Personal injuries refer to injuries that occur as a result of negligence, malpractice, or reckless behavior. Often, they leave the victim having to deal with long-term physical, psychological, and financial complications, which have an enormous impact on the injured’s quality of life. Luckily, Minnesota law allows for victims of personal injuries to seek compensation from negligent parties. This compensation if often to help victims with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other financial damage they incurred.
The experienced Personal injury attorneys at Sand Law are here to help you get compensation for your personal injury. We believe in getting clients big firm results were still providing them with a small firm level of service. If you were loved one was injured due to the negligence or intentional harm of another, contact us today for a free consultation where we can explain to you your rights and options.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Injured Victims in Minnesota Get Compensation
If you or someone close to you has been injured due to negligence in Minnesota, our experienced team of lawyers is here to help. We will pursue your claim on your behalf and bring you peace of mind by helping you get compensated for your physical damages, suffering, and monetary loss.
Sand Law LLC is well known by the insurance companies as a firm that does not easily settle or take small offers in order to move on to the next case. We prusue our clients claims until the get all the compensation they deserve and they are made as whole as possible. Our goal is to ensure our clients are as close to their preinjury state, financially and physically. We look forward to helping you and your get the compensation you deserve for your injury or illness.
Fighting for the Wrongfully Injured in Minnesota
Sand Law LLC is one of the most experienced personal injury firms in Minnesota with attorneys who are 100% committed to helping their clients obtain maximum recovery.
Our lawyers dedicate their time to study your case thoroughly and come up with an individual approach for your specific situation.
Minnesota Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
The Minnesota personal injury statute of limitations refers to the time frame during which a personal injury lawsuit can be filed. Usually, the period to initiate a claim is six years from the day of the accident.
Failure to comply with the time limit results in the court dismissing the case.
In rare cases, the time limit can be paused or extended. Such exceptional situations include the victim being under the age of 18 at the time of the accident or if they were determined insane.
Get Experienced Personal Injury Representation
Car accidents due to drunk driving, reckless driving, distracted driving, or negligence often result in serious physical damages as well as financial struggles for the victim. Filing a lawsuit against the careless driver can get the injured compensation for their hospital bills, future medical treatments, damaged vehicle, loss of wages, etc.
Truck accidents often happen due to operational issues, equipment failure, or distracted driving. In many cases, they result in severe injuries or death for the victim. The driver of the truck or the company itself could be held liable for the damages if they hadn’t complied with all regulations at the time of the accident.
Motorcycles accidents are often so dangerous because of the rider is more maneuverable than the car driver. Motorcycles lack crashworthiness characteristics, such as weight, bulk, airbags, roof, etc. Despite improving technologies for motorcycle riders, they are still a very risky form of transportation that can result in serious injuries.
Therefore, 80% of all motorcycle crashes result in injuries or death for the victim.
Pedestrians are highly vulnerable to accidents involving vehicles, especially at night, when there is limited visibility. Other reasons for pedestrian-related accidents might include crossing at faded or unmarked crosswalks, distracted drivers, or drunk drivers.
Similar to pedestrians, bike riders are susceptible to being involved in accidents, especially if they are riding at night or on a multi-lane road that lacks a designated bike lane. Their reduced speed and smaller size also contribute to the possibility of an accident.
Brain injuries range from mild concussions to brain damage and can greatly affect the overall quality of life of the victim. Such injuries result from a hit in the head due to vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, or sports trauma.
Minnesota Child Injuries
Children can get injured during car accidents, at playgrounds, or while at daycare/school. Most of these accidents happen due to an adult error and without the intention of the child getting hurt. However, distraction or failure to act is still considered negligence, and the negligent party can be held accountable for the injury.
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Passengers of rideshare companies, like Uber or Lyft, who get injured because of an accident can get compensated for their damages if they manage to prove fault or negligence. If it was the driver’s fault, the compensation would most likely come out of their company’s liability insurance. Drivers for rideshare companies are also eligible to file a lawsuit for damages from their employer if they were injured in an accident caused by another driver.
Minnesota Assault and Battery injuries
Assault and battery claims are often filed together because they are closely related. Assault refers to when somebody intentionally tries to harm another person but doesn’t succeed. On the other hand, battery refers to the intentional act of hurting someone, which results in an actual injury.
Minnesota Boating and Drowning Accidents
Over half of all boating accidents occur when passengers fall overboard or when the boat capsizes. In such circumstances, victims can get compensated for their injuries and medical bills through the boat owner’s boaters insurance. However, if the owner doesn’t have a boaters insurance policy, the compensation might have to come out of their assets or homeowners insurance instead.
Slip and fall accidents occur when a person gets injured due to a fall as a result of the negligence of the property owner. Failure to repair or indicate a danger zone is an example of negligence, resulting in the owner being held responsible for the damages of the victim.
If a person gets injured at the workplace, they are eligible for compensation through their employer’s worker’s compensation program. Often the only thing that the victim needs to prove is that they got injured at the job while working.
Owners of dogs are responsible for preventing their pets from attacking people by restricting them with fences or by keeping them on a leash. Nevertheless, if the dog bites a person, the owner or handler is still responsible for the damages even if they did their best to prevent such an attack from happening.
The recovery will most likely come out of the dog owner’s homeowners insurance.
Spine and back injuries occur as a result of damage to the spinal cord due to car accidents, slip and falls, work-related accidents, etc. and are associated with long-term pain or even paralysis.
Nursing home malpractice is the act of negligence, abuse, or neglect on behalf of the staff of the nursing home resulting in injuries and even death for the victim. On the other hand, medical malpractice occurs when a physician unintentionally causes harm to a patient due to failure to diagnose a condition, ignoring symptoms, during surgery, etc.
Wrongful death claims are filed by the relatives of the deceased person who seek compensation for their emotional suffering and financial hardship as a result of the death. The death can be caused either intentionally or due to negligence on behalf of the defendant.
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Injuries Caused by Personal Injury Accidents
Injuries can range greatly from mild to severe. Some injuries, unfortunately, may result in death. More minor injuries can usually heal on their own. However, severe injuries may require more treatment. For example, someone with a spinal cord injury may require treatment for the rest of their life.
Common injuries that result from personal injury accidents include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Internal damage
- Crushing injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash
Damages You Can Recover
When you file a lawsuit, you can recover damages in the form of a settlement offer. “Damages” is a legal term that refers to any losses you’ve experienced as a result of the accident and following injuries. Damages can be economic or non-economic. The only difference is their monetary value. For example, economic damages carry an associated monetary value, while non-economic damages do not.
Economic damages include the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
Non-economic damages include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Permanent injury and disability
- Disfigurement and scarring
Contact the Experienced Attorneys at Sand Law Today
If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury due to an accident, negligence, or malpractice in Minnesota, contact us online or by calling 651-291-7263 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Our team has helped numerous people receive compensation for their physical pain, emotional distress, and monetary loss due to personal injury.
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