MINNEAPOLIS MN INJURY LAWYERS INJURED IN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
A personal injury lawyer represents people injured in accidents including car accidents, defective product injuries, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, etc. Lawyers who practice personal injury law in Minnesota usually focus their practice either on helping people injured in accidents, or defending insurance companies against those claims. Our MN personal injury attorneys only represent people who have been injured in accidents, with many of our injury cases in Minneapolis; we do not represent insurance companies to defend against claims.
THE BEST PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS ARE EXPERIENCED
Personal injury law is very specific and requires specialized knowledge. There are some lawyers who will take on personal injury cases even though personal injury law is not their primary focus, so they may not have the specialized knowledge required. However the insurance companies only hire defense lawyers who do have experience and specialized knowledge about MN accident injury cases. Therefore, if you are injured in an accident in Minneapolis or anywhere in MN, it is important to make sure that the lawyer you choose has experience and knowledge in personal injury law so that your interest will be properly represented. However, it is also important to work with a law firm where you will not get lost in the shuffle of too many cases. Unfortunately, some of the larger law firms process so many cases that that they cannot know who you really are. At our firm, you will meet with a Minneapolis injury lawyer from the beginning, and you will always be able to get us on the phone or have us call you back within 24 hours.
Many of the best personal injury lawyers belong to the Minnesota Association for Justice. Our law firm has supported this organization for many years, and Pam Rochlin served on the Board of Governers for 10 years, and still contributes by writing articles or speaking at seminars when asked. The top MN personal injury lawyers belong to the Minnesota Association for Justice for a number of reasons including the educational opportunities, shared resources, common lobbying and communication efforts.
COMMON ISSUES FACED BY A MN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
When someone is injured in an accident in Minnesota, there are a number of issues that require the specialized knowledge and study of an experienced personal injury lawyer. For example, there are different statutes of limitation for different types of personal injury cases. Most car accident personal injury cases in MN have a six year statute of limitations, but if there is a death involved the statute of limitations is three years. Many slip and fall personal injury cases have a six year statute of limitations, but injuries on property that are a result of a permanent improvement to the property have a two year statute of limitations. There are also specific legal issues that must be considered when the injury is to a child.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is also important to work with an attorney who understands the medical issues involved in your case. For example, one of the most common defenses our MN injury lawyers see from the insurance companies is their claim that our client’s injury was not caused by the accident because they had a preexisting condition. That is the type of issue that comes up every day for an experienced personal injury lawyer in MN, and you do not want an attorney facing that issue for the first time on your case.
Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are experienced Minnesota personal injury lawyers with more than 20 years’ experience handling hundreds of accident injury cases in Minneapolis 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 where you can meet our personal injury lawyers in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Woodbury. Our lawyers also meet our personal injury 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. We can help you even if you are in the middle of a bankruptcy proceeding or divorce.