Accomplished Minnesota Accident Lawyers Protect Your Rights
Dedicated advocacy for car crashes, slip and fall accidents, and wrongful death events in the Twin Cities
If you’ve been injured in a fall, auto collision, or another type of accident involving negligence, knowing where to turn for help can be difficult. At Merrigan, Brandt & Ostenso, PA., we assist you with every stage of your personal injury case, from filing your lawsuit to negotiating a fair settlement or pressing your case in court. With more than 30 years of experience representing injury victims throughout the Twin Cities, we understand the seriousness of your situation. After identifying the person or party liable for your injuries, we focus on developing a strong case to help you recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and other damages.
Establishing liability in slip and fall accidents
Slip and fall accidents can occur virtually anywhere and can cause injuries that range in severity from broken bones to paralysis and even death. Property owners and managers have a duty to ensure their premises are free of hazards. Our premises liability attorneys have extensive experience filing claims against negligent property owners throughout Minnesota. We can review your case and help you prove the following elements of negligence:
- Duty — The property owner/manager had a duty of care to visitors to his property.
- Breach of duty — That care was breached (through negligence or careless action).
- Causation — That breach of duty caused your injuries.
- Actual damages — You suffered actual injuries and related costs.
When you’re injured on someone else’s property because of a hazardous condition, you deserve just compensation. Whether you suffer because of uneven pavement, faulty handrails, or a food spill, our attorneys are determined to help you recover damages.
Obtaining compensation after a Minneapolis car accident
Because Minnesota is a no-fault insurance state, accident victims must turn to their own policy for medical expenses and other out-of-pocket damages. If you are injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, we can negotiate with your insurer to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation.
If you have incurred at least $4,000 in medical expenses and/or have been disabled for 60 days, our attorneys may be able to assist you in filing a third-party insurance claim against the at-fault driver for noneconomic damages. However, since the statute of limitations in Minnesota is two years from the date of your injury, it is vital that you take legal action as soon as possible.
Filing a wrongful death claim
If you are the surviving spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling of a wrongful death victim, you have the right file a lawsuit for compensation. We recognize that given your state of mourning, filing a claim may be the last thing on your mind. However, our compassionate attorneys may be able help your family recover money for funeral expenses, medical bills, loss of wages and other damages. Whether your loved one was killed in a trucking accident or because of a dangerous property condition, we can hold the negligent parties liable and obtain a measure of justice for your family.
Seeking representation for pedestrian injuries
At our firm, we are proud to be the voice of Minnesota residents who suffer the following types of injuries in pedestrian accidents:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
If you are struck by a car while riding your bike, jogging, or walking to work, our experienced legal team is ready to help you file a personal injury lawsuit against whoever is at fault.
Contact a distinguished personal injury law firm
Merrigan, Brandt & Ostenso, PA. provides skilled representation to victims of auto collisions, slip and falls, and other personal injury accidents. Please call 952-777-2283 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation at our Hopkins office. We operate on a contingency fee basis for all personal injury matters.