Personal Injury Lawyers MN Negligence


Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. It is doing something that a reasonable person would not do. It can also be the failure to do something, depending on the circumstances. To have a case for negligence, you must prove that the other person failed to use reasonable care, and that you were injured as a result. All our personal injury cases involve negligence.

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Personal Injury Attorney Pam Rochlin

Of course, some people confuse negligence with an accident. Actually, most cases of negligence are accidental. If the injury wasn’t an accident it would be intentional – which results in criminal penalties. For example, a rear-end car crash is an accident. It is also negligence. There may be a minor criminal penalty for violating a traffic statute, but the penalty would be much worse if it was done on purpose. With negligence cases, the focus is on paying money damages. This includes payment of medical bills, lost wages, etc. In addition, there is usually a payment for pain and suffering.

Negligence is not excused just because ‘it was an accident.’ If you accidentally break something of someone’s, you expect to pay to fix or replace it. The same principle applies if you injure them.


If you were injured in an accident, call us for a free consultation. Our personal injury lawyers handle negligence cases throughout Minnesota. In addition, we handle negligence cases of all kinds. Many of our cases involve car accidents. However, we also regularly handle cases involving a dog bite, slip fall, injury on someone’s property, defective product, explosion, and many others.

We have offices to meet you in Edina, Minneapolis, and Woodbury. In addition, we come to people’s homes throughout Minnesota or meet by Zoom. The primary focus of our personal injury lawyers is to get you complete compensation for your injuries. At the initial meeting we will answer your questions and explain your rights. There is no obligation on your part. Further, we never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injuries.