HOSPITALIZED AT ABBOTT NORTHWESTERN? OUR LAWYERS MAKE HOSPITAL VISITS
Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis is an excellent hospital and has excellent doctors and staff. They treat acute trauma cases of all kinds, every day. Our personal injury lawyers regularly handle cases where our clients are taken to Abbott after and accident. Trauma cases at Abbott include severe burns, traumatic car accidents, explosions, and many other types of injuries. Abbott is set up for a high volume of serious injury cases. The ICU unit and burn unit in particular are very good.
A personal injury lawyer from our office is always willing to go to Abbott Northwestern to meet with someone injured in an accident. It is often important for the accident attorney to meet the injury victim early on to start gathering facts and investigate the case. The lawyer also likes to get photographs from the beginning to document the injury, and we always appreciate the opportunity to at least briefly meet the doctors and staff. Typically our top MN lawyers are cautious about having a client sign legal documents while they are in the hospital, particularly if they are medicated. This includes a retainer agreement to hire us. However, if the injury lawyer determines the client is clearly able to think coherently and understands what they are doing, we will sign the retainer agreement at the hospital so that we can get authorizations for police reports, medical records, etc. to start working on the case.
Our personal injury attorneys also will meet with the injured person’s family at the hospital. Sometimes we need to get started with the investigation quickly and the client is completely incapacitated or unconscious. Obviously if it is a child that was injured in the accident, we will deal directly with the parents. However, we will frequently meet with a spouse at the hospital and can start the case with the consent of the spouse in many situations. Sometimes an accident injury lawyer will do the same with the children of an elderly person that was injured in the accident.
If you or a family member have been injured in a Minnesota accident and are taken to Abbott Northwestern Hospital for emergency surgery or treatment, you should know that you are in good hands, and also know that our personal injury lawyers are willing to meet with you there. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are top Minnesota personal injury lawyers with more than 25 years’ experience helping hundreds of people who have been injured in accidents of all kinds, including car accidents, defective products, slip and fall injuries, dog bite and dog attack injuries, explosions, burns, etc. Pam Rochlin has been named a MN Super Lawyer every year for many years, was the 2015 President of MN Women Lawyers, and is a former partner at Meshbesher and Spence. We have an excellent team including a professional investigator to help prove your case to an insurance company or jury and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to. We provide personal attention to your case. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience and resources you need, but you will not risk getting lost in the shuffle of a larger law firm. When you call our office, one of our MN attorneys will provide you with a free initial consultation, and we will never charge you anything unless you are compensated for your injuries.