This post concludes and recaps our series on the rights of Minnesota personal injury victims. Our last several articles provided information to individuals unsure about the process of filing an insurance claim. We also wrote our previous articles for those seeking to hire a personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one have been injured due to negligence, contact our office today to speak with a Rochester lawyer.
Our recent articles have addressed several issues. These topics include:
- The need to seek immediate care after an accident
- How Minnesota’s comparative fault laws impact accident victims
- Calculating Minnesota’s statute of limitations
- Dealing with insurance companies after an accident
- The stages of a Minnesota personal injury case
- Selecting a personal injury attorney
There are several reasons why you benefit from understanding these topics. First, a victim who fails to immediately seek medical treatment may subject herself to claims that her injuries were not the result of the accident. Second, our state’s comparative fault laws allow a victim to be compensated even if he was partially at fault for the incident. Third, Minnesota often allows a victim to file a claim for up to six years. This is different from many other states. Fourth, it is important not to accept any offers insurance carriers make immediately. Fifth, knowing what to expect helps the process go as smoothly as possible. Finally, applying criteria to your search for counsel can help ensure that you receive quality representation.
Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident.* Failing to immediately pursue a claim can result in evidence not being obtained or in witnesses not being identified, and can otherwise negatively impact your case. Our Rochester lawyers 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?”