Two men were injured when a semi truck broadsided a car at the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 71 in Renville County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A Volkswagen Beetle was traveling westbound on Highway 19 and then turned to go southbound on Highway 71. A Peterbilt semi truck traveling northbound on Highway 71 collided with the Volkswagon, injuring the car’s driver, Salomon Paredes, a 35-year-old man from Minneapolis, and Ramiro Cantoran-Quiroz, a 28-year-old man from Woodbury.
The accident happened on December 29 at about 12:38 a.m., just outside of the town of Morton, MN. Renville County Sheriff’s Office and North Memorial Ambulance assisted at the scene.
Independent Investigation by Attorney
There is a curve on northbound Highway 71 near that intersection, making the speed of the northbound vehicle an issue when determining fault. Our law firm can be contacted for a free consultation regarding an independent investigation to determine if the semi truck driver was, even in part, at fault.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman are lead truck accident lawyers at our Minneapolis law firm. Fred and Eric have helped many people injured by big trucks get money for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability and other damages. Recent settlements include $5 million for a man whose leg was crushed.
Trucking Accident Claim
When occupants of a car are injured in a crash involving a big truck, the injured people may have the right to sue both the driver of that truck and the owner of the truck (a trucking company, FedEx or another delivery business, a retailer like Walmart). In many of these trucking accident cases, special federal laws apply. These laws require people injured by a large commercial truck to send a letter (called a spoliation letter) to the company telling it to preserve evidence. If this letter is not sent, evidence may be destroyed. Contact attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman about a spoliation letter and other evidence needed to win a lawsuit against a trucking company.
Transportation trucks must carry various levels of insurance coverage, depending on the nature of the materials being hauled. Our law firm helps injured people find out how much insurance company money will be available for a settlement. Find out what insurance companies don’t want you to know.