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External Links And Resources – Personal Injury

Car Accident

  • Crash Record Request Form – if you’ve been involved in a car accident in the state of Minnesota and you believe a police report was written, this form may be filled out and submitted to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services to request the police report.

Vehicle Property Damage

  • Kelley Blue Book – has your car been damaged or totaled in an accident? Find out the value of your vehicle through Kelley Blue Book to determine what your insurance company should be paying you for the damage to your vehicle.

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Motorcycle Crash?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in the State of Minnesota, you may be entitled to monetary reimbursement.

When it comes time to pay accident victims for their injuries, insurance companies put up a fight. Proving liability and demonstrating the value of your suffering can be difficult.

Fortunately, our experienced Twin Cities motorcycle accident lawyers have extensive experience in fighting insurance companies on behalf of injured bikers. We’ve represented motorcycle crash victims since 1972 and have handled thousands of cases since then, including numerous motorcycle injury claims.

We understand these cases and we know what it takes to negotiate with insurance companies. If they refuse to negotiate fairly, we’re ready and able to hold them accountable in a court of law.

Our process begins with research. We will visit the accident scene, reconstruct the accident itself, work with motorcycle and medical experts, and scrutinize all of the available evidence in order to put your best foot forward. We will proceed exclusively in your best interest, with the goal of maximizing your compensation.

Call us 24 hours a day 7 days a week for help at 651-772-3446 or click here to send us a message.

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BICYCLE ACCIDENTS AND LAWS IN MINNESOTA

Every state has their own special laws covering bicycle traffic and in addition, numerous cities or municipalities have additional separate laws controlling bicycle traffic on public highways.

Basically, a bicyclist in Minnesota has the same rights as a driver of a motor vehicle except that generally bicyclists must ride as close to the right hand side of the road as is practical.  As for the Minnesota State bicycle laws, you can review all the special laws applying to bicyclists on public streets and highways and in some instances, on sidewalks if you are within the city, by looking to the internet at Minnesota Statutes 169.011, available online. You should familiarize yourself with all of those laws before you or your children use the public highways and streets in Minnesota, and then check with the ordinances of the city to determine any additional or supplemental laws governing bicycling.

If you or your loved one are ever unfortunate enough to be injured on a public highway or street, there are a number of things you should do to protect yourself or others as follows:

  1. Call 911 for law enforcement to come to the scene.
  2. Remove yourself from any danger such as surrounding traffic.
  3. Obtain medical care immediately if the injuries require medical intervention.
  4. Take numerous photos of the bicycle, the area of the impact, and the other vehicle(s).
  5. Obtain information of the other driver(s) such as name, address, insurance information, etc.
  6. Cooperate fully with the investigating officers.
  7. Call an experienced trial attorney to get further instructions.

Some things you should not do:

  1. Do not admit that the crash was your fault (ex: saying “sorry”) or otherwise give a statement either in writing or recorded to anyone except your attorney.
  2. Do not remove your bicycle or any debris from where the accident happened unless directed to do so by a peace officer or investigating officer.
  3. Do not call your insurance company and give them a statement until you first call your attorney.
  4. Do not give a written or recorded statement to anyone until you first call your attorney.

An experienced trial lawyer can help you navigate through the complicated legal issues to help protect you in making an appropriate claim, which might be not only against the party(s) that struck you but also against your own insurance company under the no-fault laws of Minnesota and the underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage laws in Minnesota.  

Our firm has helped many Minnesota bicyclists with their accidents.   Call McCullough & Associates  at 651-772-3446 with any questions regarding bike accidents.