Killed In Car Accident Minneapolis Lawyers


Every year in Minneapolis, there are tragic accidents where someone with a family is killed in a car crash. What then for the survivors?  You are faced with heartrending grief, shock, disbelief, numbness, or anger. On top of 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 killed: “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 – dies in a car accident in Minneapolis or is killed because of a semi-truck accident, there are potential resources for obtaining compensation for the wrongful death of that person. Our fatal auto accident lawyers have represented the family of persons killed in a car accident for over 25 years.


If the family member was killed in a car accident in Minneapolis because of the other driver’s fault, then the survivors 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; 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; and reasonable funeral expenses.

Many of these types of compensation are available if your wife or husband died in a car accident. However, compensation is also available if your parent or child is killed in a car accident. There can even be wrongful death compensation for your loss if your mother or father is killed in a car accident after the children are grown and out of the house, or if your sister or brother is killed in a car accident.  When you call our office regarding the Minneapolis fatal car accident, a lawyer will explain these wrongful death claims to you.

Our car accident wrongful death attorneys have handled many cases in Minneapolis where someone has been injured or died in a motorcycle accident, car accident or because of a semi truck. 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.


When a person is killed in a car accident in Minneapolis or anywhere in Minnesota, the family has a right to some compensation through their own No Fault insurance coverage. This 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. Economic loss benefits are limited to $500.00 per week and cover losses incurred after the death of a family member to cover what they would have contributed in wages, salary or other tangible things of economic value.

Our top MN car accident lawyers help people through the No-Fault insurance system after a family member died in a car or truck accident in Minneapolis. Our attorneys are always willing to explain your rights to you as you go through this terrible time.

The value of 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 partially 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 that our Minneapolis auto accident lawyers can help you with or explain your rights.

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

Minneapolis Fatal Car Accident Lawyers
Minneapolis Fatal Car Accident Lawyers


If the family member who dies 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 You and your family are still entitled to Social Security Benefits even if our attorneys successfully pursue a wrongful death claim against the insurance for the other driver that caused the death.

If you have lost a family member in a fatal car crash in a Minneapolis motorcycle, or truck accident, please call us so that a top lawyer can more fully explain your rights to you. At a minimum you will have the right to MN No-Fault benefits, and 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, handling hundreds of wrongful death and car accident cases in Minneapolis and throughout the state. Pam was a former partner at Meshbesher & Spence, and offers small firm attention to her clients.

A top car accident lawyer can meet with you to discuss your wrongful death case at our offices in Edina, Woodbury and Minneapolis. Our lawyers also meet people at their homes to discuss auto accident death cases in St. Paul, Rogers MN, Elk River, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park MN, Chanhassen, Chaska, Anoka, and other cities throughout Minnesota. We will always provide you with a free initial consultation and we never charge anything unless we are successful in getting compensation for you and your family.