Emergency responders from the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Albert Lea Fire, and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to an accident on Hwy. 65 that resulted in the injury of a man from Hollywood, FL. One of the vehicles involved in the crash was a 2015 Freight-Truck Semi Tractor, driven by the man from Florida. The other vehicle was a Mack snow plow driven by a man from Albert Lea, which was being driven in reverse on the shoulder. There may be a connection between this maneuver and the crash, but the state patrol initial report did not say.
If a snow plow, even one owned by a city or county, causes an accident, there may be grounds for a lawsuit. These cases can be complicated because there is some legal immunity for these governmental bodies.
Mr. Shermatov was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Suing after a Snow-Related Accident
Snow and ice on Minnesota roads can cause a lot of problems in winter. It is important that all drivers drive carefully when they are dealing with winter weather.
You can sue a driver or trucking company for damages even if ice or snow was a factor in the accident. It might have contributed to the likelihood of an accident, but it doesn’t take fault away from the driver.
Attorney Eric Hageman recently represented a family in a Minnesota wrongful death lawsuit where a large, commercial truck slid on an icy road and then a car crashed into the trailer. The driver of the car tragically died at the scene. Eric helped the family of that driver obtain a substantial settlement.