Head-on Crash Wrongful Death in Minnesota

Your loved was killed in a head-on collision caused by a negligent driver. You no longer have the love and care of this person because someone was talking on a cell phone, daydreaming or drunk.

You can take steps to hold the negligent driver accountable by initiating a wrongful death lawsuit if you are the accident victim’s spouse or next of kin, which under Minnesota law includes the following: child (including an adult child), parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.

Wrongful death cases are statutory, meaning a specific Minnesota law  (Minnesota Statutes, section 573.02) gives family members the right to sue for compensation.  To do this, the family has to ask a judge to appoint a wrongful death trustee. This is a court-appointed person who is responsible for making the decisions for the family, including whether to settle a case or go to trial. It is a lot of responsibility. In most cases, a family member is appointed as trustee.

You probably have a lot of questions. Minnesota lawyer Fred Pritzker has helped families just like yours win millions in wrongful death lawsuits against drivers, truck companies and others after a fatal accident. It is free for you to contact Fred and discuss your case with him or another attorney at his firm. You can contact Fred for a free consultation here.

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