Personal injuries that are caused due to the negligence of another individual or party often entitle a person to receive compensation through filing a personal injury claim. An attorney who specializes in dealing with personal injury cases can help a person with the legal process to ensure they get enough settlement to cover any financial losses they faced due to the irresponsible behavior of the other party.
To receive the money, the injured person must prove their damages were caused by the other party and that these damages caused them financial loss. The more a person is harmed, the more they can claim to help them cover their expenses and to make up for how much they suffered. If a person can prove the other party caused their injuries, the next factor that will be taken into consideration is whether the injuries were in any way the fault of the injured person or if the accident was entirely the fault of the other party.
If it is determined that a person is partially at fault for the accident that resulted in their injury then the comparative negligence rule mandates the person should have their final settlement reduced by as much of the accident was their fault. The insurance adjusters and the court will decide for a person how much of the accident was their fault and how much was the fault of the other party.
Since Minnesota follows no-fault law then every individual will first have to request compensation from their own insurance company before moving on to getting compensation from anywhere else. However, there may be exceptions and a qualified personal injury lawyer can inform a person on what they are eligible for.
If the other party was very negligent and if the losses incurred were exceedingly severe then a person may be able to litigate directly against the other party, A lawyer will be able to assess a person’s situation and inform them of what steps to take based on their exact situation.
What damages can be recovered after an accident in Minneapolis, MN?
After an accident, a person may be eligible to recover the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Income lost
- Loss of earning capacity
- Replacement services
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
The damages they recover will vary depending on who caused the injury and how serious the harm suffered was.
Contact a qualified attorney today at the Law Office of Martin T. Montilino to determine the best route of action that should be taken to ascertain receiving appropriate settlement after facing an injury at the expense of another person.
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Minneapolis, MN 55408
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