Every year, millions of people go to the emergency room for injuries related to accidents. When your accident is due to another party’s negligence, you are entitled to seek financial compensation for your damages. Our Minnesota personal injury lawyers can help you fight for the settlement you deserve.
We believe you should be appropriately compensated for any and all damages you incurred due to your personal injury. Our law firm is ready to provide you with the assistance you need. Contact us at (877) 746-4275.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Represent
Some of the most common accidents we handle that involve personal injury include:
Each year, about three million people suffer non-fatal injuries due to motor vehicle accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These accidents almost always occur due to the negligence of the other party, be it the other driver, construction workers, or the local government.
Malpractice is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S. Doctors and medical staff need to uphold the strictest standards when it comes to treating patients. If they fail to diagnose an illness, prescribe the wrong medication, or are otherwise negligent, you can hold them liable for any injuries and damages that you suffered as a result.
Property owners have a duty to maintain their property to make it reasonably safe for others. If they fail to perform basic maintenance, and you get injured while lawfully on their property, you can pursue financial compensation against them.
Consumer products need to be safe to use or consume. Even with rigorous testing, sometimes a product can still be released to the general public and cause harm. You can seek compensation for damages if a product has caused you immediate harm.
Under the Official Code of Minnesota Annotated (OCMA) §347.22, a dog’s owner is responsible for any injuries and damages caused by their dog. They are liable for the full amount, provided you did not provoke the dog and that you were in a public place or were otherwise lawfully on private property at the time of the bite.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Minnesota, call 877-746-4275
Comparative Fault in Minnesota
The state of Minnesota follows a comparative fault law. This means you cannot file a claim for your personal injury if you were more than 50% responsible for the accident that caused it. As long as you are below 50% responsible, you can file a claim.
Whatever percentage you are found responsible for gets taken out of your settlement amount. So, if you had a $100,000 settlement and were found 20% responsible, you would only receive $80,000. Both the insurance company and the defense will try to hold you accountable for your accident so they can either pay you less or have your claim dismissed altogether. A good lawyer can help you prevent that from happening.
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Why You May Want to Hire a Lawyer
Lawyers can help your case in ways you may not be equipped for on your own. For instance, our lawyers will:
- Help you establish the negligence of the at-fault party
- Consult with experts and collect witness testimonies
- File all your paperwork and ensure you meet all deadlines
- Provide sound legal advice and help you through any questions you may have
Our main goal is to help you focus on your recovery while we lift the burden of fighting your claim off your shoulders. We will negotiate fiercely on your behalf, and we will not stop until you get the settlement that meets your needs.
The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
In Minnesota, you have two years to file a claim for your personal injury. You do not want to wait until the last minute to get started. The faster you file your claim, the faster settlement negotiations can begin. Our lawyers will guide you through the claim filing process.
While it may seem like two years is ample time, the truth is that many people neglect to file their claims within those two years. The result is that many accidents go unsettled, and those suffering from their injuries have to eat the costs of their damages, which can wreak havoc on their financial health too. Do not end up in a situation like this. Contact our law office today.
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For more than 40 years, our team has helped thousands of clients get back on their feet and on the road to recovery. We do not charge upfront fees or have hidden costs. For a free consultation, call us today to schedule an appointment at (877) 746-4275.