Drunk Driving Collisions
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Drunk driving is the nations most frequently committed violent crime. In the year 2000, America experienced the largest percentage increase in alcohol-related traffic deaths on record. 17,380 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes - an average of one every half-hour. These deaths constituted approximately 41 percent of the 41,945 total traffic fatalities. In 2002, 17,419 people were killed in crashes involving alcohol, representing 41 percent of the 42,815 people killed in all traffic crashes, according to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration data. Of the 657 traffic accidents in Minnesota in 2002, 255 (or 39%) of those accidents were alcohol-related.

The liquor industry is very powerful and it takes a strong well-focused legal team to win compensation on behalf of victims of drunk drivers. The lawyers at Eckman, Strandness & Egan understand the battle such victims encounter and know what needs to be done to result in a successful outcome. Steve Eckman has testified before the legislature and has argues cases against drunk drivers before juries, the Appellate Court and the Supreme Court. He obtained important changes in the law on behalf of the victims of drunk drivers and he has written articles for other lawyers and judges on the subject of the dram shop act which allows lawsuits against bars who serve drunk persons.

All of our lawyers are experienced and ready champion your case for full compensation against drunk drivers and negligent bars. If you or a loved one have been injured through someone else's intoxication, contact us immediately to preserve your right to compensation. We've seen first-hand how devastating the effects of drunk driving can be, and we don't want your family to fall victim to this crime as well.

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Eckman, Strandness & Egan P.A.

319 Barry Ave. South Suite 100, Wayzata, MN 55391-0597
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 597, Wayzata, MN  55391-0597
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