PASSENGER 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. 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 attorneys 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, in many cases like this (drunk driver cause’s one-car accident), we represent the passengers in the car. Our best lawyers have represented many passengers who were injured by the negligent driving of a drunk driver of the car they were in. There is a claim again the auto insurance for the drunk driver, and many times with a serious injury, there is an additional claim for underinsured or insured coverage against the injured passengers’ own insurance.
If you were an injured 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. An experienced lawyer 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. Our car accident attorneys will look for insurance coverage from the drunk driver’s car, your own auto insurance, and other possibilities as well.