More than 130 people died in automobile accidents in Minnesota in 2010 and many more were injured. The impact of negligent and reckless driving on survivors is nothing short of devastating. This is why you need help from the skilled attorneys of Heuer Fischer, P.A. to pursue fair compensation for your losses.
Understanding no-fault law
Bad driving and bad luck of all kinds can play a role in causing an auto accident. The point of Minnesota's no fault auto insurance was to remove most litigation from accidents and ensure that insurance policies cover all damages.
But serious accidents are in a different category. An attorney with experience in traffic laws and litigation can look at the degree of devastation, as well as the circumstances of the accident, and determine how to proceed. An effective lawsuit recovers more than just healthcare costs and lost wages. Also important is recovery for emotional pain and suffering as well as lost present and future income. There are also special considerations for each type of vehicle:
Auto accidents — The no-fault law requires up to $20,000 coverage for medical expenses and $20,000 for wage loss, in addition to coverage for damage to the vehicle itself. You may need an attorney to sue for damages that are greater than these amounts, which can easily be the case even after a moderately serious accident. If you purchased no-fault stacking, your benefit limits multiply. The lawyers at Heuer Fischer, P.A. can interpret your insurance policy and help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation in your case. If you have a permanent injury, long-term disability, permanent disfigurement or death, you may be entitled to compensation for pain, suffering and/or emotional distress. This recovery would be in excess of your no-fault insurance coverage, and may be pursued for you by the lawyers at Heuer Fischer, P.A.
Motorcycles — Motorcyclists are required to have liability coverage insurance. When the accident is due to the negligence of another driver, it is possible for the motorcyclist (or survivors) to sue for economic losses (such as property loss and healthcare costs) and non-economic losses (including disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and scarring).
Trucks — Injuries resulting from truck accidents can be catastrophic because of the difference in size between these large vehicles and much smaller vehicles such as cars and motorcycles.
Because it is easier to gather evidence and build a case in the immediate aftermath of an accident, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Bicycle accident lawyers serving the Twin Cities
In addition to motor vehicle accidents, our lawyers also assist people who have been injured in bicycle accidents. Injuries resulting from bicycle accidents can be life-threatening, including traumatic brain injuries, neck and spinal injuries, and broken bones. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you need a lawyer who can stand up and fight for you. Our attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience helping the people of Minnesota get the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Choose an experienced Minneapolis motorcycle accident law firm
If you were injured while riding a motorcycle, bicycle, automobile or in any other type of accident, contact the lawyers at Heuer Fischer, P.A. to discuss your case. The consultation is free and the firm will not charge for services until after a satisfactory judgment is awarded or reached through an out-of-court settlement.