OUR MINNETONKA CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS HELP YOU GET COMPENSATION
Car crashes are a common occurrence in Minnesota and can cause major property damage, devastating injuries, and even death. Survivors struggle to recover from their injuries while medical bills mount up, injuries may limit their ability to work, and financial problems keep increasing.
If you or a family member of yours is injured or someone has died in a car accident, this could entitle you to compensation for your losses through insurance or a lawsuit. However, Minnesota has complicated laws. Making mistakes can be costly. Insurance companies and their lawyers will attempt to get you to settle for the lowest amount possible. It’s extremely difficult to come out ahead when you go up against them on your own.
Fortunately, Tyroler Leonard Injury Law will fight for a fair settlement for you. Attorney Isaac Tyroler and Attorney Rachel Sperling Leonard believe clients come first and spend the time necessary with you to make you feel comfortable. They do this while achieving the best results possible.
HOW OUR MINNETONKA CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAN HELP
We Handle All Investigations, Negotiations, and Legal Requirements.
Right after a car accident can be the most stressful time for an injured person. You may wonder whether you can work, how you will pay medical bills, how you will afford a new car, and what you’re supposed to do for medical treatment. Insurance companies will flood you with calls and requests to fill out paperwork, and if you say something they can use against you, it may cost you the compensation you deserve.
Having an experienced Minnetonka car accident attorney who will handle your case all the way to trial lets the insurance company know you are serious. That increases the chances they will negotiate in good faith for an optimal settlement.
When you have our lawyers on your side, we will:
- Meet with you to discuss what happened, determine if you have a case, and estimate what a fair settlement should be.
- Make sure you get the medical treatment you need. Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, seek medical attention as some injuries get worse over time. Also, it’s a good idea to document everything.
- Investigate your case, gathering evidence from photos and videos of the accident scene, skid marks, damages to your vehicle, and police and medical reports, and interviewing witnesses and first responders.
- Hire experts to reconstruct the crash scene and provide testimony as to fault and how your injuries negatively affect your life into the future.
- Locate all potential at-fault parties.
- Take care of all legal matters, paperwork, filings, and court appearances.
- Handle communications and settlement negotiations with the insurance company and their lawyers.
- Build your case and take it to trial, if necessary, to present it in front of a judge and jury.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TYROLER LEONARD INJURY LAW’S MINNETONKA CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS?
Rather than rest on our resume, we at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law earn our client’s trust every day. We listen to our clients. We plan every case, hand-in-hand with our clients. We create a strategy just for you. That’s why we have a perfect five-star Google rating from our clients.
We are often on the phone well after normal working hours to make sure our clients are being attended to. Injured clients have a lot to worry about — like medical bills. We’re always here to help you understand issues and potential solutions to different problems.
At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we take pride because so many of our clients are referred to us by other attorneys. Attorneys are the best at judging the skills of other attorneys. They will not refer their clients to an attorney that won’t get the job done. They won’t refer their clients to attorneys that don’t make their clients happy.
In our reviews section, you’ll notice common themes. The lawyers at Tyroler Leonard are compassionate, honest, responsive, kind, and go the extra mile. A lot of attorneys think they’re too busy to talk to their clients. They believe winning the case is all that matters and that responding to their clients somehow prevents litigation success. That’s not what you should expect from an attorney.
You need attorneys who will listen to you. That’s what you get at Tyroler Leonard. You don’t have to choose between compassion and success when picking an attorney. A quick look at our results page proves this. Winning $1.3 million for a client who was in a bicycle accident is an example of the success you want.
Meet the Partners at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law
While Isaac’s academic career is impressive, it’s what he has accomplished as an attorney that really sets him apart. He has received the highest ratings from his peer attorneys. His peers have rated him as a Super Lawyer for the past several years. The Minnesota Association of Justice — the top personal injury lawyers’ association in Minnesota — elected Isaac to its Board of Governors.
He’s licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Ms. Sperling Leonard is an expert litigator who is also fluent in Spanish.
Since 2021, fellow lawyers have recognized her as a Super Lawyer. She’s licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
COMPENSATION OUR MINNETONKA CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS MAY RECOVER
Your Settlement Award Should Cover Your Economic and Non-Economic Damages
Under Minnesota personal injury law, we can help you win a settlement for all your damages. These cover your financial losses (economic damages), such as:
- Past and future medical bills, rehabilitative expenses, and continuing care
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future wage loss from being unable to work
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Replacement cost of any other personal property destroyed in the accident.
Pain and suffering have both mental and physical aspects (non-economic damages). Pain and suffering can include:
- Emotional distress.
Car Accident Attorneys in Minnetonka, MN, Must Prove Fault
To win your case, our car accident attorneys have to show that another party was negligent and at fault for causing the accident. And they’ll need to prove this in a timely manner.
Since multiple parties can be responsible for the accident, it’s sometimes difficult to analyze fault. For example, a driver who hit you may be at fault, or the manufacturer of an auto part that failed may be at fault, or a road repair company that left debris on the road may have also contributed to the accident. Our attorneys will name every potentially liable party in your lawsuit, as they all may have insurance or assets that can go toward a settlement.
There are a complicated set of time limitations that mean you need to contact your Minnetonka, MN, car accident lawyers as soon as possible after the accident. If an important deadline passes, it could bar them from filing your case. Three important deadlines include:
- Six months for no-fault claims
- Six years for most car accident personal injury claims
- Three years for wrongful death lawsuits.
The six-month no-fault claim deadline isn’t a hard deadline, and your attorneys may get around this one. But, it’s a terrible idea to wait to contact an attorney. The attorney needs to be on the case within twenty-four hours at the latest. You risk losing a lot of important evidence if you wait.
Your attorney needs to work with your doctors to get a full understanding of your injuries. There are injuries that might seem like nothing immediately after the accident but could devolve into serious injuries as early as the next day.
What Will My Damage Award Be?
Damage amounts can vary in car accident cases — ranging from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the factors involved. Cases are worth more if you were paralyzed from a major brain injury or spinal cord injury after a devastating crash with a large truck.
Factors which may affect a settlement amount include:
- Actual costs of your losses and expenses
- The extent and permanence of your injuries and whether you’ll require continuing care
- Lost earnings and whether you will can work in the future
- Whether a wrongful death was involved in the accident
- The skill and negotiating power of your attorney.
MINNETONKA Car Accident FAQs
After a car accident, you may be confused and unsure of what to do. Here are some answers to questions client often ask our Minnetonka car accident lawyers:
DO I HAVE A CASE?
Whether you have a case depends on two things: fault and injuries. The first question is whether the crash was entirely your fault or you were the victim of someone else’s negligence. Often, this is a difficult question to answer. That’s why you need an experienced Minnetonka car accident lawyer with a proven track record.
WHAT IF I AM PARTIALLY AT FAULT FOR THE ACCIDENT?
Minnesota is a “comparative fault” state, meaning courts weigh each party’s fault when determining the amount of damages. The law looks at whether each driver is negligent, meaning they didn’t act as a reasonable person would have, and assigns fault accordingly.
As long as you are 50% or less at fault for a car accident, your Minnetonka car accident attorney can file a claim against the other driver or their insurance. Courts reduce your damages by the percentage you’re at fault. For example, if your case is worth $100,000 but you’re 25% at fault for the car accident, you may recover $75,000.
WHO PAYS MY MEDICAL BILLS AND WAGE LOSS AFTER A CAR CRASH?
Minnesota is a no-fault state for insurance. Regardless of who is at fault for the motor vehicle crash, your own insurance company will cover your initial medical bills and wage loss under Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. The Minnesota minimums for these benefits are $20,000 for medical bills and a separate $20,000 in wage loss. Wage loss benefits are payable at 85% of gross wages at a maximum of $500 per week. Often, this isn’t enough. That’s why you need a Minnetonka, MN, car accident lawyer.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN MINNETONKA, MN, TO WIN A SETTLEMENT AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT?
Each case is different and depends on two things: how long it takes to recover from injuries sustained in the crash and whether the insurance company makes a fair offer.
An experienced car accident attorney in Minnetonka, MN, will always advise against trying to settle a case too soon. Doing so may let the at-fault driver’s insurer off the hook for medical bills and pain and suffering compensation that may result from additional diagnoses and treatment.
CALL OUR MINNETONKA CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS FOR HELP
At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we’ll spend as much time as you need to help you understand what’s happening in your case. We will discuss your individual situation and come up with a plan that is custom-tailored for you.