“For most family members a lawsuit is not just about the money; it is about getting answers and seeking justice.” Attorney Fred Pritzker
Minnesota car accident lawyer Fred Pritzker has over 30 years of experience in state and federal court. He has won cases against at-fault drivers, trucking companies, car dealerships and others. He recently won over $20 million for a client who was severely burned. Minnesota Lawyer, a legal publication, named him an “Attorney of the Year” in 2011, 2014 and 2015, an honor obtained by only a handful of attorneys in the state.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
There are many ways our lawyers 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 experienced lawyer working for you protects your rights and compensation from being taken away and lets you focus on your recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.