How Soon Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Minnesota Car Accident?
Personal injury lawyers, among other duties, allow you to cope with the aftermath of a car accident. If you’re injured or stunned by the sudden bills that have landed on your plate, our team may be able to step in and ensure you have the means to pursue justice for your losses.
Nevertheless, it can be difficult to know at what point you need to call a lawyer if you want to take legal action. Fortunately, Knutson + Casey can provide you with some guidance on the benefits of calling a personal injury attorney sooner rather than later.
When Should You Call a Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer?
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to determining when to reach out to a Minnesota personal injury attorney. Generally speaking, contacting a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible will be in your best interest. Having an attorney on-site within hours of an accident can potentially protect you from any claims issued against you via the state’s comparative negligence statute, or limit that liability. It’s also easier for our team to collect accident data when contacted shortly after your accident.
It’s important to note that Minnesota’s statute of limitations, Minnesota Statutes §541.07, gives you up to two years to act on your losses. Unfortunately, the statute of limitations is a hard deadline and it is nearly impossible to file a personal injury claim in Minnesota after the statute of limitations has passed. While we can explore alternative means of securing your compensation, a court may waive your right to civil action based on your service date alone.
What Is the Role of a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Car Accident?
Working with a personal injury lawyer allows you the ability to effectively navigate the aftermath of a collision. Specifically, our team can:
- Prevent other parties from taking your words out of context
- Intervene when a company or individual attempts to intimidate you out of legal action
- Gather evidence to establish liability as well as the value of your accident
- Submit your car accident claim within Minnesota’s statute of limitations
- Represent your best interests in negotiations and/or a car accident trial
You can discuss what path you’d like your case to take during an initial claim consultation. We can tell you more about how we can tailor our experience to best suit your needs, and you can choose how you’d like to approach the party allegedly liable for your accident.
Should You Work With a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Car accidents are expensive. When you walk away from a collision, you’re likely to be left with extensive medical bills and repair expenses. If you don’t have savings put away, these expenses can feel all but impossible to deal with. Collaborating with a personal injury lawyer allows you to efficiently and effectively file a civil complaint requesting compensation for car losses. Even more important, the personal injury attorneys can do the essential work on your case so that you can focus on your recovery. This means that you can make the most of the time Minnesota courts give you to act on your losses.
Discuss Your Car Accident With Knutson + Casey Today
Car accidents leave you with more than injuries. The stress and bills that come along with your recovery can be as immobilizing as the accident itself. Fortunately, you’re never obligated to face the aftermath of a car accident alone. Knutson + Casey has personal injury attorneys who can guide you through your recovery.
We’re prepared to submit a Minnesota car accident claim on your behalf. If you want to get to know our team, you can schedule a case consultation with our team. Contact us online or call us at (507) 344-8888 to learn more about our services.