5 Reasons to File a Lawsuit

  1. After you file a lawsuit, your attorney can take legal action to get evidence, including the truck’s black box data, which includes information on speed, hours on the road, etc.
  2. Our lawyers may uncover something that needs to be brought out in the open to prevent future accidents.
  3. You and your family deserve compensation and justice.
  4. The truck driver and trucking company involved in your Minnesota accident need to be held accountable for personal injury and wrongful death.

Our lawyers have won millions for our clients, including $6 million for wrongful death, $10 million for severe burns and $5 million for amputation. Contact our law firm if you need a lawyer licensed to practice in Minnesota.

How often do accidents happen in the U.S. involving semis and cars?

Car-truck accidents are a too-frequent occurrence in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 333,000 accidents involving large trucks in the United States in 2012 (the most recent year for which data is available.) 4 More than 3,700 people were killed in these accidents, and the vast majority of them (73 percent) were occupants of vehicles other than the truck. More than 100,000 people were injured in such accidents, again the majority of them (73 percent) occupants of other vehicles.

Big Truck Trailer Accident

Accident News

A man died Saturday, October 11th, after a semi trailer failed to yield right-of-way and plowed into the side of his car. The accident occurred around 5:40 a.m. 1 A sixty-nine-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His sixty-four-year-old wife, a passenger in the car, was air-lifted to the hospital with serious injuries. The semi driver was not hurt in the crash.

According to witnesses, the truck was attempting to turn unto the highway when it struck the other vehicle. Charges are currently pending.

In Minnesota, commercial drivers are, by law, required to use extra care when driving their big rigs. When this does not happen, tragedies like the one above happen.

Sources:

  1. http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/30232358/hermiston-man-dies-in-semi-vs-car-accident-on-sr-14
  2. http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/21573695/fatal-accident-near-patterson
  3. http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/29302085/second-richland-garbage-truck-accident-in-last-couple-weeks-sends-driver-to-hospital
  4. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811868.pdf