Central Minnesota residents are independent people who value hard work and having fun. Many in the St. Cloud region own an ATV or UTV that they use to drive around their property, on trails, or to town. Generally driving around on area roads in town and in the more rural parts of our state is safe. But occasionally a person makes a mistake that leads to a serious accident that affects many families.
A serious accident recently occurred in Alberta Township between a Polaris Ranger UTV and a car. The Ranger was heading west on 115th Street near 115th Ave. NE when it was rear-ended by a car driven by a 21-year-old that was also traveling west. The two occupants of the Ranger were thrown, and the driver of the Ranger suffered life-threatening injuries. The passenger of the Ranger and the driver of the car were also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. A warrant was issued to draw blood of the 21-year-old driver as authorities believe he was under the influence at the time of the accident.
A family never knows when their life is going to change due to a serious accident. An unexpected accident can turn a life upside down. Not only does a victim have to deal with unexpected medical expenses, they may also not be able to work and can suffer emotional distress. If a person was injured in an accident due to no fault of their own they may want to speak with an attorney who has experience in personal injury. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine who was at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
An unexpected accident can be traumatic for a family. It is important that a car accident victim understands that they have legal rights.