Personal Injury Attorneys in Rogers, Minnesota
Here at Gillespie Law Offices LLP, we understand that suffering a personal injury can be a life-altering event. It's not just about the physical pain, it's the emotional toll and the financial hardships that can follow. We're here to tell you that you're not alone.
If you're seeking legal representation for a personal injury matter, don't hesitate to contact our attorneys today. We extend our services to accident victims and their families throughout Rogers, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas of Wright County, Stearns County, Sherburne County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and more.
Examples of Personal Injury Cases
When it comes to personal injury cases, they come in many forms. Car accidents, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice, or even dog bites are just a few examples. Each case is unique and deserves individual attention and expertise. We're here to provide that.
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Minnesota Laws to Know
Minnesota has specific laws concerning personal injury cases. It's important to understand some of the basics, as they can have a significant impact on your case. But you don't need to become a legal expert overnight. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to fill in the gaps and guide you through your case so you can focus on recovering.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for personal injury in Minnesota can be a bit complex as it varies depending on the specifics of the case. Generally, for most personal injury cases, you've got two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. This includes situations involving intentional misconduct like assault, battery, libel, slander, defamation, or false imprisonment.
However, if we're talking about medical malpractice claims, the rules change a bit. You've got four years to file a lawsuit. Plus, there's a seven-year tolling provision which can extend this period under certain conditions.
And for minors? The clock doesn't start ticking until they reach the age of majority. So they have one year after turning 18 to file a lawsuit, even if the usual statute of limitations has already expired.
Remember, these are general guidelines and the laws can be intricate. It's always best to consult with a legal professional to understand how these rules apply to your specific situation.
Plus, Minnesota follows a "comparative fault" rule that could reduce or eliminate a damages award if you're found to be partly at-fault for your injury.
For example, if you are involved in a car accident that wasn't your fault but you weren’t wearing a seatbelt, your damages award could be reduced due to comparative fault. So it's important to consider how comparative fault might affect your lawsuit and damages award. And remember, if you have questions, we're here to help.
What Damages Can You Recover?
You might be wondering about possible damages available in a personal injury case. Every case is different, and the potential damages depend on the specifics of your accident, injuries, and overall situation. You could be entitled to recover compensation for:
pain and suffering,
emotional distress, and
How Our Attorneys Can Help
So how can we, at Gillespie Law Offices LLP, help? With our personal injury experience, we have what it takes to guide you through every phase of the process, fighting for your rights and working tirelessly to seek the compensation you deserve. We believe in justice, and we believe in helping you get back on your feet.
Remember, you don't have to face this alone. We're here, ready and willing to stand by your side. Let's work together to navigate through this challenging time.