Oct 7

Who caused this fatal car crash? Who is at fault?

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A 25 year old Wheatland, North Dakota, man was killed in a car crash in early October, 2013, on Highway 75 just south of Moorhead, Minnesota. The fatal car accident on Highway 75 occurred near the intersection with 110th Avenue.

The news reports state that troopers from the Minnesota State Patrol and deputies from Clay County, Moorhead, Minnesota, got reports of a car driving at high speed just before the car crash.  In this accident, a southbound car drifted into the northbound oncoming lane of traffic on a curve.  A minivan was northbound at that same spot.  News reports describe the crash as either a head on collision or a broadside crash, but all reports indicate that the southbound car that drifted into the oncoming lane caused the accident.

A passenger in the southbound car was thrown from the vehicle after the collision and died as a result of injuries caused in the crash.  Two other people in the southbound car were also thrown from the car in the accident.  One was taken by life flight to a Fargo – Moorhead area hospital with serious injuries and the other was taken by ambulance to a Fargo – Moorhead area hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening.  The driver of the northbound minivan was also treated after this car accident at a Fargo – Moorhead area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

This is the type of puzzle that the accident attorneys at the Stowman Law Firm, P.A., typically must solve.  Who caused the crash?  Whose fault was it?  Was one driver distracted?  Was one driver driving too fast?  Determining who caused the accident is important, because the at-fault driver (actually the at-fault driver’s auto insurance) must pay for the damage the driver caused.  The news reports say that the driver of the southbound car – the car that drifted into the northbound lane on the curve – caused the accident.

This is the type of car accident the attorneys at the Stowman Law Firm, P.A., help with.  We handle this type of accident claim in the Fargo – Moorhead area. The personal injury attorneys at the Stowman Law Firm help by finding insurance money or other sources of compensation to pay medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering damages.  When someone is killed in an accident, our wrongful death lawyers help the surviving family members.

If you or someone you know was hurt or killed in an accident, contact the lawyers at the Stowman Law Firm, P.A.  If you have questions, we have answers.