The burden of an injury can be overwhelming, and the uncertainty of your recovery can be terrifying. If one person calls her insurance company to make sure she has adequate PIP coverage, or knows what to do at the scene of an accident before it happens, I will have done my job. Carelessness, inattention, and distracted or drunk driving are not accidents. Lawyers will tell you that it is impossible to offer a guarantee in the legal business. As a lawyer, I can tell you how certain kinds of treatment from certain types of providers can affect your case, but I can’t tell you what kind of treatment to get.Read More
Minnesota Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Minnesota
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Minnesota
- Mark L. Vavreck
- Joel E. Smith
- Paul A. Sortland
- Joseph M. Sayler
- James E. Malters
- Andrew D. Gross
- Robert T. Brabbit
- Robert N. Edwards
- Robert Bennett
- Eric Bruce Nelson
- Michael A. Bryant
- Jeffrey Stowman
Mark L. Vavreck
Mark. L. Vavreck is the co-founder of Minneapolis-based Gonko & Vavreck PLLC. He protects the rights of consumers throughout Minnesota who have been the target of unlawful and predatory tactics by collection agencies, and he has handled more than 750 individual and class action claims arising under the federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. Other ways in which he assists consumers include assisting with disputes stemming from credit reporting practices under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. His fluency in Spanish enables him to help Spanish-speaking clients as well.In addition to his consumer protection practice, Mr. Vavreck is experienced in plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has also represented employees in cases involving harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination.Prior to attending college, Mr. Vavreck spent four years on active duty as a sergeant with the United States Army. During that period, he studied Russian language at the Defense Language Institute. After leaving the military, Mr. Vavreck enrolled at the University of Minnesota, majoring in American studies and receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1998. He then pursued his legal education at what was then known as William Mitchell College of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2001. Admitted to practice in Minnesota, Mr. Vavreck is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.Considered an authority on the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Mr. Vavreck has delivered more than 20 presentations on that law at continuing legal education seminars around the state. He is active in a variety of legal and community groups, including the Hennepin County Bar Association and Dakota County Consumer Clinics.
Joel E. Smith
Joel E. Smith is an attorney at Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC, in Plymouth, Minnesota. With decades of experience in personal injury and medical malpractice, Mr. Smith handles cases involving birth, brain and spinal cord injuries, bicycle and trucking accidents and professional malpractice. His law firm places a special emphasis on representing the elderly and their relatives in cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect.A graduate of Saint Johns University in Collegeville, Minnesota, Mr. Smith later earned a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. He represents clients in Plymouth and throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, including Carver, Hennepin, Ramsey and Scott counties.His outstanding work on behalf of accident and abuse victims has earned Mr. Smith membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization comprising solely attorneys who have obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients.Mr. Smith is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association, where he serves on the governing council for the elder law section. Mr. Smith serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Association for Justice and is a former chairperson of the groups nursing home litigation committee. He also belongs to the American Association for Justice.Passionate about his chosen area of law, Mr. Smith regularly gives presentations and contributes to publications on topics including nursing home abuse, legal ethics and deposition strategies. He has presented numerous lectures for various state bar associations and organizations, such as the American Association for Justice and Minnesota Continuing Legal Educations Insurance Law Institute.
Joseph M. Sayler
Joe aggressively represents seriously injured individuals and their families, primarily in North Dakota and Minnesota. Joe is sought after, by both individuals and attorneys from other states, for highly specialized cases such as those harmed by railroads, liquor establishments, medical providers, and toxic products such as asbestos. Joe represents people in serious injury claims, such as those suffering from traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and severe burns.While he primarily represents individuals in Minnesota and North Dakota (where he is from), Joe has litigated cases in twenty-four states with a great deal of success, including several record settlements and verdicts, including extensive experience litigating railroad injury and wrongful death cases across the country. He has been named a Top Lawyer for personal injury litigation and is licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota.Joe also teaches torts (including personal injury) to law students at William Mitchell College of Law. He has been asked to author several professional articles about important legal issues by law reviews and other prestigious publications. Joe has been involved in many large verdicts and settlements in Minnesota. This includes a judgement of $21.1 million dollars for a severely injured railroad worker, the largest such verdict in Minnesota history and one of the largest nation-wide. In a landmark railroad case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Joe authored an amicus curiae brief that was twice cited by Justice Ginsburg in her majority opinion. Joe has also volunteered with the Pet Project Rescue, Volunteer Lawyers Network, the Minnesota State Bar Association – Civic Education Committee, the American Red Cross, and in New Orleans on behalf of Hurricane Katrina victims.
James E. Malters
Extensive trial experience, attention to detail, and aggressive pursuit of clients rights are hallmarks of Jims practice. Located in the southwest corner of Minnesota, he is licensed in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa and frequently handles referrals from other attorneys needing assistance in other states. He has numerous recoveries over $1 million. He is a frequent lecturer at CLEs and was a contributing author to the ,Minnesota Cause of Action Manual, and ,Minnesota State Court Civil Practice Handbook,. He has been designated a Senior Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1990. Jim has served on the Board of Govenors of both the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice. He has successfully litigated cases involving construction, serious brain injury, wrongful death, aviation accidents, insurance, automobiles, and general personal injury. Legal excellence with outstate neighborly concern is his goal.
Andrew D. Gross
An experienced attorney at Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm LLC, Andrew D. Gross focuses on cases of nursing home abuse and neglect, civil rights actions, medical malpractice, and automobile and trucking collisions. He represents the people throughout the state of Minnesota as they navigate complex medical and legal issues, and he focuses on their rights and best interests as he secures compensation for a successful future.A member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, the American Association of Justice and the Minnesota Association of Justice, Mr. Gross is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and the state of Minnesota. His previous work experience includes time at the Institution on Race and Poverty, where he helped enforce Minnesotas Fair Housing laws, the University of Minnesota Land Use Clinic and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.At The College of Wooster, Mr. Gross earned a Bachelor of Arts in political theory and received honors for his senior thesis. He then moved on to the University of Minnesota School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, participated on the Jessup Moot Court Competition Team and made the Deans List while obtaining his Juris Doctor.Mr. Gross participated in several clergy sex abuse cases and many personal injury jury trials during his time as a law clerk in the Second Judicial District of Minnesota. A talented writer and presenter, he has published pieces on corporate liability and presented during webinars on traumatic brain injury, nursing home failure and nursing home corporate negligence.
Robert T. Brabbit
Robert T. Brabbit is an attorney at SiebenCarey in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Brabbit has more than 27 years of experience litigating personal injury matters, serving plaintiffs in the Twin Cities and throughout the state of Minnesota. He handles matters involving automobile negligence, product liability, workers compensation and wrongful death, as well as asbestos-related injuries including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.Before joining SiebenCarey, Mr. Brabbit was a founding partner in Brabbit & Salita, PA. Over the course of his years in practice, he has successfully litigated numerous personal injury cases, resulting in an AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest available rating by the prominent organization.Mr. Brabbit is actively involved in the Minnesota legal community. He belongs to the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is the author of a chapter in the Minnesota State District Court Civil Practice Deskbook.In addition, Mr. Brabbit is a former co-chair of the Hennepin County Bar Associations workers compensation section and has lectured on workers compensation at continuing legal education seminars. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he taught trial advocacy and advanced trial advocacy.Mr. Brabbit earned a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and received his law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He holds a license to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
901 Marquette Avenue, Suite 500,, Minneapolis MN 55402
Robert N. Edwards
Robert N. Edwards is the founder of his own law firm, the Law Offices of Robert N. Edwards, located in Anoka, Minnesota, and serving clients in Anoka County, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Andover and Ramsey. He focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing those who have been harmed due to the negligence of others in matters involving motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, dangerous or defective products, slip-and-fall accidents, construction site accidents, motorcycle accidents and no-fault claims.After earning his Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and then his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1978, Mr. Edwards became licensed to practice law in Minnesota. He also became licensed to practice in Arizona in 2001. Mr. Edwards earned his certification as a specialist in civil trial law from the Minnesota State Bar Association Board of Certified Specialists and is also certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification.Mr. Edwards has written several articles for Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine, including one on ATV litigation and an article entitled Tort Actions Arising Out of Marriage. He has also been a speaker at a number of events, including the Discovery Seminar in 2004 and The Truth About Adverse Medical Examiners Seminar in 2005.In order to stay abreast of current developments in his field and to forge relationships with his fellow attorneys, Mr. Edwards is an active member of the Arizona Association for Justice and is a member of the board of governors of the Minnesota Association for Justice, also earning its annual Excellence Award. He has also received a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.
2150 3rd Avenue North, Suite 240,, Anoka MN 55303
As a partner at the law firm of Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP, Robert Bennett serves people throughout the state of Minnesota in matters regarding civil rights, police brutality and personal injury. When representing clients in cases involving motor vehicle and truck accidents, faulty products and other commercial disputes, Mr. Bennett has achieved many multimillion-dollar awards.Mr. Bennetts experience as a trial lawyer spans over three decades, and the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association have certified him as a civil trial specialist. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.At the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Bennett graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973, and he went on to earn his Juris Doctor at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1976. He continues to stay abreast of advances in the profession as an active participant in the legal community, holding memberships with the American Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Minnesota Association for Justice, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
333 South Seventh Street, Suite 3000,, Minneapolis MN 55402
Eric Bruce Nelson
Eric Bruce Nelson takes a personal approach when it comes to helping victims of accidents and workplace injuries from his Minneapolis, Minnesota, firm Fay & Associates LLC. Able to help clients in both English and in German, he serves individuals from throughout the state and helps them to determine whether an alternative to litigation would be suitable in each unique case. Mr. Nelson is a practitioner of personal injury law and workers compensation law, helping his clients to receive the compensation they deserve for injuries.Mr. Nelson holds an undergraduate degree in both international relations and German from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He studied law at what was then known as the William Mitchell College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor. He is licensed to practice before courts throughout the state and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.Able to represent his clients in negotiating for their best interests, Mr. Nelson has a certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution gained through the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education. However, when alternative methods are not ideal, he is fully prepared to take cases to trial, with more than half of his practice dedicated to representing clients in litigation. Always striving to stay up-to-date on current developments within his field of practice, Mr. Nelson has maintained membership in the Minnesota State Bar Association since 2008, allowing him to form professional relationships with fellow attorneys. A believer in giving back to the community, Mr. Nelson has served as a pro bono volunteer for The First Tee.
Michael A. Bryant
Michael A. Bryant is the owner of Bradshaw & Bryant in Waite Park, Minnesota. He provides vigorous, aggressive criminal defense and fights for justice for his personal injury clients. Misdemeanor and felony charges that Michael litigates and defends against include such crimes as DUI, theft, burglary, white collar crimes, computer crimes, assault and battery, homicide, and sex crimes.Mr. Bryant represents clients suffering from minor, serious and catastrophic injuries caused by someone elses negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Michael has an extensive background of negotiating settlements with insurance companies. He also litigates cases involving personal injury and wrongful death claims to juries and judges throughout Minnesota.Michael Bryant has been recognized on the list of Minnesota Top Lawyers for 9 consecutive years and has been named among ,Minnesotas Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers, by Minnesota Law & Politics. Michael was selected for inclusion in the list of Top 100 Minnesota Top Lawyers in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers for four out of the last five years, and was named MTLA Trial lawyer of the Year and MTLA Excellence Award Winner.Mr. Bryant is a member of the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota (ACTLM) and was president of the MNAJ in 2009-2010. Attorney Bryant was admitted to the Minnesota bar in 1991 and the U.S. Federal Court, also in 1991. He attended William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, and received his J.D. in 1991. His undergraduate study was completed at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Widely regarded as one of the top personal injury attorneys in Minnesota, Jeffrey Stowman has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of innocent accident victims and their families throughout the state. Through his position at the Stowman Law Firm in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Mr. Stowman has helped secure substantial settlements and awards for those adversely affected by car, truck and motorcycle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, defective products, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing.A highly rated attorney with over 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Stowman obtained his Juris Doctor from The University of Kansas School of Law in 1997. That same year, the Kansas Bar Association admitted him to practice, and he received his license to practice from the Minnesota State Bar Association in 1998.After honing his legal skills at two other area law firms, Mr. Stowman joined his fathers practice in 2000, and he has worked hard ever since to establish the Stowman Law Firm as one of the regions most respected and successful personal injury practices.Active in his legal community, Mr. Stowman has served on the board of directors for the Minnesota Association for Justice since 2007, and he is also an active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association.Committed to his local community as well, he has served in a number of leadership roles with the Kiwanis Club of Detroit Lakes, and he once served as board president for the citys Boys & Girls Club. In addition, he helped establish the city of Detroit Lakes Community Strategies Committee, which has supported several initiatives to bring much-needed improvements and recreational opportunities to the area. He is a long-time youth hockey coach and has served on the board of directors for Detroit Lakes Youth Hockey for the past several years.