Minneapolis Personal Injury Attorney
Being injured in an accident can lead to physical, emotional and financial hardship. When accidents are caused by the negligence of another, victims may be eligible to seek compensation for their injuries and other losses.
At TSR Injury Law, we understand the serious nature of these incidents and have provided legal counsel for victims and families throughout the state of Minnesota for more than 20 years. Our team of award-winning personal injury lawyers have recovered over $1 billion in compensation on behalf of our clients and we welcome the opportunity to review the merits of your personal injury damages claim.
There are no upfront fees for our legal services and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
When pursuing compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, it must be proven that the at-fault party caused and/or contributed to an incident that resulted in plaintiff suffering an injury. Building a case to prove this can be complex and time consuming, where many injury victims are unable to fully investigate all of the details that may be associated with their incident.
At TSR Injury Law, our legal team can review the available information and evaluate if there are sufficient grounds to file a damages lawsuit. If you have a case and decide to move forward, our team of lawyers, paralegals, case managers and investigators can begin to build the case and gather evidence to help us prove the four elements of negligence, which include:
- Duty of care – It must be proven that the other party owed you a duty of care to behave in a reasonable manner to keep from causing you to suffer an injury. For instance, a motorist must not engage in distracting or reckless behavior such as speeding or eating while driving.
- Breach of duty – It must be proven that the other party failed to abide by the duty of care and caused you to suffer an injury. For instance, a truck driver who is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is breaching his or her duty of care.
- Causal link between the breach of duty and your injuries – It must be proven that the breach of duty is directly linked to the accident and your injuries. For instance, had the dog owner properly fenced in his dog, it would not have escaped and bitten you, causing you to suffer a serious puncture wound.
- Damages suffered – It must be proven that you suffered damages, which may include medical expenses, lost wages and/or property damage.
Personal injuries may result from many different situations, including:
Our licensed Minneapolis personal injury attorneys have many years of legal experience building strong cases on behalf of our clients. Our firm is ready to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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What Is My Case Worth?
If you are considering filing a personal injury claim, there are different forms of compensation that may be available after a car accident, dog bite, slip and fall, or any other injury-causing event.
However, the damages you may be awarded will depend on how your injuries have affected you financially, physically and mentally. It must be established that the accident resulted in damages and the damages were necessary and reasonable. As each case is unique, we encourage contacting an injury lawyer at our firm to review your specific situation.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the following:
The cost of medical care after an accident can be significant. You may be seeking reimbursement for treatment you have already received or compensation for the estimated cost of future medical care needed to aid in your recovery. In Minnesota, you may be able to recover the following medical-related losses:
- Medical and surgical treatments
- Dental services
- Chiropractic care
- Prosthetic devices
- Prescription medications
- Ambulance services
- Travel expenses to and from doctor visits
- Medical imaging and testing
- Rehabilitation and physical expenses
- Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs
Damage to property may also be a consideration in a damages calculation. Based on the extent of damage done to your personal property, you may be eligible to recover compensation to replace or repair the property for the fair market value. This could include reimbursement for damage done to a motor vehicle in a car, motorcycle or truck accident.
Loss of Income
Many victims are unable to get back to work as quickly as they would like to following an injury. The accident may have had an impact on salary and other forms of income. This includes income you have already lost from missed time at work as well as income you may have been able to earn in the future, had you not been in an accident. You may be able to recover lost wages and loss of earning capacity based on the severity of your injury.
Pain and Suffering
Injury victims may also experience physical pain and discomfort from the date of the accident and also, pain and discomfort that may be need to be endured in the future. As these damages are difficult to monetize, calculating their value may require a detailed evaluation of the emotional pain the accident caused. If you have a case, you may be reimbursed for the following:
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality or enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of appetite
- Disability or disfigurement
Punitive damages may be available under Minnesota law, but they are rarely awarded. These damages are awarded only if your attorney can prove the at-fault party showed a deliberate disregard to cause harm to others. A Minneapolis personal injury lawyer at our firm is ready to review your situation and determine the value of your injuries.
To schedule a free consultation, call (612) TSR-TIME.
Why You Should Have a Lawyer On Your Side
Personal injury victims that are represented by a licensed personal injury lawyer recover more financial compensation compared to victims that have no legal representation.
At TSR Injury Law, we also have access to medical experts and other industry specialists to help us strengthen your claim and establish the full value of your damages. We can reconstruct the scene of the accident, take steps to preserve important evidence, and prepare your case for trial if the insurance company does not offer fair compensation.
Injury victims often face mounting medical bills and other related expenses and may believe they cannot afford to seek legal representation. However, our firm offers free consultations so that we can review your claim and determine the legal options available to you to see if you are eligible for compensation for your injury. If you have a case, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you only pay us if we help you win.
Our legal team has years of experience recovering millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We know what it takes to thoroughly investigate accidents, collect strong evidence, analyze your injuries, and communicate with the insurance company on your behalf in order to seek just and fair compensation for you and your family.
It's also important to note that while our lawyers have many years of experience taking cases to trial, most cases do not actually go to court — at least not for a lengthy trial. The vast majority of cases are settled outside of court before a lawsuit is even filed. Even if a trial is imminent, many lawyers will force mediation or arbitration before a jury is ever selected.
What If I am Partially At-Fault for Causing the Accident?
Being partially responsible for the accident can affect how much compensation you may be able to receive. The state of Minnesota follows a comparative fault rule. The rule allows victims to seek compensation only if they were less at fault than the other party (no more than 50 percent).
Any damages recovered will be reduced by the amount of fault attributed to the victim. For instance, if you were found to be 30 percent responsible for causing the accident, your reward amount would be reduced by 30 percent. If you are more than 50 percent at fault, you will be barred from seeking compensation.
For more information on how this law could impact your claim, contact a qualified Minneapolis personal injury attorney today. We welcome the opportunity discuss your legal options during a free consultation.
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How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Claim?
In Minnesota, most personal injury victims have just two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file before those two years pass, you may be unable to file a lawsuit.
However, there can be certain exceptions to this law. For example, if the injured person is a minor at the time of the accident, the statute of limitations is extended to the minors 18th birthday. There is another exception for lawsuits against government entities – victims must file a notice of claim within only 180 days of their injury.
If you have any questions about the statute of limitations or are unsure if your time to file has passed, we recommend that you reach out to one of our Minneapolis personal injury attorneys.
How Long Does The Legal Process Take?
The duration of a personal injury lawsuit depends on many factors, including:
- The complexity of the case.
- The availability of evidence.
- The number of witnesses called to testify.
- Whether the decision is appealed.
For more information call (612) TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
How to Deal with The Insurance Company
Soon after you have been injured in an accident, you will likely be contacted by one or more insurance companies. The insurance company’s goal is to gather as much information as possible to use against you when you open a claim to pursue compensation for your injuries.
It is important that you choose your words carefully in order to protect your best interests. Saying the wrong thing can have a negative impact on your claim.
You can decline to speak to the insurance company until you have talked to an attorney. You can also allow your attorney to deal with the insurance company on your behalf.
If you decide to speak to the insurance adjuster, refrain from giving more details than necessary.
Statements NOT to make to a representative of the insurance company may include the following:
- Apologizing or admitting fault
- Speculating or offering your opinion about what happened
- Lying or exaggerating about your injuries
- Giving any details about the extent of your injuries
Insurance companies will try to use anything you say to try to deny or devalue your claim. This is why many accident victims let an experienced attorney deal with them. TSR Injury Law’s Minneapolis personal injury lawyers have dealt with many insurance companies and know how to protect the value of a claim.
Essential Steps to Take After an Accident
What you do immediately following an accident can have a huge impact on your personal injury claim. Consulting with a lawyer is just one of many essential steps we encourage you to take in order to protect a potential legal claim for compensation. Other important actions include:
- Seeking medical attention – Even if your injuries are minor, obtain medical treatment because many injuries may not become apparent until days or even weeks later. A doctor can evaluate the severity of your injuries, how long it may take for those injuries to heal and provide the proper treatment.
- Contacting the authorities – Get the police involved so they can assess and document the incident. Having an official police report can be a reliable piece of evidence that may help validate your claim.
- Gathering vital information – If your injuries allow and you will not be putting yourself in more danger, be sure to gather the contact information from all parties involved, including their names, addresses and phone numbers as well as their driver’s license numbers, license plate numbers and the name of the insurance company. The more information you gather, the better.
- Taking photographs – If it is possible, take lots of pictures on your cellphone of any visible injuries, torn clothing, the location of the accident, property damage, or anything else you think is relevant.
- Collecting witness statements – Take notes and collect contact information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident. He or she may have seen something that you were unable to in the moments before and after suffering an injury.
Contact Our Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one have become the victim of a personal injury, do not hesitate to contact a Minneapolis personal injury lawyer at our firm. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages from missed time at work, and pain and suffering, and more.
There are no upfront costs or fees if we take on your personal injury case and we only get paid when you win.
Our office is conveniently located within two miles from the Hennepin County Southdale Service Center.