CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS, MINNEAPOLIS-DRIVER REACTION TIME
CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS at the Schmidt Salita Law Team know that a large percentage of the car accidents that occur in Minnesota, or elsewhere, are rear-end collisions. Rear end collision accidents usually occur because the driver of the car that does the “rear-ending” wasn’t able to stop in time to avoid collision.
Stopping time is a function of a number of factors including:
-Stopping or braking distance;
-Driver reaction time;
-Braking efficiency of the vehicle;
-Co-efficiency of friction of the roadway.
Driver reaction time is a critical factor. Research shows that only half of all drivers can respond in 1.64 seconds, while 10% are not able to respond in 2.64 seconds.
At 60 miles per hour, a vehicle is moving 88 feet per second. That means that a car traveling at 60 miles per hour will travel 164 feet before the driver can react and even start to go for the brakes.
At 60 miles per hour, the braking distance is generally about 180 feet!!!
The total distance to stop is 334 feet!!!
Those numbers are very scary and explain why the large majority of motor vehicle collisions are “rear-end” collisions. Most drivers in highway conditions simply do not maintain enough distance between their vehicle and the vehicle ahead in order to be able to safely stop.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team is committed to bring justice to the victims of rear end collisions in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
The personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team have successfully handled cases involving child deaths due to car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EACH CASE”.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.