From Accident To Compensation: The Personal Injury Claims Process
A car crash. A fall on a slippery grocery store floor. A dog bite. We often call these kinds of injuries “accidents,” because nobody actually intended to hurt you, but that doesn’t mean they are nobody’s fault.
Personal injury law allows the victims of such accidents to hold the responsible parties accountable and receive compensation to cover medical expenses and other damages. At the Law Office of James R. Nethercut, P.A., I help people hurt in the north metro area of the Twin Ciites and all Minnesotans navigate the legal process of seeking compensation after serious injuries resulting from:
- Car accidents, motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Slip-and-fall accidents (premises liability cases)
- Work injuries
I also handle wrongful death cases, representing family members who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents. While many cases can be settled outside of court, you can rely on my decades of trial experience when it is in your best interest to take your case to trial.
How Do You Know If You Have A Case?
For you to have a personal injury claim, in general, a few things need to be true:
- You must have suffered physical or emotional injury.
- Usually, a personal injury claim requires somebody to have acted negligently. In the case of dog bites, however, if the dog was not provoked in any way, the owner of the dog is liable for the injuries as a result of the dog bite.
- The negligent behavior of another party contributed to and/or caused your injury.
Numerous other factors could also come into play depending on the situation in which your injury occurred. The best way to determine whether you have a good case is to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer to discuss what happened.
Call Me To Discuss Your Case
To schedule your free initial consultation, please send us an email or call my White Bear Lake office at 612-504-5763. At our first meeting, I’ll ask you to describe what happened, then offer you a straightforward explanation of your rights and discuss your options for moving forward.