Auto & Vehicle Accidents
Minnesota Car Accident Lawyers
After being injured in a motor vehicle accident, it’s important not to face this difficult time on your own. Just as you turn to loved ones for support and doctors for medical care, it is also essential to call upon the strength of an experienced personal injury attorney. With the right legal advocate in your corner, your chances of obtaining rightful compensation increase significantly. But with so many law firms out there, how can you know which one will be best for you and your family?
Table of Contents
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Red light and stop sign accidents
- Construction zone accidents
- Texting while driving accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Dram shop cases
- Pedestrian accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Railroad and train crashes
- Bicycle, ATV, snowmobile and boat accidents
- Plane and helicopter crashes
Providing Experience, Advocacy And Compassion
When you work with Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., you will be represented by attorneys who only practice in personal injury law. Our specific focus in this one area has allowed us to truly understand the complexities of car accident lawsuits and how to overcome difficult case challenges.
Our lawyers are well-known for their aggressive approach to obtaining fair compensation and their willingness to go to trial when necessary. But while we offer strong legal advocacy, we also know that this is much more than a legal issue for you — it’s about your well-being, your future, your family and your life. Understanding this, we also provide the compassion and support that is so crucial for you during this difficult time.
What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
After being injured in a car accident, so many things seem to happen at once. You need medical treatment. You can’t work. You try to figure out how to pay your medical expenses. The insurance company may be pressuring you to make a statement or settle. You don’t know how to choose a personal injury lawyer. With so many issues to address, it can be difficult to know what to do, when and who you can trust.
First and foremost, your health and safety should be your number one priority — both at the accident scene and as you recover. The next important step involves getting an experienced attorney on your side as soon as possible. The right lawyer can not only advise you on how to fight for fair compensation, but they will also guide you through the entire process, ensuring that your rights are protected at each step.
At The Accident Scene
If you are seriously injured, wait for help to arrive. Otherwise:
- Call 911. Even if your injuries do not seem serious at first, go to the hospital and let a doctor examine you.
- Exchange contact and insurance information.
- Photograph your damaged vehicle if safe and possible.
As Soon As Possible After The Accident
After an auto accident, there are many minor things you can do which may damage your injury claim. So when possible, it is always best to do the majority of the following under the guidance of an attorney:
- Seek medical attention and continue with the doctor-recommended path of treatment
- Contact a personal injury law firm and ask for a free consultation.
- If you were not able to at the accident scene, photograph your damaged vehicle. Do not have it repaired until speaking with an attorney.
- Document the details of your accident to the best of your recollection
- File an accident report with the police
- File an accident claim with your insurance company, under the guidance of a lawyer
- Do not speak with an insurance agent or agree to a settlement without first consulting an attorney. This is very important.
- Document your medical expenses and lost wages
What is No-Fault Insurance?
Minnesota’s laws covering automobile insurance are extremely complicated. Called, No-fault Insurance, the laws are based on the concept that regardless of who may be responsible for causing an automobile accident, each individual involved in the accident will make claims with different insurance carriers for different reasons.
Instituted in 1975, Minnesota’s no-fault laws require every motorized vehicle owner to purchase and carry no-fault insurance on that motorized vehicle. The purpose behind these laws are to provide any person harmed as the result of the negligent operation of a motor vehicle with an adequate amount of coverage so that the injured party can seek proper health care and other services in an effort to make them whole again.
Unfortunately, many people do not follow these laws and do not carry no-fault insurance coverage on their vehicles. Because of these uninsured drivers, the laws surrounding who is entitled to a claim, and against who’s insurance carrier, gets very complicated. This is where the attorneys and staff at the Paige Donnelly law firm can help you the most.
For more than 40 years, the Paige Donnelly law firm has been helping injured people fight the insurance companies in the State of Minnesota for the benefits they are entitled to under Minnesota’s no-fault insurance laws.
What is Covered By No-Fault Insurance in Minnesota?
Contrary to popular belief, no-fault insurance does not mean that no one can be at fault in an automobile accident. In fact, the exact opposite is true. However, the concept of who is at fault only applies when considering the “pain and suffering” an individual experiences as the result of a motor vehicle crash. In other words, the person who caused, or is more at fault for causing, an individual to sustain injuries as the result of an automobile collision would be “at fault.”
But under Minnesota’s no-fault insurance laws, the person at fault willnot be the person who pays the medical bills, lost wages and other replacement services for someone who has been injured in a motor vehicle crash. For these types of expenses, the injured person will turn to their own insurance. The following is a list of the kinds of things that are covered:
- Medical Expenses
A medical expense can include all medical care from doctors or hospitals, chiropractic, x-rays, optical, dental and rehabilitation services, such as physical therapy. It extends to ambulance costs, extended care facilities and nursing services. It can also include medically necessary devices such as artificial limbs, prescription drugs, and reasonable transportation expenses incurred traveling to receive the covered medical benefits.
- Disability and Income Loss Benefits
No-fault insurance policies will reimburse a person for their lost wages, up to 85% of the total gross income lost, as the direct result of being injured in a motor vehicle accident. This includes self-employed persons.
- Replacement Services and Loss
If a persons sustains injuries in a motor vehicle crash that keep them from performing their normal daily duties at home, they may be entitled to “Replacement Services.” For example, if a person’s injuries make it necessary for them to hire someone to clean the house, mow the lawn, shovel snow, or perform other regular household duties previously performed by the injured person, the no-fault insurance carrier is required to reimburse these extra expenses up to a maximum of $200 per week.
- Funeral and Burial Expenses
Reasonable funeral and burial expenses are covered up to a maximum of $2,000.00 if an individual dies as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash.
- Survivor’s Economic Loss Benefits
The survivor of someone killed in a car accident may be entitled to collect benefits to replace the monetary support they received from the deceased person prior to the accident.
- Survivor’s Replacement Services Loss
Like Replacement Services and Loss for an injured person, this benefit will provide up to $200 per week to the survivors of a person killed in a car accident so that someone may be hired to do the things the deceased person did before the accident.
Minnesota No-Fault Insurance Limits
Unfortunately, there are limits to how much will be paid by no-fault insurance coverage. The basic limits in Minnesota are $20,000.00 for medical expenses and an additional $20,000.00 to cover a combination of income loss, replacement services, funeral expense, survivors economic loss, and survivor’s replacement services. Unfortunately, they must be made separate from one another and not “cross over.” For example, if someone has $50,000 in medical expenses, they cannot use part of their $20,000 for lost wages and replacement services to pay any of their medical expenses. Another source will need to be found to cover the additional $30,000.00 in medical bills. And after each of the benefits are exhausted, they are gone. There is no way to find more or renew the coverage.
Types Of Vehicle Accidents
Learn more about the types of automobile and vehicle accidents we are equipped to handle:
If you were seriously injured in a head-on car accident, you understand that life can become very complex, very quickly. As you focus on recovery, you may scramble to figure out how to pay your medical bills, especially if you cannot work and earn an income. And perhaps you have already been contacted by an insurance company and feel pressured to agree to a settlement that just doesn’t seem fair. You may also realize you need an experienced personal injury lawyer, but are confused as to who to choose. And these are only some of the complicated issues that may burden you and your family.
Helping You Recover Compensation After A Head-On Collision
When you work with Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., we take over your legal burden from day one, so you can focus on the road to recovery. Our lawyers are highly experienced in securing rightful compensation for car accident victims, and have been trusted by clients throughout Minnesota for more than 55 years.
Due to the forceful impact of head-on collisions, injuries tend to be severe and can often lead to death. In either of these situations, the potential for financial compensation is great. Unfortunately, this means insurers may fight even more aggressively to minimize their payout to you. But our lawyers stand prepared for any challenge. We are known for our willingness to go to trial, and our ability to win. Because of this reputation, insurance companies may be more likely to offer a fair settlement rather than risk a significant defeat in the courtroom.
While there are no guarantees in a personal injury case, our past success in obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts is a testament to our commitment, skill and tenacity in all car accident cases.
Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of car accidents. Contrary to what some people may think, rear-end crashes have the potential to cause very serious injuries to accident victims, especially if high speeds are involved.
If you were rear-ended in an accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor at the time. Your next step should be to contact an experienced personal injury law firm to help you assess your options for claiming compensation.
Trusted By Car Accident Victims For More Than 55 years
At Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., our personal injury lawyers have helped hundreds of accident victims fight for fair and just settlement awards after being injured in automobile collisions. We are with our clients at each stage of the legal process, offering strategic guidance, answering questions and providing compassionate support. With a significant track record of success, our law firm has been a trusted legal resource for Minnesota residents for more than 55 years.
The Issue Of Property Damage
Some rear-end accidents do not produce a significant amount of damage to the automobiles. This can lead the insurance company to think your injuries are not serious. But our attorneys know better. Whether you suffered head trauma, soft tissue damage or broken bones in your crash, we can help. Our lawyers consult with your doctors to qualify your injuries and when appropriate we work with accident scene reconstructionists to prove the impact caused you harm. We will not back down when presented with excuses or low-ball settlements from the insurers. Our job is to help you maximize your compensation award through any legal means necessary.
Vehicle Rollover Accident
Rollover accidents can be some of the most devastating automobile collisions, causing serious and even fatal injuries. These crashes can be the result of one vehicle hitting another at high speeds, or a car swerving sharply in order to avoid being struck by a distracted driver. In addition, some rollover cases may involve products liability laws if a parts defect caused the car to roll or failed to provide adequate protection as required by law. Regardless of the cause, if another party was responsible for the rollover accident that caused your injuries, you have the right to seek financial compensation.
Your Legal Advocates And Support System
At Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., we are known for taking on — and winning — the complex accident cases that other firms are not equipped to handle. With more than 55 years of experience on our side, our Minnesota law firm is known throughout the state for aggressive legal advocacy, standing up to the insurance companies, and ultimately securing favorable settlements and verdicts for our injured clients.
After a rollover accident, you may face a long road to recovery. The last thing you should have to worry about at this time is fighting with the insurance companies to obtain fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities, and pain and suffering. Our law firm will take on that burden for you.
We have an entire legal team dedicated to the success of your claim, including internal investigators, experienced lawyers, as well as a friendly and knowledgeable support staff. We also call upon accident scene reconstructionists, medical specialists and life-care economists to help improve your auto accident claim.
But we also take our services a step above and beyond. We know that this is an extremely difficult time for you and your family. Our team is here to support you fully in every way that we can. By providing compassionate service, we aim to help through this time and keep your sights set on a brighter future.
Stop Sign Collision
Intersections are among the most common areas for vehicle accidents to occur. Why? Because in many cases, a distracted driver does not see a stop sign. Or a risky driver will speed through a red light. The result is often a serious side-impact, head-on or rollover collision.
If you were injured when a driver ran a red light or a stop sign, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. But obtaining a fair and favorable settlement does not happen without the help of a skilled personal injury law firm.
The Experience And Resources To Obtain Favorable Results
At Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., we have been helping car accident victims obtain rightful compensation for more than 55 years. Backed by decades of experience, we understand how to look critically at each individual case, collect the necessary evidence and involve the right experts to obtain the results you need.
When a vehicle accident involves a suspected traffic violation, it is often vital to the plaintiff’s case to prove the other driver was at fault. Our Minnesota law firm has in-house investigators that finds and interviews witnesses, works with accident scene reconstructionists, and searches for other evidence of a distracted driver, such as texting records.
Backed with strong evidence, we proceed to the negotiating table with confidence. We will not accept unfair or low-ball offers from the insurers, and are fully prepared to advance to trial if necessary.
Road Construction Zone Accident
Construction zones don’t just pose a risk to the roadside workers, they are also hazard hotbeds for motorists. In fact, some estimates show that more drivers and car passengers are injured in construction zones than the workers. Even following reduced speed guidelines, drivers may become confused by lane changes, not pay attention to the slowing traffic in front of them or drive while impaired. Regardless of the specific cause, construction zone vehicle accidents can leave victims with serious injuries, the inability to work and a mountain of medical bills.
After being injured in a construction zone accident, it is time to find an experienced personal injury law firm to represent you. With the right legal advocacy, you may be able to collect compensation for your injuries. When you work with Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., you will be backed by 55 years of legal experience. Personal injury law is all that we do, and a significant portion of our practice is dedicated to car accident claims.
Addressing The Legal Issues Specific To Your Individual Case
Construction zone vehicle collisions present unique and nuanced challenges. One may need to consider the at-fault driver, the construction company, subcontractors and roadside workers. There may be multiple levels of liability and multiple insurance policies to navigate. Based on our attorneys’ experience, we are equipped to address any complexities that may accompany your case. We know where to look for liability, how to collect evidence and how to effectively negotiate with insurers. In the event the insurance companies will not commit to a fair settlement, our Minnesota lawyers are always more than ready to advance to trial — an undertaking that surprisingly, not all personal injury attorneys are ready to do.
Texting While Driving
Texting while driving is illegal in the state of Minnesota. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop many drivers from doing it. The truth is, distracted motorists account for a significant portion of automobile accidents in our state, and some studies have shown that a texting driver can cause more damage in a crash than a drunk driver.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to another driver texting on the road, there is likely a great sense of injustice, because this was an accident that could have been prevented. While nothing can change what has happened in the past, you can help yourself going forward by contacting an experienced personal injury attorney. When you work with the right law firm, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Trusted Experience, Real Results
For more than 55 years, accident victims throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin have turned to Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., in their times of need. Our lawyers are known for their aggressive legal advocacy and have been honored numerous times for their dedication, skill and results in personal injury cases. While we are proud of these legal accomplishments, our main focus has always been on doing what is best for each client. This includes fighting for fair settlements outside of court, but always being prepared for trial if needed. It also includes providing frequent communication to our clients and extending the compassionate support they require.
If you have been injured due to a person texting while driving, you have already suffered enough. Don’t become victimized again by letting the insurance companies minimize your rightful settlement. Contact our law firm for the protection you need.
Each year, over 4,800 people are killed, and over 100,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks. Injuries caused by a large truck can be catastrophic.
Often, it is found that the truck company or driver created a danger to the public and ultimately the victim. For example, the trucking companies:
- Hired a poorly trained or inexperienced driver.
- Trained a driver in a manner that violates safety laws.
- Kept the truck and trailer in an unsafe condition.
- Allowed drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs to stay on the road.
- Allowed drivers to violate the safety law limiting the hours of driving. (A fatigued driver is as dangerous as a drunk driver.)
You Need an Attorney in a Truck Crash Case
As soon as it learns about the crash, the trucking company or its insurer sends a rapid response team to the crash scene. Truck drivers are often trained to call the trucking company before calling the police or checking on the victims. Within an hour after a crash occurs, the company usually has a claims investigator at the scene seeking evidence favorable to the defense. Too often, evidence that was present at the scene vanishes.
Much crucial information can be lost if the victim doesn’t have an attorney who can act promptly to preserve it. Truck companies have driver’s logs, on-board computers, satellite communication systems, electronic control modules and event data recorders. All of these might have essential information to protect the victim’s rights. However, much of this data is purged after six moths, and other information is automatically destroyed within days after the crash. Therefore, it is imperative that you have an attorney that demands this information be preserved.
Often, the insurance company for the trucking company tries to talk the victim and her family into inaction by promising that they will take care of things. The insurance company might make an unreasonably low offer of settlement while the victim or their family is still in shock or grieving. Remember that the insurance company already has a defense attorney at that point, and their interests are not to truly care for the victim or their family.
Motorcycles, their riders and drivers are very vulnerable. Many vehicle drivers do not see motorcycles until it’s too late and an accident has occurred. Often, a motorcyclist can do anything and everything possible to avoid a crash, but they are hidden from view by “blind spots” within a vehicle or by other vehicles that are larger than they are. And, unfortunately, there are always the inattentive drivers that just do not look or see the motorcycles on the road. With these uncontrollable dangers out there, crashes will happen.
When an Accident Happens
Most responsible motorcycle drivers take many extra precautions to protect themselves from any involvement with larger motor vehicles including cars, trucks, buses, semis and more road hazards than can be listed. Anyone who rides a motorcycle can tell you it’s not a matter of if you are going to be involved in a crash. It’s a matter of when. Unfortunately, because of their exposure and vulnerability, the results are always devastating.
It’s very important for someone injured in a motorcycle accident to seek legal assistance as soon as they can. Injuries, when they happen from a motorcycle accident, are almost always very serious and very devastating. If the crash happens at a high rate of speed, or is the result of a high-impact crash, survivors are usually rushed to a hospital immediately, and intensive medical treatment will almost immediately follow.
Under these kinds of circumstances, it is impossible for an injured person to represent themselves, and it is difficult for their family members and loved ones to deal with the business aftermath of the traumatic experience. That’s why it’s important to hire an attorney who is an expert at handling serious injury claims and knows the laws surrounding motorcycles.
Insufficient Insurance Coverage
In Minnesota, motorcycle owners are required by Minnesota state law to carry insurance on their bikes, but they rarely will have extra coverage that would pay for serious personal injuries that can be sustained in a crash. This is because the extra coverage is expensive, and some motorcycle owners do not want to pay the added insurance premiums. Under these circumstances, it takes an experienced attorney to untangle the web of Minnesota’s no-fault insurance laws and the insurance company’s rules and policy provisions to find the coverage that compensates someone injured in a motorcycle crash.
You need and deserve a legal advocate who has a winning track record and is respected in the legal community. At the Paige Donnelly law firm, we pride ourselves in being just those kind of lawyers.
Our light is always on and our door is always open. Contact Paige Donnelly any time. We will promptly respond to your questions and are willing to visit you at the hospital or in your home.
A bus company, whether a school bus or motor coach, has a duty to use the highest degree of care to make sure its passengers are safe. Sadly, this does not always occur. Bus companies sometimes do not conduct the basic driving and background checks to ensure the experience and safety record of a driver they hire. And then, unsafe drivers transport people and little children, placing them in danger. Other safety issues include:
- Bus drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol.
- Poorly maintained, unsafe buses.
- Drivers distracted by talking on the phone or eating.
Bus accidents and injuries result in 17,000 emergency room visits and an average of 20 deaths annually. Accidents occur often when children are loading or unloading, and the bus driver or other car drivers do not pay attention to the location of the children. And only a handful of states require that new school buses have seat belts.
If you or your child were injured while on a bus, call the personal injury lawyers at the Paige Donnelly law firm as soon as possible. You need an advocate who will stand up for your legal rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. When you contact us, we will promptly respond to your questions and are willing to visit you at the hospital or in your home.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Automobile accidents are always traumatic. Injuries from a car crash can alter your life dramatically. The injuries can cause the loss of a job, or make you need to change your job. The pain of the injuries can invade and affect all aspects of your life.
When these changes are brought about by a simple, preventable factor, the changes become that much more tragic, painful and unbelievable. A drunk driver, or someone under the influence of any amount of alcohol or drugs, who caused an accident or injury to another has committed an inexcusable wrong.
The injured person’s civil claim is for the injuries and damages caused by the drunk driver. Also, the injured person might also have a dram shop claim against the seller of the alcohol.
You need to know your legal rights to receive all the compensation you are entitled to. Contact the Paige Donnelly law firm. Our personal injury attorneys will promptly respond to your questions and are willing to visit you at the hospital or in your home.
Dram Shop Cases
When these changes are brought about by a simple, preventable factor, the changes become that much more tragic, painful and unbelievable.
A drunk driver, or someone under the influence of any amount of alcohol or drugs, who caused an accident or injury to another has committed an inexcusable wrong. However, there might be others who share the liability in addition to the impaired driver.
What are Dram Shop Laws?
The State of Minnesota is a leader in establishing legislation regarding the abuse of alcohol and drugs. The Dram Shop or Liquor Liability Laws impose liability and allow consequences on persons or drinking establishments that illegally sell or serve intoxicating beverages. For example, it is illegal to sell or serve an intoxicating beverage to someone obviously intoxicated, to a minor, or sell an intoxicating beverage without a license.
Not Just for Automobile Accidents
You don’t have to be involved in an automobile accident to sustain injuries that may be compensable under the Dram Shop or Liquor Liability laws. Minnesota laws have extended the same rules and expectations to people driving off-road recreational vehicles, such as three-wheelers or four-wheelers, dirt bikes or motorcycles.
The law also includes people operating boats or other motorized water craft, such as a jet-ski or even a canoe if it has a motor operating on it.
Pedestrians are often the victims of injuries sustained at the hands of an intoxicated driver. This includes truck drivers, bus drivers and others who drive for a profession. In fact, Minnesota has enforced its alcohol rules on people driving something as simple as a riding lawn mower or a go-cart.
How We Can Help
Proving a case under these laws can be tricky. Often, there is no absolute proof that a person was served or sold intoxicating liquor at any one particular location, and that the consumption of that alcohol or intoxicating liquor was the sole contributing factor to a person’s intoxication. That is why it is important to hire an experienced attorney who knows what needs to be done and has the man-power to prove these types of claims.
When pedestrians cross the street, they face danger from the traffic that must yield to them. Despite having the right of way, many pedestrians are still at great risk of harm, even when they have the “walk” signal in their favor because many drivers fail to look for people safely crossing the street. When vehicle traffic violates a pedestrians’ right of way and hurts the pedestrian, car insurance companies get involved, even when the pedestrian does not own a car. When that happens, you want and need good advice and a strong advocate for your rights.
Hit and Run Accidents
If you are involved in a hit and run accident, you should get all the information you can to identify the owner and driver of the vehicle that leaves the scene of the accident. This includes the license plate of the vehicle, the make and model of the vehicle and a description of the people in the vehicle.
If the hit and run vehicle was not insured or cannot be identified, you may be compensated by your own auto insurance policy through its uninsured motorist coverage. This provides coverage to you for the damages caused by the hit and run driver.
Uninsured / Underinsured Driver Accidents
Minnesota law requires all drivers and owners to have insurance on their vehicles. Sadly, some people choose not to follow this law. In fact, about 12% of all drivers in Minnesota do not have car insurance. And many more drivers do not carry enough insurance.
Uninsured Driver Accidents
If you are injured by an uninsured driver, how will you get compensation for the harm caused you? Fortunately, when you purchase insurance for your vehicles, you automatically receive uninsured and underinsured coverage. That means if the at fault driver does not have insurance, you can receive compensation from your own automobile policy.
Underinsured Driver Accidents
When a victim is seriously injured in an automobile accident, sometimes the at fault driver does not have enough insurance to fully take care of the medical bills and harm done.
For example, you are in a crash and have $80,000 in medical bills. Furthermore, the doctor both restricts you from going to work and recommends future care. However, the at fault driver only has $30,000 in coverage. Clearly, there is not enough to cover all of the harm done. Not only do you have $50,000 in unpaid medical bills, you also have lost wages. You need to turn to underinsured coverage.
Railroad & Train Accidents
Injuries and death from railroad crashes are always one of the most difficult and tragic events that can happen. Train operators have great responsibility to the traveling public. They drive extremely powerful and heavy machines. They must do it safely because when they fail, the result is always a tragedy.
In railroad crashes, there are always many investigators from the railroad company, its insurers, and the government agencies that regulate the railroads. You need someone to interact with these agencies and to investigate the crash on your behalf. The investigation needs to begin right after the crash. Because so much is at stake for you, calling an injury lawyer right away is the key you for you to get fair treatment under the law.
Bicycle, ATV, Snowmobile, Boat Accidents
If you or a loved one have been injured in a mishap involving a bicycle, an all terrain vehicle (ATV) or a boat, it is understandable that you first direct your attention toward helping the injured. However, you need to protect your legal rights.
The laws and types of claims which may be made for these kind of incidents are different from the types usually made in motor vehicle collisions. Therefore, it is important that you seek prompt legal advice, just as you would seek prompt medical treatment and advice from an experienced doctor. At the Paige Donnelly law firm, we have helped thousands of victims of all kinds of personal injury claims obtain fair and just compensation.
Contact Us as Soon as Possible
Time is always of the essence. You might have multiple claims to make. There may be legal notices which must be given within limited period of time. Evidence can easily be lost or damaged, memories fade, witnesses move away without leaving forwarding addresses. You only have a short time to photograph your injuries and the damage to your vehicle.
After your external injuries have healed and your vehicle has been fixed, it becomes more difficult to convey the full magnitude of your loss to a jury and the insurance companies. You can be sure that their investigators are preparing the best possible case for their clients.
Plane and Helicopter Crashes
Aircraft accidents may result in severe injuries to you, or the accident may have injured or killed your loved one. Either one is tragic. Both present very complex legal cases because there are many special laws that affect just aircraft injury and death claims. Often, large government agencies must be dealt with before you can get justice for your loss. Airline companies and their insurers are very experienced protecting themselves, and they don’t have your best interests in mind. You, too, need experienced legal help from someone who is only on your side.