One person was injured when his car was hit by a Moorhead city snow plow. The driver of the snow plow was ticketed for a traffic violation.
The snow plow was traveling southbound on Highway 75 when it crossed the centerline. A car traveling northbound on Highway 75 was forced to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision, and the plow and car sideswiped each other.
The driver of the car was transported to the hospital with injuries.
The accident happened on January 4 a little after 6 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 75 and 15th Avenue North.
When driver or passenger of a vehicle is injured in a collision in Minnesota, that person may be able to get money from a no-fault auto insurance policy for medical expenses, wage loss, and replacement services loss. However, “pain and suffering” compensation is not covered under this kind of policy, and the only way to get it may be to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. In a situation where a snow plow is at fault, the owner of that snow plow, even if it is a city or county, may also be legally responsible.
In addition to not covering pain and suffering, no-fault insurance will only pay for a limited amount of expenses, currently $20,000 for medical, for example. As you can see, this can be a complex.
Attorney Lindsay Lien-Rinholen did a series of videos for the Minnesota Bar Association. Below is her video on medical bills.
Lindsay was on our law firm’s team that recently won a $7.5 million verdict.
Pritzker Hageman law firm attorneys represent clients throughout Minnesota. Call 612-338-0202 or 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) for help. You can request a free consulation using our online form.