PASSENGER OFTEN INJURED OR KILLED IN DRUNK DRIVER CAR ACCIDENT
Valley News recently reported that a man from Robbinsdale, Minnesota was killed after the vehicle he was driving rolled Saturday night. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says they received a report of a crash on County Road 5 around 8:00 p.m. It happened near the intersection with County Road 46, east of Hackensack, Minnesota in Birch Lake Township. Responders and Deputies arrived to find a 2006 Subaru that left the road and rolled. The driver was found dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the Minnesota State Patrol. Fortunately there was no passenger in the car at the time of the car accident and no other cars were involved.
The report does not say that the man who rolled his car was drunk at the time, but our lawyers have found alcohol plays a part in many accidents like this, particularly when they occur on a Saturday night. In most cases, where a drunk driver injures himself in a crash like this, there are limited legal claims. For example, the drunk driver is still entitled to No-Fault benefits. In addition, in a case like this where the drunk driver is killed in a car accident, the family may have a claim against a bar that illegally over served him.
However, most cases like this (drunk driver cause’s one car accident), we represent the passengers in the car. Our lawyers have represented many passengers who were injured by the negligent driving of a drunk driver in a MN accident. There is a claim again the auto insurance for the driver, and many times there is an additional claim for underinsured or insured coverage against the injured passengers’ own insurance.
If you are injured as a passenger in a car accident because of the negligent driving of a drunk driver in Minnesota, call our office and speak with an experienced attorney. The call is free. We will get the details of the car accident from you and explain your rights. If we do take your case, we will not charge you anything unless you are compensated for your injuries.