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MINNEAPOLIS ACCIDENT LAWYER-CAR ACCIDENT SUCCESSES OF SCHMIDT LAW FIRM – Schmidt-Salita Law Team

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MINNEAPOLIS ACCIDENT LAWYER-CAR ACCIDENT SUCCESSES OF SCHMIDT LAW FIRM

The Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Lawyer, has 30 years experience, in over 6,000 successful cases, in bringing justice to the victims of personal injury and wrongful death in car accident cases. Some of these successes are described below:

1. $430,000 recovery for Minnetonka Car Accident Victim.

2. $383,000 Jury Verdict for Victim of Car Accident.

3. $240,000 Recovery for Woman in Car Accident Case involving a Drunk Driver.

4. $245,000 Recovery in Car Accident Case.

5. Cell Phone Usage Caused Serious Car Accident.

6. Driver Fatigue, Sleepiness Causes Serious Car Accident.

7. Driver Distraction Causes Serious Car Accident.

8. What to Do If You’ve Been in a Car Accident.

$430,000 recovery for Minnetonka Car Accident Victim.

A $430,000 settlement was recently obtained for a Minnetonka, Minnesota man who was involved in a rear-end collision when hit by a Mack truck.

People often say, “It was like getting hit by a Mack Truck’ when they want to explain the tremendous force of the impact. In recent accident, a Minnetonka Minnesota man did get “hit by a Mack truck”.

He sustained injuries to his neck and back, his shoulder and his knee. Douglas E. Schmidt of the Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Attorney, prosecuted the case and produced a settlement, without having to go to court, in the amount of $430,000.

The Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Lawyer, has a long and successful record, over 30 years, of prosecuting cases involving truck accidents. These cases involve car-truck collisions, truck to truck collisions, as well as cases involving injury due to unsafe loads, defective truck tires, and the products liability cases involving trucks.

$383,000 Jury Verdict for Victim of Car Accident.

After a bit hard-fought trial, Douglas E. Schmidt earned a jury verdict for his client in the amount of $383,000 in Hennepin County District Court.

Schmidt’s client had been injured in a car accident that occurred in St. Paul, Minnesota. He first obtained a settlement in the amount of $100,000 from the insurance company of the at-fault driver.

He then made claim against his clients own insurance company, Allstate, for Underinsured Motorist benefits. When Allstate refused to make a reasonable offer, the case was placed in suit and ultimately went to trial. The jury returned a verdict that was approximately 10 times greater than the last offer.

It was the Schmidt of the Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Attorney, has over 30 years experience, and more than 6000 successful cases, representing the victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Many of these cases have involved automobile accidents, including cases involving drunk drivers, distracted drivers, sleepy drivers, and drivers using cell phones.

$240,000 Recovery for Woman in Car Accident Case involving a Drunk Driver.

Just recently, a $240,000 settlement was obtained by the Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Lawyer, for a woman who sustained injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver.

The case first involved a $100,000 settlement with the insurance company of the drunk driver.

After that, another $100,000 settlement was obtained with Schmidt’s client’s own insurance company under the Underinsured Motorist coverage.

In addition, claims were made against the client’s No Fault insurance. Schmidt took that part of the claim to an arbitration hearing and won. The result was that the entire $40,000 of No Fault insurance coverage was collected from the No Fault insurance company.

Schmidt’s client had started the case with another attorney who told her that “it couldn’t be done”, in reference to the Primary Homemaker Replacement Services claim that Schmidt successfully prosecuted. She said, “They said it couldn’t be done, but Doug Schmidt proved them wrong! I would recommend him to anyone.”

$245,000 Recovery in Car Accident Case.

The Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Attorney, recently recovered a total of $245,000 for the victim a motor vehicle collision caused by a drunk driver. The driver was a minor who had been illegally served alcoholic beverages at a downtown Minneapolis nightclub.

The settlement included payments from three sources, including the insurance company of the drunk driver, the insurance company for the nightclub, and the underinsured motorist insurance coverage.

The settlement against the nightclub was under the Minnesota Dram shop law which makes a bar, tavern, or nightclub that illegally served alcoholic beverages responsible for the negligent acts of the drunk that has been illegally served. In this case, the driver was underage and the sale of alcoholic beverages to him was a violation of the law.

The insurance company for the drunk driver offered its entire policy limits to settle. Because the amount of edge insurance coverage was not enough to pay the full amount of the drunk driver’s legal responsibility, additional settlement was made with the insurance company that provided the underinsured motorist insurance.

The Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Attorney has 30 years experience in successfully bring justice to the victims of drunk driving.

Cell Phone Usage Caused Serious Car Accident.

Cell phones cause 6% of all car accidents, according to statistics collected by a reliable authority.

The Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Lawyer, recently represented the victim of a serious car accident caused by a driver using a cell phone. Schmidt’s client was legally stopped on the highway, waiting for oncoming traffic to clear before taking a left turn in to her residential neighborhood. Even though she had lawfully used her turn signals to give notice of her intent to turn and was using her brake lights as she gradually slowed to the stop, the following driver was distracted because she was using her cell phone and did not see the Schmidt’s quiet was totally stopped until just several car lengths back. At that point she was still traveling highway speeds and it was too late to stop.

The collision total both cars and cause serious neck and back injuries to Schmidt’s client.

Driver Fatigue, Sleepiness Causes Serious Car Accident.

Driver fatigue is a major cause of car accidents. It has been estimated that 12% of all car accidents are caused by a sleepy, drowsy, or fatigued driver.

One of these car accidents was successfully prosecuted by the Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Attorney, after crossing over a bridge the client was on his way to a business meeting in Eau Claire, Wisconsin when he was stopped for speeding by a Wisconsin Highway patrol officer. As he was stopped on the shoulder of the interstate highway, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student crashed into the rear of Schmidt’s clients car at a speed of nearly 60 miles an hour.

So it was filed against the at fault driver. In her sworn deposition testimony, she revealed that she had stayed up late studying for a college exam, and overslept, and was late in getting to the University for her exam. Just before the crash, she had fallen asleep behind the wheel, awakening as her car began to go into the center median. As she awoke, she swerved sharply to avoid going into the median. She lost control of her vehicle and crashed in to the rear of the car occupied by Schmidt’s client.

Case was successfully settled by the Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Lawyer.

Driver Distraction Causes Serious Car Accident.

Statistics show the driver distraction causes 9% of all automobile accidents. The Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Attorney, has prosecuted many cases involving driver distraction.

Douglas C. Schmidt, the senior trial lawyer at the Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Lawyer, recalls a case in St. Paul where the driver rear-ended another car while totally distracted. In fact, the actual driver admitted that he did not see, and was totally unaware of the presence of, the car that was rear-ended until impact. Amazing, he testified that he actually felt the force of the impact before seeing the car ahead. It is difficult to imagine a more profound case of driver distraction.

As for a law firm is currently prosecuting a case in which a driver rear-ended Schmidt’s client at a speed of approximately 60 mph. In sworn deposition testimony at fault driver has admitted that Schmidt’s client’s car was totally stopped with its turn signals flashing at its brake lights illuminated. Yet, he admitted that he did not realize the car was stopped ahead of them until he was approximately 2 car lengths away and it was too late to apply his brakes.

What to Do If You’ve Been in a Car Accident.

The Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Attorney, offers the following advice as to what to do at the scene of a an auto accident.
1. Stop immediately, but do not obstruct traffic.
2. Call 911 immediately. Repeat the call to be sure that there will be a response.
3. Assist the injured. If there is any question as to whether you have been injured, you should accept emergency care by ambulance and hospital. Often victims of injury do not comprehend the severity of the injuries.
4. Insist that police or Highway Patrol be called to the scene and document the facts of the accident.
5. Collect the names, phone numbers, and addresses of other drivers, witnesses, and injured persons.
6. Collect the driver’s license number, insurance companies name and policy number, it and the make model and license plate number of all vehicles involved.
7. Make a rough drawing or sketch of the scene, showing the position of the cars and other details.
8. Notify your insurance agent as soon as possible.
9. Contact an attorney for information regarding your legal rights. Remember that most law firms will offer a free first meeting and case evaluation.

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