Car Accident Lawyers Promoting Safety Through Accountability
As Minneapolis car accident lawyers with over 30 years of experience representing the victims of catastrophic personal injuries in Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota, we understand the impact an automobile collision can have on your life.
Even though they are called “accidents,” the fact is that many collisions are caused by the negligence of other drivers on the road. Even if you are a safe and responsible driver, you still could end up facing car accident injuries as a result of negligence on the roadway.
The Minneapolis car accident attorneys at GoldenbergLaw are passionate about helping those who are injured obtain the compensation they need to move on with their lives. Often, the true impact your injuries can have on your life does not stop at outstanding medical bills.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a car accident in Minneapolis or St. Paul, please contact GoldenbergLaw online or by calling 612-436-5026 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you get the justice you deserve.
- Physical and Emotional Damages
- Financial Damages
- Documenting Your Accident
- How our Minneapolis Car Accident Lawyers can Help
- Contact GoldenbergLaw
Physical & Emotional Injury in Car Accidents
GoldenbergLaw has represented people across Minnesota who have sustained severe injuries, as well as those who have lost a family member to a fatal car accident. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients who have suffered from myriad conditions, including:
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Knee damage
- Hip damage
- Wrongful death
These injuries can have a profound impact on immediate and long-term physical ability. They can also come with serious emotional distress – in many cases debilitating anxiety, depression, or trauma – that will not be included in insurance settlements.
If you have been injured in a crash in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or a nearby community, contact one of our experienced Minnesota car accident attorneys to learn about your options for full compensation and to learn how we can help you get the justice you are due.
There are certain expenses that are obvious in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. Everyone understands that they’ll have to pay to repair their vehicle and that any resulting medical expenses are likely to be significant.
However, the financial damages resulting from an accident are long-term in nature. You can feel the economic effects of your accident for the rest of your life. At GoldenbergLaw, our Minneapolis car accident lawyers are committed to pursuing every bit of the compensation you deserve.
Severe injuries, which might not even make themselves known in the immediate aftermath of an accident, often require lifetime treatment. These conditions are not resolved with one hospital visit. Instead, you and your family might be facing a lifetime of:
- Expensive medications, including painkillers
- Physical therapy
- Multiple surgical procedures
- In-house care and medical attention
- Adaptive technology
- Permanent physical limitations
Many of our injured clients find that they are unable to perform their expected job duties after suffering a car accident as well. Quite a few of them are unable to work at all. But the bills don’t stop.
Fortunately, personal injury law provides victims of car accident injury in Minneapolis with options. Our car accident lawyers can pursue compensation for lost wages and diminished earning capacity. We can demonstrate to a court what you could have reasonably expected to earn throughout your lifetime with your particular education, skill set and work history.
GoldenbergLaw takes a deeply personal approach to the practice of personal injury law. Every action we take will be with your long-term interests in mind.
If you’re a Minnesota resident suffering from an injury incurred in a car accident, our lawyers want to talk to you. Call 612-436-5026 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
Documenting Your Car Accident
After a car accident, the highest priority is your health. Our lawyers urge you to seek medical attention as soon as possible to ensure injuries that are not immediately apparent can be identified. Brain injury and spinal cord injury may take weeks or even months to show symptoms. Prompt diagnosis is essential for proper treatment.
In addition to seeking medical treatment, it is never too early to start thinking about your legal rights and the pursuit of justice. That pursuit begins immediately after the accident when you can start documenting what happened.
Documentation is crucial to maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve as a victim of someone else’s negligence. Our car accident lawyers have seen too many potentially viable cases fall apart due to a lack of documentation.
Many people tend to think of a courtroom trial as a kind of structured argument. That’s broadly accurate, but it’s important to understand that the structure is quite rigid. There are firm rules of evidence regarding what can be admitted and what claims can be made.
Generally speaking, it’s difficult to have a claim taken seriously in a courtroom without evidence to back it up. And those claims certainly won’t carry much weight in a pre-trial settlement negotiation if you are unable to show that you can prove them in court.
As such, it’s impossible to have too much evidence or documentation. You don’t want to put yourself in danger or impede any efforts from emergency crews. But our car accident lawyers recommend you:
- Get all relevant information from the other driver(s) involved. Many people already know this, but it’s worth emphasizing. Learn their name, address, insurance information and license plate number
- Take photos of the accident scene – a high-quality digital camera is ideal for this, but most modern cellphones have cameras. No one expects you to take photographs like Ansel Adams, but make sure the shots are in focus. Try to take photos from as many angles as possible. Get all the involved vehicles captured along with any damage to surrounding features, such as trees or traffic barriers
- Finally, car accidents generate a lot of paperwork: insurance forms, police reports, medical records and more. This paperwork can be tedious, but it’s invaluable evidence. Get copies of everything for your personal records. Reports generated by these entities are exceptionally valuable
The takeaway here is to acquire as much information about your accident as possible. Keeping copies of a report you don’t need won’t hurt you, while disposing of a report you will need can doom your case.
Above all, speak to our car accident lawyers as soon as possible. We understand that sometimes it’s impossible to get all of this evidence. The sooner you speak to us, the sooner we can begin our investigation.
Physical evidence can disappear (a bent guardrail might be replaced quite quickly, for instance), and witnesses’ memories can fade. We are prepared to begin working on your case immediately, helping guard against a loss of essential documentation to help ensure your case is handled appropriately.
How our Minneapolis Car Accident Lawyers can Help
We can help by:
- Evaluating your case at a free initial consultation
- Investigating the crash and, if necessary, hiring an accident reconstruction specialist to prove fault
- Consulting with medical experts to provide accurate and compelling accounts of your injuries
- If necessary, hiring vocational experts to assess loss in earning capacity due to new physical restrictions and help you plan for the future
Because each case is unique, our car accident lawyers take a customized approach to each individual client. We have been working as car accident lawyers for decades, and we know what it takes to ensure accuracy and fairness when resolving a claim.
No lawyer can promise you a specific monetary award, and the compensation available in one case will not necessarily be available in others. However, we can usually pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Projected costs associated with chronic or permanent injuries
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses (in wrongful death cases)
Our car accident lawyers will explain the process to you with compassion and understanding. We’ll make sure our explanations are clear, and we’ll represent you with skill and passion.
If you live in Minneapolis, St. Paul or any other community in Minnesota and you’re looking for an experienced car accident lawyer, give us a call at 612-436-5026today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.
The car accident lawyers at GoldenbergLaw have decades of combined experience helping victims of serious injury get fair compensation for economic and noneconomic damages. Insurance companies know you are more likely to get full compensation when you hire an attorney – and this knowledge may prompt quick settlement offers that seem adequate to cover all damages.
Insurance offerings are never as large as they should be. Without an attorney on your side, you will only receive a small portion of what your injuries truly demand.
We are here to protect you against the predatory practices of insurance companies. We are here to hold all negligent parties accountable for the damages they have caused. And we are here to stand by your side, fighting for your rights until you have been awarded every penny you are due.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Minneapolis car accident lawyers, please call 612-436-5026 today. We proudly represent men, women, and families who have been victimized by irresponsible drivers in the Twin Cities area and throughout Minnesota.