MINNESOTA ACCIDENT LAWYER – PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
Our MN personal injury accident lawyers handle all kinds of accident injury cases in Minnesota every day. The people we represent for accident injury claims almost always bring their cases against an insurance company. The MN accident cases our best lawyers handle include car accident cases, slip and fall cases, dog bite and dog attack cases, defective product cases, motorcycle injuries, and other cases where people are injured in an accident in Minnesota.
MN law requires that when you are injured in an accident, the case is technically brought against the person causing the accident, rather than the insurance company. However, the insurance company defends the case for the person who caused the accident, and the insurance company pays the settlement. Our top MN accident lawyers deal with insurance companies about accident injury cases every day, and we have been doing so for more than 25 years.
Our lawyers understand there are three important parts to an accident case in Minnesota: First, to have an accident case, there must be a third-party at fault. If you injure yourself in an accident and there is no other party at fault, you cannot successfully bring an accident injury claim in Minnesota. The third-party in a MN personal injury accident claim can be a person or a business. For example, if you are injured because something slippery was left on the floor at a store, the accident claim is against the business. If you are injured because a homeowner did not properly salt their sidewalk, the accident claim is against a person. Similarly, if you are injured in a car accident by a truck being driven for a company, our MN accident injury attorneys pursue the accident case against the business that owns the truck.
The second requirement for an accident case in Minnesota is that there has to be an injury. In a car accident case, the injury has to meet a threshold. In other MN personal injury accidents, the injury has to at least be significant enough to make it worthwhile for a MN accident lawyer to pursue the case. Our lawyers take personal injury accident cases based on a contingency fee, which means that we are paid a percentage of what we collect for the person injured in the accident. Therefore, we can only take cases if the injury is significant enough to make it worth the time and expense we incur. This usually means eventual surgery or a permanent injury. It is not always apparent to injured people at the time of the accident how significant their injury will be. Therefore, our lawyers are always happy to meet with you after an accident in MN and provide you with a free consultation to assess whether you have a case that is worth pursuing.
The third requirement our personal injury lawyers look for in a MN accident case, is insurance. Unfortunately, it generally does not make sense to pursue a case if the person or business causing the accident does not have insurance. Usually, people who don’t have insurance for accidents they cause also don’t have money to pay damages for their accidents. It is illegal to own and drive a car in Minnesota without having insurance for accidents, but we do see that happen sometimes. Unfortunately, the penalties are not as severe as we think they should be. However, if you are injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured driver, our MN accident lawyers will also help you get compensation from the uninsured motorist coverage of your own insurance.
Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are experienced Minnesota personal injury accident lawyers with more than 25 years’ experience representing people in hundreds of accident 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 in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Woodbury. An attorney will also meet our personal injury accident clients at their homes in St. Paul, Chanhassen, Chaska, Maple Grove, Apple Valley, White Bear Lake, Brooklyn Park, and other cities throughout Minnesota. Call us for a free consultation.
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