Bird’s Eye View of Personal Injury

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Posted: October 18, 2015

Welcome to the first installment of the Sieben Edmunds PLLC Personal Injury (PI) Blog Series!  I’ll begin this series by explaining the basics about personal injury. Subsequent posts will focus on specific personal injury issues in Minnesota.

What is personal injury?

Personal injury is an area of the law that deals with harm caused to a person. For example, you may have whiplash from an auto accident, nerve damage from a dog bite, broken bones from a slip & fall, and so on. Having an injury can mean taking time off work, numerous doctor appointments, and experiencing pain and emotional trauma. Some common types of cases include premises liability, car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and products liability.

What happens in a typical personal injury case?

During an initial meeting we will explain how the personal injury process works and gather preliminary information about the accident. This information will help us determine the next steps and strategy for your case. While you’re getting medical treatment there is plenty of fact gathering (police reports, photos, records, video footage, etc.), discussions with insurance companies, and strategizing going on behind the scenes. Most people don’t realize that this initial process can take quite a bit of time. Some cases can take many years to reach resolution. Once medical treatment is complete then we gather all the medical and billing records to make another assessment of your case. Sometimes this leads to more negotiation with the at-fault party or insurance company. Other times it means filing a lawsuit. Litigation may be appropriate depending on the circumstances of your case.

Why should you retain an attorney from Sieben Edmunds PLLC for your injury?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney Mendota Heights,Minnesota from Sieben Edmunds PLLC is key to ensuring all your rights are protected. We understand how unbelievably frustrating it can be to have an injury that was not your fault. Our expertise in evaluating your case, negotiating with insurance companies, and trial preparation is where we excel. We’re also interested in getting to know you. We take the time to hear about the real issues you face on a daily basis due to your injury. You won’t be just another file in our cabinet. Ultimately, you can be rest assured that we will do everything possible to secure the best possible result for you. It is very important to have an experienced personal injury attorney by your side every step of the way to protect your rights. If you are injured, then the last thing you want to do is fill out complicated paperwork and deal with insurance representatives. Let us handle the legal side of your injury so that you can focus on healing. Contact the attorneys at Sieben Edmunds PLLC at 651-994-6744 for more information.

Stay tuned for the next installment in this PI blog series!