What Should I Know About Personal Injury Law?

We understand that you might have some trepidation about entering the legal system after an accident. Most of our clients are unfamiliar with personal injury law and don’t know what to expect.

Our personal injury lawyers strive to ensure clear, consistent client communication. And we want you to know what you can realistically expect from the experience.

Here are some things you should know about personal injury law:

  • Your choice of personal injury lawyer matters. Our experience and proven track record of success demonstrates our commitment to excellent representation
  • Moving quickly is crucial. There’s no room to delay after your accident. Evidence can disappear and the statute of limitations can sneak up on you.
  • Most personal injury cases are settled before they go to trial, so you should ensure that your personal injury lawyer has ample experience in settlement negotiations
  • You’re eligible to pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and many other financial issues
  • Personal injury cases depend on evidence and what can be proven. As such, it’s important to document your accident as much as possible.

Of course, there is a lot to a personal injury claim that we can’t get into on a website. And every case is unique. We’ll be happy to discuss your claim and the legal issues involved at a free initial consultation.

If you’re a resident of Minneapolis or any other Minnesota community and you need an experienced personal injury lawyer, please call GoldenbergLaw at 612-436-5026 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Why Is Seeking Medical Attention so Important After an Accident?

Our Minnesota accident lawyers always urge accident victims to seek medical attention immediately after a crash. If an ambulance was called to the scene, let the EMTs treat you. If there’s no ambulance, see your doctor as soon as possible.

But why is this so important? After all, most accidents are not high-speed affairs, and most participants walk away from an accident feeling fine. Is it really necessary to get medical attention after being involved in a fender bender?

The answer is yes, and for two reasons. First, many injuries take a long time to make themselves known. Back injuries and neck injuries, for example, often start as relatively mild aches before flaring into debilitating pain.

Your health is the most important issue here. A doctor will be able to diagnose an injury or at least advise you on how to proceed after your accident.

Second, seeing a doctor goes a long way toward protecting your legal rights. The law is all about evidence and documentation. Being able to prove that you sought the advice of a licensed medical professional will give your claims significant credibility.

Our accident lawyers understand that you’re busy, and hours spent in a doctor’s office can seem wasted. But that time could save you years of pain and suffering later.

If you’re a Minnesota resident in need of an experienced accident lawyer, please contact GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation.

How Is the Burden of Proof Different in a Personal Injury Case?

If you’ve ever watched a courtroom drama or police procedural you’re probably familiar with the phrase “guilty beyond all reasonable doubt.” However, it’s important to know that this burden of proof only applies in criminal cases.

In civil cases, including personal injury claims, the burden of proof is much lower. GoldenbergLaw’s Minneapolis personal injury lawyers only have to prove your claim by a “preponderance of the evidence.”

You can think of “preponderance of evidence” as something akin to “more likely than not.” While the state must prove a criminal defendant is guilty beyond all reasonable doubt, your personal injury lawyer just has to convince a judge or jury that your version of events is more likely true than not.

This isn’t to say that pursuing a personal injury case is easy. It requires skill and experience to acquire the evidence needed to meet that burden and to present it in a convincing fashion.

At GoldenbergLaw, we have decades of experience helping our clients do just that. We know what it takes to win a personal injury case in Minnesota courts, and we understand what makes for convincing, effective evidence.

If you’re a resident of Minneapolis or any other Minnesota community and you need an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation.