Monday, April 11, 2011

36 Minnesota State Troopers Hit On Minnesota’s Highways Since November

Minnesota State Trooper Brian Bammert was rear-ended by a van while on a traffic stop on Saturday, April 2, 2011 on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis. Trooper Bammert was transported to the hospital, treated and released. Trooper Bammert was expected to return to patrol duty on Wednesday, April 6th.

According to WCCO, this was the second time Trooper Bammert has been hit while performing a traffic stop within six weeks.

Watch out for stopped emergency vehicles!

Since November 1, 2010, 36 State Troopers have been struck on Minnesota Highways. Last year, between November 2009 and April 2010, there were 14 Troopers struck on Minnesota roads.

Minnesota State Troopers and other emergency responders who sustain injuries as a result of a car accident while in the line of duty may be eligible for a variety of benefits, including workers’ compensation benefits, personal injury claims, or MSRS/PERA duty disability benefits.

Meuser & Associate represents dozens of police officers throughout the state of Minnesota, including several State Troopers, and we’re very knowledgeable about the special issues that arise in these cases.

For a free, no obligation consultation regarding your rights after a duty-related motor vehicle accident, call Ron or Jen at 877-746-5680 or click here to send us an email.


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