INSIDER EXCLUSIVE “Goes Behind The Headlines” in “American Crystal Sugar Company-Beet Harvest Road Peril” to meet with Stephen Gabrielson who successfully represented Dan Rassat.
Dan was seriously injured during the pre-dawn hours of October 17, 2007, when he and a group of friends were driving on State Highway 5 through North Dakota on a duck hunting trip and ran into the back of a semi near the entrance to the ACS Hamilton beet piling station.
The back of the semi was so obliterated with mud that its taillights and reflectors were invisible. Dan sustained serious injuries, including multiple tears of his small and large intestines, and a fractured L3 vertebra. He was rushed to the hospital in Fargo, ND, for immediate surgery.
Several companies were named as responsible parties for causing Dan’s serious injuries, but the biggest challenge was to prove that American Crystal Sugar, the largest sugar producer in the world had created the dangerous and muddy conditions on the roadway, adjacent to the beet piling station.
Watch the documentary by clicking on the image below.