Fred Pritzker
3 Injuries from Airbags Prompt Recalls

May 2016 Update: Takata and vehicle manufacturers have recalled over 60 million vehicles due to the risk of airbags rupturing and shooting shrapnel into vehicle occupants. Ten people have died. Takata brand airbag inflators are used in vehicles manufactured by…

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Semi Driver Causes Wreck in Indiana, Kills Minnesota Couple

Federal investigators suspect driver fatigue as the cause of a tragic accident in Indiana that killed a Minnesota couple and critically injured their granddaughter. A semi truck driver hit the couple’s SUV from behind. “Although federal regulations put limits on…

Eric Hageman
Lawyer Discusses FMCSA Rule to Prevent Bus and Truck Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing a new rule that would require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles. The goal with the new rule…

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Can a Child Passenger Sue a Drunk Driver for Injuries in Minnesota?

Children have legal rights under Minnesota law. This includes the right to sue an at-fault driver for personal injuries sustained in a crash. If the at-fault driver was drunk, the child may also have a dram shop claim against a bar,…

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A Child Injured in an Accident May Have to Sue the Parent

Generally, when children are injured in accidents caused by their parents, the child has to, in effect, sue their own parent to get compensation. Parents should understand that the claim is really against the insurance company. We understand that this…

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Sue for Brain Injury from a Car and Truck Accident

Question: My husband was stopped behind a pick-up truck that was turning left. While stopped, his car was hit from behind by a big truck and pushed into the pick-up truck. There were some long pipes sticking out of the…

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Fatal Auto Crash Near Little Falls, MN

A Little Falls, Minnesota, woman was killed in an auto crash on Highway 10.  According to the Minnesota State Patrol, she was driving a Dodge Caravan northbound on Highway 10 and then slowed to turn left onto 190th street. A…

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Auto Crash Fire and Explosion Claims

Highway vehicle fires and explosions cause about 500 deaths, 1,500 injuries per year. The failure of equipment is the cause of 28 percent of vehicular fires. These fires are generally a result of mechanical problems, ranging from a faulty design…

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New Study Finds Obese Commercial Truck Drivers Have a Higher Crash Risk

Professor Steven Burkes at the University of Minnesota is the project coordinator for the Truckers & Turnover Project, a multi-year study in the field of “behavioral personnel economics” of truck driver health and safety conducted by a team of faculty…

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Fred Pritzker Selected as One of Minnesota’s Top Lawyers

Attorney Fred Pritzker has once again been selected as a “Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyer”.  This honor is based on his record of achievement for 2011, which included winning a $2,469,339 verdict in a case where a semi truck ran over…

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Documenting Your Pain and Suffering Claim after a Semi Truck vs. Auto Accident

After a driver or passenger in an auto is injured by the negligence of a semi truck driver, it is important to document the accident victim’s pain and suffering to ensure full compensation.  This means the accident victim has to…

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A Drunk Driver Lawsuit Can Help Prevent Accidents

I represent people injured by drunk drivers. Tragically, in some cases, the accident victim does not survive, in which case the claim would fall under wrongful death laws. You May Be Able to Sue Both the Drunk Driver and a…