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Personal Injury Lawyer

Severe injuries happen in an instant, yet their impact is lifelong. If you or your loved one has been harmed because of someone else’s carelessness, you should not have to pay for those mistakes. At Milavetz Injury Law, P.A., we are passionate about helping everyday people get the compensation they deserve.

Types of Personal Injury Cases Handled by Milavetz Injury Law, P.A.

Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. has experience handling cases involving serious injuries and wrongful deaths resulting from the following:

Car Accidents

Minnesota drivers experienced 394 fatal car accidents and 1,569 serious injury accidents in 2020. Speeding was the most common cause, followed by failure to yield, carelessness, distracted driving, tailgating, and alcohol impairment. Our experienced car accident attorneys will perform a detailed investigation into your accident and injuries to ensure you receive maximum compensation.

Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents are especially devastating because trucks are larger and heavier than cars. In 2020, 3,786 truck accidents resulted in 58 fatalities and 1,033 injuries in Minnesota. Our truck accident attorneys will help you navigate the complex personal injury laws and ensure you receive compensation that is commensurate with your injuries.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle crash fatalities in Minnesota were up to 63 as of mid-December 2020, a 43% increase from the previous year. Drivers often fail to watch for motorcyclists, who are vulnerable to serious injury and death due to the lack of crash protection in motorcycles. Our motorcycle accident lawyers will partner with you to hold these careless drivers accountable.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Accidents

An average of 70 bicyclists experience severe injuries and fatalities from crashes every year. In 2020, car crashes killed 45 pedestrians and injured 654. The law requires motorists to share the road with bicyclists and yield to pedestrians, but too many fail to do so. Our qualified bicycle accident attorneys will help you hold them accountable.

Wrongful Death

Accidents are the third leading cause of death in Minnesota. Accidental deaths that occur as the result of someone else’s negligence cause severe emotional distress and financial devastation. Our compassionate wrongful death attorneys are equipped to help your family navigate all the challenges a wrongful death creates for your family.

Workers' Compensation

Minnesota workers suffered 67 work-related fatalities and 76,700 injuries and illnesses in 2020. Employers are often slow or resistant to rightful workers’ compensation claims. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Milavetz Injury Law PC will ensure you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled. We will also identify and pursue third-party claims on your behalf.

Product Liability

Manufacturers are obligated to offer safe products. Failure to meet this obligation can cause substantial harm. If you have experienced serious injury or illness from food and beverages, tools, lawn equipment, beauty products, or any other product, our experienced product liability attorneys will help you establish liability and hold the manufacturers accountable.

Premises Liability

Minnesota ranks fifth in the nation for fall-related deaths. Slips, trips, and falls happen when property owners fail to take simple preventive measures. They are liable when their negligence causes injuries and death. Our premises liability attorneys will identify the causative factors and pursue just compensation on your behalf.

Medical Malpractice

From October 2018 to October 2019, Minnesota patients experienced 366 adverse health events, resulting in 143 serious injuries and twelve deaths. Negligence by healthcare providers is egregious because it violates the sacred trust between doctors and patients. They must be held accountable. Proving medical malpractice requires the skills of an experienced malpractice attorney.

Harmful Drugs And Medical Devices

Medical devices and drugs are supposed to improve health, but manufacturers often take shortcuts and place profits ahead of people. Our harmful drugs and products lawyers have the expertise and resources to fight vigorously for you to receive substantial compensation from these greedy manufacturers.

Protect Yourself After an Injury in Brooklyn Center

1

Seek medical attention.

The hospitals nearest Brooklyn Park are:

For less serious injuries, you could visit an urgent care center in Brooklyn Center:

2

Gather evidence, documentation, and contact information.

Start the process of gathering information at the scene if you can. You will need the following:

  • The insurance and contact information of the other party
  • Names and contact information of witnesses
  • Detailed photos of the incident
  • Photos of your injuries

Gather the following after you arrive at the hospital or clinic:

  • Photos of your injuries after receiving treatment
  • Copies of X-rays
  • Medical records (you can get these later)

3

File a police report

Vehicle accidents resulting in injury or death must be reported to the Brooklyn Center Police Department immediately, in accordance with Minnesota §169.09. You can file a police report by calling 911, or by calling the Brooklyn Center Police Department’s non-emergency number, 763-569-3333.

4

Obtain legal representation

Contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. At Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. we are passionate about fighting against big insurance companies for the highest compensation possible.

What is my Brooklyn Center personal injury case worth?

The compensation you receive for your case will vary based on the nature and severity of your injuries and the specifics of your case. There are three types of damages you could recover.

Recoverable Damages

Economic Damages

Economic damages are your monetary losses, including lost wages, medical expenses, and property damages. In wrongful death cases, economic damages include funeral expenses and the pecuniary value of the decedent’s life.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic losses include such losses as pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, and loss of capacity to enjoy life. In wrongful death cases, this includes the pain and suffering of the deceased. Non-economic losses are not recoverable in all personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages may be awarded in cases where the injury or wrongful death is caused by a deliberate disregard for the rights and safety of others.

Minnesota law does not limit the non-economic or punitive damages you could receive, except when government entities such as schools are responsible for your injuries. In these cases, the damages are capped at $500,000 per individual or $1,500,000 for all injuries stemming from a single incident.

Laws Specific to Auto Accidents

Minnesota is a no-fault state, which means you must seek recovery for economic damages through your own insurance. Minnesota drivers are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) with coverage of at least $40,000. If your losses exceed your coverage limits, you may be able to file a claim against the other driver.

You may seek non-economic losses against the other driver if your economic damages total $4,000 or more or if the injuries result in one or more of the following:

  • permanent disfigurement
  • permanent injury
  • death
  • disability for 60 days or more

Negligence and Liability

Recovery of damages is only possible when you can prove the other party is liable. Liability is established when an action or inaction is negligent. Minnesota law defines negligence as follows:

  • Duty – the other party owed a duty of care
  • Breach of Duty – the other party failed to meet that duty
  • Cause in Fact – the injury would not have occurred except for the breach of duty
  • Proximate Cause – the other party’s failure was the sole cause of your injury
  • Damages – you have been injured and consequently suffered loss

If you are partly at fault, you may still recover damages, so long as you are not more than 50% at fault. Your award will be diminished in proportion to your share of the fault.

If multiple parties are responsible, they can be held jointly liable. Parties that are at least 50% liable can be required to pay the full award. Holding all responsible parties liable can make it easier to collect your award.

Minnesota Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations in Minnesota varies based on the type of case:

In cases of injuries to minors and the legally disabled or insane, the statute of limitations time frame commences when the minor turns 18 or the disability or insanity ceases. The time suspension is limited to seven years after the event or one year after disability ceases.

In the event the responsible party is out-of-state and cannot be served, the statute of limitations time frame will commence upon the party’s return.

Regardless of the time limits, it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney right away to allow for time to build your case.

How can the personal injury attorneys at Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. help you?

Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. has been fighting against large insurance companies for over 60 years. Large companies have access to expensive lawyers. We are passionate about providing these advantages to everyday people. We take the time to understand our clients and all the details of their cases. Through our dedication, we have won millions on behalf of our clients. Here are a few examples:

$15.5 M

$15.5 million structured payout in a wrongful death lawsuit

$400 K

$400,000 for an 80-year-old woman who sustained bone fractures in a car accident

$2 M

Over $2 million in Vioxx MDL settlements

Below are a few testimonials from some of our clients:

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated. Contact Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. today for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Personal injury laws are complex. In addition to knowing deadlines and legal requirements, you will need an understanding of medical jargon, access to expert witnesses, and financial resources.

You will have to fight against an experienced team of lawyers who will take advantage of your lack of experience and resources. This could cost you all or most of the compensation you could receive with competent representation.

In most cases, you pay nothing until we win compensation for you. This incentivizes us to offer you the best representation possible. When you win, our fee is a fraction of your compensation.

No matter how friendly your human resource department seems, their fiduciary duty is to secure your employer’s best interests, not yours. Legal representation will ensure your best interests are served.

Yes, our building meets all ADA requirements. We understand many of our clients are injured, and we want all clients to easily access our building and feel comfortable while they are here.

How do I get to the Brooklyn Center office?

We are located at 1915 57th Avenue North, just past Bass Lake Road.

From the east side of the Twin Cities

Take 694 west to Highway 100 South. Exit onto Bass Lake Road.

From the west

Take 694/94 east to Highway 100 South. Exit onto Bass Lake Road.

From the south

Take Highway 94 to 694 West or Highway 169 to 694/94 East. In either case, exit on Highway 100 South, then onto Bass Lake Road.

From the north

Take 169 South to 694/94 East to Highway 100 South. Exit onto Bass Lake Road.