MULTIPLE PEOPLE INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASES OVER WEEKEND
Public safety officials are concerned following a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads according to a recent A.P. report. There were nearly a dozen fatal crashes. Half of the crashes involved motorcycles. The Minnesota State Patrol said that weekend was the deadliest on Minnesota roads since 2016. There were 11 people killed in just three days. Five of deaths came from motorcycle crashes and one involved a pedestrian. State officials said that alcohol and drugs are likely factors in two of the crashes, and four are related to speeding. There was no explanation as to why there were so many motorcycle crash cases this weekend.
Preliminary numbers show 146 people have died on Minnesota roads so far this year. That’s up from 137 around the same time last year. One weekend with 11 traffic accident deaths is a big number. Our lawyers have represented many people injured in a motorcycle accident. Of course, we also represent the families of people killed in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, whenever a car hits a motorcycle, there is always likelihood of serious injury.
Bill Shaffer, motorcycle safety coordinator for the Office of Traffic Safety, is urging motorcyclists to wear protective gear. Also, of course, to always ride sober. In addition, Motorcycle drivers need to drive defensively at all times. Unfortunately, there are too many distracted drivers on the road, and they are not watching out for riders.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident because of a distracted or drunk driver call us for a free consultation with a lawyer. A top motorcycle accident lawyer will explain your rights and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to. We start with getting your medical bills paid and lost wages reimbursed. However, we then focus on your future needs and other compensation. Our attorneys have over 25 years’ experience handling hundreds of auto and motorcycle crash cases throughout Minnesota.