Injured in Car Accident What are My Rights


Our lawyers get calls from people every day who were injured in an auto accident. Unfortunately, Minnesota law is a bit confusing when it comes to the insurance issues and compensation. The concept of being in a “No-Fault” state is particularly confusing. No-Fault does not mean it doesn’t matter who was at fault.  It means that everyone injured in a car accident is entitled to certain, limited, benefits regardless of who was at fault. However, those benefits are limited, so if your injury is somewhat serious, it still matters who was at fault.

Injured in Car Accident
Injured in Car Accident

If you are injured in a car accident, your No-Fault insurance will pay the first $20,000 in medical bills and up to $20,000 in lost wages. If your car accident injury is more serious, your health insurance will then take over payments. In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering and your future needs.  This depends on the seriousness of your injury, and who was at fault in the crash.

Our car accident lawyers deal with many different situations. For example, the injured passenger may have different rights than the driver. We have had many cases where our client was driving their car without insurance. Even if you are uninsured, you have rights if the other car was at fault. Similarly, if the car that hit you did not have insurance, you are entitled to uninsured coverage on your own policy. There are actually too many scenarios to mention them all.


A car accident injury is never something anyone asks for.  It is just something you have to deal with. Our lawyers have represented hundreds of car accident injury victims throughout MN over the last 25 years. If you have been injured in a car accident, call us for a free consultation. A top attorney will answer your questions and explain your rights. Our primary focus is to make sure you get all the compensation you are entitled to.