MN personal injury case & accident info
Minnesota, with all of its outdoor pursuits (it is called "bluff country," after all) is no stranger to personal injury and negligence cases. As it gains more residents, car accidents are also on the rise.
Sometimes it's impossible to know where to pin liability. It might have been you who experienced a life-changing accident; maybe it was a friend or family member. Whatever happened, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
Minnesota personal injury law: the basics
Minnesota statutes online
This is where you’ll find Minnesota's laws. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (also known as damage caps), and other important information.
Minnesota's car accident statutes of limitation
In Minnesota, you have two years to bring a personal injury lawsuit, but six years for a property damage claim. That means you have only two years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
Accidents & injuries in Minnesota
Car accidentsView all articles
- Minnesota Car Accident Laws and Personal Injury Claims
- Guide to Minnesota’s Distracted Driving Laws & Car Accident Liability
- Minnesota Bike Accident Laws and Legal Claims
- Minnesota Boat Accidents: Laws, Injuries and Recovering Damages
- Minnesota Bus Accident Injury Claims
- Minnesota Car Insurance Laws, Explained
- Minnesota Hit-and-Run Accidents and Laws
- Minnesota Pedestrian Accidents & Injury Compensation
- Minnesota Plane Crashes & Aviation Laws
- Minnesota Train Accidents & Railroad Injury Claims
- Minnesota's Drunk Driving Laws, Penalties and Injury Lawsuits
Other vehicle accidentsView all articles
- Motorcycle laws and legal claims
- Recovering damages after a truck accident
- Bike accident laws and legal claims
- Boat accidents: laws, injuries and recovering damages
- Bus accident injury claims
- Pedestrian accidents & injury compensation
- Plane crashes & aviation laws
- Train accidents & railroad injury claims
Workplace accidentsView all articles
Hiring a lawyer in Minnesota
The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as intellectual property law or taxation law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incurred.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something different.
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Law libraries in Minnesota
There are many issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer, surprisingly enough. If you don't know where to begin, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.