PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
A personal injury attorney represents people injured in an accident including car accidents, defective product injuries, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, gun accidents, etc. Lawyers who practice personal injury law usually focus their practice on either helping people injured in accidents, or defending insurance companies against those claims. Our MN personal injury attorneys represent the people who have been injured in an accident; we do not represent insurance companies to defend against claims caused by the other person.
THE BEST PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS ARE EXPERIENCED
Personal injury law in Minnesota is very specific and requires specialized knowledge. There are some lawyers who will occasionally take on 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 attorneys who do have experience and specialized knowledge about injury cases. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the lawyer you choose is experienced and knowledgeable in MN personal injury law so that your interest will be properly represented. It is also important to work with a law firm that does not take on so many cases that you will get lost in the shuffle. Unfortunately, some of the larger law firms you see with the big advertising campaigns process so many cases that that they cannot know who you really are. At our firm, you will meet with a personal injury lawyer from the beginning, and you will always be able to get your personal injury lawyer on the phone or have us call you back within 24 hours.
Many of the best personal injury lawyers in 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 she still contributes by writing articles or speaking at seminars when asked. A top personal injury lawyer in MN belongs 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 MINNESOTA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
With personal injury cases in MN, there are a number of issues that come up in accident cases that require the specialized knowledge and study of a 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 an improvement can have a two year statute of limitations. An even more important issue is having a personal injury lawyer who understands the medical issues involved in your case. For example, one of the most common defenses our personal injury attorneys see from the insurance company 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, and you do not want someone facing that issue for the first time on your case.
If you have been injured in an accident, call our office for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are experienced personal injury lawyers with more than 25 years’ experience handling hundreds of injury 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 a personal injury lawyer in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Woodbury. Our lawyers also meet our personal injury clients at hospitals like HCMC, and at people’s homes in St. Paul, Chanhassen, Chaska, Maple Grove, Apple Valley, White Bear Lake and other cities throughout MN.