Oakdale Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Your spinal cord is one of the most important parts of your body. It provides structural support that is crucial to activities as commonplace as standing up. Even the slightest injury to your spinal cord can create long-term problems, and a serious injury can result in a lifetime of complications and expensive medical care. Whether you are facing a few thousand dollars of medical bills or millions over the rest of your life, you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket if another person is responsible for your injury. The Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyers at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law will fight to get you compensation if you were harmed by another party.

When Should You Contact an Oakdale Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?

Don’t Delay Talking to an Attorney

If you broke your arm, you wouldn’t wait a month or a year to go to the emergency room. You would go immediately. The emergency started the moment you broke your arm. The same rule applies to lawyers when someone else has caused you to suffer a serious injury. You don’t want to wait weeks, months, or years to consult with an Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyer. Instead, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Just as you wouldn’t wait to go to the emergency room for an injury, you shouldn’t wait to contact Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyers.

While that may be simple to say, it isn’t always obvious when an injury you’ve suffered is the fault of another. In some cases, it may not even be immediately obvious that you’ve suffered an injury. Here are some common situations where you might have suffered a spinal cord injury and either not realized it or not recognized that it was someone else’s fault.

Slip and Fall Injury at a Public Place

Imagine the situation. You are shopping at the mall, and you slip on a spilled drink, wrenching your back. Many people might think that it was just an accident and no one was at fault. But that isn’t how premises liability laws work. The mall was responsible for correcting the hazard as quickly as possible and warning you about it if it wasn’t immediately removed. If that spilled drink was there for a long enough time, the mall was negligent, and you should contact an Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyer immediately.

Car Accident

One of the trickiest situations can be a car accident. Unfortunately, certain types of spinal injuries aren’t immediately obvious. Whiplash, in particular, usually doesn’t produce symptoms for the first few days. Thus, if you are involved in a rear-end car accident, you might feel completely fine, even though you were injured.

Since spinal injuries may take a while to become obvious, you should contact an experienced Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyer immediately after a car accident. Our attorneys will help you contact doctors who specialize in detecting injuries after a car accident and guide you through the insurance process. We can help you avoid filing a claim before you know the full extent of your injuries.

Workplace Injuries

Workplace safety laws will typically protect you from an employer that doesn’t want to acknowledge a serious injury that occurred at work. Unfortunately, they don’t do as good a job protecting you from an employer’s insurance company that might undervalue your claim. If you suffer a work injury to your back, contact Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyers at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law immediately. We’ll defend you from predatory insurance companies and fight to get you fair compensation.

Why Choose Us?

The Oakdale Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers That Other Attorneys Trust

What is the biggest sign that you can trust the Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyers at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law with your case? Other law firms rely on our services when they get a case they can’t handle. Clients are often referred to us by lawyers who don’t handle specific types of cases or who need co-counsel because they don’t handle cases in Minnesota or Wisconsin. In some cases, lawyers request our Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyers to handle the trial work. That is how well-respected our attorneys are as trial lawyers.

But being respected by other law firms isn’t what is most important to us. We much prefer to be recommended by clients. It is their results that matter the most. That is why we treat every case like it is the most important case we have ever received . . . because, to our client, nothing is more important.

Starting with the free consultation, our Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyers do everything possible to understand your case and your goals. We discuss your options and build a plan that is optimal for the results you want. Just as we have a collaborative relationship with other law firms, we also have a collaborative relationship with our clients.

Spinal cord injuries result in lifelong consequences. Whether you need years of therapy or decades of surgical procedures, medical costs will likely be more than you can afford. Contact the Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyers at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law at 651-259-1113 to discuss your case with attorneys who will fight for your rights.

What to Expect After a Spinal Cord Injury in Oakdale

Just because spinal cord injuries are prolonged and frustrating, that doesn’t mean the legal process needs to be. Our Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyers will do everything possible to get you fair compensation quickly and with minimal hassle. This starts as soon as you contact us for a free consultation. During that consultation, we will:

  • Evaluate whether you are eligible to get compensation
  • Determine how much money your case is worth
  • Discuss your legal options
  • Choose an approach that is most likely to fulfill your goals.

The next step depends on the specifics of your case. However, typically, we will spend a few days to a few weeks (depending on the complexity of your injuries and your claim) documenting evidence. Our Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyers want to have as much evidence as possible before starting the settlement process. This gives us the most leverage when negotiating with the insurance company. While insurance companies typically undervalue claims, they are usually much more cooperative when dealing with an experienced personal injury law firm that has a mountain of evidence. With any luck, we will present you with a fair settlement agreement within a few weeks to a few months.

If you agree to the settlement, the process is nearly over. The insurance company will typically write a check within a few weeks, we will take our fees, and you can focus on recovery without being concerned about your finances. However, if you don’t agree to the settlement or the insurance company refuses to cooperate, your case will go to trial.

While that is rarely preferable, the good news is that our Oakdale spinal cord injury lawyers will do all the work. We’ll file and respond to motions, handle hearings, and get all the witnesses prepped for trial. Eventually, you may need to testify, but that will probably be months down the line. We prefer to avoid trials because they delay our clients’ getting compensation. But if a trial is necessary, our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience and will fight to get you as much money as possible.

Spinal Cord Injury FAQs

Do you have questions about spinal cord injuries or your legal options? Understandably, most clients have questions. Here are answers to the most common questions we have received over the years.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Minnesota is six years. If you were injured in Wisconsin, you have three years to file a lawsuit. The clock starts for both as soon as you are injured.

Can I get more money after accepting a settlement if I discover I have additional injuries?

Typically, once you get compensation, you won’t be able to get any more compensation. This is why it is so important to make sure you have identified all injuries before accepting money.

Am I obligated to hire Tyroler Leonard Injury Law after the free consultation?

No. If you don’t want to hire our law firm after the consultation, you are under no obligation to do so.

If I am disabled, can I get compensation for lost wages?

Yes. If you are temporarily disabled, we will fight to get you compensation for the lost work time. And if you are permanently disabled, we will calculate your expected lifelong earnings and try to get you compensation for that.

Please ask our attorneys any other questions you can think of during your free consultation.

Contact Tyroler Leonard Injury Law Today

If you or a loved one suffered a serious spinal cord injury, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact lawyers at our law firm to learn about your legal options as soon as possible.

If you have suffered a serious spinal cord injury, you deserve a lawyer who cares, has experience with these types of cases, and gets results. Contact our law firm at 651-259-1113 to speak to that type of lawyer.

Attorney Isaac Tyroler

Attorney Isaac Tyroler has been a strong advocate for injured people his entire legal career. He has a passion for righting wrongs, and he deeply cares about representing injured clients who may feel overwhelmed or uncertain about how to navigate the legal system. He is compassionate toward clients and aggressive with insurance companies and defendants. He is on the elected Board of Governors of the Minnesota Association of Justice (MAJ), the top personal injury lawyers’ group in Minnesota. And is currently the chair of MAJ’s legislative committee. [ Attorney Bio ]