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Personal Injury Lawyers serving Minnesota &
western Wisconsin

At GoldenbergLaw, our essential task is to represent innocent people who have been injured and victimized by other people’s negligence and misconduct. Our team of personal injury attorneys in Minneapolis has helped thousands of injury victims for over 30 years navigate the legal process to recovery. When someone neglects their basic responsibilities and you suffer the physical, financial and psychological consequences, you should speak to our personal injury lawyers right away.

In the immediate aftermath of your accident and injury, you’re probably not thinking about the legal ramifications of what just happened. This can lead to a delay in speaking with a personal injury lawyer. However, your interests are best protected by speaking with one of our personal injury lawyers in Minnesota as soon as possible. Contact us using our free consultation form or call toll free at 1-800-903-1643.

Personal Injury Case Quick Facts

Overview

An insurance company is not going to give you what you deserve unless you have an advocate who they know will litigate the case. This is why it’s so important to speak to one of GoldenbergLaw’s experienced Minneapolis, Minnesota personal injury lawyers about your claim. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients, and we have extensive experience with serious and catastrophic cases. Most importantly, we will treat you like family and fight for what you deserve.

Injuries and Liability

Injuries

We know it is impossible to put a price on your health and that no amount of money will reverse what happened to you. However, medical care is not cheap. The financial costs of a personal injury are often as catastrophic as the injury. The lifetime costs of treating a single traumatic brain injury, for example, can top $1 million.

Some of these expenses and considerations include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Housing and transportation accommodations
  • Caretakers
  • Medical monitoring
  • Medications
  • Future surgeries
  • Plastic surgery
  • Prosthetics
  • An inability to work or make a living as a result of your injury

Liability

Insurance companies often only offer as little as they can get away with. But, with GoldenbergLaw on your side, we can together get you all the compensation that you deserve.

What We Are Working On

Our experienced Minneapolis team is ready to work with you on one of the following personal injury matters:

Asbestos

Exposure to asbestos and asbestos-containing products has been linked to Mesothelioma, an incurable cancer that affects the tissue lining the heart, the lungs, and other organs. GoldenbergLaw has successfully handled Mesothelioma lawsuits in Minnesota and Wisconsin for over 30 years.

Auto Accidents

We have successfully resolved thousands of car, truck, pedestrian, and bicycle collisions, including a number of settlements over $1 million dollars and over 50 jury trials. We pride ourselves on understanding and finding all available insurance coverages, exploring every cause of action, and treating our clients like family.

Food Allergies

Food allergies are adverse reactions that occur within the body when foods or specific ingredients are consumed or when a person is exposed to a food or ingredient. Adverse reactions as a result of food allergies can occur when food is incorrectly labeled. The Food Allergy Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw are currently investigating cases where an individual suffered an injury due to improperly labeled foods.

Gas Explosion

Catastrophic injury can occur when companies and contractors don’t exercise reasonable care during pipeline installation, gas meter transfers, gas leaks, repairs of gas equipment, or violate codes for the handling of flammable gas. GoldenbergLaw is experienced in handling the results of gas explosions and understand how to investigate and prove the root causes of these explosions.

Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence cases require the highest degree of lawyering skill to succeed. A firm needs to have the expertise, the resources, and the desire to fight for justice. GoldenbergLaw has 31 years of experience in this area. We focus on only the most serious cases involving death, paralysis, brain injury fetal injury, or burns. Contact us to discuss your potential claim.

Premises Liability

We were one of the counsel in the 35W Bridge Collapse cases in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We understand OSHA, ANSI, and other construction standards that allow us to succeed for our clients – even in difficult cases. Our expertise includes gas explosions, electrocutions, building and ramp collapse, property defect, and fire cases.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a potentially fatal disorder of the skin and mucous membranes.  SJS causes painful skin blisters and can ultimately lead to severe, painful skin shedding.  SJS can also cause blistering and ulceration of orifices and openings throughout the body. This rare but serious skin condition is usually a reaction to a medication but can also be caused by an infection. Symptoms are often so severe that treatment must be provided in a burn unit.  GoldenbergLaw’s Minnesota Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Attorneys have successfully handled many of these complex cases.

Toxic Exposure 

Exposure to toxic chemicals can lead to lifelong ailments and even death. The difficulties that arise in proving injury can lead to additional stress for the individuals and families involved. Let the team with over 30 years of experience in chemical exposure cases take on some of that stress for you.

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by a serious blow to the head as a result of another person’s negligence, a defective product, a car accident, a fall, or a sports injury. Mild cases can be temporary, but a moderate to severe brain injury can cause long-lasting or permanent damage. The Minneapolis Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw have the expertise needed to help guide you through the difficult process of navigating a TBI.

Truck Accidents

Because of the sheer size of modern trucks, their collisions produce catastrophic personal injuries. These injuries can leave you with crippling pain and an apparently never-ending stream of expenses. Trucking cases require extensive expertise in the design, operation, and maintenance of trucks. Truck drivers are required to undergo specific safety training, keep safety logs of driving and inspection, follow all codes and rules of the road and not be overloaded.

Wrongful Death

Navigating a wrongful death lawsuit can be especially difficult given the emotional circumstances. Our attorneys understand that no amount of money can replace a loved one, but we will hold the liable party accountable for their actions and obtain justice. Our wrongful death attorneys will guide your family through the process and show the value of your loved one.

The attorneys at GoldenbergLaw have successfully helped thousands of clients injured by no fault of their own to receive compensation for their injuries. Our team of TBI (traumatic brain injury) attorneys in Minnesota have handled plenty of cases and helped many people throughout our years of experience. If you think you have a personal injury claim we can help by:

  • Evaluating the potential viability of your claim and determining the best course of action during a free initial consultation.
  • Investigating your accident to determine its cause in order to construct a compelling case on your behalf.
  • Pursuing compensation (whether through settlement negotiations or at trial) for medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to your injuries.
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True Story

“Dawn” was a talented 18-year-old girl looking forward to attending college. She was a passenger in a vehicle on a rural highway when a pick-up truck came across the highway from their left, causing a huge collision. Tragically, Dawn was killed. GoldenbergLaw was hired by her family and immediately investigated the case. Through accident reconstruction, it was possible to reconstruct the speeds of the vehicles and show that both drivers were violating the law. Each driver contested the facts. After extensive litigation, a confidential settlement was reached for Dawn’s family against both drivers’ insurance companies.

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Personal Injury Damages

Personal injuries can come with a variety of devastating effects. These effects range from physical injury, impact on employment and future ability to earn, mental and emotional trauma, and property damage. In evaluating any personal injury case, the Minnesota Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw evaluate the following criteria for damages associated with personal injury cases:

Lifelong medical costs associated with injuries

Your injury may leave you with a lifetime of medical expenses. Contact the Minnesota Personal Injury Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw today to see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. 

Medical costs can include: 

  • Ambulance trips 
  • Hospital stays 
  • Medical specialists
  • Required surgeries
  • Medical rehabilitation 
  • Physical therapy
  • Wheelchairs
  • Personal daily assistants, such as nursing assistants
  • Medical bills

Lost wages, income, and capacity to earn 

Lost wages include profits lost because you had to take time off from work in order to recover from your injuries and receive treatment. 

Lost wages may specifically include: 

  • Hourly wages
  • Overtime 
  • Bonuses
  • Sick days 
  • Vacation days
  • Perks that can include a cell phone, use of a car, or a gym membership 
  • Tips 

Lost income includes profit that was lost due to you being unable to work as a result of the accident, your subsequent injuries, and additional time off required for treatment. 

The loss of earning capacity occurs when an injury and subsequent disability cause you to be unable to return to the same job or can no longer perform the same duties. The claim asks for you to be compensated for the difference between the earnings a person may have earned if the accident had not occurred and what you will earn because of the accident’s impacts.

Lost earning capacity may include: 

  • Lost promotions 
  • Lost opportunities 
  • Lost ability to continue work in the future

Emotional distress, mental anguish, physical pain and suffering

Emotional distress includes the non-physical and psychological injuries that involve a state of mental suffering which occur as a result of the experience caused by the negligent or intentional acts of another. 

Mental anguish may include: 

  • Distress
  • Anxiety 
  • Fright 
  • Depression 
  • Grief 
  • Trauma 

Pain and suffering may include both physical and mental pain and suffering. Physical pain and suffering involves the pain caused by your actual physical injuries. Mental pain and suffering involves the by-product of those bodily injuries, including: 

  • Mental anguish 
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life 
  • Fear 
  • Anger
  • Humiliation 
  • Anxiety 
  • Shock 

Property damage repairs or replacements

Property damage occurs when your property has been damaged by a negligent or intentional act of another person or party. 

Common forms of property damage include: 

  • Damage to a car from an auto accident
  • Burned walls, ceilings, or other parts of the home damaged in a fire accident
  • Items falling onto the roof of a home and causing damage
  • Water damage
  • Broken windows or glass 

Loss of consortium and wrongful death damages 

Loss of consortium involves the impact the injury had on your ability to provide love, affection, companionship to loved ones or to participate in a sexual relationship with a spouse. Loss of consortium cases can be brought by your children, parents, or spouse.

Family members or survivors may sue for wrongful death if a person dies as a result of the misconduct or negligence of another person. 

Specific damages in wrongful death lawsuits: 

  • Medical and funeral expenses connected to the death of a loved one 
  • Loss of victim’s expected earnings 
  • Loss of benefits such as pension plans or medical coverage
  • Loss of inheritance caused by the untimely death of a loved one 
  • Value of goods and services that the victim would have provided for their loved ones
  • Damages for survivors’ mental anguish or pain and suffering 
  • Payment for the loss of care, protection, guidance, advice, training, and nurturing from the deceased loved one
  • Payment for the loss of love and companionship from the deceased person

 

Notable Personal Injury Case Experiences

Auto Accident

$1,000,000 settlement for a 45-year-old woman in an auto crash who suffered multiple cervical fusions and permanent disability.

35W Bridge Collapse

We successfully helped clients and their families recover for both injuries and deaths in this tragic situation. We were part of a legal team that helped recover more than 100 million dollars for injured victims. As a result, we received The Award of Professional Excellence from the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Truck Accident

$5,000,000 settlement (18 million dollar structured settlement) for a young boy hit by an American Linen Truck who suffered severe brain damage. We were able to build him and his family a handicap accessible home and allow him to receive 24-hour care.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“I just wanted to thank you for not giving up on Jeff’s case. I can’t even begin to tell you how hard the past year has been on us, in more ways than I can count! At the very least this should not be allowed to happen to anyone else. Our lives have been turned upside down. So thank you for standing by us.”

– Tammie P.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Stuart and Associates: I wanted to send a card simply to say thank you to everyone who participated in my case. I know there had to be a lot of hours and effort put into this case. Your latest letter to me said to contact you if I could improve your services. Well….how the heck would I know? It’s got to be hard to improve over what kind and respectful services you provided to me. Myself and my family thank you all very much.”

– Rusty M.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Sometimes there just aren’t enough words to describe the appreciation. Thanks for all the hard work you did for completing my settlement in such a timely manner.”

– Elton H.

Personal Injury FAQs

What Are the Initial Steps I Need to Take After an Auto Accident?

Being an auto accident can be a traumatic experience. If you were involved in a car accident, keep these steps in mind: 

  • Stop if you are involved in an accident 
  • Call the police and 
  • Be honest and accurate with the police about the auto accident
  • Be visible for your safety and try find a safe place off of the road
  • Take photos of your vehicle, the other vehicles involved, and your injuries
  • Exchange auto insurance information with the other drivers involved
  • Seek medical attention right away 
  • Call your auto insurance carrier to report the incident
  • Keep documents related to the incident 
  • Consider your legal rights by contacting a personal injury attorney who can help protect your rights
What Should I Expect When Meeting My Personal Injury Lawyer for the First Time?

At GoldenbergLaw, we see our role as advocating for your rights. We look forward to meeting you and having a positive impact on your life. We will first go over the details of your accident and your injury to make sure we have all of the facts correct. Helpful documents we ask you to provide include documentation and photos of the accident, along with any and all medical records documenting your injuries. From there, we will discuss your potential case and give you an honest assessment of our chances of success. Finally, we will lay out the road map for how we believe your case will proceed toward a successful outcome.

What Can I Expect From a Personal Injury Lawsuit with the GoldenbergLaw Team?

You will be assigned a legal team comprised of your lawyer and your legal assistant. Your team will investigate your case in order to: (1) Identify who was at fault; (2) Obtain documentation of the injuries you suffered and (3) Prove that the defendant’s conduct caused your injuries. This investigation will be accomplished by ordering medical records that document your injuries and collecting information about your accident. In certain cases, an expert will review your case. This involves your GoldenbergLaw team working with medical and scientific experts to review your medical records and the facts of your case to make sure that it meets the scientific and legal criteria required to be successful. Once the investigation demonstrates that the case meets GoldenbergLaw’s criteria, we will send a settlement demand to the proper authority. A settlement demand is used only in single event cases such as automobile accidents, product liability, and premises liability cases. This involves your GoldenbergLaw team preparing a demand brochure that will document all aspects of your case and injuries. You will be consulted before any settlement demand is made. This is an attempt to settle your case before filing a lawsuit. Your case will never be settled without your consent. If a settlement demand does not lead to resolution, we will consider whether a lawsuit should be filed.

How Long on Average Does It Take to Reach a Settlement in a Personal Injury Case?

The Personal Injury Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw will not place a timeframe on when your case might settle because there are many factors that can impact whether a case will settle for the appropriate amount. These factors include ongoing treatment of related injuries, amount of time missed from work  due to your injuries and the resulting wage loss, amount of insurance coverage held by the defendant(s), and cooperation from insurance adjusters and defense attorneys.

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Injuries are painful, anxiety-producing, and life-changing events. An insurance company will not offer you what your pain, medical expenses, and wage loss is worth unless you have an advocate who they know will defend your rights by litigating the case. At GoldenbergLaw, we are here to help you understand your rights and legal options, investigate your claim, and guide you through the legal process all while fiercely advocating for your best interests.

Do I Have to Pay Up Front to Hire a Lawyer?

No! At GoldenbergLaw, we work on a contingency fee basis which means that we only get paid if we recover a settlement in your case. A contingency fee agreement stipulates that our fee is determined as a percentage of your award so that you will never owe GoldenbergLaw any money if your case is not successful. GoldenbergLaw will also pay for all of the costs required to work on your case and reimburse those costs from any potential settlement.

Tips for Getting the Best Personal Injury Settlement for Your Case
  • Be honest, accurate and thorough in documenting your injury 
  • Take photos of your injury
  • Take photos of the location of the incident 
  • Save any defective items or devices that may have caused the injury. Do not return any defective device to the manufacturer. 
  • Exchange auto insurance information with the other driver if you were involved in an auto accident 
  • Keep a journal of what occurred and your observations 
  • Call your auto insurance carrier to report your accident
  • Create a file or an electronic record of all documents related to the incidents

Why Choose GoldenbergLaw?

GoldenbergLaw has an unparalleled amount of experience dealing with all sorts of different cases regarding personal injury. This experience helps us give you the best advice possible, which will help your results in the long run. Contact one of the Minneapolis personal injury attorneys on our team and see for yourself.

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