Wrong-Way Driver Causes Serious Injury in Minnesota

Sue a Wrong-Way Driver for Traumatic Brain Injury, Broken Bones, Other Injuries

If your loved one has been hit head-on by a driver, you need answers:

  • Was the other driver drunk?
  • Was the other driver distracted?
  • Who can I sue (trucking company, employer of driver, etc.) in addition to the person who crossed the center line?
Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman Investigating an Accident
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman inspecting a semi tractor for clients injured when the truck hit their car.

When an accident is caused by a negligent driver who dies, your car accident lawyer will look at many factors, including the parties who can be sued and how much insurance coverage they have. And if the negligent driver was drunk, there may also be a dram shop claim against a bar, restaurant or other place that sold liquor to the driver. In come cases, there is a question of fault, and accident reconstruction specialists may be needed. Our lawyers can help your family build a winning case.

It is your legal right to seek compensation resulting from a head-on crash. A major factor in the recovery process is the severity of your injuries and how your life will be affected in the future because of the trauma. Information about the severity of your injuries usually comes from your doctor in a medical report in which he or she comments on your injuries, a process that can take more than a year before the medical report is final. This is particularly the case with traumatic brain injury (TBI) leading to brain damage, a broken neck or other broken bones and internal organ damage.

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Our lawyers take time to thoroughly interview our accident clients. This is particularly important in a head-on highway crash because there are usually traumatic brain injuries. Other factors included in the calculation of recovery is the amount of your medical bills, the amount of your wage loss, whether you have any scars, what impact your injuries will have on your future earning capacity and a host of other issues.

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Head-On Collision on Highway 61

The Minnesota State Patrol said a driver heading in the wrong direction on U.S. Highway 61 in northern Minnesota’s Knife River area died and caused life-threatening injuries to the driver of a car who was on his way south in the southbound lanes. The official accident report clearly indicated that the driver of the misdirected Honda Civic was traveling north in the southbound lanes, resulting in a head-on collision July 11. On that section of Highway 61 in Lake County near Salaka Road there are two southbound lanes and two northbound lanes forming a divided roadway, the report said.

The wrong-way driver who died in the crash was from Bonita Springs, Florida. There was no indication in the initial incident report whether he was drunk. The crash seriously injured a 20-year-old Cloquet man who was driving the other car, according to the accident log. Reports from Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth said the badly injured man was in critical condition Sunday night. The man had a passenger in his car, also from Cloquet, who  suffered injuries treated at a Duluth hospital.

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