Every month, more than 3,140 people are injured in car accidents in Minnesota. If it happens to you, dealing with issues such as insurance claims, medical care, compensation for lost wages, and property damage to your car can be a trying ordeal.
You don’t have to deal with these issues alone. At the law firm of Heimerl & Lammers, we offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and give you advice.
This is one for the first questions we are typically asked. Minnesota’s no-fault insurance will pay up to $20,000 in medical bills, regardless of who caused the accident.
If you need surgery or hospitalization, that $20,000 will not last long. In Minnesota, you can sue the at-fault driver after your damages reach a certain threshold, such as accumulating at least $4,000 in medical bills, having a permanent injury or losing a certain number of days at work.
If the at-fault driver has no insurance or does not have enough insurance to cover your damages, you can collect from your own coverage for uninsured and underinsured motorists.
Car accidents often come with devastating injury and even fatality. Some of the typical injuries we see after a serious car accident include:
In addition to possible lost wages, medical expenses and rehabilitation costs, you could also be looking at additional expenses that are unexpected including hiring a nurse to help you with recovery, paying child care for your children and attending therapy to deal with any issues of post traumatic stress disorder. You should be compensated for all of your losses, not just your medical costs.
Minnesota no-fault insurance will also pay up to $20,000 in wage loss benefits. However, it will only pay up to $250 a week. Our lawyers may be able to help you recover additional wage loss and other damages such as compensation for pain and suffering from the at-fault driver.
We always suggest hiring a lawyer right away. Unless you have a dispute with the insurance company and need our help to receive compensation, our attorneys are not going to collect any fees. We will simply keep information in your file, answer your questions and monitor your case to ensure that all goes well.
We represent car accident victims throughout the Twin Cities and in western Wisconsin. We handle all instances of car related accidents including those caused by:
If you retain us to handle your personal injury claim, our lawyers will handle your auto damage claim for free.
Our attorneys work on a contingent basis. This means that we will not charge you a fee unless we win either at trial or through settlement.
The percentage we charge will depend on the difficulty of your case, and the amount of time and money we estimate it will take to get you the most recovery for your damages.
To speak with an attorney today for a free case evaluation, either fill out our online form or call us today at (612) 294-2200.
Our commitment to you includes:
• Promptly returning your calls. We return phone calls within 24 hours, and usually sooner.
• Responding to your e-mails. We check our messages dozens of times a day.
• Being available to meet you in person. If you want to speak to your lawyer face-to-face, you can get an appointment the next day.
• Keeping you updated. Our lawyers will copy you on every document that we prepare on your behalf, from a doctor’s letter, to the court summons.
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