Finding The Best Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer For You
We love living in Minnesota, but we know our state is not immune to danger. There is no shortage of ways to get hurt while enjoying all the Land of 10,000 Lakes has to offer. Whether you’ve been injured in a serious car accident, attacked by a vicious dog, suffered an injury at work, or harmed by medical malpractice you need an experienced personal injury attorney looking out for you.
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for you can mean the difference between dealing with a pile of medical bills on your own and having the resources you need to get well and put the pieces of your life back together after an accident.
With Minnesota offices in Minneapolis, Woodbury, Duluth, and Hibbing, Minnesotans from the metro, the north shore and the range can all turn to the proven advocates of Nicolet Law Office, S.C., for the representation and counsel they need. Call 800-456-6956 anytime to schedule your free initial consultation.
What Is A Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer, at its core, is a lawyer who represents people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. They help injury victims and their loved ones navigate the complex legal and insurance processes for obtaining financial compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost earnings, property damage, and more.
More broadly speaking, the right personal injury lawyer can function as a counselor, a support system, and even a friend as you go through a very difficult time in your life post-injury. You can rely on a personal injury lawyer to deal with the insurance company, legal forms, and schedules so you can focus on doing everything in your power to rebuild your life after a serious injury.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that choosing the right personal injury lawyer can make the difference between having the financial resources and personal support you need to make things right and being left alone to the whims and profit motive of the insurance company. It’s crucial to make sure you have an advocate you can trust to look out for your best interests and help you build the foundation for a better future as you recover from your injuries.
A personal injury lawyer can help you with a wide range of injury claims, including personal injury cases stemming from:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Ankle, knee and hip injuries
- Compression fractures and broken bones
- Amputation or lost limbs
- Vision loss
- Burn injuries
What Should You Look For In A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Finding the right attorney to handle your personal injury claim is a very personal thing. A perfect personal injury lawyer for one person may be the entirely wrong personal injury lawyer for another person who has suffered a similar injury.
One thing that remains the same for everyone is the need to find a lawyer with the right skills, knowledge, and experience to effectively pursue their personal injury or wrongful death claim. They must be able to confidently answer your personal injury questions and set your mind at ease about the process in front of you.
Once the threshold has been met for legal skills, knowledge, and experience, finding the right personal injury lawyer is about finding a lawyer who is the right fit for your unique personality and the specific circumstances of your case. For example, if you despise small talk it wouldn’t make sense to choose an attorney with a penchant for being chatty. Likewise, if you get peace of mind from having your questions answered quickly it wouldn’t make sense to choose a lawyer who is frequently unavailable to take your calls.
An initial consultation is a great way to get to know a personal injury attorney before committing to choosing them to represent you. Almost all personal injury lawyers offer a free initial consultation. During your consultation, in addition to getting a sense for their communication style and personality, it’s important to ask questions such as:
- What is your approach to settlement negotiations vs. going to trial?
- Do you have personal injury trial experience?
- Have you handled any cases like mine?
- Have you achieved positive results for people in my shoes?
- Do you have experience with workers’ compensation? (important in workplace injury cases that may have a personal injury and workers’ compensation component)
Beyond your personal impression of a prospective attorney, you can take a look online to learn more. For example, have they been recognized for their accomplishments by organizations such as Super Lawyers? Are their reviews or testimonials available from past clients that speak to issues of importance to you?
What Sets The Best Personal Injury Law Firms In Minnesota Apart From The Rest?
The best personal injury lawyers in Minnesota are ready for everything. Personal injury cases can go down many different paths and a successful injury attorney must be able to adjust on the fly to achieve the best possible outcome for their client. Practically speaking, that means the best attorneys have the skills and experience necessary to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company or – when they refuse to negotiate in good faith – take a case to trial to maximize compensation for medical bills, pain-and-suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
While the best Minnesota personal injury lawyers can succeed at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, the less successful attorneys are often lost once a quick settlement fails to materialize. Even if a quick settlement is possible, chances are that settlement is a better deal for the insurance company than you and your family.
These factors apply to all types of personal injury cases, such as those stemming from motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and workplace accidents.
Let Us Handle The Insurance Companies So You Can Focus On Your Future
An injury keeping you from working while the medical bills pile up can leave you feeling powerless. At Nicolet Law Office, S.C., we empower Minnesota injury victims to step forward and get the full compensation they deserve for the damages they have suffered due to the negligence of others. We look forward to helping you obtain the resources you need to rebuild your life. Contact us today for a free consultation.
225 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402