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Eagan Personal Injury Attorney

Minnesota firm advocates on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants

At Steven C. O’Tool, Attorney at Law, P.A. in Eagan, we believe in working closely with personal injury clients to develop the strongest possible legal arguments. Our clients are the most valued members of our legal team, and we want them to be as engaged in the case as we are. Whether we are working the plaintiff side or the defense, we want to understand your goals, your priorities and your bottom line so that we can provide exceptional legal counsel tailored to your needs. We stay in close consultation throughout the legal process and are always easily accessible whenever you have questions.

In any contest, competition or battle, it’s vital to know what is in the mind of your opponent. If you are a plaintiff in an accident case, you want your lawyer to be familiar with the methods and practices of defense law firms. Attorney Steve O’Tool began his career practicing liability defense. He understands the factors insurance companies weigh in their cost-benefit analyses, how they price cases, how amenable they might be to settling and how vigorously they might litigate. He’s also represented plaintiffs, who likewise must weigh the pros and cons of pressing a legal battle or accepting terms of a negotiation. Whatever your Minnesota personal injury legal challenge entails, you can count on us.

Types of accidents that typically result in personal injuries

Our firm handles a full range of personal injury cases, including matters relating to:

  • Vehicle accidents — Our background handing auto accident cases gives parties the ability to achieve strong results in trials and negotiations with insurers. We are also well versed in the special considerations that exist in boat and motorcycle accident claims.
  • Falls — Premises liability claims involving slip and falls often turn on whether the defendant acted reasonably to protect their guest. We can advise on how the relevant Minnesota case law applies in your situation.
  • Truck accidents — Commercial vehicle accidents can be devastating, and Steve O’Tool has a deep understanding of the regulations that govern trucks and their drivers.
  • Construction accidents — Building and repair projects often require heavy equipment and multiple contractors. Should someone get hurt amidst the activity, our firm can assess your legal options.

In these cases and others, Steve O’Tool is an effective advocate for both personal injury plaintiffs and defendants.

Injuries for which compensation might be awarded

Any type of physical harm that results from someone else’s negligence can be compensable. Our firm handles all types of injury claims, such as actions where victims have suffered:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Back and neck injuries, including whiplash
  • Internal organ damage
  • Muscle and ligament injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Paralysis

In the event that someone close to you lost their life as a result of someone else’s fault, we can advise you on the legal relief available in a wrongful death claim, which often includes payment for loss of companionship and loss of income the deceased would have earned throughout their lifetime.

What to expect from a successful personal injury case

Drawing on more than 30 years of legal experience, Steve O’Tool prepares thorough legal complaints to recover the full range of damages that victims can recover, including payment for:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Current and future lost income attributable to the injury
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Home modifications needed to accommodate a long-term or permanent medical condition
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life

Some of these damage categories are fairly straightforward, while you might be unsure as to how a dollar amount can be assigned to pain or emotional distress. We’ll explain the factors that might be considered when awarding compensation, including the severity of the physical injury and the amount of time you must live with its effects.

When do you need a personal injury lawyer?

Various statutes may limit the time you have to file a lawsuit in Minnesota. It may be as little as two years or as long as six years. However, wasting time before contacting an attorney can be costly. It is best to seek legal counsel as soon as possible in order to commence the investigation before key evidence and witnesses become difficult to locate. Don’t get pressured into settling a case before you hire an attorney who can provide honest counsel on the amount of compensation you deserve.

Contact a proven Minnesota personal injury lawyer to discuss your case

Steven C. O’Tool, Attorney at Law, P.A. in Eagan advocates on behalf of Minnesota residents who have suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence or intentional misconduct. You can set up a consultation by calling 651-882-1717 or contacting us online.

Reviews and Ratings
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    Steve has been working with me on my work comp injury case for over 5 years. He was referred to me by a nursing coworker who was pleased with the results Steve obtained with her work comp fight. And it is a fight. I learned from Steve that work comp ...

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    Holly G

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    I've been working with Mr. O'Tool this past year on a rather complex issue. He has been very thorough on investigative work while keeping me informed. He is diligent and articulate in all of his correspondence. He always responds to phone or email m...

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    Barb Farrell

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    Steven O'Tool represented me in a fairly significant and complicated civil matter- and I could not have been been more impressed with his professional handling of the case, or happier with the final result he obtained. Additionally, I found Steven to...

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    victor wilcox

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    We have been clients of Mr. O'Toole for over a year. What I appreciate most is his no nonsense approach to us and to the law. He treats us with compassion but pulls no punches. Lengthy cases can take a long time and he shows great patience with all t...

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    Salo Mason

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    I've been working with Mr. O'Tool this past year on a rather complex issue. He has been very thorough on investigative work while keeping me informed. He is diligent and articulate in all of his correspondence. He always responds to phone & email me...

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