MINNESOTA CAR CRASH LAWYERS-IT’S NOT A CAR ACCIDENT-IT’S A CAR CRASH!
Minnesota Car Crash Lawyers want to remind you. It’s a “car crash”- not a “car accident”. In almost all motor vehicle collisions, it’s not accidental. There is driver negligence. There is driver error. There are typically many violations of Minnesota’s Traffic Laws.
MINNESOTA’S CAR CRASH LAWYERS SAY-MOST CAR ACCIDENTS RESULT FROM DRIVER ERROR.
Some people think an “accident is something that happens beyond the control of another person, something unintentional and without fault. Many people think that we all do things “accidentally” and without any fault.
MINNESOTA’S CAR CRASH LAWYERS SAY-THE PROPER TERM IS “CAR CRASH”, NOT “CAR ACCIDENT”.
Many transportation experts and legal experts challenge that usage of the term “accident”. The Minnesota Department of Traffic Safety has changed the definition on reports to “Crash Report”.
“Our children did not die in ‘accidents,’” says Amy Cohen, a co-founder of the New York-based group Families for Safe Streets. Her 12-year-old son was hit and killed by a van on the street in front of their home in 2013. “An ‘accident,’” she says, “implies that nothing could have been done to prevent their deaths.”
Ms. Cohen’s advocacy organization Transportation Alternatives has launched a campaign against the use of the the word “accident,” which she says, presupposes a conclusion that no one bears responsibility.
MINNESOTA DRIVERS ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DRIVER ERROR/NEGLIGENCE.
Under Minnesota law, a person is responsible for the consequences of a motor vehicle collision if it results from “negligence” which is defined as “failure to use reasonable care”, by doing “something that a reasonable person would not do” or failure to do something that a reasonable person would do.”
VIOLATION OF A TRAFFIC LAW IS NEGLIGENCE.
Under Minnesota law, violation of a traffic statute is negligence; unless there is some legal excuse. Minnesota traffic laws establish the “rules of the road”, regarding speed, braking, and obedience to traffic signs and signals, and other matters of driving conduct.
Minnesota Car Crash Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team want you to remember this-its not an “accident”-someone is at fault in virtually every single car crash. The personal injury lawyers at the Schmidt-Salita Law Team will collect the evidence to prove the fault of the negligent driver who caused the accident. They will help you to gather the evidence to prove the nature and extent of your injuries and damages. They will help you to get a fair settlement. They are experienced and successful at taking cases to court if the big insurance company won’t settle for a fair amount.
Minnesota Car Crash Lawyers serve the entire State of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and surrounding areas of Minnetonka, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Edina, Savage, Shakopee, Chaska, Richfield, Burnsville, Eagan, Apple Valley, Farmington, Inver Grove, Stillwater, Woodbury, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Elk River, Anoka, and Plymouth.
For a free consultation about your “car crash” related injury claim, contact the Law Team at the Schmidt-Salita Law Firm.