Our lawyers recently won two dump truck accident cases for families with wrongful death claims. In both cases, a dump truck turned at an intersection and ran over a bicyclist. In both cases, the bicyclist tragically did not survive.
“These cases are about more than money. The families want answers, justice and improved safety for other bike riders,” said Fred Pritzker, a lead lawyer for these lawsuits. Fred notes that summers mean more bicycles and construction vehicles are on the road. “Drivers of construction vehicles need to look for bicycles and help make the roads safe for everyone.”
Our goal when filing your lawsuit will be to get you answers, compensation and justice.
More than one party may be liable (legally responsible) for a dump truck accident:
Our law firm has the resources to get you full, fair and adequate compensation. Dump truck accident cases are expensive. If you hire a law firm that can’t afford to pursue your case as needed, you won’t be adequately compensated. Our law firm uses the latest technology and experienced expert witnesses to obtain the best results for our clients. Our investigators dig until we are satisfied that there is nothing else to find. Our lawyers pursue evidence through every possible legal channel, flying to corporate headquarters, if necessary, to make sure we get every relevant document and get the testimony of everyone who has relevant information.
Our law firm represents injured people and families of wrongful death victims throughout the United States. Our law firm has a national reputation, and attorneys at the firm have been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Associated Press and others. In recognition of their accomplishments, attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman have been named “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics magazine. Attorney Fred Pritzker is also listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Recent dump truck accidents have involved rear-end collisions, wheels hitting other vehicles or pedestrians, intersection collisions, construction site accidents, and pedestrian back-overs.
If someone is killed or injured by a runaway dump truck tire, there is probably a personal injury or wrongful death claim. There are several reasons why a wheel can become loose and detach from a dump truck:
We won a multimillion-dollar settlement for a family whose loved one was killed by a truck wheel that had come loose, fallen off of a bridge, and then crashed through a car windshield. Attorney Fred Pritzker was the lead lawyer for this case. He inspected the truck and realized the wrong wheel nut was used. Fred contacted the man who invented the specialized wheel nut that should have been used, but was not. The testimony of this expert witness helped Fred win the settlement.
A 48-year-old man was hit by an 11-pound rock that crashed through his windshield. The rock knocked him unconscious, and his car veered off the road and crashed into a pole, breaking it in two. He tragically died from his injuries. The rock had fallen from a dump trailer hauled by a white semi-tractor.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman settled a wrongful death claim for a Minnesota family whose daughter was killed while riding her bicycle in a bike lane in Minneapolis.
On Sunday, December 4, 2016, a dump truck was southbound on Highway 52 north of Pine Island, MN, when it lost its drive train. A Honda CRV was heading southbound on Highway 52 when it struck a drive train that had fallen off a dump truck. The Honda went off the road into the right ditch, seriously injuring a passenger.
The tragic death of a man from Backus, Minnesota, was caused by a tire that had come off of a dump truck. The driver of the truck said he did not notice that it had come off and kept driving. Attorney Fred Pritzker won a 7-figure settlement for a family in a similar case.
A 25-year-old University of Minnesota student was riding her bicycle in a marked bike lane in Dinkytown (near the University of Minnesota) when she was hit and killed by a dump truck turning right onto 4th Street. Her death was deeply felt by her family, friends and the community.
Question: My teenage son was hit (broadsided) by an overloaded gravel truck. The accident report states that the truck’s gravel load exceeded maximum weight limits and that the truck driver was at fault for the accident. My son’s vehicle was crushed on the passenger side and then it rolled down a ditch.
DMZ Trucking Inc., Sauk Rapids;
Wendt’s Trucking, Rochester;
Rudy’s Trucking, South Haven;
Mahnke Trucking Inc., Saginaw;
Art Johnson Trucking Inc., Prior Lake;
Mullin Trucking Inc., Jordan;
Dahl Trucking, Houston;
J & D Heyer & Sons Trucking, Dakota;
Don’s Trucking, Lonsdale;
Watab Hauling LLC, St. Cloud;
Dusty Hauling & Excavating LLC, Lake Crystal;
Miller Trucking Inc., Buffalo;
Malone Aggregate Trucking, Chaska;
Silver Eagle Trucking, Minnesota City;
Klingberg Trucking Inc., Jordan;
Kolles Sand and Gravel Inc., Buffalo;
Kings Trucking Inc., Pine Island;
Peterson Trucking of Duluth;
Wee Haul Inc., Big Lake;
Al Stepka Trucking, New Prague;
Midwest Transport and Excavating, Duluth;
Paul D. McCue Trucking, Amboy;
K & D Enterprises, Rochester;
D & J Trucking, Saint Joseph;
Pell Hauling Inc., Austin;
R & E Enterprises of Mankato, Inc;
Willis Trucking, Rogers;
AVR, Inc., Minnetonka;
Schaffer Truck Line, Hampton;
Lawrence Hansen Trucking, Austin;
Bryan Rock Products, Inc., Shakopee;
TW Hauling & Excavating, Zimmerman;
Duro Rock & Dirt, Redwood Falls;
Annandale Rock Products;
Hammes Sand & Gravel, Lake Elmo;
Bracht Brothers, Inc., Forest Lake;
Hassan Sand & Gravel, Inc., Rogers.
Our law firm represents clients throughout the Minnesota: Aitkin County, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac qui Parle, Lake County, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine County, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice County, Rock, Roseau, St. Louis, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Moorhead, Mankato, Brainerd, Bloomington, Eagan, Eden Prarie, Apple Valley, Maple Grove, Edina, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Stillwater, Thief River Falls, Bemidji.
The firm’s offices are in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our lawyers make house and hospital calls.