Bicycle/ Motorcycle/ ATV/ Snowmobile/ Boating Accidents

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Bicycle Accidents

As a bicyclist in Minnesota, you have the right to utilize the roadways with traffic.  Drivers are expected to be responsible in sharing the road with cyclists but many times drivers do not follow their responsibilities with respect to cyclists causing crashes.  Injuries suffered as a result of bicycle crashes are often severe, leaving the injured cyclist with expensive medical bills and lost wages. 

The personal injury attorneys at Maschka, Riedy and Ries are experienced in handling bicycling crash cases and are passionate about advocating on behalf of the rights of injured cyclists.  If you or someone you know has been injured in a bicycle crash, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately to make sure your rights are protected.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are a popular and enjoyable form of transportation in Minnesota, whether you are out for a ride through the country or commuting around town.  Unfortunately, motorcyclists are far more vulnerable to sustain serious injury in a crash than those in cars or trucks.  Often crashes involving motorcycles are caused by the inattentiveness of another driver who fails to see a motorcycle and causes a crash.  Motorcyclists have the same rights as other drivers on Minnesota roads but not necessarily the same insurance coverage.  That is why it is important to hire an attorney who understands the issues with obtaining insurance coverage for injured motorcyclists.

We are experienced in handling motorcycle crashes and will aggressively pursue your case to ensure that you get maximum recovery for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages.

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ATV/UTV/Four Wheeler Accidents

ATVs and UTVs are very popular for not only recreation but also for working around farms.  These vehicles are not only fun to drive but are also helpful with a variety of tasks such as moving heaving objects.  Like any activity involving speed, rough terrain or heavy machinery, using these vehicles can have tragic consequences. In 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated there were over 100,000 ATV-related injuries requiring an emergency room visit.  Approximately 25% of those were for children under the age of 16.   Many ATV/UTV injuries are caused by operator error but a significant number are also caused by defective design which causes rollover or other incidents leading to injuries.  Injured passengers on these vehicles may have claims against the operators who may be covered under homeowners or farm insurance policies.

We are experienced in handling ATV/UTV crashes and will aggressively pursue your case to ensure that you get maximum recovery for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages.

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Snowmobile Accidents

One of the advantages of Minnesota’s long and cold winter is the fun of snowmobiling.  It is one of the most popular winter activities in Minnesota.  Unfortunately there are many snowmobile crashes every winter.  Fifteen people died in snowmobiling accidents in Minnesota in 2014, making it the deadliest year for snowmobilers since 2010.  Many accidents are the result of excessive speed or alcohol use but other common factors in snowmobile accidents include lack of experience, reckless driving, improper service or maintenance or design/manufacturing defects in the snowmobile itself.   Another potential cause of such crashes is a defective or hidden condition on another person’s property.  

We are experienced in handling snowmobile crashes and will aggressively pursue your case to ensure that you get maximum recovery for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages.

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Boating Accidents

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and naturally boating and fishing are immensely popular.  Also, jet skis and wave runners are at an all time high level of popularity. This popularity can lead to crowded lakes and rivers and increased risks of injury.  A fun day on the lake can turn tragic in an instant.  The most common types of boating accidents are: boat collisions with other boats, personal watercraft or people in the water and boat fires and explosions.  Boating collisions are commonly caused by operator inexperience or intoxication.

Boating accidents involving boat malfunction, fire or explosion can have devastating consequences.  These accidents are often caused by defective design or manufacture of the boat and/or improper service or maintenance.  Negligence in fueling can also lead to boat fires or explosions. 

The attorneys at Maschka, Riedy and Ries are knowledgeable and experienced in the unique issues present in boat accident cases, whether through operator negligence, boat malfunction or defect or another cause.  

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