In Minnesota, when someone is found to be negligent it means that they were not acting reasonably. The standard is what a reasonable person would have done in a similar situation. To prove a negligence claim, a plaintiff must prove: Duty (the other person owed a duty of care), Breach of that duty (the other
Minneapolis Accident & Personal Injury Lawyers
When you have been hurt in an accident, life can be overwhelming. You probably have medical bills. You may have a damaged car, truck, or motorcycle. You might miss work because of your injury.
The stress, anxiety, and pain may also affect your performance at work, relationships at home, and other lifestyle activities. Sadly, insurance companies don’t always compensate those who are injured in the amount they deserve.
As a Minnesota accident and injury attorneys, we help people understand their legal rights, coach them through their options, and represent them in claims against those who are responsible for the accident. If you have been injured and are not sure if you need a lawyer, call us and we will listen to your situation and explain your legal options.
Car, Truck, Motorcycle, or Motor Vehicle Accident
Traffic accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles are common. Automobile accidents may result in serious injury or minor injury. Either way, the result may be temporary or long-term physical injury.
The law may require that you be compensated for your injury, medical expenses, automobile damage, or other losses. As an accident and injury attorney, I can help those injured on Minnesota roads by explaining the legal options and pursuing a legal claim against those who are responsible.
Boat, Jetski, or Watercraft Accident
An injury on the water may involve a boat, jetski, or other watercraft. Sometimes, the accidents involve someone drinking alcohol. Although a Minnesota county sheriff’s department may bring criminal charges, those who were injured in a boating accident often need a lawyer to bring a civil lawsuit so the injured party is compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.
If you have questions about an accident on the water, contact us to discuss whether you have a claim and learn your legal options.
Accident Resulting in Death: Negligence & Wrongful Death
Serious accidents may result in death. When this happends, the victim’s loved ones may bring a wrongful death claim against whoever negligently caused the accident.
Wrongful death lawsuits are often complex, and they also may result in high financial compensation for family members.
If someone you know died, and it is possible that someone’s negligence caused the death, contact us to discuss your legal options. Since evidence may be discarded, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible after the death. I would be glad to offer a consultation so you can determine your legal options.
Experienced Minnesota Accident Injury Lawyers
The lawyers in our firm are experienced in accidents and injuries, including accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, jetskis, and more. Minnesota negligence law provides compensation for minor injuries, major injuries, and wrongful death. If you or someone you know has been injuried, contact the attorneys in our firm to learn your legal rights and consider having us represent you to get the financial compensation you deserve.
The Diocese of St. Cloud Decade-Long Drama: The Conclusion
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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Suffered by Minnesotans who have Relocated to Florida
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Common Personal Injuries Suffered by Minnesotans on Cruise Ships departing from Florida
The warm weather, abundant food, and exotic tropical destinations, entice many Minnesota residents to travel to Florida to embark on a Caribbean cruise. Unfortunately, some Minnesotans suffer injuries while on their cruise. Injuries on cruise ships involve various legal complexities such as: forum selection clauses, time limitations for filing claims or lawsuits, jurisdiction, and contractual
What is the Jurisdiction for Lawsuits filed by Minnesotans who are Injured on Cruise Ships?
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What is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?
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Common Personal Injuries to Minnesota Tourists and Snowbirds who Travel to Florida
Every year tens of thousands of Minnesotans escape the cold weather to visit Florida, or even to live in the Sunshine State, for a portion of the year. These tourists and snowbirds are fortunate to enjoy Florida's beautiful beaches and seemingly endless attractions. Unfortunately, tourists and snowbirds are injured every year in Florida and face
Minnesota Dog Bite Laws | Minnesota Dog Bite Attorney
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Comparing Fault & Contributory Negligence Accident Laws in Minnesota
Negligence is not acting reasonably. The standard is what a reasonable person would have done in a similar situation. If you act negligently by doing something and you hurt someone, you will be held responsible. Less commonly known, if you act negligently by NOT doing something and you hurt someone, you will be held responsible.
Minnesota Supreme Court on Products Liability
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Minnesota Supreme Court on Dog Bites
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No-Fault Insurance in Minnesota
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Birth Defects from Pharmaceutical Drugs During Pregnancy
Most women are aware of the need to monitor drugs, alcohol, and even their diet while pregnant. Whatever they ingest could affect the development of the baby. But, what about prescription drugs? Most women assume their doctor knows whether a prescription is safe to take during pregnancy and will warn her if not. Unfortunately, that
Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Minnesota
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Minnesota Drug Recall Lawyers
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Minnesota Daycare Negligence: MN Daycare Abuse & Injury Attorney
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How Minnesota Insurance Companies Handle a Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Settlement Loans: The "It’s My Money" People
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You’ve Been Wronged, but Were You also Wrong? Analysis of Dual Faults
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