Above were the things you should do at the scene of the accident, or shortly after you leave the scene. The reality is that legal fault for causing a motor vehicle accident can be complicated. In article 1, I mentioned the wilderness camp I attended during my early teenage years. At every step of this process, it is in your best interest to have an attorney protecting your rights and acting as your advocate. If the claim does not settle, the insurance company knows that a lawsuit will be filed and it will be forced to defend it.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
- Bruce M. Rivers
- Joel E. Smith
- Pamela F. Rochlin
- Paul Dworak
- Joseph M. Crosby
- David K. Cody
- Bernard M. Dusich
- Colin Peterson
- Stacy M. Lundeen
- Paul R. Dahlberg
- Charles “Jim” Suk
- Peter Schmit
Bruce M. Rivers
Attorney Bruce M. Rivers founded his Minneapolis law office, Rivers Law Firm, PA, in 1998 with the goal of protecting the rights of those accused of crimes in the Twin Cities. Clients throughout the state of Minnesota turn to him for representation when facing a broad range of criminal charges, including the following:,• White-collar crimes,• Violent crimes,• Sexual offenses,• Property crimes,• Drug offenses,• Homicide,Mr. Rivers began his legal career in 1998 after earning a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and his approval to practice law in the state of Minnesota. In addition to his approval to practice in all of Minnesotas state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota has also granted him approval to practice in its courtrooms.Attorney Rivers went into private practice immediately after law school when he founded his solo practice. Since his law firms doors first opened, he has had the respect of both his clients and his peers due to his unrelenting dedication to justice. As a result of this respect, he has earned a number of honors, including a Superb rating from Avvo. In addition, the National Board of Trial Advocacy recognizes him as a board-certified attorney in the area of criminal trial law.Mr. Rivers is an active member of the legal community thanks to his involvement with a number of organizations. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
701 Building Suite 300, 701 Fourth Avenue South,, Minneapolis MN 55415
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.
Pamela F. Rochlin
Pamela Rochlin is a personal injury attorney who is deeply committed to helping injured victims and their families who have been harmed by the wrongdoing of others. She is among the few Minnesota women attorneys who represent injury victims. Pam has worked to maximize recovery for hundreds of individuals through settlement and trial, helping them through a difficult time in their lives.Pam Rochlin handles a variety of cases and injury claims. Practice areas include:,-,Serious car or truck crashes.-Drunk driving collisions.-Products Liability.-Construction or workplace accidents.-Dog Attacks or Dog Bites.-Insurance issues and disputes.-Motorcycle accidents.-Boating accidents.-Bicycle or pedestrian accidents.-Snowmobile collisions.-Slip and fall accidents.-Premises liabliity or Homeowner liability.For the last 20+ years, Pam has represented clients whose injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or party. The type of injuries include:,-Traumatic Brain Injuries.-Injuries to the spine.-Fractured bones.-Serious burns.-Significant scarring or other disfigurations.-Injuries to the muscles, tendons or ligaments.-Emotional/Mental injuries.Pam founded the Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. with her husband David, a personal injury and business litigator. She is highly regarded in the legal community, she is the immediate past president of Minnesota Women Lawyers Association, is a former president of the Minnesota Consumer Alliance and a former board member of the Minnesota Association for Justice.
Paul is a trial lawyer. He defends and prosecutes cases for people and businesses. In 2016, Paul was named Attorney of the Yearby Minnesota Lawyer for his work on a highly-publicized, free speech case. He represented a high school student who was unconstitutionally expelled for responding to a post on Twitter about his gym teacher. The case settled for $425,000.Paul has obtained other large settlements and jury acquittals—sometimes for the same client in related cases. For example, Paul defended a young man shot by a police officer three times in the back. The State charged Pauls client with first-degree assault to cover up the police shooting. Paul convinced a jury to acquit his client, saving him from at least ten years in prison. Paul and his partners then sued the police officer for excessive force. The case settled for $2.85 million.Paul also represents businesses. He was an integral part of a team which aggressively and successfully defended a national paving contractor from claims of racketeering, anti-trust, fraud and breach of contract brought by a multi-national corporation. Paul enjoys prosecuting breach of contract and wrongful termination cases for sales representatives and wholesalers against manufacturers.Paul attended law school at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is now an Adjunct Law Professor for the schools civil rights moot court program. He has won numerous awards for his legal writing.Prior to law school, Paul was a financial analyst and a firefighter. While handling emergencies for the public, Paul learned to think fast on his feet and remain level-headed during tense circumstances—skills that prepared him well for the courtroom.In addition to Attorney of Year,Paul was named Rising Starby Top Lawyers in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, he was also featured in the Next Generationissue of the Attorney at Law magazine.
100 South Fifth Street, Suite 2100,, Minneapolis MN 55402
Joseph M. Crosby
We work to make our communities safer. When one person is our community is hurt, everyone is affected. We work to right the wrongs. We believe everyone is bound by the same law and should be accountable. The rich, the poor, the young, the old, we all have the same rights and obligations to keep our communities safe. Although some injuries are not avoidable, there are injuries caused by the fault of others. We will uncover the truth and hold those at fault responsible.When tragedies happen, we will get medical bills paid, recover lost wages, and provide security for the future. We are devoted exclusively to injuries or death from medical malpractice, car crashes, defective products, unsafe acts of others, injuries from prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and even malpractice by attorneys. For twenty-eight years we have obtained verdicts and settlements for clients that continue to make our communities safer. Allow us to help.
David K. Cody
Attorney David K. Cody is a member of the Cody Law Group located in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. A top-rated trial advocate with 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Cody devotes his practice to personal injury, wrongful death and workers compensation claims. Over the course of his career, he has helped thousands of clients secure the full amount of compensation they deserve for the injuries and losses they sustained as the result of a workplace accident or because of someone elses negligent, careless or unlawful actions.Certified as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Cody is fully committed to his practice and to ensuring that he does all he can to help his plaintiff clients recover the maximum amount of damages for their injuries and losses as well as for their pain and suffering.Treating all of his clients with the compassion and dignity they deserve, Mr. Cody has become a trusted source of quality representation to many across his region, and he finds great reward in being able to affect positive changes in the lives of those he serves.Recognized for his dedication to his clients and his unprecedented success as a trial advocate, Mr. Cody has earned numerous awards and honors, and Minnesota Law & Politics magazine has voted him among the Top 40 attorneys in the state for personal injury over the past several years.A 1974 honors graduate of the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, Mr. Cody obtained his Juris Doctor with honors from William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) in 1978 and his license to practice from the Minnesota State Bar Association that same year.Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Cody helped co-author the Minnesota Workers Compensation Deskbook, and he routinely conducts continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of topics. He is also an active member of the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota.
Bernard M. Dusich
Bernie M. Dusich has been a certified civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota Bar Association since 1994. He has been a trial lawyer since 1980 and a member of Sieben Polk, P.A. in Hastings since 1988. He specializes his practice in personal injury, car accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, asbestos exposure, premises liability and wrongful death. He was president of Sieben Polk, P.A. from 2002 to 2009, and he is past chair of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Associations No-Fault Committee and Legislative Committee and served on the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Association of Justice for 10 years.He has helped asbestos victims and their families obtain numerous settlements over $1 million, and he has obtained significant recoveries on behalf of medical negligence, products liability, and motor vehicle accident victims in his many years of zealous representation of more than 1,000 individuals and families in personal injury claims. Mr. Dusich has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist Nationally and in the State of Minnesota since 1984, an achievement shared by less than 2% of all Minnesota attorneys for demonstrated courtroom competence and experiecne.Mr. Dusich is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is currently serving as President of the Minnesota Chapter for 2017. He is a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, formerly the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, and the International Society of Barristers, and has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America, all of which are based on peer recognition. He has been selected as a SuperLawyer since 2006, which is also based on peer recognition. He routinely evaluates cases for other attorneys through the Minnesota Association for Justice Case Evaluation Services, and he is a certified neutral arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association.
Woods Office Center, 2600 Woods Dr. Ste. 50,, SAINT PAUL MN 55121
Attorney Colin Peterson is an associate with the Ciresi Conlin LLP law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A highly rated trial lawyer with more than eight years of experience, Mr. Peterson devotes his practice to fighting on behalf of those who suffered a serious injury or loss as the result of medical malpractice and other negligent medical care issues.Serving clients throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and surrounding areas, Mr. Peterson has become a trusted legal advocate for individuals and families during their times of need. He works hard to help his clients hold those responsible for their suffering accountable for their actions while aggressively pursuing the maximum amount of compensation possible for the damages they incurred. A compassionate counselor, he provides invaluable guidance and support to his clients during all stages of the legal process, remaining accessible at all times to address their questions and concerns.From this high level of client commitment coupled with his extensive legal knowledge and skills, Mr. Peterson has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients. Of note, he helped obtain a $1.3 million settlement for the family of a victim who died as the result of blood loss following surgery as well as a $5.6 million settlement for the family of a child who had suffered a hypoxic brain injury at birth that caused cerebral palsy and other neurological and developmental issues.Moreover, Mr. Peterson secured a $9.1 million jury award for a man who became paralyzed as the result of an anesthesiologists error during his surgery. He also served on a team of attorneys who obtained a $6.85 million verdict for a woman whose back surgery paralyzed her.Recognized for his success, Mr. Peterson has received numerous accolades from his peers along with many positive reviews and testimonials from his satisfied and highly appreciative clients. He also received the North Star Lawyer designation from the Minnesota State Bar Association for his selfless pro bono services.A 2008 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Peterson obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2011. He is an active member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, the North Dakota Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice, and he has several publications to his credit involving topics such as birth injuries, obstetric malpractice and medical errors known as never events.
Stacy M. Lundeen
Stacy was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder campus, where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology. In 2007, she received her juris doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. Stacys practice involves a mix of transactional work and litigation. She concentrates her practice mainly in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, estate planning and probate and business litigation. She enjoys the variety of her general, well-rounded practice and brings a vast amount of experience to each of those areas in which she practices.She is an active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Stearns-Benton Bar Association and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. She has been recognized multiple times as a SuperLawyers Rising Star and is active in the community and volunteers for her childrens youth hockey association.Stacy enjoys hiking, boating, traveling, watching her childrens sporting events and participating with her family in 5ks.
Paul R. Dahlberg
A partner at ,Patterson Dahlberg Injury Lawyers, in Rochester, Minnesota, Paul R. Dahlberg focuses his practice of law in the area of plaintiffs personal injury. Mr. Dahlberg accepts a broad range of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, farming accidents, products liability, dog bites and premises liability. He has also litigated spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and wrongful death cases to verdict for clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.Mr. Dahlbergs most notable recoveries include a $4.4 million dollar wrongful death verdict in Steele County, a $40 million award in a class action case involving off-label marketing of drugs for children, a $3.25 million mediated settlement for a group of bus passengers who were victims of a crash. In 2017 and 2018 significant confidential settlements were reached resolving a motorcycle crash resulting in a TBI, and recovering on behalf of workers injured in a gas leak explosion. Other notable recoveries include an award on behalf of children and families who were wrongfully denied mental health benefits and a $350,000 trial verdict for a tenant who was hurt in a slip-and-fall accident.In 2017 the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in his favor and reversed a summary judgment on a products liability claim in the case Montemayor v. Sebright. The Montemayor case will likely be a landmark decision in favor of plaintiffs in products liability cases for years to come.After obtaining his bachelors degree from Luther College, Mr. Dahlberg earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1992. He gained admittance to practice in Minnesota the same year. Mr. Dahlberg is licensed to practice law before the Wisconsin Supreme Court; the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Minnesota and Wisconsin; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits. He managed the local office of Meshbesher & Spence for 15 years before forming his law firm in 2009.Certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Mr. Dahlberg has received a Superbpeer review rating of 10 through Avvo. He has earned an AV Preeminent rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his high ethical standing. A Rochester native, Mr. Dahlberg shares his in-depth knowledge on topics relating to state and federal personal injury and wrongful death cases with others in the field at seminars and local educational events.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.
Charles “Jim” Suk
The owner and founder of Rochester, Minnesota-based Suk Law Firm Ltd. Charles James Suk has litigated personal injury and wrongful death cases since 1988. He accepts all types of personal injury cases, including wrongful death, product liability, nursing home negligence, dram shop claims, dog bites and accidents involving automobiles, pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, trains and trucks. Mr. Suk is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and before the Supreme Court of the United States. He represents clients throughout southeastern Minnesota and makes out-of-office visits to clients throughout the state as well as in Iowa and Wisconsin, operating on a contingency fee basis.In 1995, Mr. Suk obtained a landmark jury verdict in excess of $1 million, the first of its kind in the region for a wrongful death or personal injury trial. Since 2003, Mr. Suk has secured verdicts exceeding $950,000 in three counties, including a $1.6 million judgment in Ramsey County. As such, he was invited to and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national organization which recognizes those attorneys who have achieved over $1 million on behalf of their clients.With more than three decades of experience, Mr. Suk has garnered the respect of his peers, receiving an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest peer-reviewed rating. Additionally, he has been certified as a civil trial specialist by both the Minnesota State Bar Association and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Suk has also served on the board of directors for the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota and the Minnesota Association for Justice.In his spare time, Mr. Suk is dedicated to serving his community. He has served on the board of directors for numerous organizations, including the Rochester Art Center, the History Center of Olmsted County, the Planning and Zoning Commission of Rochester, the Olmsted County Humane Society and the Rochester Charter Commission.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Peter Schmit is a partner at Robins Kaplan LLP and the chair of the firms national personal injury and medical malpractice group. Certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation from the firms main office in Minneapolis. In that regard, he provides representation to clients throughout the state and other areas of the Midwest who have been harmed by the negligence of other persons or entities. Although Mr. Schmits experience is broad, his primary emphasis is on medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnoses, hospital negligence, and medication and surgical errors.Some of the representative results that Mr. Schmit has obtained include a $3.1 million settlement for a man who suffered a brain injury as a result of an anesthesia error, a sizable settlement in a wrongful death case involving the overprescription of pain medication, and a $2 million wrongful death settlement stemming from a delayed diagnosis of cancer. It is for these and other successes that Mr. Schmit has earned the high esteem of his peers, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.Mr. Schmit is quite active in a variety of legal organizations. A past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice, his other memberships include the Hennepin County Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Association for Justice. His legal education came at the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude and was inducted into the Order of the Coif at his graduation in 1989. Mr. Schmit is admitted to practice in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin and before several federal courts.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.