Personal Injury Unfortunately, many people’s lives are disrupted daily because of an unforeseen accident. Some injuries suffered can include a short recovery time, while others may be more serious and require a longer process to heal. In either case, any type of personal injury should be taken seriously and you should not be held liable for the medical expenses when someone or something else is at fault. Sometimes all that is needed to relieve the heavy mental and financial burden is getting a lawyer involved. How Do You Define Personal Injury? Personal Injury can be defined as a bodily or emotional injury sustained by an uncontrollable circumstance or negligence on the part of someone else. Some specific examples of this include: Wrongful Death Slip and Fall Injuries Any Type of Auto or Truck Accident Motorcycle and ATV Accidents Work Related Accidents Defective Product Injuries Drunk Driver Accidents Dog Attacks Brain Injuries If you’ve encountered any of these examples, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced legal representative to help guide you through the process of recovery. What Should I Know Before Filing A Claim? It takes time to obtain the full compensation you need, especially depending on the type of claim you have. You must have proper evaluation and documentation of your injuries by a professional. You must document any cost involved with the extent of your injuries. Things such as medical expenses or any extra costs you incur outside of your normal lifestyle because of the injury. You may be required to present your medical history to the Insurance company. The Insurance company may offer you a settlement, but you should not sign anything without first consulting with your lawyer. You may be required to give a deposition or an oral testimony of what happened before the actual trial. However, you should not speak or give details to anyone else about the injury until first speaking with your lawyer. A Leading Twin Cities Law Firm Dedicated to Helping The Injured At Nolan, Thompson & Leighton, PLC we provide comprehensive and dedicated representation in the areas of personal injury and disability cases. We help clients throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and greater Minnesota recover the compensation needed to move forward after a devastating injury. We are a law firm that is small enough to get to know you and work with you directly on a one-to-one basis. In personal injury matters the firm has secured multi-million dollar verdicts in flammable fabrics cases, commercial vehicle cases, product liability cases, brain injury cases, and multiple orthopedic injury cases. Attorney Mark Nolan has handled personal injury cases for more than 40 years. He has been voted by his peers as one of the “Top 40” personal injury lawyers in Minnesota. Mr. Nolan has litigated and resolved hundreds of personal injury cases, including multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Attorney Rob Leighton has extensive experience in cases involving personal injury, disability and workers’ compensation. He is intimately familiar with Minnesota’s workers’ compensation laws, having previously served as a legislator on the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council. He served 10 years on the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Association for Justice, a leading advocate for injured persons. If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer, we can help you recover additional compensation through a third-party liability lawsuit. We also represent disabled individuals seeking to secure Social Security Disability benefits or benefits under private insurance policies. (STD and LTD claims) Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer If you wish to call us regarding a personal injury matter we will discuss it by phone with you at no charge to you. If we take your case, it will be offered on a contingency fee basis, whereby we charge no fee unless there is a recovery from you. Personal Injury claims are also handled on a contingency fee basis. Early contact of our office in these claims is important in order to properly investigate claims when the evidence is fresh and develop a complete medical file. Contact us at 952-405-7171 to schedule a free consultation.