According to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, approximately 80,000 reported crashes occur each year on Minnesota roads. However, he total number of motor vehicle accidents occurring in Minnesota is likely much greater than 80,000 due to the prevalence of unreported collisions within the state. With 300 to 500 fatal crashes each year, it is important to understand your rights if you have been involved in a Minnesota auto accident. It is equally important to retain a personal injury attorney right away.
Minnesota personal injury attorney Lucas Wynne founded MNCarAccident.com to inform you of the important information you should know following an automobile accident. This information is important for both represented and unrepresented partes to thoroughly understand. However, obtaining just compensation for your injuries and preserving important rights will virtually always require the assistance of an attorney. In the event you find yourself involved in a car accident, Attorney Wynne offers professional representation and you pay no fee unless money is recovered on your behalf.
Minnesota is a comparative fault state. This means that a party cannot recover compensation from an accident in which the party was more at-fault than the other party or parties involved. In other words, if an individual is determined to be more than 50% at-fault, they cannot recover compensation. Being a comparative fault state also means that the value of your case will be reduced by the percentage you are determined to be at-fault.
Determining fault in Minnesota car accidents is not always cut and dry. You may have heard that a driver who rear-ends another is always responsible or that there is no liability in parking lot accidents. However, these “rules” are general statements that do not apply to every scenario.
If you or a loved one is an insured driver who has been involved in an auto accident and suffered injuries, you have a right to recover certain medical expenses regardless of who is at-fault.
Auto insurers virtually always offer those injured in car accidents
Q. The car insurance company tells me that my file is closed, can I do anything?
A. Yes! Car insurance companies use this as a tactic to convince you not to pursue a claim against the policy that they hold. There is no such thing as a closed file and you should never speak with the insurance company without the assistance of an attorney.
Q. I was hit by an uninsured or under-insured driver, can I still bring a claim if I was injured in a car accident?
A. Yes. No-fault benefits allow you to collect medical benefit payments from your own insurer. Further, you may be able to collect financial compensation from the driver (even if the driver has no insurance) in certain scenarios.