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How a personal injury claim in Minn. works after a car accident

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2023 | Car Accidents

Car accidents can have far-reaching effects such as physical injuries, emotional trauma, reduced quality of life and massive financial burdens.

After a car accident in Minnesota, you may find yourself facing medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. In such situations, it is important to understand how personal injury claims work in the state.

Free consultation

Seek a free consultation with a legal professional experienced in personal injury cases. During this consultation, the attorney will assess the details of your accident and injuries. They will provide you with a preliminary evaluation of your case’s strength and discuss the potential legal options available to you. This initial consultation can help you make an informed decision about whether to move forward with a claim.

Contingent fees

In Minnesota, personal injury attorneys typically work on a contingent fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay any upfront fees to retain legal representation. Instead, your attorney will receive a percentage of the compensation you get if your case is successful. If your case does not result in a favorable outcome, you will not owe any attorney fees. This arrangement ensures that your attorney has a vested interest in securing the best possible outcome for your case.

Whether you have a case

To have a case, you must demonstrate that another party’s negligence or wrongful actions caused the accident. The top four behaviors that contributed to 2022 traffic fatalities in Minnesota were speeding, unbuckled motorists, drunk driving and distractions.

Negligence involves proving that the other driver failed to exercise reasonable care and that this failure directly contributed to the accident and your injuries. If you can establish this, you may have a valid claim. Additionally, you must also have suffered actual damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages or pain and suffering.

Legal representation

Look for an attorney well-versed in personal injury cases and with a track record of successful outcomes. Consider their experience, reputation and the resources they can bring to your case. It is also important to have good communication with your attorney, as open and effective communication is key to a successful attorney-client relationship.

By following these steps, you can increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.