Edina Personal Injury Lawyer
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An unexpected injury can come with far-reaching consequences for your health and finances. Fortunately, help is available.
You can file an Edina personal injury case to seek compensation for your damages when your injury was caused by the negligence of another.
Contact Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. today to speak with an Edina personal injury lawyer about how to gain compensation.
Let Milavetz Law Represent You in Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. has experience handling cases in and around Minneapolis–Saint Paul involving serious injuries and wrongful deaths resulting from the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
- Workers’ compensation
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Harmful drugs and medical devices
Compensation in an Edina Verdict or Settlement
A personal injury claim will first go through negotiation. A case will go to court for a verdict only when a fair settlement cannot be reached.
Compensation in an Edina Verdict or Settlement
There are a few different types of compensation you can pursue in an Edina personal injury case.
Economic damages are the most common type of compensation in a personal injury case. For economic damages, you must provide proof of the financial impact of the injury, like medical bills.
Non-economic damages are designed as a form of compensation for damages that don’t have a financial value, like pain and suffering or mental anguish.
Non-economic damages have special regulations in Minnesota depending on the claim. Pain and suffering compensation cannot be sought over certain types of claims, like workers’ compensation.
In Minnesota, damage caps and minimum thresholds can vary by municipality. A medical malpractice claim has no damages cap for pain and suffering.
Punitive damages are intended as a form of punishment for an extreme degree of negligence. Punitive damages are only available if a judge awards them in court.
Damages After an Auto Accident Injury
The state of Minnesota imposes a few extra conditions relating to damages after an auto accident. Minnesota is a no-fault state, meaning damages in an accident are covered by insurance companies regardless of who is at fault.
Insured individuals must carry basic economic loss benefits. When coverage is insufficient, it’s possible to seek compensation from the at-fault party if the requirements for limits of recovery have been met.
After an Edina personal injury, holding the other party liable for your damages is a matter of proving negligence. Negligence has four elements:
- Duty: The other party owed a duty of care
- Breach of Duty: The other party failed to show adequate care
- Proximate Cause: The other party’s breach of duty caused the damage
- Damage: You can demonstrate the injuries or other damages sustained
When more than one person is responsible for your injuries, joint liability is used to determine the degree of liability held by each.
When you bear some responsibility, Minnesota’s comparative fault rule is applied. The degree of fault held by both you and the other party is considered.
If you bear less than 50% fault, they can still be held liable. However, the percentage of your responsibility will be subtracted from the overall amount of compensation awarded.
Minnesota Statute of Limitations
Different causes of injury come with different time limits for taking legal action. Here are the statutes of limitation in Minnesota for common personal injury claims:
- Personal Injury: Six years
- Medical Malpractice: Four years
- Property Damage: Six years
There are exceptions to these limitations when they concern minors, legally disabled individuals, or legally insane individuals. There are also exceptions if the defendant leaves the state.
Minnesota’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is marked from the time the injury occurred, not when it was discovered. This is in contrast to many other states, in which the time limit to file a suit may only begin when the injury first became known.
However, Minnesota does allow medical malpractice claim timeframes some leniency.
The termination-of-treatment rule allows the time limit to begin from the time treatment was ended. The single-act-exception rule allows a claim to date from the time of injury if it stemmed from an isolated event. The time limit can also be extended if a physician attempts to conceal the malpractice.
Steps to Take if You’ve Been Injured in Edina
Gaining compensation depends on responding correctly after injury. The following steps should be taken to increase the chance of a winning case.
Seek Medical Attention
Immediately visit an Edina hospital or urgent care center, even if injuries are minimal. This establishes documentation and is especially important if you experience delayed injuries or complications.
M Health Fairview Hospital is located at 6401 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435 and offers Twin Cities residents round-the-clock emergency medical care.
Gather Evidence, Documentation, and Contact Information
Documentation is how your attorney builds a case for liability. Document the injury in any way possible. This can include photos, reports, and the contact information of any involved parties and witnesses.
File a Police Report
In Minnesota, a police report is required if an incident results in injury, death, or property damage over $1000. The easiest way to file a report is to call the Edina police and ask an officer to come to the scene. This provides you with further documentation and protects you against having your claim challenged.
Obtain Legal Representation
Speak with a lawyer immediately and, particularly, before you talk to any insurance companies.
This protects you from coverage disqualification and helps you know how much compensation you’re eligible to receive. The attorneys at Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. can advise you on how to move forward with seeking compensation.
Our Experience and Case Results
Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. is an Edina personal injury firm that works to provide a voice for the injured. We’ve served the community by fighting for fair compensation since 1963.
Clients are encouraged to review our past case results and client testimonials for further assurance of our firm’s track record of success. We’ve been helping members of the Edina community gain the compensation they need for nearly 60 years.
Contact Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. today for a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The Edina Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. office is compliant with the ADA and offers accessibility for all visitors.
Our Edina building is conveniently located off of highway 100, north of 494 near Lake Edina and Edina Industrial Boulevard.
If you are navigating to our office from north of the Twin Cities, take highway 100 south to the West 70th street exit.
If you are driving to our office from south of the Twin Cities, take 35W to 494 West. Go from 494 West to highway 100 north and exit on Edina Industrial Boulevard.
If you are coming to our office from east of the Twin Cities, take 494 West to highway 100 north and exit on Edina Industrial Boulevard.
If you are driving to our office from west of the Twin Cities, take 494 East to highway 100 north. Then, take the exit on to Edina Industrial Boulevard.
When choosing a personal injury lawyer, you should look for visible past case results, satisfied client reviews, and the firm’s experience with similar cases.
Founded in 1963, Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. has built its reputation on its commitment to its clients and community. Included among Minnesota’s top personal injury lawyers by prestigious legal agencies, Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. offers complete transparency to potential clients on the About Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. page on the firm’s website.