Car accidents happen too often and can have a devastating impact on the victim. Serious injuries, missed time from work, permanent disabilities, and other catastrophic outcomes are possible. When a tragedy like this occurs it is important that you take immediate steps to protect your rights. One step is hiring an experienced personal injury attorney. Jim Suk is a Rochester car accident lawyer. He founded our firm in 1988 with a commitment to providing quality personal injury service to Minnesota residents. We take this purpose very seriously and our office will give your case the attention it deserves. Call today to speak with an attorney. We also serve other areas of the state such as Owatonna as well as Iowa and Wisconsin.
Car wreck attorneys assisting Rochester and Owatonna residents harmed in a car wreck
People have an obligation to drive safely and to obey all traffic laws. Some do not follow these obligations and accidents result. Minnesota allows the victim of a car wreck to recover damages as long as they were no more responsible for the accident than the defendant. A victim is entitled to compensation for medical bills, damage done to their vehicle, lost wages, and more. Typically, a lawsuit must be filed within six years of the time of the accident. To make sure your rights are fully protected, it is best to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.
The first step for your attorney in a car wreck case is to immediately contact the insurance company. Your counsel will deal directly with the insurer from then on. The victim can focus on regaining his or her health. Counsel will send a demand for payment to the insurance carriers once the victim’s damages can be reasonably ascertained. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, then counsel will initiate a lawsuit. Discovery (the process by which information is gained from plaintiffs and defendants) will begin. Discovery will focus on establishing the defendant’s liability and any liability of other parties. The matter will conclude with a trial. Jurors will decide the issues of liability, comparative fault, and damages. It cannot be stressed enough that this is a complicated process and you need an experienced representative to assist you.
Our Rochester personal injury attorneys assist those who have been injured in an auto accident. Once a client retains our firm, we immediately begin dealing with the insurance carriers. We will obtain your medical records, police reports, witness statements, and other relevant evidence. If necessary, our firm will hire economic and vocational experts to fully establish your claim for damages. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will not hesitate to go to court on your behalf. After a lawsuit is filed we will use the discovery process to obtain cell phone records to establish whether the defendant was texting and driving, as well as other important evidence. Our firm will make sure you are prepared for trial and know what to expect from the process, and that your interests are protected from beginning to end. We know this is a challenging time in your life. We will take your case seriously.
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.
Rochester attorneys making sure the questions of car accident victims are answered
It is frustrating enough if you have been injured by a driver who was not paying attention. The last thing you need is an attorney who does not return your phone calls. Our firm makes clear, timely communication a priority. We will immediately respond to phone calls, emails, and other messages. We make ourselves available so we can answer your questions and we regularly meet with clients in our office, at home or in the hospital. Jim Suk founded our firm in 1988 with the goal of providing quality service to our community. We strive to meet this goal in each and every case we handle.