Injured? — Get Help from Our Oakdale Personal Injury Lawyers
Tyroler Leonard Injury Law Fights for Compensation
Suffering personal injury is a traumatic experience that may result in devastating, life-changing injuries and even death. After an accident, survivors have to deal with resulting physical and emotional pain and financial losses from medical, hospital, and rehabilitative bills, at a time they may not be able to work. While no amount of money can fully compensate for the suffering, a successful personal injury lawsuit can alleviate a victim’s financial problems and allow them to concentrate on getting well.
If you or a family member has been injured or someone has died in an accident that was due to someone else’s negligence or fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses through insurance or a lawsuit. However, Minnesota injury laws are complicated, and insurance companies and their insurers have high-powered lawyers on their side who will attempt to get you to settle for the lowest amount possible. Going up against them on your own is difficult and may lead to costly mistakes.
Fortunately, there is help available to fight for a fair settlement from the Tyroler Leonard Injury Law firm. Attorney Isaac Tyroler and Rachel Sperling Leonard believe that clients come first, and spend the time necessary to work with you to make you feel comfortable and achieve the best results possible. They are skilled litigators, and many of their clients are referred by other attorneys who trust them to represent the people who have come to them for help in court. We are aggressive when going after the negligent parties, while caring for the families he serves.
How a Personal Injury Attorney in Oakdale, MN Works for You
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You Get Compensation
If you have been injured, you are probably feeling stress and unsure of what to do. You may be bombarded with requests for information and paperwork from insurance companies and afraid to make mistakes. The sooner you call Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, the sooner we can take the burden off you so you can focus on getting better.
When you have our firm on your side we will:
- Meet with you to discuss what happened, who the at-fault parties may be, and determine if you have a case and what a fair settlement should be.
- Make sure you get the medical treatment you need. Even if you do not think your injuries are serious, you should seek medical attention after an accident and document everything.
- Investigate your case, gathering evidence from photos and videos and police and medical reports, and interviewing witnesses and first responders.
- Take care of all legal matters, paperwork, filings, and court appearances.
- Hire experts provide testimony as to how the accident happened, and how your injuries negatively affect your life and future.
- Handle communications and negotiations with the insurance company and their lawyers.
- Build your case and take it to court if necessary.
We can help, regardless of the type of injury you suffered. Call us whether you were injured at work, been involved in a slip and fall or car accident, been attacked by a dog, or if you have been injured by medical malpractice, a defective product, or on someone else’s premises. We can help bring a lawsuit if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, which is like a personal injury case brought by a wrongful death trustee, since the deceased person can no longer do so.
Compensation Our Personal Attorneys May Recover
Your Settlement Award Should Cover Your Economic and Non-economic Damages
The term damages refers to both your injuries and losses cause by the accident and the award you can receive to cover them. In a successful personal injury case, we can win a settlement for both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are payment for your financial losses such as:
- Medical bills and rehabilitation costs and continuing care
- Past and future wage loss
- Property damage resulting from the accident
Noneconomic damages are compensation for less that do not have a specific dollar value, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and anguish
- Loss of consortium and quality of life
To have a case for pain and suffering or other “noneconomic damages,” you must meet a “threshold” as defined by Minnesota law (statue 65B.51).
The thresholds that can be met are:
- Medical bills in excess of $4,000, not including diagnostic X-rays;
- Permanent disfigurement;
- Permanent injury;
- Death; or
- A 60-day disability.
You must only meet one of these thresholds to have a claim.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Oakdale, MN Must Prove Fault
To win your case, our attorneys would have to show that another party was negligent and at fault for causing the accident. To prove fault legally, our car accident attorneys would need to show the following elements existed:
- Duty — The defendant owed you a duty of care not to cause harm.
- Breach — The defendant breached that duty of care by actions or failure to act.
- Cause – This breach was directly related to causing the accident.
- Damages — You suffered damages as a result.
Sometimes, there may be multiple parties responsible for the accident, and we would look to name all of them in your lawsuit as they all may have insurance and assets that can go toward a settlement.
Damage Amounts You May Receive
There is a wide range of damage amounts, from the thousands to millions of dollars, that may be awarded in a successful personal injury case, depending on the factors involved. Factors which may affect a personal injury settlement amount include:
- Costs of your losses and expenses
- The extent and permanence of your injuries and whether you will require continuing care
- Lost earnings and whether you will be able to work in the future
- The availability of insurance coverage and defendant assets
- Whether a wrongful death was involved
- The individual jurisdiction, judge, and jury where your case is heard
- The skill and negotiating power of your attorney
Personal Injury Lawyers in Oakdale, MN Answer Your Questions
When you suffer personal injury, it’s natural to be confused and unsure of what to do. Here are some answers to questions our personal injury lawyers are often asked:
Should I talk to insurance companies?
The less you say to insurance companies, the better. Insurance companies are out for profit and use tactics such as trying to get you to say something that indicates you were at fault, or trying to get you to accept a quick settlement for less than your case is worth. Having an experienced Oakdale Minnesota personal injury attorney on your side will help appropriately value the case and maximize the settlement from the insurance company, as they do not want to take the case to trial.
What if I did something to contribute to the accident?
Minnesota is a comparative fault state, which means meaning that you can collect a settlement as long as you are 50% or less at fault for the accident. If you are partially at fault, your damages will be reduced by the percentage you are at fault. For example, if your case is worth $100,000 but you are 20% at fault for the car accident, your attorneys can help you recover $80,000.
How long does it take to get a settlement?
Each case is different, but it’s generally not a good idea to settle a case too soon. Injuries sometimes worsen over time and you want a settlement that covers all medical bills and pain and suffering compensation that may result from additional diagnoses and treatment.
A settlement should occur when you are 100% recovered from your injuries, or when a doctor says that those injuries are permanent and can give a good opinion as to what medical care might be needed in the future. If we can reach an agreement through negotiations, you will get a settlement sooner than if we have to take your case to trial.
How much time do I have to start a lawsuit?
In most cases, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is six years in Minnesota. The 6-year statute of limitations for Minnesota personal injury lawsuits can be found at (Minnesota Statutes section 541.05), There are a few scenarios in which the “clock” on the statute of limitations might be delayed. These include:
- If the injured person under is the age of 18, then the statute does not run until the later of 6 years or the person turns 19 years old.
- If the injured person is legally insane, then the clock won’t start running until the period of legal disability is over (mental competence is restored). However, this filing deadline won’t be extended beyond five (5) years; and once sanity is restored, the suit must be filed within one (1) year. (Minnesota Statutes section 541.15)
Call Our Oakdale Personal Injury Lawyers for Help
At Tyroler Injury Law, we will spend as much time as you need to help you understand what happens after you hire us. We discuss a plan so that every client knows not only what we expect of the client, but also what they expect of us. We want every client to know that this is a collaborative relationship where we work together to achieve the best result for the client.
Isaac Tyroler has obtained over $20,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for his clients over the past decade. We work entirely on contingency feewors, meaning you will not pay any fees unless we are able to recover money for you. We are happy to give advice to help you in any way we can.