Having a valid insurance policy is not always enough in Minnesota to protect you against the damages and out-of-pocket expenses you’ll incur in addition to your pain and suffering when you’re hit by a drunk driver. You need an attorney who will look at all avenues of recovery, including going after the bar or establishment that contributed to the intoxication of the driver who hit you.
Most people drive nearly every day whether commuting home from work, picking the kids up from school, going shopping, or just taking a fun drive in the country. The last thing anyone thinks about when they pull out of their garage is “I will be hurt in a car accident today” or “a drunk driver will change my life today.”
Sadly, the simple fact is that accidents happen every day, usually to people with a spotless driving record. Some of these accidents cause devastating injuries and even death. If you have been hurt in an accident, or a loved one was tragically killed as a result of the negligence or drunk driving of someone else, then you need the highly skilled and experienced drunk driving accident lawyers at Sieben Edmunds Miller in Minnesota.
Compensation Beyond Your Insurance Benefits
Far too often, when somebody is in an accident they think their insurance company will cover the cost of repairing damage to your car and take care of whatever medical expenses you might incur as a result of the injuries you suffered.
Even though Minnesota is a no-fault state when it comes to accidents involving motor vehicles, many times your own insurance will not cover all of your expenses. It might not replace all of the income you might lose as you recover and undergo rehabilitation therapy or paying somebody to look after your kids. Finally, your insurance company has no interest – or obligation – to pay you for the pain and suffering you endure. The fender should get fixed but that will not make you whole.
Deep, Lifelong Injuries from a Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident
Sometimes, the victim of a car accident will walk away totally unscathed. But others are left with permanent disabilities, disfiguring scars, and the need for ongoing medical treatment and therapy. This is why if you are in any sort of an accident that may have been the fault of the other driver, the first thing to do is seek medical attention that you may need. Many long-lasting accident injuries are not immediately apparent, even if you are badly hurt. Typically, the more chronic injuries are:
Chronic neck, hip, shoulder, and back pain from being whipped around or being held by the seatbelt at the moment of impact
Loss of limbs
Impact from the airbag injuring the head, eyes, or ears
Brain injuries and head trauma, even when wearing a seatbelt
Loss of life
Where a Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Your job after being injured in an accident is to recover as much as possible. Our job at Sieben Edmunds Miller is fighting to get you the total compensation you deserve. If you have been hurt as a result of the negligence of the driver of another vehicle in Eagan, Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minneapolis or St. Paul, after taking care of your immediate medical needs call the personal injury accident lawyers for drivers at Sieben Edmunds Miller.