Intersection accidents often lead to disputes over which party was at fault. Often, each party thinks they had the “right of way.” Such cases can also lead to serious injuries or even a wrongful death. It is important that you hire a personal injury attorney who is experienced in resolving cases about disputes over both liability and damages. Jim Suk founded our firm in 1988 with the belief that his clients are entitled to the highest level of representation. His firm has collected over $100 million in damages on behalf of his clients and has handled many cases involving accidents at an intersection or a stop sign. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer. We also assist those in Owatonna, other areas of Minnesota, and Iowa and Wisconsin.
Injury lawyers assisting Rochester and Owatonna residents injured at an intersection or stop sign
Intersection and stop sign accidents are unique; both drivers involved may feel they had the right of way. This may mean you will have to prove that the other driver was at fault in addition to proving the extent to which you were damaged. Potential disputes over liability make these matters more complicated than typical car accidents or rear end collisions. Fortunately, Minnesota law recognizes the concept of “comparative fault.” This means that people can recover compensation for their injuries as long as a jury finds they are not more than 50 percent responsible for the accident. Any damages awarded to a plaintiff will be adjusted to reflect their share (if any) of fault in causing the accident.
The first step in an intersection accident case is for the plaintiff’s lawyer to contact the insurance carrier. The attorney will deal directly with the insurance company. If a settlement cannot be reached, a lawsuit will be initiated. Discovery (the process by which information is gained from plaintiffs and defendants) will begin. Discovery will be used to identify witnesses and obtain other evidence about liability. One form of evidence may be the defendant’s cell phone records. Proving that the defendant was talking on the phone when the accident happened likely helps the case for liability. After discovery is completed the case will proceed to trial. A jury will decide the issues of liability, comparative fault, and damages. Trial is a highly complicated process and you should select an attorney experienced in handling such matters.
Our Rochester personal injury firm assists those who were harmed while at an intersection or stop sign. Prior to your initial consultation we will provide you with a list of needed items so we can begin work on the case as soon as possible. Once you retain our firm, we will quickly contact the insurance carriers so you can focus on the important business of getting healthy. We will use the discovery process to help build your case and, if necessary, we will hire an accident reconstructionist to help establish liability. After discovery is completed the case goes to trial. Jim Suk will ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process. We stay in regular communication with you as the case proceeds. This includes making ourselves available to answer your questions, promptly responding to your phone calls, and copying you on all relevant correspondence. We understand that this is a stressful time in your life. We will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
We also serve the following southeast Minnesota cities: Red Wing, Winona, Mankato, Austin, Albert Lea, and Owatonna, as well as the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Bloomington. We also serve the Iowa cities of Mason City, Charles City, Osage, Spencer, Garner, Forest City, and Northwood and the Wisconsin cities of La Crosse, Onalaska, Sparta, Viroqua, River Falls, Ellsworth, Whitehall, and Black River Falls.
Attorneys assisting Rochester residents seriously injured in intersection accidents
Intersection accidents can often lead to serious harm. Such harm may include injuries involving paralysis, head trauma, spinal damage, or even wrongful death. In these situations it is important that you retain an attorney with the financial resources necessary to see your case through to completion. Our firm has obtained numerous verdicts awarding large dollar amounts to our clients and is well equipped to face the largest insurance companies and corporations. We have the resources to retain all necessary experts. It is our goal to get you the highest dollar amount possible and we make it our mission to do so.