Truck Rear Ended Me Lawyer MN Semi Accident Attorney

Truck Accident Lawyer MN
Car Rear Ended By Truck MN Lawyers


The most common car accidents our attorneys see are rear-end collisions. People are often rear ended on the highway when traffic starts to back up or slow down. The reason, of course, is the vehicle behind isn’t paying attention or keeping a safe stopping distance. When a truck or semi-tractor trailer causes the rear-end collision, the damages and injuries are often very serious.

Our best Minnesota truck accident lawyers know that after a rear end car accident, there may be neck stiffness. Often, that can go away after a few days. But sometimes, particularly if you are rear-ended in your auto by a semi, the accident can result in very serious neck damage. Some cases even require surgery. Our attorneys have also seen many Minnesota car and truck crash cases where the impact with the shoulder belt causes a serious injury to the person’s shoulder. Similarly, when you hands are unexpectedly jammed forward into the wheel, there can be a hand or wrist injury.


A top car accident lawyer in our office recently handled a MN case where a car was rear ended by a truck. In that case, the steering column was pushed into our client’s leg and broke the bone in several places.  It is also common to have back pain, particularly low back pain, after your car is rear ended by a semi truck or other vehicle. The worst injuries are usually where a semi truck hits a car from behind.

Our attorneys have handled cases where a tractor trailer or semi truck rear-ended a car or motorcycle or other vehicle and forcefully pushed it into other cars ahead. Also, the car can be pushed into the median or oncoming traffic. These rear end truck accidents can produce serious injuries and even kill people in some cases.


One of the surprising things about a rear end car accident is that the driver hitting you from behind is not automatically always at fault. Generally, the law requires drivers to keep a safe distance behind the car a head of them. However, there are occasionally instances where the car ahead comes to a sudden stop.  It may be because traffic came to a sudden unexpected stop, or because of something going on with the car of the first driver. In those cases, the insurance companies will at least try to use that as a defense. This is a fight our rear end auto and truck accident attorneys have been in many times.

With truck accidents, however, the truck has even more responsibility than other vehicles to keep a safe distance behind the other cars. Trucks and other commercial vehicles are large and heavy. Therefore, they are harder to stop. Particularly, when a truck is driving fast, it needs to keep more distance from the cars ahead of it.  A truck driver should undergo extensive training to be alert and careful at all times.


If you have been rear ended in your car by a truck or other commercial vehicle, you are welcome to call us.  A top MN truck accident lawyer will explain your rights to you. At a minimum you will have the right to Minnesota No-Fault benefits.  In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the insurance company of the car or truck that hit you. Our best attorneys will also be happy to discuss how to get your car damage paid for.

Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury attorneys with more than 25 years’ experience. We have successfully handled hundreds of rear end car and truck accident injury cases. Pam was a former partner at Meshbesher & Spence, offering small firm attention to her clients.

If you have been rear ended and injured by a semi truck in MN, a car accident lawyer can meet you to discuss your case at our offices in Edina, Woodbury and Minneapolis. A semi-truck accident attorney can also meet you at your home to discuss a truck accident injury case. Our attorney some to St. Paul, Rogers MN, Elk River, Maple Grove, and Brooklyn Park. Also, Chanhassen MN, Chaska, and other cities throughout Minnesota. We will provide you with a free initial consultation. Further, we never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injuries.