Car / Pedestrian / Drunk Driving Accidents

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Car Crashes

In 2014, 361 people died and nearly 30,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes on Minnesota roads.  This means on average there was 1 death and 81 injuries every day in 2014 due to motor vehicle crashes.  While our cars have gotten safer and seat belt use has greatly increased, lives are still lost and people are injured on a daily basis. 

It is important to understand that motor vehicle crashes are serious events that may have lasting financial, physical and emotional consequences for those involved. Even seemingly minor crashes can have lasting impacts. No matter how severe a crash or injury, if you or a loved one have been involved in a crash it is critical to consult with a knowledgeable attorney who can help you with the insurance claims, your physical and emotional recovery and fight for you to obtain fair compensation for your medical care, vehicle damage, lost wages and more. It is important to get an experienced attorney working for you as soon as possible after a crash, so a full investigation can be conducted into the circumstances of the crash and critical evidence can be preserved.

The experienced attorneys at Maschka, Riedy & Ries will stand by your side and ease the burden of dealing with insurance companies so you can focus on recovering from your injuries and moving on with your life. We do not get paid unless you collect and consultations are always free.

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Pedestrian Injuries

In 2012, on average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in a traffic crash. Pedestrians are at an increased risk of injury or death since they have no protection from cars or other moving vehicles in a collision. Children are even more susceptible to being hit by motor vehicles because of their small stature, which makes them difficult to see.

Common causes of crashes involving pedestrians include distracted driving, poor visibility, drunk driving, failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians lawfully crossing roadways and poor roadway design.

The attorneys at Maschka, Riedy and Ries have successfully represented and fought for people injured or killed in pedestrian crashes. If you or someone you love has been injured as a pedestrian, it is critical to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately to fully investigate your claim and preserve critical evidence.

Client story about a pedestrian accident

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Drunk Driving Accidents

Alcohol is a leading cause of crashes and deaths from automobile crashes.  In 2014, 88 people died in Minnesota as a result of drunk driving, over 2000 more were injured by drunk drivers.  Maschka, Riedy and Ries not only supports efforts to stop drunk driving but aggressively represents those injured by drunk drivers and their loved ones.

Drinking and driving is not only a crime but it is gross negligence and victims of drunk drivers have the right to be compensated for their harms and losses. Our team at Maschka, Riedy and Ries will ensure that victims of drunk drivers receive justice by fully pursuing all recovery options from the drunk driver, as well as businesses who may have over-served the intoxicated person.


It is critical to not only seek appropriate medical treatment immediately after a crash involving a drunk driver but also to hire an experienced personal injury attorney in order to preserve critical evidence and help you track your medical expenses. Victims’ rights are protected by Minnesota law and victims are entitled to recover for their medical expenses, wage loss, emotional distress and pain and suffering. Drunk driving also creates a claim for punitive damages for the victim or their family. The experienced attorneys at Maschka, Riedy and Ries will ensure all of your claims are paid in a timely fashion and you receive all applicable benefits.


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