ST. PAUL MN ACCIDENT LAWYER – PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
Our personal injury accident lawyers handle all kinds of accident injury cases in Minnesota every day. The St. Paul accident cases our top lawyers handle include car accident cases, slip and fall cases, dog bite and dog attack cases, defective product cases, motorcycle injuries, and other cases where our clients are injured in an accident in St. Paul and throughout Minnesota. Our accident cases are almost always against an insurance company.
When you are injured in an accident, the law in MN requires that your claim be technically brought against the person who caused the accident, rather than the insurance company. However, the insurance company defends the case for the person who caused the accident, and the insurance company pays the settlement, so the case is really against the insurance company. Our best MN accident lawyers deal with insurance companies about St. Paul accident injury cases every day, and we have been doing so for more than 25 years.
Our lawyers understand there are three important parts to an accident insurance claim in St. Paul or any other part of Minnesota: First, to have an accident claim, there must be a third-party at fault. If you injure yourself in an accident and there is no fault on another party, you cannot successfully bring an accident claim in Minnesota. The third-party in a MN accident claim can be a person or a business. For example, if you are injured because something slippery was left on the floor at a store, the accident claim is against the business. If you are injured because a homeowner did not properly salt their sidewalk, the accident claim is against a person. Similarly, if you are injured in a car accident by a truck being driven for a company, our Minnesota accident injury attorneys pursue the accident case against the business that owns the truck.
The second requirement for an accident case in MN is that there has to be an injury. In a car accident case, the injury has to meet a threshold. In other Minnesota personal injury accidents, the injury has to at least be significant enough to make it worthwhile for the accident injury attorney to pursue the case. When you hire an accident lawyer from our office in a personal injury accident case, we are paid based on a contingency, which means that we are paid a percentage of what we collect for the person injured in the accident. Therefore, we can only take cases if the injury is significant enough to make it worth the time and expense we incur. It is not always apparent to people at the time of the accident how significant their injury will be. Therefore, a lawyer from our office will meet with you after an accident in St. Paul or elsewhere in MN and provide you with a free consultation.
The third requirement our personal injury lawyers look for in a St. Paul MN accident case, is insurance. Unfortunately, it generally does not make sense to pursue cases where the person or business causing the accident does not have insurance. Usually, people who don’t have insurance for accidents they cause also don’t have money to pay damages for their accidents. It is illegal to own and drive a car in Minnesota without having insurance for accidents, but we do see that happen sometimes in St. Paul and other areas. Unfortunately, the penalties are not as severe as we think they should be. However, if you are injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured driver, a Minnesota accident lawyer from our office will also help you get compensation from the uninsured motorist coverage of your own insurance.
Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are experienced lawyers with more than 25 years’ experience representing hundreds of people injured in an accident in St. Paul and throughout the state. Pam Rochlin is a former partner at Meshbesher and Spence, offering small firm attention and personal service. Pam and David are married and we treat our clients like they are a part of our family. We have offices in Woodbury (with easy parking) and Minneapolis. An top injury attorney will also meet personal injury accident clients at their homes in St. Paul, Chanhassen, Chaska, Maple Grove, Apple Valley, White Bear Lake, Brooklyn Park, and other cities throughout Minnesota. Call us for a free consultation.