attorneys across the country and throughout Minnesota consult with Michael in
preparation for a case involving a truck accident injury or death. From
heavy-traffic expressways such as Interstate 94, Interstate 90 and Interstate
35, to the state's many two-lane highways, Minnesota boasts thousands of miles
of roads that trucks rely on to reach urban centers such as Minneapolis, St.
Paul, Rochester and Duluth. Unfortunately, those high-traffic volumes lead to
hundreds of preventable injuries and deaths. Every year, more than 2,500
accidents involving commercial trucks occur on Minnesota's roadways. If you
have suffered from an accident with a truck, make sure your rights are protected.
Contact Michael and speak to an attorney who has the courtroom experience you
need to hold a negligent truck driver or carrier accountable.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Squaw Lake may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Minnesota, visit our Minnesota Trucking Laws page.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 62 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 2,057 per year
Accident Locales: 70%(Rural), 30%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 30% of Minnesota's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Minnesota.
In 85% of Minnesota's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 35: From its southern terminus in Laredo, TX at the Mexican border to its northern one in Duluth, MN, I-35 spans the girth of America's Heartland. The 260 miles of I-35 that traverse Minnesota pass through the major cities of Albert Lea, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Interstate 90: I-90 is the longest of all U.S. Interstates extending 3,100+ miles from Seattle, WA to Boston, MA. 276 miles of I-90 are contained in Minnesota, including the cities of Worthington, Fairmont, Albert Lea, Austin and Rochester.
Interstate 94: A strictly northern route, I - 94 begins in Billings, MT and ends in Port Huron, MI. The 259 miles of I-94 that pass through Minnesota have interchanges at Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Alexandria, St. Cloud, Minneapolis and Saint Paul.