Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyers
Excellent Communication. Exceptional Representation. Maximum Results.
Serious injury accidents can be life-changing. At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law in Minnesota, we are dedicated to helping people who are going through some of the worst times of their lives. In addition to the immediate pain and trauma caused by accidental injuries, the feelings of uncertainty about what will happen next can bring on severe emotional stress and anxiety. We work to relieve stress through sound and trustworthy legal representation.
When we take your case, we want you to focus on recuperating from your injuries, while our Minnesota personal injury lawyer team focuses on getting you the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
Our law firm guides people through the personal injury claims process, including people who have been hurt in motor vehicle accidents, falls, and other incidents caused by another party’s negligence. Whether your case can be settled outside of court through negotiations with insurers or must be resolved at trial, our responsive attorney team will make sure you are kept informed every step of the way. Your goals and concerns will always be of the utmost importance when you work with our firm.
Reach Out to Our Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer Team
To learn how we may be able to help you, contact our Minnesota law firm in St. Paul to schedule a free consultation. Once we understand your situation, our attorney will advise you about your legal rights and options. We can be reached 24 hours a day by calling (651) 259-1113 or contact us online.
Minnesota Personal Injury Practice Areas
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What Sets Our Minnesota Personal Injury Firm Apart?
Our Difference is in the Results
If you have been injured in a car accident, bitten by a dog, fallen on a dangerous surface, or otherwise harmed due to negligence, you want to work with a personal injury lawyer who has a strong reputation for getting results. Attorneys Isaac Tyroler and Rachel Sperling Leonard dedication to getting clients the results they need to move on with their lives is exemplified by the more than $27 million in settlements and awards they have won from over a decade in practice. Here are just a few examples of the results they have gotten for clients:
- $1.3 million insurance settlement for a bicyclist who was severely injured after being hit by a van.
- $1,000,000 settlement for a woman who suffered a brain injury after being struck by a car.
- $900,000 settlement for a man badly injured in a Minnesota car accident.
- $862,500 verdict for a man who suffered significant hip injuries in a Wisconsin car crash.
These are just a few cases that highlight our law firm’s successes on behalf of clients. You can see more results here. When you trust us with your case, our hardworking attorney team will not back down in pursuing the compensation you need for your injuries.
Our Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney Team Puts Clients First
We know you have choices among personal injury attorneys in MN. When you are considering law firms, read about our Minnesota personal injury lawyers, Isaac Tyroler, and Rachel Sperling Leonard, and what our satisfied clients have to say. When you do, you’ll understand the difference our personal injury lawyer team has made in our clients’ lives. We pride ourselves on putting our clients’ needs first.
At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we believe that by carefully listening to our clients we can more effectively represent them. We will put in the time it takes to learn about your accident and injuries, your issues and concerns, and your goals for your legal claim and your future once your case is resolved.
You will never be rushed when telling us your story. And when you have questions or concerns that need to be addressed, just pick up the phone and call us. You will be in good hands when you work with our law firm.
You can get to know us further by scheduling a free, no-obligation consultation about your case. Call us at (651) 259-1113 to arrange a time to speak to our attorney. When we take on your case, we will work hard to get you compensation.
- Quick communication. Our attorneys are available when you need our service. Expect a quick response when you reach out to us.. You will not be restricted to business hours when you have an urgent concern that needs to be addressed.
- Diligent representation. Our personal injury attorney team is persistent in working to get clients compensation even in the most complex cases. We are not afraid to take on big insurance companies and their teams of lawyers to achieve effective results for valued clients.
- A collaborative approach. Our approach to client service is a collaborative one. When you work with our law firm, you will always be kept informed, and your thoughts and wishes will be taken into account throughout every facet of your legal claim.
Compensation Available in Personal Injury Claims in Minnesota
How much compensation could you get in your personal injury claim? The compensation available in personal injury cases is calculated based on damages. Damages are the losses that you have experienced due to your accident. In general terms, the more serious your injuries, the more damages you may claim and the more compensation you may be entitled to receive.
Damages in Personal Injury Cases
- Medical expenses, including doctor bills, hospital costs, ambulance services, prescription drug costs, prosthetic devices, rehabilitation, dental treatment, chiropractic care, transportation costs for getting to and from appointments, and more
- Lost wages for days missed at work while recuperating
- Lost earning capacity if unable to work any longer due to injuries or if work is limited
- Replacement services for the loss of the injured person’s care of the home or children
- Non-economic damages, including physical pain and suffering and mental anguish
- Punitive damages when it is shown by “clear and convincing evidence” that the act of the at-fault party demonstrated deliberate disregard for the rights or safety of others.
Damages in Wrongful Death Cases
When someone tragically dies as the result of an accident, negligence, or an intentional act, their survivors may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Lawsuits in wrongful death cases in Minnesota are filed by an appointed trustee on behalf of survivors.
Wrongful death claims may ask for damages such as the following:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses related to the injuries
- Loss of the deceased person’s income and benefits
- Loss of protection, care and services
- Loss of advice, comfort and companionship.
Factors that Affect the Value of Personal Injury Claims
Some of the factors that can affect the value of personal injury claims include the severity of injuries, the cost of medical bills, insurance policy limits, the strength of the evidence involved and how many parties are liable. Another factor that can greatly affect compensation in personal injury lawsuits is Minnesota’s contributory negligence rule. Under this statute, if a person is determined to have been partly responsible for causing the accident that injured them, their recovery will be reduced by their percentage of fault.
For example, if a jury awards a person $20,000 in a car accident case, but the person was found to share 20% of fault for the crash, the award will be reduced by $4,000. The person will receive $16,000 instead of the full amount of $20,000. Insurers may also use this rule in making settlement offers.
To help ensure that you get the most compensation possible in your case, work with a skillful personal injury attorney in Minnesota. Our attorney team at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law has a track record of success in establishing fault against liable parties and defending clients against allegations of shared fault, in even the most complex cases.
Get Help from Our Personal Injury Attorney Team in Minnesota
There are many factors that go into determining what a personal injury claim is worth. When we accept your case, our personal injury attorney team will evaluate all the factors involved to arrive at a value range for your claim. Depending on your situation and goals, our attorney will work to negotiate a settlement that fairly pays for your losses. If a fair settlement is not a possibility, Isaac Tyroler and Rachel Sperling Leonard are skilled litigators who are willing to take cases to court in order to get clients the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Our focus is always on ensuring that clients are satisfied with the outcomes of their cases.
WAYS OUR MINNESOTA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS WILL HELP YOU
When you trust us with your case, our Minnesota personal injury lawyers will:
- Prepare and file all the necessary paperwork for insurers
- Handle all communications with insurance companies
- Determine what party or parties to hold liable
- Gather the evidence needed to prove your claim
- Calculate your losses to arrive at a value for your claim
- Work to negotiate a fair settlement
- File documents with the court
- Represent you aggressively in court if a fair settlement was not reached.
- Address your questions and concerns about your case, get you ready for possible testimony and all the other behind-the-scenes steps that a personal injury lawsuit involves.
What to Do to Help Your Personal Injury Claim
Take These Steps after an Accident
- If you were not taken by ambulance to the hospital, see a doctor as soon as possible, which will be important evidence of your injuries. Carefully follow the doctor’s treatment plan.
- Get contact information for any eyewitnesses to the accident. Your attorney will speak to them to determine whether their testimony may be valuable to your case.
- Even if you feel you may have contributed to causing an accident, do not admit fault at the scene. Accidents happen quickly, and it can be hard to clearly know what happened.
- If any accident reports were made, such as by police, store managers, workplace supervisors or others, inform your attorney so copies can be obtained.
- Finally, if the other party’s insurance company contacts you, do not give them any statements. Refer them to your attorney.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorney Team for Help with Your Specific Concerns
Many people are confused about their rights and the legal remedies available to them when they have been injured due to the negligence of another party. Following are answers to several common questions that our law firm gets related to personal injury cases. For questions and concerns you have unique to your own situation, reach out to our knowledgeable Minnesota personal injury attorneys for well-informed advice.
How common are injuries & accidents in Minnesota?
Nobody gets up in the morning expecting to be injured in an accident. But according to a report by the Minnesota Department of Health, falls, motor vehicle accidents and other unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death, disability and economic loss in Minnesota. On average, each year in the state…
- Over 1,900 people are killed in accidents. Accidental injuries are the fourth-leading cause of death after cancer, heart disease and stroke.
- Nearly 300,000 people visit emergency rooms for treatment for injuries, but actual injuries are higher. The numbers of people who are treated in doctors’ offices and medical clinics or who go untreated are not reported in this figure.
- The cost of unintentional injuries is in the billions of dollars. Nationwide, economic loss from accidental injuries is estimated to be more than $730 billion.
Not all deaths and injuries are due to another party’s negligence, but many are. If your injury was caused by another person or entity, do not hesitate to arrange a free consultation with our personal injury attorney. Our attorney can help you hold the responsible party accountable and get the compensation you need to pay your bills as you recuperate and move on with your life.
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
If you were injured in an accident that you believe another party caused, you may have a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims are based on negligence, or carelessness about the safety and well-being of others. People who text while driving are behaving negligently. Manufacturers who release defective products into the marketplace are behaving negligently. Store owners and other property owners who allow hazardous conditions to exist may be negligent if visitors are injured. These are just a few examples of how accidents can happen that injure innocent people and lead to personal injury claims. To learn whether you may have a claim, reach out to our personal injury attorney team.
How does filing a personal injury claim work in Minnesota?
The majority of personal injury cases are resolved through settlements with the insurance companies of at-fault parties. However, even though your case may be resolved in a settlement, we always prepare cases as if we are going to trial. Insurance companies and their attorneys know that our assertive personal injury lawyer is always ready, willing and able to take cases all the way to trial in order to get clients the compensation they deserve.
Often insurers do not want to face the expense and time of a court case, so they will agree to settle for a fair amount. But if we cannot reach an out-of-court settlement, we will advise you about filing a lawsuit and going to trial. Even when lawsuits have been filed, cases can still be resolved at any time. If a settlement does not happen, we will aggressively argue on your behalf in front of a judge and jury. The difference is that when a case settles, you are guaranteed compensation. If your case goes to trial, there is no guarantee that the case will go in your favor.
Every case is different and there are many considerations to take into account when deciding whether to settle or go to court. When our Minnesota personal injury lawyer team first takes your case and understands all the factors involved, we will discuss a plan for handling your claim that will have the best chance of getting you the resolution you need. Then we will work together collaboratively to achieve the most satisfactory outcome possible.
Who can be held liable in a personal injury claim?
Any person or entity who injures another through a negligent or reckless act may be held liable in an injury claim. Depending upon the type of accident or incident, liable parties could include:
- Other drivers who cause crashes
- Companies that employ drivers that cause accidents
- Designers or manufacturers of consumer products that malfunction
- Dog owners whose animals bite someone
- Property owners who allow dangerous conditions
- Contractors or other third parties in workplaces who cause injuries
- Daycare operators and staff
- Nursing home operators and staff
- Doctors or other healthcare professionals who cause injuries.
When we take your case, we will work hard to establish the fault of all responsible parties. Reach out today to schedule a free consultation about your case.
How long does it take to resolve a personal injury claim in Minnesota?
How long it takes to resolve a personal injury claim depends on the circumstances involved. Straightforward cases with minor injuries may be fairly quickly settled through negotiations, possibly in just months. In complex cases with serious injuries and multiple potentially liable parties involved, settlement negotiations can take much longer. If negotiations break down and a case goes to trial, it can take a year or longer. Every case is different. While we cannot predict exactly how long your case will take, when we meet with you and learn about the facts in your case and its strength based on the evidence involved, we may be able to give you an idea of how we think it may progress and a general estimate of how long we think it may take.
Will I have to testify in court if I sue the person that caused by injuries?
If your claim can be settled outside of trial for the amount that it is worth and that you deserve, you will not have to testify in court. However, if the at-fault party is unwilling to admit fault or the insurance company will not offer a fair settlement, then your other available option for potentially getting compensation is to take your case before a judge or jury to be decided. If your case goes to trial, you will typically have to testify. Should this happen in your case, our experienced personal injury attorney will make sure that you understand the process and are well-prepared to take the stand.
Is there a statute of limitation for injury claims in Minnesota?
Every state has a time limit, called a statute of limitations, for filing personal injury lawsuits. In Minnesota, as set forth in §541.07(1), you generally have six years from the date of your injury accident or from the date you discovered you were injured in which to take your claim to court. If the injured person died, there is a general timeframe of three years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim.
However, there are some exceptions to these deadlines based on the specific circumstances and factors involved. Learn about deadlines for your situation by speaking with our experienced personal injury attorneys. Call us at (651) 259-1113 to schedule a free consultation.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that you don’t pay anything up front, you pay us when we win your lawsuit or recover a settlement. When we do so, you pay us a previously agreed upon percentage of your compensation. If for some reason we are unable to get you a settlement or award, you will not owe us any attorney fees. It must be noted, though, that there are other costs involved in filing lawsuits, such as court filing fees, expert witness costs, documentation costs and other expenses. If we take your case, we will pay these costs up front and only get them back if we get you money. When we meet with you in a free consultation, we will discuss our fee structure with you and make sure you understand all the other potential costs associated with filing a claim.
Do I have to hire a personal injury attorney for my claim?
You have the right to hire a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, but you are not required to have a lawyer. Statistics have shown, however, that people who have legal representation receive significantly larger settlements than those who do not have an attorney handling their claim. With that being said, if your case is simple and your injuries were very minor, you may be able to get an adequate insurance settlement on your own, if you are comfortable negotiating with insurance adjusters.
However, if your injuries are more serious, it is to your benefit to have a personal injury attorney represent you. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, so the least amount of money they can pay out, the better for their bottom line. They also have their own teams of lawyers representing them and looking out for their interests. Insurance claims can be very complicated and confusing when you are not used to dealing with them. You will help level the playing field when you have an attorney who is a skilled negotiator and litigator looking out for your rights and interests. Our law firm offers free, no-obligation consultations in a low-pressure environment so you can learn how our Minnesota personal injury lawyers can help your case.
Arrange a Free Consultation with Our Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer
Client-Focused. Knowledgeable. Compassionate.
We know you are hurting when you have been in an accident. And we know that oftentimes pain is not only physical. It can also be emotional. The stress and mental trauma of accidents can be very powerful. You are probably worried about how you will pay your bills and how your injuries will affect your family. If your injuries are very severe, you are most likely wondering about your life in the future and whether it will ever feel normal again. While we cannot change what has happened to you, our personal injury lawyers in MN will provide compassionate and knowledgeable legal help to you, while aggressively holding the party who caused your injuries accountable.
You will not be alone on your road to financial recovery when you work with our law firm. We will guide you every step of the way throughout the legal process. Our ultimate goal is to get you the closure you need so that you can move on with your life.
Call our Minnesota personal injury lawyer at (651) 259-1113 to arrange a free consultation. At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we are professional and respectful to all parties involved in cases, but we fight to win. Reach out today.
We also accept personal injury case referrals from other attorneys and are pleased that we have earned this trust from our professional peers. To learn more, contact our firm.
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