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Has another party caused you to sustain injuries because of an accident or wrongdoing in Minnesota? If so, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, financial losses, pain, and suffering. However, you have the burden of proving the legal elements required to establish liability for damages.

We understand you have many questions about your rights regarding a personal injury claim. Our Minneapolis personal injury lawyers answer some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury cases across the state here.

What Is a Personal Injury Case?

What Is a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury is a harm to a person’s body, emotions, or reputation by another person. Personal injury cases are generally based on negligence. However, some claims could involve strict liability or intentional torts.

Proving that another party’s negligence caused your injuries requires you to prove the following legal elements:

  • Another party had a legal duty of care to you;
  • The other party breached the duty of care through their acts or omissions;
  • The breach of duty was the direct and proximate cause of your injury; and,
  • You sustained damages because of the other party’s breach of duty.

Our legal team investigates your personal injury case to gather evidence proving the other party is responsible for causing your injuries. We work with expert witnesses when necessary to strengthen the evidence in your case. 

What Are Common Personal Injury Cases in Minnesota?

Thousands of personal injury claims are filed each year in Minneapolis and across Minnesota. Common types of personal injury cases involve:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including crashes involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, motorcycles, drunk drivers, and bicycles
  • Slip and fall accidents and other premises liability claims
  • Medical malpractice and negligence 
  • Product liability claims
  • Injuries to children
  • Wrongful death
  • Farm accidents
  • Construction accidents 
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Child sexual abuse

Our lawyers at Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys have decades of experience handling personal injury cases. We help you pursue fair compensation for your damages. 

How Can a Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyer Help You With Your Case?

A skilled personal injury lawyer has the resources and experience that benefit you when fighting for compensation after an accident or personal injury. Our attorneys can help you with your personal injury case by:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation to determine how your injury occurred
  • Identifying all parties who could be liable for your damages
  • Explaining how Minnesota personal injury laws impact your case
  • Providing you with sound legal advice and strategies for winning your personal injury case
  • Employing medical specialists, engineers, accident reconstructionists, financial professionals, and other expert witnesses, as necessary
  • Filing insurance claims and negotiating insurance settlements
  • Defending you against allegations of contributory fault and failing to mitigate damages
  • Communicating with the other parties involved in your case
  • Documenting your damages to calculate how much your personal injury case is worth
  • Filing a lawsuit and aggressively arguing your case before a jury, if necessary

Personal injury laws are complicated. Gathering evidence can be time-consuming and expensive. You need to focus on your recovery instead of fighting with an insurance company for the money you deserve, so we handle all matters related to your personal injury case for you.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

The amount you can receive for a personal injury case depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. Factors that impact the value of a personal injury claim include:

  • The types of injuries you sustain
  • The cost of your medical treatment and care
  • Whether you sustain a permanent impairment or disability
  • If you could be partially to blame for causing your injury
  • Your ability to work and earn an income after the accident
  • The cost of repair or replacement of property damaged in the accident
  • The effect your injuries have on your quality of life and relationships with others
  • The availability of insurance coverage and the policy limits

Generally, the more severe your injuries and the greater your injuries impact your life, the more your damages are worth in a personal injury case. Our lawyers meticulously analyze each factor in your case to maximize your recovery amount. 

What Damages Can I Recover for a Personal Injury Case in Minnesota?

Damages in a personal injury case can include compensation for economic damages such as:

  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Personal care
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Household services
  • Diminished earning capacity

In addition to your monetary losses, you could also receive compensation for pain and suffering damages. These non-economic damages include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Disability and impairment
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • A decrease in quality of life

In a small number of personal injury cases, juries award punitive damages. These damages do not compensate you for losses. Instead, punitive damages punish the at-fault party for acting with a deliberate disregard for the rights or safety of other people. 

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyer?

The cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer should not keep you from calling us about a case. At Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys, we accept cases on a contingency fee.

Instead of paying our attorney’s fees when you hire our law firm, we deduct our fees from your personal injury settlement. You only pay attorney’s fees after we recover money for your claim. 

A contingency fee is based on a percentage of the personal injury settlement or award in your case. When you sign the retainer agreement, we review the contingency fees in detail so you understand the fee structure and how attorneys’ fees are paid for a personal injury case. 

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Minnesota?

A statute of limitations sets a deadline for filing lawsuits. If you file a personal injury lawsuit after the statute of limitations expires, the court could dismiss your case. 

The Minnesota statute of limitations for personal injury cases depends on the type of case. The deadline to file claims and lawsuits ranges from 240 days to six years. 

You should never assume you have a long time to file a personal injury lawsuit. Instead, speaking with one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible after an injury or accident is best. Prompt legal advice can prevent problems with the statute of limitations that could prevent you from receiving compensation for an accident or personal injury. 

Contact Us for a Free Consultation With a Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyer

Do you have questions about a personal injury case? Call Hall Law Personal Injury Attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation at (800) 292-1979 with an experienced Minneapolis personal injury attorney. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve after an accident or injury. 

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