Four Minnesotans lost their lives in two different motorcycle crashes over the weekend. On Friday evening, around 9 pm a motorcycle driven by 29-year old William Aegerter broadsided a Toyota Corolla. The incident occurred near Highway 169 near Belle Plaine. The Corolla driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The second crash occurred two hours later at 11 pm, on Highway 107 in Pine County. Daniel Bruneau, 54, lost control of his 2003 Buick Century and spiraled into oncoming traffic. The Buick was hit broadside by a Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by John Lampman, 38, and his passenger Stacy Johnson, 29. Neither were wearing helmets. The only survivor was a passenger in the Buick. We could not locate a Go-Fund-Me account for the survivor or any of the families of the deceased.
According to the State Highway Patrol’s Troy Christensen motorcycle fatalities are likely to increase in the next couple weeks. Christensen attributes the season change with an increase in motorcycles on the road. He also mentions that deer and other animals will start becoming more active and could pose hazards to drivers.
In the wake of tragedy, like the death of a loved one, families are left with many questions. Our team of experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can help you get answers and determine if legal action is an appropriate recourse. We understand no sum of money can fill the void left by the loss of that person, but it can help ease the financial burden.
Eric Hageman and Fred Pritzker won several million dollars on behalf of a young man whose motorcycle was hit by a semi truck. The man was seriously injured and required a leg amputation. The money he received in the lawsuit helped compensate our client for pain and suffering, lost income, outstanding medical bills and future medical expenses.
In a wrongful death case, the family can pursue compensation for damages for loss of future income and loss of companionship. Experienced wrongful death lawyers, like Eric and Fred, understand these unique damages. To speak with someone about your wrongful death claim you can call 1-888-377-8900.
- Fatal motorcycle accidents in Minnesota are on the rise, according to the MN Department of Transportation;
- May is motorcycle accident awareness month;
- According to attorney Eric Hageman, you can help prevent motorcycle crashes by sharing the road.