TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY – MANKATO MN CRASH
In 2008, one out of nine car crash deaths resulted from a collision involving a large truck (gross vehicle weight greater than 10,000 pounds). Large trucks also accounted for 4 percent of all vehicles involved in injury and property-damage-only crashes. Minnesota definitely has our share of truck accidents that injure people and cause property damage, and our attorneys handle truck and semi truck accident cases, usually where a semi truck hits a car, every year. In particular, there are truck accidents along Highway 169 going through Mankato as shippers from the lower states bring their goods into MN.
TRUCK ACCIDENTS RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURIES AND PROPERTY DAMAGE
Because of the size of semi-tractor-trailers, the injuries and property damage after a truck accident are often severe. Our top semi truck accident attorneys represent people every year injured in Mankato and throughout MN because of a collision with semi trailers and other kinds of trucks. Because they are so big, if a semi truck hits your automobile, the vehicles do not have to be going very fast for serious damage to occur to the car. As a result of the crash with a semi tractor people can be injured from the initial impact with the truck, or when they crash into something else after being hit or pushed by the truck. Our truck crash lawyers have seen accidents where the force of the impact with a semi truck has propelled the auto into other cars or the median at high speeds, so that the second impact can be worse than the first. Because semi-truck and other commercial vehicles are so dangerous, they are required to have significant insurance coverage so that your medical bills can be paid and you can receive other compensation for your injuries and car damage. Our truck accident lawyer have years of experience making sure our clients are fully compensated for their injuries after a being hit by a semi or other type of truck.
SEMI TRUCK ACCIDENT CRASHES
There are numerous state and federal regulations that govern the operation of commercial vehicles like semi trucks, tractor trailers and other trucks. In Minnesota, the State Patrol is required to do a complete investigation every time there is a crash involving a semi-trailer, but they mostly focus on drug testing, trip logs, and whether the equipment is working properly. Therefore, the accident reconstruction and witness interviews after a truck accident in Mankato and throughout MN can sometimes be less than thorough, especially if there are no fatalities or a catastrophic injury. Therefore, it is best to hire a truck accident attorney soon after the crash so we can do our own investigation as well. Even after the evidence from the scene is removed, there may be skid marks we can examine, and we always want to do our own interviews with witnesses.
Call one of our top lawyers as soon as possible for a free consultation if you are injured in your car because of a crash with a truck or semi tractor trailer in Mankato or the surrounding area. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury lawyers with more than 20 years of experience handling hundreds of car and truck accident injury cases. We will discuss your case with you and explain your rights. A semi truck accident lawyer will meet with you to discuss your case and injuries at our offices in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Woodbury, and Edina if you are in the area. An experienced truck accident attorney from our office will also come to your home to discuss your truck accident injury in Mankato MN, Albert Lea, Chanhassen MN, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove MN, Rogers MN, Brooklyn Park, Forest Lake MN, Burnsville, Rogers, Apple Valley, St. Paul, Roseville, Maplewood, and other surrounding cities in Minnesota. There is no obligation on your part, and we always only charge a percentage of the compensation you receive for your injuries.