Finding oneself in a Minnesota motor vehicle accident can be scary. If a person suffers injuries in the car accident, he or she may need medical treatment. That can quickly become costly. In addition, he or she might lose wages for time lost from work while recovering from the incident. Monetary relief following a vehicle crash can be helpful for enabling an injured victim to cope with these challenges.
One crash recently took place in Minnesota on a Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened on a country road and involved two cars. One woman, who is 56 years old, was going west on a highway. She then slowed down in an effort to turn left onto the county road.
At that time, another woman, who is 45 years old, was turning from the county road. She was trying to head east on the highway. Her vehicle suddenly crashed into the older woman’s car. The older driver suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital, although her injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
The woman who was injured may decide to sue the driver who allegedly struck her. If it can be documented that the driver who reportedly caused the car accident was negligent, such as driving while distracted or failing to obey other rules of the road, this driver may be held financially liable for the victim’s injuries. If a preponderance of the evidence establishes that another party’s negligence caused injuries to another individual, a Minnesota judge will adjudicate claims for specific items of damages.
Source: wjon.com, “Minnesota State Patrol Responds to Two Car Crash in Stevens County“, Alex Svejkovsky, June 11, 2014