CAR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY DISTRACTED DRIVER – MINNESOTA LAWYERS
WCCO News reported recently about a Big Lake, MN woman suspected in a distracted driving crash that killed a teenager. The driver denied being on her cell phone. Distracting driving is the number one reason our car accident lawyers see for crashes in Minnesota, with many cases resulting in injuries to the people in the other car.
“We all make mistakes,” the woman said. “They call it an accident for a reason.” The woman was cited for driving without a license in the crash that killed a 16 year old driver in another car. Eight days after that fatal car crash, the woman was ticketed behind the wheel again.
Not taking responsibility for causing an auto accident is another problem our attorneys have seen too often in MN. It is tragic that someone, a sixteen year old girl, had to die in this case. It does not help that the other driver won’t admit she caused the accident because of her distracted driving and makes the attorneys and police prove it while the family waits.
Sadness swells the hearts and faces of so many after the crash, but none more than the family of the deceased girl. The teen was killed when her car rolled in the accident. “I just want to thank everybody that was there helping her,” her father said. “By all accounts, there were about 100 people around this accident scene when she took her last breaths.”
Investigators believe a distracted driver forced the girl off the road. Witnesses say the other driver was holding her cell phone with both hands. The woman admits to causing the car accident, but denies she was using her cell phone at the time. She was cited for driving without a license, as the investigation continues.
“I don’t drive after that no more,” the woman said. But only eight days after the fatal crash, she was caught speeding on Interstate 94 – and again cited for driving without a license. “I’m sorry for your loss, I had to be the cause of it,” the woman said, crying.
The victim’s father won’t talk about the crash — nothing he says can bring his daughter back. “everything you do sends a ripple,” he said. His message is about responsibility and for anyone without a license to stay off the road… “You got to think through those things, of what you’re doing, and know that you’re going to impact other people,” he said.
Investigators are analyzing the woman’s cell phone records.
CAR ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS MN
If you or a loved one are injured in a car accident in MN because of a distracted driver texting or on a cell phone, please call us and speak with one of our experienced lawyers for a free consultation. An attorney can meet you to discuss your car accident case at our offices in Edina, Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Woodbury. Our top car accident lawyers also meet people at their homes throughout MN including Chaska, Chanhassen, St. Paul, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Bloomington, Eagan, and other cities throughout the state. The primary focus of our car accident injury lawyers is to make sure you get all the insurance compensation you are entitled to. However, we will also follow up with the police and prosecutor to make sure they know you are interested in the outcome of the case against the distracted driver who caused your crash.
Our car accident lawyers are among the best in MN. Pam Rochlin has been voted a super lawyer for many consecutive years, was a partner with Meshbesher & Spence, and was the 2015 President of MN Women Lawyers. The initial consultation is always free and we only charge anything if you are compensated for your injury.