Fiercely Advocating For Car Accident Survivors
After a severe car crash, people are often in shock, lost, and have no idea what to do next. At Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., we know how overwhelming the aftermath can be, from injuries and car damage to medical bills and lost time at work. That is why our attorneys are dedicated to helping members of our community in Eagan navigate it. We handle legal challenges so our clients can focus on recovering.
Twin Cities Car Accident Statistics
According to safety data collected by Vision Zero Minneapolis, an average of 150 people died or were seriously hurt in crashes in Minneapolis annually between 2017 and 2021. There were 168 severe crashes in 2021, the most since 2017. Curiously, crashes have decreased overall in recent years, but fatal and acute injury crashes have continued to rise.
Another notable statistic is that 70% of crashes happened on a select group of 9% of Minneapolis streets. The city says this phenomenon is due to the high traffic volume along certain roads, but factors like a lack of turn lanes and higher speed limits could also exacerbate it.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Car Accidents?
Across the country, and certainly also in the Twin Cities area, there are usually only a handful of factors that cause crashes. They include the following:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Driver impairment
It is crucial for drivers to abstain from these harmful behaviors behind the wheel and to look for signs of danger on the road in order to avoid a crash.
What To Do After A Car Accident
While the moments directly following a crash are disorienting, it is also the most crucial time to begin preparing for successful legal action. If you are able, take the following steps:
- Get law enforcement on the scene so they can make an accident report.
- Take photos of the scene and car damage.
- Get the other driver’s insurance information.
- Do not say anything that someone could construe as admitting fault, including even passively apologizing.
- Get medical attention regardless of if you seem to be fine.
- Do not give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company.
Doing these things can help accident survivors protect their interests until they can talk to a lawyer, which is the last vital step to take after an accident.
How Do Our Local Attorneys Help Crash Survivors?
After a car accident, survivors may be able to take legal action against the person responsible through a personal injury claim and get compensation to aid their recovery. Things personal injury compensation can help with include the following:
- Medical bills
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Lost wages
- Emotional pain and suffering
When you work with an experienced personal injury attorney like one from Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., you maximize your chances of getting justice for your accident and the compensation you need to recover.
Our attorneys are local to the Twin Cities area and are here to help you fight for your recovery. Being local, we dedicate close personal attention to our clients and treat them like friends and family members. We serve Minneapolis, St. Paul, Apple Valley, Rosemount, and Inver Grove Heights.
Get On The Road To Recovery Today
If you feel lost after a car accident, you do not have to wander through the aftermath alone. Reach out for help. We will help you find your way through the legal system and fight to recover the compensation you deserve. With us on the case, you can sit back and focus on getting better. Call our office at 651-364-6807 or message us online to schedule a free consultation and begin your journey toward justice.