Brooklyn Center Personal Injury Lawyer
Table of Contents
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:
Protect Yourself After an Injury in Brooklyn Center
Seek medical attention.
The hospitals nearest Brooklyn Park are:
- North Memorial Health Hospital – 3300 Oakdale Avenue North in Robbinsdale
- Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus – 550 Osborne Road in Fridley
For less serious injuries, you could visit an urgent care center in Brooklyn Center:
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)
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.
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.
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 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 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
- 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:
- Most personal injuries – 6 years from the date of the incident
- Most wrongful deaths – 3 years from the date of death
- Medical malpractice – generally 4 years from the date of the alleged malpractice
In cases of injuries to minors the statute of limitations starts to run on the day of the injury but will be tolled until the child reaches the age of majority.
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:
$400,000 for an 80-year-old woman who sustained bone fractures in a car accident
Over $2 million in Vioxx MDL settlements
Below are a few testimonials from some of our clients:
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.
Take 694/94 east to Highway 100 South. Exit onto Bass Lake Road.
From the south
From the north
Take 169 South to 694/94 East to Highway 100 South. Exit onto Bass Lake Road.