane West of Princeton, struck the Mack truck, resulting in injuries to West and her passenger, Leticia Marie Guerrero of Milaca. West and Guerrero were transported to Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton for treatment. The Elk River Police and Fire Departments assisted at the accident scene.

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