Car wrecked from sideThis is the first post in a series on handling Rochester, Minnesota car accident cases, which have several common issues. Our posts will provide answers to victims’ commonly asked questions. We also will provide information about how to select a personal injury attorney. Our Rochester lawyers assist with car accident cases throughout southeast Minnesota and portions of Iowa.

Several topics will be addressed in our coming articles. Issues to be analyzed include:

  • Disputes over liability in car accident cases
  • The use of discovery to establish liability
  • The need for experts in car accident cases
  • Liability in cases involving commercial vehicles
  • Attending trial after a car accident

These are important issues for victims. First, there may be a dispute over which party was at fault for the wreck or whether the concept of comparative negligence applies. Second, discovery is a process by which liability can be established in disputed cases. Third, expert witnesses often are required to prove a victim’s damages and may be required to prove fault. Finally, knowing what to expect at trial is crucial to preparing for the process.

You should retain an experienced auto wreck lawyer if you or a loved one have been injured by someone else’s negligence. An attorney who has practiced extensively in this area is familiar with insurance companies and their tactics. The possibility of a fair settlement increases when the matter is properly handled. Our Rochester attorneys have recovered more than $125 million on behalf of accident * and other victims and we are ready to assist you.

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.

*A note about language:

Federal agencies involved in traffic safety have banned use of the word “accident” for more than 20 years, and with good reason. However, we use the word “accident” on our website, even though we know it has implications that run contrary to our professional thinking and training, because we recognize that “accident” is the word most commonly used in online searches when people are looking for help after being injured in a crash. If you’d like more information about this topic, please see our blog, “Car Accident or Car Crash?”