If you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver in Minnesota, our lawyers can help you file a personal injury lawsuit. If the at-fault driver was behind the wheel of a bus, semi-truck, or another commercial vehicle, a trucking or bus company may be held responsible.
Can I Sue a Distracted Driver after a Crash?
Yes. You can sue and file an accident lawsuit against a distracted driver. To win your case, your lawyers will need to prove the following:
- The driver was distracted at the time of the accident
- The distracted driver caused the collision
To prove the other driver was at-fault and distracted, our lawyers independently investigate crashes and hire top accident reconstruction specialists.
Building a Strong Case
A strong independent investigation is often the key to building a strong and winning case. Our accident attorneys know the importance of these investigations and have won cases where the initial police reports incorrectly stated that our clients had been at fault.
Understanding Long-Term Effects of Accident Injuries
When our accident lawyers build a case, they review medical records, determine lost income, and interview clients and their families to understand the long-term effects that accident injuries have on your daily life. We then hire the best medical experts to testify in court about the seriousness of your injuries, physical pain, emotional suffering, past medical treatment, future medical expenses, and other issues.
Holding Employers Responsible
When a car accident involves a commercial vehicle such as a semi-truck or bus, the driver’s employer may also bear responsibility for the crash. These cases are often more complex than cases that involve two passenger vehicles. Our truck accident litigation team has won millions for clients involved in truck crashes. In some cases, we have found that a trucking company allowed a driver to be on the road for an unsafe number of hours, or that the trucking company did not respond to obvious signs of driver instability. It is important to hold these companies responsible for their negligence and for putting profit over safety.
Distracted Driving Statistics
The following statistics are from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- Distracted drivers cause about 20% of all fatal crashes.
- Most distracted drivers are under the age of 20.
- An estimated 21-percent of distracted driving crashes cause serious injuries.
- Nearly 6,000 people died each year in crashes involving a distracted or inattentive driver.
- More than 500,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes.