Minnesota Distracted Driving Lawyers.
Crackdown on texting while driving catches more repeat offenders in Minnesota.
Recently, the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper recently highlighted the serious nature of distracted driving due to “driving while texting“. That article emphasized that repeat offenders number 1,500 citations given out by Minnesota law enforcement officers.
“They either don’t know there is a law or don’t care,” said Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the State Patrol. “With DWI, there is the fear of getting arrested, but with texting, they are not as worried about getting caught.”
Minnesota law prohibits the reading or composing of text messages, e-mails, or accessing web-based apps while behind the wheel. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the number of citations issued has risen from 1,707 six years ago to 7,357 in the last year.
This year alone, 1,576 tickets were issue just during the two-week enforcement campaign that took place as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. That was an increase from 1,017 the prior year.
Distracted Driving Causes Injuries and Deaths.
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, distracted driving causes one out of every four motor vehicle deaths. From 2012 to 2016, distracted driving cause 59 deaths and 223 serious injuries annually.
Minnesota Distracted Driving Lawyers Have 90 Years Experience With Car Accidents.
The Distracted Driving Lawyers at the Schmidt & Salita Law Team has 90 years of experience, collectively, in bringing justice to the victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, car-bicycle accidents, and car-pedestrian accidents. They have brought justice to the victims of personal injury and wrongful death in over 10,000 cases.
Minnesota Distracted Driving Lawyers Are 5 Star Rated.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team are Top Rated Car Accident Lawyers
The Lawyers at Schmidt Salita Law Team are 5 star rated for cases including Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. The Schmidt and Salita Law Team lawyers are rated 5 stars by their clients who have personal experience with their skills and compassion for their clients. Senior Trial attorney at the Law Team considers the respect and appreciation of his clients to be the highest and best reward possible.
75 Years of Combined Experience in Car Accident Claims
While our state has not made cell phone use while driving illegal, it seems likely to be on the horizon. Studies have shown that driving while talking on a cell phone is just as dangerous as drunk driving. Around 2,500 people are killed every year in cell phone-related car accidents. Just because the activity is still legal in Minnesota does not mean cell-phone distracted drivers cannot be held responsible. If you were involved in a crash due to another driver’s cell phone use, contact the Minneapolis cell phone car accident attorneys at Schmidt-Salita Law Team.
Our Injury lawyers investigate the accident thoroughly.
Just like drivers who read or apply makeup behind the wheel, those who use cell phones while driving are considered reckless. A Minnesota Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation lawyer can be a great advantage to anyone injured by a reckless driver. We will help you obtain witnesses and find evidence that other lawyers may overlook. For example, if the other driver claims they were not speaking on the phone when they struck your vehicle, a Minneapolis auto accident attorney from our firm can subpoena the cell phone company to receive a copy of the driver’s cell phone use record.
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 , 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 offer 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.