If your husband, wife, son, or daughter was hit by a speeding driver, an accident lawyer at our law firm can help you and your injured loved one get compensation and justice.
How our Accident Lawyers Held a Speeding Driver Accountable
Attorney Eric Hageman represented a family who lost their son in a tragic car crash. He showed that a speeding truck driver caused the crash and won a large settlement for the family.
Our law firm was contacted by a grieving family who lost their son. Our client’s son had been driving down an icy 2-lane road in Minnesota when he crashed into the side of a jackknifed tractor-trailer and died. After sharing what happened with Eric, the family asked him to represent them in a wrongful death case against the truck driver and trucking company.
While investigating the case, Eric learned the truck had been traveling too fast for the road conditions. The truck driver’s speeding caused his truck to jackknife. Eric won a large settlement for the family and together, they held the truck driver accountable for the damage the truck driver had done.
The family was devastated by the loss of their son. Although no amount of money could make them whole, they took action to hold the driver and company accountable for a violation of the law that ended a person’s life.Attorney Eric Hageman
Speeding Accident Lawsuit
Our law firm helps car crash victims file an accident lawsuit to hold speeding drivers accountable. In most states, it is illegal to drive faster than what is reasonable and safe at any given moment. This means that a semi-truck traveling at the speed limit of 55 mph when road conditions are bad could be considered to be speeding.
Every driver is responsible for becoming and remaining aware of the actual and potential hazards, including weather and road conditions, and using due care in operating a vehicle. If you are involved in an accident where the other driver was speeding or driving recklessly, you likely can hold that driver accountable by filing an accident lawsuit.
Sue for Injuries Caused by Speeding
Driving too fast can lead to an accident that leaves victims with serious injuries. If you or a family member has been involved in a high-speed car crash, you know how serious the injuries can be. It is important that the crash victim gets medical attention as quickly as possible after an accident. Often, the costs of treating accident injuries can be significant. High-speed accidents can cause many serious injuries, including the following.
Sue for Death Caused by Speeding
Our lawyers hold drivers accountable and get clients the answers they need when tragedy strikes. When someone dies in a car accident, filing a wrongful death lawsuit is often the only way to hold the person responsible for the crash accountable.
Our car accident lawyers know how challenging the weeks and months after a crash are. When our lawyers help a client after the death of a loved one, we make sure to answer any questions our clients might have to make sure they feel comfortable with the legal process.
Minnesota Speed Limits
Generally, driving over the speed limit is “prima facie evidence” of negligent driving, which means the driver is at fault for any resulting accident unless they introduce evidence to the contrary.
Drivers’ Duty to Not Exceed the Speed Limit
Minn. Statutes, Sec. 169.14, subd. 2
- 65 miles per hour on non-interstate expressways and non-interstate freeways;
- 55 in locations other than those specified in this section;
- 70 on interstate highways outside the limits of any urbanized area with a population of greater than 50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of transportation;
- 65 on interstate highways inside the limits of any urbanized area with a population of greater than 50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of transportation;
- 10 in alleys; and
- 25 in residential roadways if adopted by the road authority having jurisdiction over the residential roadway.
There may be special speed limits for school and work zones, parks, and other stretches of road.
Reduced Speed Required
Minn. Statutes, Sec. 169.14, subd. 3
- When approaching or passing an authorized emergency vehicle stopped with emergency lights flashing on any street or highway;
- When approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing;
- When approaching and going around a curve;
- When approaching a hill crest;
- When traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway;
- When special hazards exist with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.
We are a national law firm with offices located in Minneapolis, MN. Our car accident settlement attorneys will meet you at your home, the hospital, or at any location that is convenient to you.