FATAL INJURY FELL OUT OF TRUCK – MN LAWYER
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who died after falling off the bed of a pickup truck near Lake Andrew as being from Alexandria Minnesota. The sheriff’s office received a call at 3:36 p.m. Saturday, July 15, reporting a woman had fallen from a pickup truck on Pospisil Drive south of Alexandria. Her husband was driving the pickup when she fell out of it, the sheriff said. Being injured after someone fell out of a truck or car and needing a lawyer is a surprisingly frequent occurrence. Our car accident lawyers have had several injury cases like this, but not where someone has died falling out of a truck. An auto accident attorney in our office had several cases where someone fell off a car and broke teeth or needed jaw surgery. Another common injury after a fall off a truck or car is a broken bone or concussion.
In this case, the sheriff said the woman was seated inside the box of the pickup, leaning against the passenger side with the tailgate down when the accident occurred. The couple were on Pospisil Drive headed to a shared access on Lake Andrew when she fell. No one else was in the pickup. Alcohol was not a factor and no charges are expected. The woman had a head injury immediately after the fall, and the caller stated that CPR was in progress. When deputies arrived, they found her on the roadway with severe head trauma. Despite life-saving efforts, she died at the scene. The woman worked as a nurse at Douglas County Hospital for 34 years, retiring in 2012 along with her husband, who also worked as a nurse. An Echo Press story about their retirement in 2012 said she started as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit and then transferred to the post-anesthesia recovery room for the rest of her 29 years at the hospital. She served as manager of that department for 10 years.
If you fall off of a truck or car, you are still entitled to auto insurance benefits, which a car accident lawyer will fully explain to you when you call our office. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are MN Personal Injury attorneys with more than 25 years’ experience helping hundreds of people injured in a car accident. Our lawyers have represented people ejected from the vehicle in a crash, people who were sitting on the trunk of the car and fell off when the car starting moving, people injured falling out of the back of a truck, and many other situations. If you are sitting or standing on a car when you fell, an attorney can help you get insurance compensation. At a minimum you will be entitled to No Fault medical and lost earnings compensation. However, there have been cases when a top car accident lawyer from our office has recovered compensation for someone who fell out of a truck or car because the driver moved the car unexpectedly or dangerously.
If you are injured because you fell off of a car or truck call us and speak with a MN lawyer for a free consultation. We handle car accident cases throughout Minnesota. A lawyer from our office will explain your rights and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to. We never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injury.