Every year, millions of people are permanently injured or killed in automobile accidents. If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to damages for your injuries.
The personal injury lawyers at Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A. will assist you to recover damages due to such accidents. To discuss your case today, please contact us by using our Contact Us page, or call our Waseca office at 507-835-5240, our Owatonna office at 507-451-9000, our Janesville office at 507-234-5106, or toll-free at 1-888-835-5244.
FYI: Minnesota is a no-fault state. The term no-fault refers to the fact that, in most cases, the medical costs, wage loss, and certain other expenses of a person injured in a collision will be paid by the injured person's own insurance, without regard to who was at fault in the collision. The trade-off for receiving these relatively automatic insurance payments is that only certain injured parties can sue the at-fault party for other damages (for example, pain and suffering). In order to sue for damages outside the coverage of the no-fault insurance policy, the injured party must meet one of four criteria: (1) the injured party’s medical expenses (not counting diagnostic expenses) must be $4,000.00 or more; (2) the injured party must have been disabled for 60 days or more; (3) the injured party must have suffered a permanent injury; or (4) the injured party must have died as a result of the injuries.
The law requires that automobile accident claims be commenced within a certain amount of time, or you lose your right to present any claim. Don’t delay in contacting an experienced Minnesota automobile accident lawyer today.