Approximately 20,000 people are injured annually in auto accidents on Minnesota roads. If you’re unlucky enough to be hurt in a crash, you might be dealing with serious physical and financial consequences. At Steven C. O’Tool, Attorney at Law, P.A. in Eagan, we advocate on behalf of Minnesotans who have been injured in vehicle collisions caused by others. Having represented both plaintiffs and insurance companies in car accident cases, Steve O’Tool has unique insight into these cases and relies on more than three decades of experience to help victims secure the payment they deserve.
Minnesota does have a “no fault” auto insurance system, which means that damages associated with minor car accidents require victimized parties to file a claim with their own carrier. However, when a person suffers an injury requiring at least $4,000 in medical treatment or personal injury scarring, they have the option to sue the at-fault party directly or to file a claim with the liable driver’s insurance company. In an insurance claim or lawsuit, you can recover compensation for healthcare expenses, lost income, services that you could not perform yourself due to the injury, pain and suffering and damage to your vehicle.
Common causes of Minnesota vehicle accidents include:
Whatever led to the accident that injured you, Steve O’Tool has the skill and determination to pursue justice on your behalf.
Once a car crash occurs, the most important concern should be the physical safety of you and everyone else at the scene. Contact the police and emergency medical services immediately. Once everyone’s urgent needs have been met, you can start to collect information that might be used in your legal claim. You can take pictures with your phone and get the contact information of people involved with the accident as well as any witnesses who saw what happened. In the days following the collision, reach out to the police for a copy of their report and see a doctor about your injuries even if you are not experiencing any symptoms. Contacting a qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible will give you the best chance to obtain the compensation you deserve.
The impact of a vehicle collision can cause numerous types of specific injuries. Our firm brings in doctors and other experts when necessary to prove our clients’ case in auto accident claims involving:
For these types of injuries and others, our firm gathers the necessary evidence to present the strongest argument possible in settlement negotiations and, if necessary, litigation.
If you are injured in a costly accident with a commercial truck, you can expect the carrier’s insurance company to oppose your claim vigorously. Our firm understands the complex nature of truck collision claims and will investigate to find whether any trucking regulations were violated. We also utilize accident reconstruction specialists and techniques to present a persuasive case for recovery. Moreover, we know how insurers evaluate cases, what facts compel them to go to trial and what facts convince them to settle. Attorney Steve O’Tool has the ability and assets to maximize the likelihood of a favorable result.
Steven C. O’Tool, Attorney at Law, P.A. seeks compensation for Minnesota auto accident victims. To make an appointment for a meeting at our Eagan office, please call 651-882-1717 or contact us online.