Roseville Personal Injury Lawyer
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Serious injuries caused by the carelessness of others have lifelong consequences. When this happens to you, the responsible parties should provide generous compensation. The attorneys at Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. have a decades-long record of standing up for everyday people in and around the Twin Cities who deserve compensation.
What To Do if You’re Injured in Roseville
In any accident, your health and well-being are your top priority. Here are the steps to follow after you are injured in an accident:
Seek medical attention.
If you are hurt, call 911. The nearest hospitals are in St. Paul:
- Regions Hospital at 640 Jackson Street
- United Hospital at 333 Smith Avenue North
Even if you do not believe you are hurt, obtain a medical evaluation as soon as possible. Roseville is home to the following urgent care centers:
- North Memorial Health Urgent Care at 1835 County Road C West, Suite 150
- Minute Clinic in CVS Pharmacy at 1515 County Road B West
Gather evidence, documentation, and contact information.
Start gathering evidence as soon as possible. The following information will be useful to your attorney:
- Photos of the scene and your injuries
- Medical records and bills
- Insurance and contact information of the opposing party
- Names and contact information of witnesses
File a police report.
Report the accident to the Roseville Police Department as soon as possible by calling 911 or dispatch at 651-767-0640. This is required by state law.
Obtain legal representation
Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you involve an attorney, the more effectively your attorney can investigate your claim. The personal injury attorneys at Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. have the resources to build a strong case and win you the maximum award available.
We Are Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. has experience handling cases involving serious injuries and wrongful deaths resulting from the following:
How To Get to Our Roseville Office
Our Roseville office is located at 2332 Lexington Avenue North. We are conveniently located just off MN-36 near the Lexington Avenue exit.
What type of compensation am I entitled to?
The compensation you can receive varies by the severity of your injuries and how they occurred. The three types of damages you could receive are economic, non-economic, and punitive.
Economic damages are monetary losses, including lost wages, medical expenses, and property damages. In wrongful death cases, these include loss of the decedent’s income and burial expenses. Damages are limited to the monetary losses that can be verified. In cases of permanent disability or wrongful death, this can be substantial.
Non-economic damages are losses that lack measurable monetary value. These include pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of companionship, loss of society, and similar losses. There is no limit to the amount of non-economic damages you can receive, with a few exceptions.
Damages for claims against certain municipalities, such as schools, are limited to $500,000 per person and $1,500,000 per incident. Some exceptions exist, including cases involving eminent domain, liquor sales, contractual liability, and civil rights.
Claims on behalf of inmates and patients of state-run institutions are decided by the state legislature and are ineligible for pain and suffering damages.
Workers’ compensation does not provide non-economic damages. However, a competent personal injury lawyer may identify liable third parties, in which case non-economic damages could be recovered.
Punitive damages are awarded as a punishment against the at-fault party when the evidence shows the injuries occurred because of the blatant disregard for the rights and safety of others.
Laws Specific to Auto Accidents:
Minnesota drivers are required to carry at a minimum the following insurance:
- Personal injury protection (PIP), which provides basic economic loss benefits:
- $40,000 per person per accident ($20,000 medical /$20,000 non-medical)
- Liability insurance
- $30,000 for injuries per person / $60,000 per accident
- $10,000 property damages
- Uninsured motorist coverage – $25,000 per person / $50,000 per accident
- Underinsured motorist coverage – $25,000 per person / $50,000 paper accident
Minnesota is a no-fault state. Thus, drivers are required to file claims against their own personal injury protection. PIP does not provide non-economic damages. If your damages are non-economic, or if they exceed your PIP coverage limits, you can file a claim against the at-fault driver’s liability insurance.
To be eligible for non-economic benefits in a motor vehicle accident, your economic losses must total at least $4,000.
What evidence do I need to prove liability?
Liability is established when you prove negligence by the at-fault party by showing the following:
- Duty of care: The other party owed a duty of care.
- Breach of Duty: The other party failed to meet that duty.
- Cause in Fact: You would not have suffered an injury if the other party’s breach had not occurred.
- Proximate Cause: The other party’s breach is the sole cause of your injury.
- Damages: You have been injured and have suffered verifiable losses attributable to the injury.
Minnesota Laws Governing Personal Injury Cases
When multiple parties are jointly liable for your injuries, each party is apportioned a share of the fault. Each party whose share of the fault exceeds 50% is liable for the entire award both jointly and severally.
Under Minnesota’s comparative fault rule, you can receive compensation if you are partly at fault if your share of the fault does not exceed 50%. Your award will be diminished proportionally.
Minnesota Statute of Limitations
Minnesota law limits the amount of time you have to file personal injury actions. The time limit varies by the type of personal injury case.
- Property damage – 6 years from the date of the incident
- Medical malpractice – generally 4 years from the date of the alleged malpractice
- A discovery rule allows the statute of limitations to begin upon the date the injury was discovered, which could be years later. While most states have adopted a discovery rule, Minnesota has not.
- Wrongful death – 3 years
- Most other personal injury cases – 6 years
- 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.
Our Experience and Case Results
At Milavetz Injury Law, PA, we pride ourselves on our 60-year history of vigorously defending the rights of individuals against big corporations. Our attorneys pay attention to details and provide personalized service for every case. Below are a few of the results we have achieved for our deserving clients:
$1.6 million dollars in Yaz & Yasmine MDL cases
A $200,000 settlement against a trucking company for emotional distress
A $250,000 award in a motor scooter accident involving a fractured arm
If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, contact Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. today for a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you suffered injuries or other losses due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, our personal injury attorneys can review the details of the incident and determine whether the other party’s actions meet the legal definition of negligence.
The best personal injury lawyers have strong knowledge of personal injury law and a deep understanding of medical industry jargon and standards. They have strong skills in negotiation and litigation. They have personal injury experience with a network of consultants and resources. They have a winning track record and a reputation for excellence.
These are the qualities we exemplify at Milavetz Law, PA. We are nationally recognized as a top law firm because of our clients’ success.
Our personal injury lawyers are paid on a contingency fee basis, which means we receive a fraction of your compensation after you win. You can confidently retain a personal injury attorney because you do not pay unless you win.
Contact us by completing our easy online form or call us at 763-560-0000 to set up a free consultation. During the consultation, we will discuss the particulars of your case, review your documentation, and answer your questions.