INJURED IN ACCIDENT DO I HAVE A CASE?
The short answer is yes. If you have been injured in a MN car accident that was the other driver’s fault, you probably have a case for compensation against the other driver’s insurance. If the crash was your fault, you are at least entitled to No-Fault benefits from your own auto insurance. No-Fault benefits will pay medical bills, and lost wages if you are unable to work because of your car accident injury. You may also have a case even if you were a passenger and the driver of the car you were in caused the accident – even if the driver is a family member of yours.
INJURY COMPENSATION THRESHOLD IN MN
No Fault benefits after a MN car accident injury are automatic, but additional compensation for other things like pain and suffering depends on how injured you are. Part of the No-Fault law in Minnesota is the requirement that you meet a certain threshold before you have a case for additional compensation after an auto accident. Basically, to meet this threshold and qualify for additional compensation, you must either have had $4,000 in medical expenses, a 60 day disability, or a permanent injury. Sometimes you will meet this threshold immediately if there is a bad crash and serious injury requiring urgent treatment. However, in many cases you will not know how serious your injury is until days or weeks after the car accident.
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