Personal Injury Law in Minnesota
Did you know that the Minnesota personal injury attorney of your choice will offer you a free – no commitment – case evaluation? This means that you can get your questions answered and determine whether you like the attorney before making a hiring decision.
You can ask questions such as:
- Do I have a case?
- Do I need a lawyer?
- How much is my case worth?
- How much does a lawyer cost?
- How long will my case take?
You’ll likely sleep better at night and be able to focus on healing when you have the answers to these questions.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the state of Minnesota, this article is right for you. We’ll discuss:
- The kinds of cases that Minnesota personal injury lawyers handle.
- What you need to prove in a personal injury case.
- Why you should call a lawyer immediately.
- How to find a Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney.
Would a Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
Fortunately, Minnesota PI attorneys always give free consultations, with no commitment required, so you can find out if you have a case without paying a fee.
Here are some of the cases Minnesota personal injury attorneys handle. If you don’t see your type of accident or injury, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get help. This is just a listing the most common accidents and injuries.
Example motor vehicle cases include truck, car, motorcycle, pedestrian related, bicycle, golf cart, RV, ATV, boat, cruise line, airplane, and amusement park ride accidents.
Example defective products cases include cars, hair dryers, power tools, medicines, vacuum cleaners, machines, kitchen appliances, kitchen tools, etc. have all been found to be defective at times.
Example places where people are injured include Minnesota roadways, construction sites, construction zones, homes, amusement parks, on the job, in the doctor’s office, in the hospital, on the water, in the air, and in mass accidents.
Example injuries include brain injuries, wrongful death, dog bites, adverse drug reactions, burns, scars, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, nursing home abuse injuries, slip and falls injuries, food poisoning injury, medical malpractice injuries, birth injuries, delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer).
How Do I Prove My Minnesota Personal Injury Case?
Your personal injury attorney will explain what theory of liability is appropriate for you case. In most PI cases, negligence is the theory of liability.
To prove negligence, you must show these 3 things beyond a preponderance of the evidence.
- First, you need to show that the person (or company)who caused your injury had a duty to you and failed to act as a reasonable prudent person in that particular situation would act.
- Second, you need to show causation, meaning that the person’s unreasonable actions or inactions caused your injury.
- Third, you need to show that you suffered medical bills, lost wages, lost benefits, pain and suffering, and for family members, loss of consortium, or other legal damages.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?
- To get good advice so you don’t make a mistake.
- To preserve evidence.
- To protect you from the insurance companies, lawyers, and the other people involved in the accident.
To ensure that the statute of limitations on your case doesn’t expire.
Here are some example Minnesota statute of limitations for personal injury cases:
- Medical Malpractice is 4 years (Minn. Stat. В§ 541.076(b)).
- Personal Injury is 2 years (Minn. Stat. В§ 541.07(1)).
- Wrongful Death is 3 years (Minn. Stat. В§ 573.02 subd. 1).
- Property Damage is6 years (Minn. Stat. В§ 541.05, subd. 1(4)).
How Do I Find a Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney?
To find a Minnesota personal injury lawyer, search our site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral. It’s likely in your best interests to contact a PI attorney now.