Minnesota Auto Accident Lawyers
In our years of experience working as Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyers, we at TSR Injury Law have noticed that certain questions seem to come up over and over. So for your convenience, we have compiled some of the questions we hear most often. Click on the question to read a brief answer. If you need further detail, contact TSR Injury Law at 612-TSR-TIME.
What is my personal injury, car accident, or medical malpractice case worth?
There are many different variables that can affect the kind of compensation you will receive if you file and win a personal injury lawsuit. The judge or jury will decide who was at fault, how serious the injuries you sustained were, and what kind of compensation would be fair. For information on your specific case, you will need to consult a knowledgeable Minnesota personal injury lawyer. Contact TSR Injury Law today at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
How do you determine fault in a personal injury lawsuit?
Depending on the type of suit you file, your case will be decided by a jury or a single judge. In either situation, your lawyer will be arguing against the other party’s lawyer. The judge or jury will make a decision based on many different variables; including your behavior, the other party’s behavior, and how avoidable the accident was. To discuss who is at fault in your particular case, contact a TSR Injury Law personal injury attorney at 612-TSR-TIME. If you prefer, you may submit our free consultation form.
Can I afford a Minnesota personal injury attorney?
At TSR Injury Law, we understand that money can be tight in the wake of a serious injury. That is why we charge our clients a flat percentage fee based on the compensation they win. If you lose your case, you will not pay us anything — no fee, no charge for our expenses. (Many personal injury law firms charge for the expenses incurred on a case that is not won.) For more information, contact us at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
How long do personal injury lawsuits last?
The duration of a personal injury lawsuit depends on many factors, including:
- the complexity of the case;
- the availability of evidence;
- the number of witnesses called to testify; and/or
- whether or not the decision is appealed.
For more information call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
Why should I file a personal injury lawsuit?
Will I have to go to court?
Most cases do not actually go to court — at least not for a lengthy trial. The vast majority of cases are settled outside of court before a lawsuit is even filed. Even if a trial is imminent, many lawyers will force mediation or arbitration before a jury is ever selected.
If you would like more information about hiring a lawyer or filing a lawsuit, contact a Minnesota personal injury attorney at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
What does negligence mean?
Negligence is a term that is used to describe instances where someone behaves irresponsibly or recklessly in a certain situation. When a person fails to act in a situation where action is necessary, or when someone acts carelessly at their job, that person may be guilty of negligence. Under the law, a person or company that acts negligently may be liable for any damages caused.
If you have been injured because of the negligent actions of another person, you may be in a position to receive compensation for your injuries. To discuss your legal rights and options, contact TSR Injury Law today at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
What if the person at fault for my car accident has no insurance?
If you have been involved in an accident with a person who claims to be uninsured or underinsured, there is no need to panic. The Minnesota personal injury lawyers of TSR Injury Law are here to investigate a number of different ways that you can still receive compensation for your accident. We will help you determine the best course of action.
The first step is to validate the at-fault individual’s claim. If he or she truly is uninsured or underinsured, we will examine if you are in a position to file a claim against either the car you were driving at the time of the accident, or against your own insurance policy.
For more information on getting the compensation you deserve for an accident, contact TSR Injury Law today at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
Can I collect punitive damages for my accident?
Collecting punitive damages can be very difficult and is not a common occurrence. However, the law does allow accident victims to collect punitive damages in cases where the guilty party acted in a manner that showed a blatant disregard for the lives and safety of others. Most accidents where victims receive punitive damages are drunk driving accidents.
However, even if a situation legally warrants the collecting of punitive damages, they are rarely covered by insurance policies. Nevertheless, with the right legal representation, you may be able to collect punitive damages for your accident.
For more information on collecting punitive damages, contact TSR Injury Law today at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
What is premises liability?
Premises liability refers to a tort liability of land owners or building owners to people who suffer injuries on the premises that they own. In other words, premises liability holds the owner or manager of the property responsible for your injuries sustained on their property. It is the owner’s responsibility to properly maintain their property so that it is a safe environment.
If you have been injured because of the negligent actions of a property owner, you may be in a position to receive compensation for your injuries. To discuss your legal rights and options, contact TSR Injury Law today at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
What is product liability?
Product liability holds the manufacturer, distributor, or merchant of a product legally liable for injuries or damages resulting from the use of that product. This liability mainly involves defective products that have caused personal injury. Retailers and manufacturers are responsible for distributing safe, quality products.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. To discuss your legal rights and options, contact TSR Injury Law today at 612-TSR-TIME.
How do I choose the right attorney?
When choosing an attorney, you want to make sure that the person you choose has the qualifications and experience necessary to provide you with quality representation in the area of law that your case deals with. An attorney who has never dealt in the legal area involved in your case will likely not be able to provide you with the representation you need to win your case.
To speak with a legal professional about your personal injury case, contact TSR Injury Law at 612-TSR-TIME.
Can I change attorneys during a case?
If you would like to change attorneys, first you will need to notify your current attorney that you no longer wish to use his or her services. Once you have notified him or her, you are free to speak to other lawyers about securing their legal counsel.