Car Accident Lawyer in Minnesota Wins $20 Million Settlement

Our Minnesota car accident lawyers have over 40 years years of experience in state and federal court. We win cases against at-fault drivers, trucking companies, car dealerships and others. We recently won over $20 million for a client who was severely burned. Pritzker Hageman have been named “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer magazine 3 times, an honor obtained by only a handful of attorneys in the state.


“For most family members a lawsuit is not just about the money; it is about getting answers and seeking justice.” Raymond Trueblood-Konz, Attorney at Pritzker Hageman

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If You Were In a Car Accident, Our Minnesota Lawyers Can Help.

Hiring the right lawyer after a car accident can be the difference between getting a $2,000,000 settlement and a $2,000 settlement. At Pritzker Hageman Law Firm, we understand how important your recovery and financial security are. We help our clients get the compensation they deserve so they can have the financial security they need. We have a record of winning large settlements and verdicts and do not shy away from taking on the toughest cases. If you are looking for a lawyer for yourself or a loved one, we can help. We stand firm for our clients from day one.

How We Help Accident Victims


We help clients from all across the country with their accident claims. We work to get our clients the care they needed and the compensation they deserved.


We have helped clients with injuries including:

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We Can Help if You Were Hit by a Drunk Driver

There is no debate as to the dangers of driving drunk. Yet, driving while intoxicated is still common throughout the United States. If you were the victim of a drunk driving accident, we can help you can hold the drunk driver accountable.

Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is deadly. For example, in Minnesota, distracted driving is a factor in over 25% of all accidents, and in 2015, it resulted in over 70 deaths and 350 serious injuries. Sadly, distracted driving in very common, and routinely done by many drivers. Below are some of the most common causes of distracted driving accidents.

Cell Phones

Cell phones can be very distracting when driving. In many states, it is illegal to compose or read text messages or emails while driving. For drivers under 18, using a cell phone at any time while driving is also illegal in many states.

Dashboard Controls

Adjusting your mirrors, setting up radio presets, or any number of other types of dashboard interactions can all cause drivers to lose focus on the road. With dashboards becoming more complex, distracted driving accidents may increase.


The safest thing to do when driving is to map out one’s destination ahead of time. Driving while looking at maps or while interacting with a GPS or navigation app on a phone can be dangerous. If you are driving with a passenger, let the passenger navigate so you can focus on safely driving.

Vehicle Occupants

It is possible for drivers to become distracted by adult passengers and/or children in their vehicles. When driving with children, make sure that they are properly buckled up and that they understand the importance of behaving well while you drive.

4 Things You Should Do To Protect Your Rights

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Getting justice and fair compensation can be a hard fought battle. The decisions you make in the days directly following a crash are important to protect yourself against 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 choose 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 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.

What Does a Lawyer do Protect My Rights?

There are many ways our lawyers work to protect our clients’ rights after a 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 experienced lawyer working for you protects your rights and compensation from being taken away and lets you focus on your recovery.

Minnesota Car Accident News

Motorcyclist Dies in Maple Lake Township Car Crash

May 9, 2022 – A motorcyclist died after a car turned in front of him at an intersection in Maple Lake Township, MN. Sadly the motorcyclist, identified as William Schwandt (39) of Kimball, died at the scene.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says the car crash happened after a 16-year-old boy stopped at a stop sign on northbound County Road 12. The teen proceeded to turn left in front of Schwandt, who was traveling east on County Road 37.

Driver Seriously Injured in Minneapolis Head-on Crash

March 21, 2022 – A driver was hospitalized with serious injuries after a head-on crash on Hiawatha Avenue near East 26th Street in Minneapolis. The MPD says the crash happened at the intersection of Hiawatha and 26th Street. A witness told WCCO News that a driver, identified as Elbert C. Robinson (49), was heading south on Hiawatha at high speed before jumping through the median and crashing into several vehicles in the northbound lanes. The first vehicle that Robinson crashed into was driven by a 70-year-old man, who was hospitalized with serious facial injuries.

Car Crash on I-35W in Lino Lakes Causes Serious Injuries

March 3, 2022 – A car crash on I-35W SB near County Road 14 caused serious injuries. The highway was temporarily closed as crews cleared the scene. The crash happened with a Dodge SUV and a Chevrolet sedan collided at the intersection of southbound Highway 65 and the southbound ramp from I-35. The crash report says road conditions were wet. Two passengers were transported to Albert Lea Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Anthony Bermudez Calvario (18) of Albert Lea was injured as a passenger in the Chevrolet and Brenda Kay Hanssen (50) of Glenville was injured as a passenger in the Dodge.

Eagan Woman Dies in Car Crash on Highway 3 in Castle Rock Township

March 1, 2022 – A 68-year-old Eagan woman died in a car crash on Highway 3 in Castle Rock Township. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the fatal crash happened at the intersection of Highway 3 and 280th Street. A Toyota RAV4, driven by a 19-year-old Farmington woman, was headed east on 280th Street. After stopping at a stop sign, the Toyota continued on when it was T-boned by a Ford Transit Van headed north on the highway. Sadly, the driver of the van, 68-year-old Susan Jenkins, died at the scene. The 19-year-old driver of the Toyota sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Semi-Truck Crash in Alexandria, MN Kills Driver 

January 3, 2022 – Arlys Hendrickson (83) died after crashing into a semi-truck blocking both lanes of traffic on W 34th St in Alexandria. The semi-tractor trailer was blocking both traffic lanes on the 2600 block of the road when a car crashed into the truck’s trailer. Sadly, the car’s driver died in the semi-crash. The semi-driver was uninjured.

Semi-Truck Crash in Kansas Kills Minnesota Woman

December 24, 2021 – A Minnesota woman died in a semi-truck crash in Kansas on Christmas Eve. The Kansas State Patrol says the fatal crash happened on southbound U.S. 75 in Brown County. The semi-truck was pulling out of a private drive when the two vehicles collided. Sadly, Socorro Mercado (46) died at the scene. The semi-truck driver was not injured.

Semi Crash Injures Boy From Granite Falls

December 15, 2021 – A semi-truck crash left a nine-year-old boy from Granite Falls with life-threatening injuries. The Minnesota State Patrol says roads were wet when a semi collided with a Dodge SUV at the intersection of County Road 6 and Highway 212 in Renville. The 27-year-old woman driving the SUV and her two passengers, a nine-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl, were taken to Olivia Hospital. The semi-driver, a 54-year-old man from Redwood Falls, was not injured.

Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Highway 52

December 15, 2021 – A fatal crash involving six vehicles shut down a stretch of Highway 52. The crash, which involved three semi-trucks and three passenger cars, occurred at milepost 69 between Pine Island and Zumbrota. Bonita K. Sawyer (65) of Rochester, died in the crash. Bonita was a passenger in a car driven by Debra J. Bieber (67), who was taken to St. Marys-Rochester with life-threatening injuries. Two women from Blaine, who were passengers in an SUV, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The Minnesota State Patrol reminds drivers to slow down and turn on their headlights during bad weather conditions.

Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Motorist in Rosemount 

A bicyclist was struck and killed by an unlicensed motorist in Rosemount on Monday, October 25, 2021. The fatal crash happened near the intersection of County Road 42 and West 145 Street. Father Denny Dempsey, who led the Church of the Risen Savior, died in the crash. Police arrested the driver, who was driving with a revoked license, on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide. The driver, Trejean D. Curry (26) of Minneapolis, has been convicted at least ten times for driving with a revoked license in Minnesota.

Carver County School Bus Crash Kills 1, Injures 2 

Ellen Follestad (21) of Glencoe died when her car collided with a school bus in Carver County. At the time of the crash, the school bus was carrying a cross-country team home to Hutchinson from a meet in Jordan. The two vehicles collided when the school bus turned left onto westbound Highway 212 from northbound County Road 31. Follestad was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where she later died.

Chain-Reaction Car Crash Injures Girl on Bicycle Near Mankato

A chain-reaction car crash injured an 11-year-old girl riding her bicycle near Mankato, MN. On Sunday, October 4, 2021, a car driven by Hunter Kleeberger (20) crashed into another vehicle near Highway 60 and Third Street in Madison Lake, causing the second vehicle to collide with Nyanath Buom Both on her bicycle. Both was taken to Mayo Clinic Mankato with non-life-threatening injuries.

Construction Worker Killed When Box Truck Hit Pickup on I-94 in Rogers, MN

A Ford pickup truck pulling a trailer was heading east on I-94 near the County Road 81 exit in Rogers, MN. When the Ford began to slow down for traffic, it was rear-ended by a Kenworth box truck, which caused the pickup to spin and hit two vehicles and two construction workers, both of whom were injured, one fatally. Vernon Carl Hedquist, from Pillager Minnesota, was tragically killed, and Thomas John Wood was injured.

Tow Truck Rear Ends Police Vehicle on I-494 in Woodbury

A Woodbury Police Squad SUV, a 2016 Ford Explorer, was stopped in the center median of I-494 at Tamarak Drive in the course of traffic enforcement. A 2017 Ford tow truck, towing a vehicle was traveling northbound on I-494. The tow truck drifted off of the road and rear-ended the Woodbury squad car, injuring the driver, Bryan Wagner of Woodbury, MN.

Box Truck Crash on I-94 in MN Kills Pickup Driver and Critically Injures His Passenger

An 18-wheeler box truck breached the median barrier on I-94 west of the Twin Cities in Dayton, MN. It hit a Chevy pickup head-on, and then broadsided a Kia Optima on the passenger side of the car. The driver of the pickup, Keven Allen Parker of Monticello, did not survive the crash. The husband and wife in the 2013 car were injured. The wife, Robyn Susann Grebinoski of Otsego, was critically injured.

Fatal Accident in Goodhue County Kills Wife and Injures Her Husband

A fatal accident in Goodhue County tragically took the life of a woman from Randolph, Minnesota, and critically injured husband. The couple were on a motorcycle traveling on Highway 61 when they were hit by a Chrysler 200 Touring, a mid-sized car. The driver of the Chrysler had failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection where it had a stop sign. Alcohol may have been a factor.

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Bicyclist Hit by Minivan That Failed to Stop at an Intersection in Itasca County

A 90-year-old man riding a bicycle suffered life threatening injuries when a minivan ran him over. A 2007 Chrysler Town and Country minivan was traveling southbound on Highway 46 in Morse Township, Minnesota. The minivan hit the bicyclist when it failed to stop at the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 2.

Self-Driving Uber Vehicle Fatally Injures Bicyclist

An Uber vehicle driving in the autonomous mode (self-driving) hit and killed a woman riding a bicycle, Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year-old. A human vehicle operator was behind the wheel. The accident happened in Tempe, Arizona. Our lawyers help people injured by vehicles in the service of Uber and Lift.

Pregnant Mother Killed by Semitrailer Wheel

A woman and her unborn son tragically died when a semitrailer wheel separated from the trailer and rolled through the windshield of the woman’s SUV. The truck driver was charged with driving with unsafe equipment. The truck driver and the company for which he was driver were responsible for making sure the equipment was safe.

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