INJURY ATTORNEYS – MINNESOTA ACCIDENT LAWYER
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 injury law in MN usually focus their practice on either helping people injured in accidents, or defending insurance companies against those claims. Our MN injury attorneys only represent the people who have been injured in accidents, with many of our injury cases in Minneapolis and St. Paul; we do not represent insurance companies to defend against claims.
THE BEST INJURY LAWYERS IN MN ARE EXPERIENCED
Personal injury law in Minnesota is very specific and requires specialized knowledge. There are some attorneys in MN 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 Minnesota injury cases. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the attorney you choose also is experienced and knowledgeable in personal 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 injury law firms in MN process so many cases that that they cannot know who you really are. At our firm, you will meet with a Minnesota accident injury lawyer from the beginning, and you will always be able to get us on the phone or we will call you back within 24 hours.
An experienced injury attorney in Minnesota will belong to the MN Association for Justice. Our law firm has supported this organization for many years, and Pam Rochlin served on the Board of Governors 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 AN ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYER IN MN
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 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 for the surviving family to bring a claim. Many slip and fall 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. There are specific legal issues that must be considered when the injury is to a child. Another set of complications that comes up in most injury cases in MN is the relationship between different types of insurance. For example, with an automobile accident there is liability coverage from the person causing the accident, medical payment coverage from the vehicle owned by the injured person, and sometimes underinsured or uninsured coverage from a third vehicle. Similarly, there are frequently insurance issues that have to be addressed by our injury attorneys when the injured person received benefits from their own health insurance, and then their health insurance wants to be reimbursed from any future settlement.
It is also very important to have an injury lawyer in MN 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 that our client’s injury was not caused by the accident because he or she 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 injury lawyers in MN with more than 25 years’ experience handling hundreds of injury cases. Our primary focus is on getting fair compensation for our clients, including pain and suffering. Pam Rochlin is a former partner at Meshbesher and Spence, providing 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 an injury lawyer in Edina, Minneapolis MN, St. Louis Park and Woodbury. Our lawyers also meet our injury clients at their homes in St. Paul MN, Chanhassen, Chaska, Maple Grove, Apple Valley, White Bear Lake, Brooklyn Park, and other cities throughout Minnesota. Call us for a free consultation.
See also our personal injury resources page for helpful website links.