Minneapolis Car Accident Lawyers – Fatality Or Killed In Crash


There are several stretches of roads in Minneapolis that can be very dangerous for a car accident. Our fatal car crash lawyers have represented many car crash victims in Minneapolis Minnesota, including cases where there is a fatality, such as a pedestrian killed by a car while crossing the street.

What if tragedy strikes and someone in your family is killed in an auto accident in Minneapolis, or a semi truck hits their car and kills them? You are suddenly faced with a range of emotions from their sudden death – shock, heartrending grief, disbelief, numbness, or anger. On top of all that, you may be facing serious financial fears that often come with the death of a family member, particularly if it is a parent who is fatally injured in the accident: “How are we going to pay for the funeral?” “How will we survive without her income?” “How can I raise my kids without him?”

When a family member – whether a spouse, a child, a parent – is in a fatal car accident in MN or is killed because of a semitruck accident, there are a number of potential resources for obtaining compensation for the wrongful death of that person. That is a primary focus of our best car accident lawyers in our Minneapolis cases and throughout MN.


If a family member was in a fatal car accident in Minneapolis because of the negligence of another driver, the surviving family members may be able to obtain money compensation through a wrongful death claim. Minnesota law allows compensation for the loss of companionship, comfort and guidance of the family member who was killed in the crash; the loss of income caused by the death of a husband or wife; the loss of “services, protection, care and assistance” which the family member had provided the others in the family; expenses for medical care that was needed just before the family member was killed in the auto accident; and reasonable funeral expenses.

Many of these types of compensation are available if your wife or husband is fatally injured in a car accident in Minnesota. Compensation is also available if your parent or child is killed in an intersection accident or some other way. There can be wrongful death compensation for the children’s loss of a mother or father killed in a car accident.  Adult children can have a claim, as can a sister or brother killed in a car accident. Our top car accident attorneys will explain these fatal auto accident claims to you during your initial call to our office, or when we meet you at your home anywhere in Minneapolis.


When someone is killed in a car accident in Minneapolis, or anywhere else in MN, the surviving family has a right to compensation through their own No Fault insurance coverage. This insurance includes economic loss benefits compensation and replacement services loss occurring within one year of the date of the car crash. This is usually paid by the decedent’s own automobile insurance company. This is different than a wrongful death claim.

No-Fault economic loss benefits are limited to $500.00 per week and just partially cover losses incurred after the death of a family member. It partially addresses what they would have contributed in wages, salary or other tangible things of economic value. Our top Minneapolis MN car accident lawyers have helped many people through the No-Fault system after a family member was in a fatal car or truck accident.


Services rendered for the household or childcare are also compensation paid to survivors under Minnesota’s No-Fault laws if a family member is killed in a car accident. These are limited to $200.00 per week, and are intended to reimburse the family for having to obtain help for those services the deceased family member would have performed. Again, this is compensation separate from a wrongful death claim against the other driver’s insurance. We will explain this in more detail when you call our office.

After a car accident fatality, MN’s No-Fault laws also provide for $5,000.00 in funeral expenses for the surviving family. This coverage applies even if the person killed in the car accident is your son or daughter.


If the family member who died in the car crash has worked at least one and one-half years in the three years before her death, certain remaining family members will be entitled to social security survivor’s benefits. For more information on who is eligible for benefits and what amounts can be obtained, see https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/survivors/. You and your family are still entitled to Social Security Benefits even if a car accident attorney from our office successfully pursues a wrongful death claim against the other driver that caused the death.

If you have lost a family member in a fatal car, motorcycle, or truck accident in Minneapolis, please call us so that a top Minneapolis auto accident lawyer can more fully explain your rights to you. At a minimum you will have the right to MN No-Fault benefits, and if the accident was the other driver’s fault you may also be entitled to wrongful death compensation from the insurance company of the car or truck that caused the crash.


Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury attorneys with more than 25 years’ experience successfully handling hundreds of fatality and other car accident cases in Minneapolis MN and throughout the state. Our car crash fatality lawyers have handled many cases where someone has died or been injured in a motorcycle accident, car accident or because of a semi truck in Minneapolis and throughout MN. We understand that the loss of a family member is a tragedy that no amount of money will ever replace. However, we take these cases to heart and work hard to obtain fair compensation for the family members who are suffering and will be left with this permanent loss.

Pam was a former partner at Meshbesher & Spence, and offers personal attention to her clients. A top auto accident lawyer can meet with you to discuss to discuss your wrongful death case at our offices in St. Louis Park, Edina, and Minneapolis.

Our car crash lawyers also meet people at their homes to discuss fatal car accident cases in Minneapolis, Anoka, Champlin MN, Coon Rapids, Elk River, MN, St. Cloud MN, and Rogers. Also, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park MN, Chanhassen, Chaska, and other cities throughout Minnesota. We will always provide you with a free initial consultation and we never charge anything except a percentage of the compensation obtained for you and your family.