Posts Archive: Car Accident & Vehicle Injury

Meshbesher & Spence partners and motorcycle crash attorneys Gus Nicklow, Josh Tuchscherer, and Andrew Davick successfully resolved a catastrophic motorcycle crash case that occurred in Washington County, Minnesota on June 18, 2017. The crash occurred when a commercial vehicle pulled out in front of our client as he was out on an evening ride on […]

Wright County District Court, Buffalo, Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WRIGHT COUNTY, MINNESOTA In a significant legal victory for our firm and a bittersweet closure for a grieving family, we have successfully resolved a high-profile trucking collision case that occurred in Maple Lake, Minnesota in September of 2021. Our firm represented the family of a beloved individual whose life was tragically […]

Derek represented a 22-year-old who was hit while sitting in her car at an intersection. The insurance company for the other driver never admitted liability and insisted that the force of the crash could not have resulted in any injury to the client. The insurance company sent the client to an adverse medical examination and the reviewing doctor wrote a 50-page opinion about why he believed the client wasn’t hurt. The client ultimately had carpel tunnel surgery fifteen months after the crash. Derek started a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and the case was submitted to binding arbitration. At arbitration Derek’s client was awarded $54,464.07.

Derek pursued case against a driver who blew through a stoplight and hit his client on the passenger side. The force of the impact caused the client to hit her head on the driver side window. Unfortunately, the client had a long history of concussions with at least seven prior reported concussions. The insurance company for the driver who hit the client put up a fight but ultimately offered their policy limits. Derek’s work on the case allowed the client to pursue additional claims against her own insurance for underinsured motorist claims. The total settlement satisfied all outstanding medical bills, wage loss and allowed the client to help move forward with her life after this devastating accident.

Rachel successfully petitioned police to change incorrect information in a police report which showed her client at fault for riding his bike in a marked crosswalk when he was hit by a minivan driven by a distracted driver. Based on the police report, the insurance company insuring the distracted driver had denied the claim, stating the bicyclist was in the wrong place. Using city ordinances and state law, Rachel went to bat for her client and got the police to change the report which helped prove to the insurance company that they were incorrect and should pay for the client’s ankle fracture injury. The case successfully resolved at a pre-trial mediation for policy limits.

Rachel represented a young man injured in a car crash caused by a teen driver who spun out on an entrance ramp, ultimately vaulting over a median barrier into oncoming traffic. This crash caused her client serious spinal injuries which were corrected with a spinal fusion surgery. She successfully negotiated policy limits settlements from three layers of insurance totaling $500,000, which allowed the college age client to not only receive a lump sum but also to set up investments that would pay him a series of payments over two decades to secure his future.

Streed’s client had no choice but to take her case to trial when she was only offered $35,000 on her car crash case—where her injuries included a herniated cervical disc that required surgery and caused her to close down the child day-care business she had operated for 20+ years– largely because the defendant driver (whose vehicle caused the rear-end collision) claimed Streed’s client could not possibly have been injured because the collision (or “tap” as the defendant called it) did not cause any structural damage to her vehicle.  Medical issues were hotly contested as was just about every aspect of the case.  In addition, several months before this trial, Streed’s client was involved in a subsequent crash, where her vehicle was totaled out. After a week long trial in Washington County a jury returned a verdict that resulted in a final judgement, after taxing costs and interest, of over $300,000 in favor of Streed’s client.

Motorcycle Accident—Counsel in seven figure settlement for 50 year old man injured in motorcycle accident in Western MN. Client was injured when a delivery van pulled out from an intersection forcing the client to put down his motorcycle resulting in significant urologic injuries.

A young woman who was in an auto accident sustained injuries that necessitated a multi-level cervical fusion surgery six years after the accident. The insurer claimed that neither the surgery nor the related injuries had been caused by the accident…

Mr. Streed represented a 26-year-old rural Minnesota man whose vehicle was demolished by an out-of-control semi-truck. The man suffered a traumatic brain injury that left him comatose for over a week. The man’s tremendous physical and mental strength and great work ethic enabled him to regain most of his pre-trauma capabilities after working hard with his excellent doctors and therapists for over a year.