PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER FOR ST. PAUL ACCIDENTS
A Minnesota 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 MN usually focus their practice on either helping people injured in accidents, or defending insurance companies against those claims. Our personal injury attorneys only represent the people who have been injured in accidents in St. Paul and throughout MN; we do not represent insurance companies to defend against claims.
THE BEST INJURY LAWYERS ARE EXPERIENCED
Personal injury law in Minnesota is very specific and requires specialized knowledge. There are some lawyers who will take on an injury case 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 personal injury cases. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the lawyer you choose, for a St. Paul accident or elsewhere, has the necessary experience and knowledge in injury law so that your interests 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 get so many cases with television advertising that that they cannot know who you really are. At our firm, you will meet with a top personal 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 in St. Paul and throughout MN 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 injury lawyers in MN belong to the Minnesota Association for Justice for a number of reasons including the educational opportunities, sharing resources, common lobbying and communication efforts.
COMMON ISSUES FACED BY A MN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
With injury cases, there are a number of issues that come up in accident cases that require the specialized knowledge and experience of a personal injury lawyer. For example, there are different statutes of limitation for different types of personal injury cases. Most car accident 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 have a two year statute of limitations. Another important issue is having a MN personal injury lawyer who understands the medical issues involved in your case. For example, one of the most common defenses our 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 if you are injured in an accident in St. Paul or anywhere else in MN. You do not want a new injury lawyer facing that issue for the first time on your case. It also helps if the lawyer has some understanding of the treatment you are going through, whether it is physical therapy, injections, surgery, or something else.
Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are experienced Minnesota personal injury lawyers with more than 20 years’ experience handling hundreds of injury and wrongful death cases. 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 an injury lawyer in Woodbury and Minneapolis, and our injury accident lawyers frequently meet people at their homes in St. Paul, Roseville, South St. Paul, and the surrounding areas. Our lawyers also meet our personal injury clients at their homes in Chanhassen, Chaska, Maple Grove, Apple Valley, White Bear Lake, Brooklyn Park, and other cities throughout Minnesota. Call us for a free consultation.