Car Crash Information

Each year millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone is involved in a car crash every 10 seconds in the United States. Often these accidents are life-changing collisions.

Nearly every time we drive we see examples of reckless conduct by other drivers that can, and often does, lead to significant injuries to innocent people. The national statistics are startling. In 2002, over 6,200,000 car crashes were reported, in which more than 42,000 people were killed and over 3,200,000 people were injured.

How No-Fault Insurance Works In Minnesota

Minnesota law ("no-fault" insurance law) requires car insurance companies to pay for medical bills, loss of income or wages, and replacement services for housework the injured person cannot do, like cleaning, lawn mowing, or snow shoveling. The experienced Minnesota car accident lawyers at Sieben Polk P.A. ensure that you are fairly compensated for your losses. When a car accident occurs, the insurance companies involved often do not have the victims' best interests in mind.

If the car crash was the fault of another driver, claims can be made by the injured party or parties for pain, suffering and disability. The Minnesota car accident lawyers at Sieben Polk P.A. will use their years of experience in handling accident cases to investigate every possible aspect of your claim to guarantee that you will receive full compensation for your injuries. We can assist you in finding an appropriate medical specialist to treat you. We will assist you in making sure that you are fairly compensated for any damage to your vehicle, and also make sure your medical and wage loss expenses are properly submitted to the appropriate insurer for prompt payment.

Vehicle Accidents And Injuries

A motor vehicle accident may involve a pedestrian hit-and-run, a semitruck accident, a bike-car collision, a bus accident, drunk driving accident or a motorcycle crash. If the traffic accident was due to a defective product such as a tire blowout or an air bag malfunction, the case would fall under product liability law. Car accidents can result in serious injuries like broken bones, traumatic brain injury, neck and back, spinal cord injuries and even wrongful death.

A car accident may occur if a mechanic fails to properly repair a vehicle. In that situation, the person who improperly repaired the vehicle, and the repair shop, may be responsible for the injuries sustained. Other factors such as poorly maintained roads and malfunctioning traffic control signals can contribute to injuries. Improper design, maintenance, construction, signage, lighting or other highway defects can also cause serious accidents.

Protect Yourself And Your Claim. Call Sieben Polk P.A. Today.

The Minnesota car accident lawyers at Sieben Polk P.A. are committed to protecting the injured. Our attorneys have successfully represented and fought for clients in thousands of car accident cases, many of which have resulted in large verdicts and settlements.

In all car accident cases it is essential that action be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident, and enable physicians and other experts to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. It is vital to act swiftly after you've been injured. The sooner you involve an experienced car accident lawyer, the better able we will be to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address important factors in your case.

If you or a loved one is a victim of a car accident, call the experienced Minnesota car accident lawyers at the Sieben Polk P.A. at 651-304-6708 for a free consultation. Our aggressive attorneys will evaluate your case and fight until you receive full compensation for your losses. Let us take care of every detail of your case so that you can concentrate on the most important part — your recovery.

What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

Call 911. Even if it appears that no one was injured, assistance may be needed for clearing the scene, managing traffic and creating the accident report.

Seek immediate medical assistance. It is important to determine what injuries you have sustained. Serious injuries can occur internally that you may not be aware of right away.

Collect information from all parties. Collect information from the scene of the accident including time and location, road and weather conditions, contact and insurance information, and policy numbers of the people involved (including passengers and witnesses), vehicle license plate numbers and driver's license numbers.

Do not sign anything. Signing some types of documents may compromise your rights. You may, however, sign items from the police — such as a ticket or report.

If contacted by the insurance company for the other involved motor vehicles, do not discuss the facts of the collision with them. Instead, first consult with an attorney to protect your rights.

File a report with the state.

Do not permit anyone to interrogate you about the events of the accident, particularly the other party's attorney or insurance company. If your insurance policy requires that you report your accident within a certain time period, as many do, this is another reason to call an attorney immediately.

Do not accept any settlement offer before you speak with an attorney. Many large insurance companies offer quick settlement payments to people involved in automobile accidents. These insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. Accepting a quick settlement payment may jeopardize future claims.

Contact experienced Minnesota car accident lawyers immediately following a car crash at 651-304-6708 or toll free at 800-620-1829.