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Share the Road With Pedestrians

Matthew E. Steinbrink - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyMay 02, 2017

Crosswalks are an important safety feature implemented into Minnesota’s transportation network that allow pedestrians to safely cross roadways.   Every year in Minnesota, pedestrians are struck and killed by drivers who simply did not see the person walking across the road.  Drivers must be aware of their surroundings at all times to be alert for all pedestrian crossings.  

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Avoid Pedestrian Car Accidents in Minnesota

Matthew E. Steinbrink - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyDecember 07, 2015

In the last few weeks, three were killed in pedestrian related car accidents in Minnesota. One was a 5 year-old boy in Minneapolis struck on Halloween, another a 35 year-old woman struck by a semi truck on interstate 35 near Sandstone, and yet another a 54 year-old woman struck by a car on Highway 95 near Cambridge.

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Bikes and Pedestrians Are No Match For Cars

Matthew E. Steinbrink - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 24, 2015

In the last couple of years, I have seen an increase in the number of new bike and pedestrian injury cases in my practice.  Unfortunately, injury severity is markedly increased when a biker or pedestrian encounters an inattentive person driving a car.  In 2013 alone, there were 867 pedestrian injuries and 35 deaths from pedestrian versus car incidents.

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A Closer Look at the Statistics Around Highway Fatalities

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyFebruary 05, 2015

In November of 2013, The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the 2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data, which showed that 33,561 highway deaths took place that year. This number reflects 1,082 more highway deaths occurred nationwide in 2012 than in 2011.

 

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First, She Survived; Now Jury Helps Out

Star Tribune, by Margaret ZackJanuary 15, 1993

Two drivers found liable

The life of Anna Duffy and her family changed dramatically and permanently on an October morning more than two years ago as she and her 3-year-old daughter were walking to her mother-in-law's home in northeast Minneapolis.

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