Serious personal injuries can be devastating to individuals and their families. Medical expenses, lost wages and physical pain can often leave victims unable to work and needing constant medical care. At TSR Injury Law, our Saint Paul personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation to determine whether you may have a valid claim for compensation and we can help to explore the legal options that may be available for your specific case.
Our firm has been representing injury victims throughout Minnesota for more than 20 years and we have obtained over $1 billion in compensation on behalf of our clients including a $2.8 million recovery for two victims of a motorcycle crash and a $1.5 million verdict for a pedestrian that was hit by a garbage truck.
Our co-founder and managing partner, Steven J. Terry received the Minnesota Award for Professional Excellence and he has also been included in Super Lawyers.
If we represent you, there are no upfront costs to pay, because we operate on contingency and only get paid if you do. The consultation also comes with no obligation.
To get started today, complete our online case evaluation form.
Am I Eligible To Recover Damages?
To accurately answer this question, we must first review how your accident occurred, along with other factors, like your damages and severity of your injuries.
We must determine if the four elements of negligence were involved in your accident:
- Duty of Care – We must prove the defendant had a duty to act in a reasonable way to prevent harm to others. For example, a property owner has a duty of care to maintain his or her property to help prevent visitors from injuring themselves.
- Breach of Duty – We must establish that the at-fault party acted in a way that violated his or her duty of care, such as speeding through a red light and colliding with your vehicle.
- Causal Link – This is a challenging element to prove, because you must be able to show a link between the violation of the at-fault party’s duty of care and your injuries.
- Damages – We must prove the injuries you sustained caused you to suffer financial, physical and emotional damages.
Learn more about whether you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim: (612) TSR-TIME
What if I Share Liability for My Accident?
You may still be able to pursue compensation, according to Minnesota’s comparative negligence law. Here is what you need to know about how this law may affect an injury claim:
- If your assigned percentage of fault is greater than that of the defendant, you cannot collect any damages, even if you sustained serious injuries.
- If your degree of fault is 50 percent or less, you can recover damages. However, your award will be reduced by your percentage of liability. For example, if you are 10 percent at fault and the total award is $80,000, you will receive $72,000 (less 10 percent).
- If there are multiple parties at fault for the crash, you may still pursue compensation against any party who has a greater degree of fault for the crash than you.
We strongly recommend that you speak to a reputable attorney if you think you may have some liability for your accident. The attorneys at TSR Injury Law are prepared to review the circumstances of your situation in our free claim review.
What is My Case Worth?
No two cases are the same, and the total value of your claim can only be accurately valued after looking at all the contributing factors, including how the crash occurred and how badly you are injured.
Damages for a personal injury can generally be divided into two categories:
Economic Damages – These have a defined monetary value, such as:
- Property damages
- Lost wages if your injuries were severe and you needed to miss work while recovering
- Loss of future earning capacity if you became disabled from the accident
- Current and future medical costs, such as emergency care, surgical interventions, ongoing medical treatments, prescriptions related to your injuries and more
Non-Economic Damages – These are the physical and emotional losses from an injury, such as:
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Scarring or disfigurement
Consult with TSR Injury Law to discover what your claim may be worth: (612) TSR-TIME
Filing Deadline in Minnesota
Under Minnesota Statutes, you usually have two years to file your personal injury claim, and that time period typically begins on the date of your accident.
There are some exceptions that may modify that deadline. Sometimes you may have significantly less time to file, such as if you are pursuing a claim against a government entity (you have only 180 days to provide notice of your). There are other factors that could affect your statute of limitations, such as if you were a minor injured in an accident. In that scenario, your two-year clock would not begin until your 18th birthday.
If you are unsure what your filing deadlines are, or whether that time period may already have passed, we encourage you to speak with a licensed attorney immediately. If you miss your deadline, you may be unable to pursue a claim for damages.
Who May Be Liable in a Personal Injury Claim?
Depending on the type of accident you were involved, there can be various liable parties, including:
- Drivers who were responsible for your car crash
- Truck drivers
- Various government entities (local, state, federal)
- Residential or commercial property owners
- Manufacturing companies, if there were defective products involved in your accident
- Dog owners or handlers
- Residential, long-term care or other types of nursing home facilities
- School or commercial bus operators
- Physicians or other health care professionals
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do You Handle?
At TSR Injury Law, our St. Paul attorneys are qualified to handle a variety of personal injury cases, including:
- Auto accidents
- Boat accidents
- Dog bite injuries
- Motorcycle crashes
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Commercial truck or bus accidents
- Work place injuries
- And more
If you are suffering from injuries sustained in an accident caused by another’s negligence, we may be able to help you recover damages. Contact our office today to schedule your free legal consultation and get answers to your questions about personal injury claims.
Our phone and chat lines are available 24/7. (612) TSR-TIME
How a Lawyer May Benefit Your Claim
If you are recovering after being injured in an accident, it can be overwhelming to try to understand the complexities of how to file a personal injury claim.
This is why we offer a free consultation for injured victims. If we determine that you have a case, there are many steps we are prepared to take to help obtain justice and compensation:
- Manage the entire investigation, including working to gather strong evidence that supports a strong argument
- Handle all communication with the insurance company and any other parties involved in the accident. This is extremely important, because you will have an advocate to protect you against the tricks that insurers use to try to reduce the value of a claim.
- Negotiate with the insurance providers or other attorneys to help you get fair compensation for your injuries.
Our personal injury lawyers welcome the opportunity to review the specifics of your accident and determine whether you may have a valid personal injury case. We want you to focus on recovering and getting back to your life.
First Steps After An Accident
Accidents are unexpected, and many injured victims are in a state of shock immediately afterwards. It is best to try and remain calm and focus on getting help for anyone who may be injured, including yourself.
Here are some other steps you can take, or have someone help you with, in case you are considering a claim to recover damages:
- Call the police, or 9-1-1 to create an official record of the accident and to get first responders on the scene
- Save all receipts and bills for any medical treatments you receive
- Hold onto all prescription receipts
- Get copies of all related medical records, X-rays. scans and diagnostic reports
- Obtain contact details of anyone who may have witnessed your accident
- Take pictures of the accident scene from a safe vantage point
- Photograph your injuries right after the crash and as they heal
- Provide detailed employment records, such as paystubs and number of hours typically worked
Make sure that you keep your medical appointments as you continue to heal and until your treatment concludes. Your insurance company may use missed appointments as an opportunity to discredit the severity of your injuries.
Contact A Saint Paul Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Injury victims often endure long recovery times and ongoing financial stress related to the cost of treating their injury and a reduction in income when they cannot work or must work less.
At TSR Injury Law, we have more than two decades of experience in handling personal injury claims, and we have successfully recovered $300 million in compensation for injured victims in Ramsey County and throughout the state of Minnesota.
We understand the difficulties faced by injury victims and are prepared to help you pursue all compensation you may be eligible to receive. We want to allow you to focus on your family and your recovery.
Call TSR Injury Law today to see how we may be able to help you. Free consultation and no upfront fees. Phone: (612) TSR-TIME