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Fatal car accident claims life of Minnesota pedestrian

Minnesotans on the road as drivers and pedestrians need to be fully aware of one another to avoid accidents with injuries and fatalities. This is especially true in the inclement winter weather as outside factors become more prominent. When there is a fatal car accident, there are many issues that must be considered including funeral expenses and the long-term consequences of the loss of a loved one. There must also be a full investigation with the interests of the victim's family in mind.

Teens drinking and driving less than before

Many people across the country, including Minnesota residents, typically think that drinking and driving is a behavior that can be attributed to teens and young adults, as these motorists are young, inexperienced, and do not take into account the dangers of impaired driving. Many thus assume that teen and young adult drivers are more likely to indulge in such behavior and the problem is only getting worse. However, studies show that the opposite is true. Overwhelming teenage and young adult drivers with the message that drunk driving is dangerous has worked, and the number of young adults and teenagers driving under the influence has gone down in recent years.

What is a wrongful death claim and how does it help victims?

Surviving family members of a lost loved one killed in a fatal car accident may wonder what options they have available to them following the unexpected loss. A wrongful death claim provides an option for surviving family members to recover damages suffered following the unexpected loss of a loved one because of the negligence of another party. A wrongful death claim also allows surviving family members the option to hold the negligent party accountable for the harm and damages their carelessness caused.

Avail our resources in a texting and driving accident

The penalties for texting and driving in Minnesota were mentioned in last week's post on the Rochester Motor Vehicle Accidents Blog. Despite an increase in harshness of penalties, it still seems to be a common occurrence and one that is increasingly leading to fatal accidents that could easily be avoided. Holding someone accountable for texting and driving through a lawsuit may sound appealing, but the first question many Minnesota residents may have is how they are supposed to go about doing it.

What are the top reasons for fatal MN car accidents?

Rochester, along with the rest of Minnesota, has been making an effort to drive itself towards zero traffic fatalities. Although there has been a steady decline in the amount of people killed on Minnesota roads in recent years, still far too many have perished. What have been the reasons for these tragic deaths? The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released their most recent accident statistics concerning roadway casualties.

Hold a negligent party accountable for causing a fatal accident

The loss of a loved one in a sudden and unexplained manner is probably one of the most difficult things a Rochester resident can go through. When a fatal accident has been caused by someone else's negligence, then family members may be even more flabbergasted, not only as to how someone can be so reckless with another person's life but also as to how they can hold the other party responsible.

Teen dead in fatal car accident

A fatal car accident affects many people, including not just the parties immediately involved in the accident, but also their family members and other people present at the scene of the accident. Losing someone suddenly in a car accident, especially a young person who had their whole life in front of them, can cause great emotional pain and suffering for the loved ones left behind, and not much can alleviate their pain.

Drive safely during adverse conditions to avoid accidents

Though driving is one of the most common behaviors people across the country engage in, it is surprisingly risky also. It is dangerous enough driving in the summer, but in the winter when the roads are covered with sleet or snow, the risks increase drastically. Just like the weather differs during these two periods, the driving techniques Minnesota residents use should also differ in the two periods.

Head-on collision leaves one seriously injured and another dead

Everyone drives differently and people can change how they drive in a moment's notice. In drivers' education class, instructors attempt to engrain in people the virtues of being a defensive driver and while many people heed their advice, there are those who choose to follow a different path. There are many different driving styles, with some of the more common styles including aggressive driving, distracted driving, competitive driving and actions that constitute road rage.

We can help in the aftermath of a fatal accident

Car accidents affect not only the accident victim but also their loved ones. When a fatal motor vehicle accident claims the life of a Minnesota resident, family members can be devastated as they try to come to terms with their grief and deal with the aftermath of their loss. When the fatal accident is caused by someone else's negligence, such as in a drunk driving accident, criminal penalties may not be enough to hold the drunk driver accountable in the eyes of the victim's family. Holding someone accountable in a civil lawsuit can go a long way in helping family members get a sense of justice.

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