Personal Injury Overview
Minneapolis car accidents are all too common, and it is the same throughout Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported 78,465 traffic crashes in 2017. Because of these auto accidents, 29,412 individuals were injured, and 358 individuals lost their lives. This amounted to 215 crashes per day, 81 injuries, and one death per day. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a car crash, you are not alone. Our Minneapolis personal injury lawyers are here to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries or loss.
In 2017, there were 4,317 commercial truck accidents, according to DPS. These crashes led to 1,356 injuries and 60 fatalities. Truck accident fatalities are usually other motorists, their passengers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. If you or a loved one were struck by a large commercial vehicle, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney with specific experience handling truck accidents claims. These are not your typical car crash. Large companies, federal regulations, and complicated insurances policies will be involved. Truck accidents need to be addressed immediately, so do not hesitate to call us after a truck wreck.
For several months every year, Minnesota is hostile to motorcycle riders. The weather is too cold and wet with rain or snow. But for a few months, the weather is warm and sunny, providing the perfect opportunity to ride a motorcycle. Unfortunately, during that time, more than a thousand motorcycle crashes will take place, leading to hundreds of injuries and dozens of fatalities. If you were hurt in a crash while riding your motorcycle, or your loved one was killed in a crash caused by a negligent driver, contact OFT Food Safety & Injury for help.
Pedestrian accidents are less common than car crashes, but they happen, nonetheless. In 2017, 49 pedestrians were killed, and 1,053 were injured in Minnesota, according to DPS. Of these accidents, a majority were caused by negligent drivers, and the most common contributing factor was a failure to yield. If you or a relative were struck by a car, it is time to get help from an experienced personal injury lawyer. We will fight for you to receive maximum compensation for your injuries or loss.
In 2017, there were 801 bicycle crashes, which led to 738 injuries cyclists and six fatalities, according to DPS. At OFT Food Safety & Injury, we are all too aware of the dangers posed to cyclists by reckless drivers. We have been involved in some of the largest bike injury recoveries in the state and know what it takes to hold drivers accountable. If you were hit by a car while riding your bike, or a loved one was struck by a vehicle, call OFT Food Safety & Injury right away.
At OFT Food Safety & Injury, we work with many individuals injured in accidents because of hazards on public or private property. If you were injured in a slip and fall, fell from a significant height, a pool accident, physical or sexual assault due to negligent security, or some other dangerous property accident, contact us for help today. You may have the right to hold the property owner, manager, or tenant liable for your injuries or your loved one’s death.
The products that make it online or onto store shelves should be reasonably safe. Some products have inherent risks, like power tools or small toys that are choking hazards. But that product should be designed and manufactured to be as safe as possible while still serving its intended function. This includes the food you purchase at restaurants or the grocery store. When a product is defective, it can cause serious harm.
At OFT Food Safety & Injury, we routinely handle defective product claims, including severe food poisoning cases. Call us right away if you were hospitalized or a loved one passed away due to Salmonella, Listeria, Cyclospora, Hepatitis A, or an E. coli infection from contaminated food.
When a relative passes away after an accident, it is important to grieve and spend time with your family. After taking some time, it also is important to consider whether someone else was at fault for your loved one’s death. If your parent, spouse, or child’s death was the result of negligence, recklessness, or malicious conduct, talk with a Minneapolis wrongful death lawyer about your rights and options. You may have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party.
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At OFT Food Safety & Injury, our Minnesota personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through the personal injury claim process. We understand what has happened and needs to happen each step of the way. Our knowledge and experience help us aggressively pursue just compensation for your injuries or loss.
Every personal injury claim begins with an accident that causes someone harm. You may have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries. Or, a loved one may have suffered fatal injuries. If the accident was the result of someone’s negligent, reckless, or intentional misconduct, then you or your family may have a legal claim.
After the accident, it is essential to get medical help. You or your loved one should undergo a full exam to ensure any, and all injuries are diagnosed and properly treated. This is a vital step in preparing a claim against a negligent person or business.
To determine whether you have a personal injury, premises liability, product liability, or wrongful death claim, you should consult with an experienced attorney. Our lawyers will listen to your story, ask pertinent questions, and advise you on what we believe to be your best options. If it appears another party was negligent, we may recommend pursuing compensation.
Before filing a lawsuit or demanding money from an insurance company, our Minnesota personal injury lawyers will get a full understanding of what happened, why it happened, and your injuries. We will not rely on another party or insurer’s conclusions. Instead, we will conduct a thorough and independent investigation. We will gather as much evidence is available and analyze that evidence to determine the important contributor factors, fault, and liability.
The next step in pursuing a personal injury claim is understanding the type and value of your injuries. We work closely with you, your medical providers and various medical, vocational, and economic experts to gauge the value of your physical, emotional, and financial injuries. This ensures that when we demand compensation, it is a fair and accurate amount.
We may recommend filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit even if we expect to settle. Filing a lawsuit serves many purposes, like giving us time to gather more information through discovery and showing the liable party we are serious about your claim. Also, if we are unable to resolve your case through a settlement, then we have the opportunity to present your case before a jury at trial.
Throughout your personal injury claim, we will deal with the insurance company and claims adjuster. We will respond to the adjuster’s questions and requests for documentation. We will also protect your privacy and rights from adjusters who would like to dive into your medical records and daily life. Once we establish your claim, the insurance adjuster may offer a settlement. In most cases, the first offer is too low. We will review the offer with you, and in most circumstances, begin negotiations. We use our years of experience and negotiation skills to pursue maximum compensation for your injuries or loss.
Your claim will likely be resolved in one of two ways. You will either agree to a settlement or go to trial. Our team at OFT Food Safety & Injury is comprised of experienced litigators. We are not afraid to present your case to a judge and jury and demand that you be fairly compensated.
Through a lawsuit or insurance claim, our personal injury lawyers in Minneapolis will fight for you to receive compensation for your:
The personal injury claim process can be long and difficult, especially if you and your family attempt to handle things alone. At every turn, the liable party and their insurer may treat you unfairly. The insurer may try to take advantage of your lack of knowledge regarding the law, the insurance claim process, and the value of your claim.
All too often, underrepresented injury victims have their claims wrongly denied or are pressured into accepting lowball settlement offers.
Our Minneapolis personal injury attorneys can help you from the beginning to the very end of your claim, improving your chance of receiving everything you deserve.
We make sure that all of the relevant evidence is obtained and reviewed. We connect you with expert witnesses that can support your claim by providing evidence regarding the other party’s fault, your injuries, and the value of your claim. We fight hard for you to receive the maximum value possible.
You are not alone after suffering serious injuries or losing a loved one following a catastrophic accident. OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers is here to help. We will guide you through the personal injury claim process while continuously fighting for you to receive just compensation.
Set up a free, no-risk consultation today. We work on a contingency basis, so there are never any costs to you up-front. We’re only paid when you recover compensation.