A St. Paul aggressive driving accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to pursue a financial award or settlement for you after a Ramsey County car accident. You have the right to hold an aggressive driver liable for their reckless actions if you suffered serious injuries in a St. Paul traffic accident.
A member of the Ben Crump Law, PLLC team serving St. Paul can review your traffic accident case today at no cost to you. We can explain the strength of your case and may be able to seek personal injury damages if you qualify. Call (800) 598-7557 today for your complimentary consultation with a member of our team.
Aggressive Driving Under Minnesota Law
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), aggressive driving includes a number of behaviors that intentionally threaten or frighten other drivers or put their safety at risk. These behaviors include:
- Ignoring red lights, stop signs, and other traffic signals
- Driving at excessive speeds
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Improper and dangerous lane changes
- Frequent lane changes without signaling
- Passing on the shoulder
- Actions including hand gestures, screaming, honking, and flashing lights
In addition to many of these actions being illegal on their own under state and local traffic codes, Minn. Stat. § 169.13 also covers careless and reckless driving behaviors that commonly fall under the aggressive driving category.
It is not strictly necessary that the aggressive driver who caused your accident receive a citation for one of these violations. However, it will support your case against them and may make it easier to hold them responsible in civil court. The citation against a negligent driver has no direct effects on the civil claim or suit filed against them, but it can serve as evidence.
For a free legal consultation with a aggressive driving accidents lawyer serving St. Paul, call (800) 598-7557
Pursuing a Fault-Based Claim in Your St. Paul Accident Case
Minnesota has no-fault car accident laws in place. Under Minn. Stat. Chapter 65B, all motorists should have no-fault insurance that provides some coverage for minor and moderate injuries. The benefits of no-fault insurance include:
- You can file a claim and recover compensation quickly
- It will cover your medical care costs up to policy limits
- You can recover some of your lost wages
- You do not have to prove cause or fault
You also may qualify to seek a fault-based claim based on your St. Paul aggressive driving accident. A St. Paul aggressive driving accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can build a case based on the negligent and reckless actions of the motorist who hit you, if the state laws allow. You may then seek compensation for additional losses.
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You Should Not Face Significant Out-of-Pocket Expenses as a Result of Your Aggressive Driving Accident
While the state’s no-fault accident laws offer a way to recover expenses when you have minor injuries, this is likely not enough to cover your losses if your injuries are more extensive. This is why the law allows you to pursue a fault-based claim for more serious and more expensive injuries. You should not suffer financially because of an injury that occurred because of someone else’s negligence.
We may be able to ensure you do not suffer further financial damages by building a case against the aggressive driver and seeking a settlement or court award that compensates you justly for your treatment, lost income, and other related expenses. You should not have to pay any of these expenses on your own without recouping your losses following serious accident injuries.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC works based on a contingency fee. We will represent you at no up-front cost to you. We take our attorney fee from your award or settlement. If we do not recover a financial award in your case, we do not get paid.
Proving Your Losses and Expenses and Securing a Settlement
In many St. Paul traffic accident cases, Ben Crump Law, PLLC is able to secure a settlement that fairly compensates our client for their losses. We can pursue the same types of expenses and intangible losses if we need to present your case in court and seek a court award, as well.
These recoverable losses may include:
- Medical treatment and care, both current and future
- Lost income and benefits
- Diminished capacity to work because of lasting injuries
- Property damages, including to your vehicle
- Other accident-related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death losses
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Statutes of Limitations on St. Paul Aggressive Driving Accident Lawsuits
Under Minnesota law, there are deadlines you must meet to hold the aggressive driver responsible for your St. Paul traffic accident in a Ramsey County civil court. This includes:
- Two years for personal injury accidents under Minn. Stat. § 541.07(1)
- Three years for wrongful death losses under Minn. Stat. § 573.02, Subd. 1
Many car accident cases settle without needing to go to court or even file paperwork in civil court. However, if this does not occur before the deadline to file a lawsuit arrives and you miss this deadline, you will lose the right to take them to court to pursue an award based on your accident-related losses.
Let Our Team Serving St. Paul Review Your Traffic Accident Case
A Ben Crump Law, PLLC traffic accident team member can review your case for free today. We can help you understand your rights and determine if you are eligible to take legal action against the aggressive driver who caused your accident. If you are eligible, a St. Paul aggressive driving accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can handle your case at zero out-of-pocket cost to you. We can pursue justice in your case while you focus on getting better.
Call us today at (800) 598-7557 to discuss your accident and injuries with a member of our team serving St. Paul.