Who Will Pay My Lost Wages?
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.
Our Lawyers Will Help Demand Money for All of Your Car Accident Injuries
No case is too small or too big for us to handle. We know that any injury can disrupt your life and it can be overwhelming. Our lawyers will help you fight to get compensation for your injuries, including: Amputation, Back injury, Broken bones, Burns, Chest injury, Concussion, Crushing injury, Degloving injury, Eye injury, Head injury, Neck injury, Paralysis, Spinal cord damage, Traumatic brain injury, Whiplash, Wrongful death, and more.
Contact our skilled Minnesota car accident lawyers to schedule a free consultation. If you can’t come to our office, our legal team can come to you or we can set up a virtual appointment. We can meet you at home, at work, or even at the hospital while you recover.
Damages Are Available After a Minnesota Car Accident
Whether you’re pursuing compensation from a negligent third party or an insurance company, you can seek damages for the following:
Pain and suffering
Lost wages and income
Reduced earning capacity
Loss of enjoyment of life
Our attorneys can help you understand what your case is worth, so you don’t settle for less compensation than you deserve.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident in Minnesota?
The things you do after you get into a car accident matter. Keep these tips in mind to keep yourself safe and protect any legal claims that you may have for compensation.
- Move away from the scene
- Report the Accident
- Seek medical attention
- Refuse early offers
- Talk to a Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer
You don’t have to handle the stress of an auto accident alone. Our experienced legal team can help answer any questions you may have while offering you options for the next steps.
How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Minnesota?
You won’t have an unlimited amount of time to pursue compensation after an accident in Minnesota. Typically, the Statute of Limitations for a personal injury claim is six years. If you have not settled your claim by the six-year anniversary of your accident, you will need to bring your claim in district court to protect your rights.
If you want to collect insurance benefits, you’ll need to contact your insurance company relatively soon. If you do not have your bills submitted to your No-Fault insurance carrier within six months of receiving the bill, they can refuse to pay the bill. The larger risk is that by not contacting your insurance company right away after the accident, they may say you have violated your responsibilities under the contract and refuse to provide you benefits at all.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
In order to bring a claim against the at-fault driver, you need to satisfy some criteria to even be eligible to bring your claim. Most often this is proving that you have incurred $4,000.00 or more in medical bills, not including x-rays, have a permanent injury or scar, or have been disabled for at least sixty days. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you’ll have to do so within the applicable statute of limitations, as noted above. Minnesota allows you to serve a lawsuit on the at-fault driver without filing the paperwork with the court for a year, but if you miss the deadline to file the lawsuit with the court, you will be barred from bringing your claim.
The most common claims against the government are when a state or city employee hits you while they are working. Most local jurisdictions require you to file a notice of the claim within 180 days of the incident to preserve your claim. It is in your best interest to submit your notice to the governing body as soon as possible.
Claims against the Federal government have even more restrictions under the Federal Torts Claim Act. Claims against the Federal government only have a two-year statute of limitations. These injuries most often occur near military bases in the state when military equipment is being moved. You need to be prepared to prove your entire claim at the outset by submitting everything you have to prove your claim and injuries at once to the Federal agency that caused your injury.
If you’re not sure how long you have to file a claim or to demand compensation for your injuries, our attorneys can help. Contact us to discuss your case as soon as you can.
Call Our Minnesota Car Accident Lawyers for Help
You’ve got enough happening after your accident without the added stress of an injury claim. Hiring an attorney can give you time to get better, while also putting you in the best position to get the money you deserve. Contact the accident attorneys at Heimerl & Lammers for immediate assistance after you get hurt in a crash.
Car accident claims can be complicated, so don’t hesitate to call us for help! Your first consultation is free. When you call, our attorneys will review your case, explain your rights, and answer any questions that you might have.