A pedestrian has no defense against an oncoming car. The victims of such accidents will likely find themselves in need of ongoing medical care, and suffering from a reduced quality of life. They may not be able to earn a living at all or incur disabilities that lead to a reduction in wages they’re able to earn. Compensation can never fully correct these problems. It can, however, help prevent the victim’s situation from becoming worse. If you or a loved one has been hit while in a crosswalk or while otherwise crossing the street, it is important that you speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Our Rochester pedestrian accident attorneys assist those who have been injured by another’s actions or negligence. Call today to speak with a lawyer. Our firm also serves Owatonna, other areas of Minnesota, and Iowa and Wisconsin.
Minnesota lawyers assisting Rochester and Owatonna pedestrians hit by a car
Pedestrian accidents happen quickly and can cause severe harm to the victim. One may have suffered a head injury, paralysis, or spine damage. Such injuries can leave a victim unable to earn a living and in need of ongoing medical care. Minnesota law allows a person to be compensated for injuries as long as he or she is not more than 50 percent responsible for the accident. Compensation can include reimbursement for past medical bills, the expected future cost of care, wages lost to date, and any future reduction in earning potential. It is important that you speak with an attorney as quickly as possible and that you do not accept a “quick settlement” from the defendant’s insurance adjusters.
A victim’s counsel will immediately contact the insurance company. It will be necessary to determine the victim’s past and future damages. This can take some time if a victim has suffered serious injuries because the treating physicians must determine how many surgeries he or she will need and the likely limitations he or she will be left with. Once a victim’s damages are reasonably ascertained, a settlement demand will be sent to the insurer. If a resolution cannot be reached, the victim’s counsel will initiate a lawsuit. Discovery will be used to establish the defendant’s liability and to prepare the case for trial. The trial will be presided over by a judge and jurors will decide the issues of liability, comparative fault, and damages. This can be a complex process and you should retain a lawyer who is familiar with handling such matters.
Jim Suk is a Rochester pedestrian accident attorney who believes that everyone should receive the highest level of representation. Prior to your initial consultation we will provide you with a list of needed items so that we can begin work on your case as quickly as possible. Once a client retains our firm, we set up an electronic portal so we can obtain your medical records. We work with experts so your damages can be properly calculated. If the insurer does not offer a fair settlement, our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We ensure you are prepared for trial and know what to expect as your case moves forward. We understand you are facing a difficult situation and our office will take it seriously. Contact us today.
We also serve the following southeast Minnesota cities: Red Wing, Winona, Mankato, Austin, Albert Lea, Owatonna, as well as 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 injury attorneys with the experience and resources necessary to assist pedestrians who have been seriously injured
The law firm you hire must have extensive resources to litigate a pedestrian injury. These include the costs associated with retaining medical experts, economists, specialists in vocational rehabilitation, and more. These expenses are paid up front by the personal injury attorney handling the case. That’s why it is important to hire a firm with the resources available to properly handle your case and see it through to completion. If you retain counsel who lacks these resources there is a chance your rights will not be fully protected. Our firm has recovered more than $100 million on behalf of clients and we are not afraid to deal with the largest of corporate defendants. Jim Suk founded our firm to protect his clients and we take this responsibility very seriously. We are ready to assist you.