As drivers and passengers in vehicles, we are all at risk of accidents due to the neglect of another. At Pearson, Randall & Schumacher, P.A., we know how to investigate the accident, preserve the evidence and convince the insurance company or jury of the value of your claim.
Trucking accidents are often complicated by federal interstate commerce rules as well as state and local statutes and regulations. Since many truck accidents involve owners who operate in Minnesota but are organized in another state, jurisdictional issues may surface and the proper venue for the claim may be in federal court. In an attempt to protect our client’s interests, Pearson, Randall & Schumacher, P.A. is experienced in analyzing the facts and applying all laws.
A typical trucking and auto accident case has several components in the investigation of the accident, including: inspecting the accident scene and vehicle damage, taking photographs, reviewing police reports, and interviewing witnesses. In some cases, it may be necessary to hire an accident reconstruction expert who can use science to establish evidence regarding speed, acceleration, direction, braking distance, and other crucial information that may make or break a case. Care is needed to gather the facts in order to preserve evidence while protecting its admissibility at trial.
The more severe the injury, the more you can be assured that the responsible party is taking steps to protect their interests. As standard practice for the responsible party’s insurance company, the company will open a file and assign the incident to an adjuster. Typically, the adjuster’s goal is to control the case and ensure that you, the insured or claimant, is provided the smallest amount possible. When discussing the case with the insurance company, the company will most likely have already completed an investigation of the case, including written and recorded statements of the drivers and witnesses, police reports, photographs, and estimates of the property damage. Insurance companies view injured people as statistics. Let Pearson, Randall & Schumacher, P.A. personalize your claim.
Unfortunately, some trucking and automobile accidents result in death, either immediately at the scene or shortly thereafter. A multitude of steps must be taken to protect the interest of the next-of-kin of the deceased party. Minnesota law requires the appointment of a trustee to act as a representative for the remaining next of kin. Experts must be hired to determine the amount of damages and to determine causation issues. The attorneys at Pearson, Randall & Schumacher, P.A. have held many individuals and corporations legally accountable for the harm caused to others.
Pearson, Randall & Schumacher, P.A. is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. If you have suffered an injury from a trucking or auto accident, contact our firm for a free consultation with an experienced attorney at 612-767-7516.