Minnesota Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Our catastrophic injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience practicing in Minnesota’s legal landscape and are dedicated to helping injured victims secure the justice, accountability, and compensation they deserve. Call (651) 437-3148 or reach out online to schedule your free consultation with a skilled attorney.

Eagan, Minnesota Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Catastrophic injuries sustained in accidents can be life-altering. Often, they are fatal. If someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be entitled to legal compensation. The physical, emotional, and financial consequences of a catastrophic injury can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to face the aftermath alone.

The experienced catastrophic injury lawyers at Sieben Polk P.A. can help you navigate the legal claims process and fight for compensation. With our client-centered approach and deep roots in Minnesota, we are ready to provide the personalized service you need during this difficult time.

Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Eagan

When you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury, it’s essential to work with a law firm that truly understands the factual and legal complexities of your case. The catastrophic injury attorneys at our full-service personal injury law firm have the knowledge and resources to handle even the most challenging cases. We are small but agile, offering the best features of a nationally recognized legal practice in a local firm environment.

The attorneys on our legal team, including managing partner John P. Sieben, received their legal education in Minnesota and are intimately familiar with its communities. Our practice is deeply rooted in the state and benefits from our extensive knowledge of its legal system and communities.

With over 100 years of combined experience practicing law in Minnesota, we have the expertise and experience needed to handle even the most complex personal injury lawsuits. We pride ourselves on our people-first approach, listening to your story and tailoring our legal strategy to your unique needs. Our attorneys will stand by you each step of the way toward compensation, from evaluating and investigating your case to aggressively representing you in settlement negotiations and court.

What Type of Compensation Am I Entitled To?

Through a catastrophic injury lawsuit, you may be able to secure compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover the tangible aspects of your losses that can be easily reduced to a monetary value. Non-economic damages cover the more subjective aspects of your losses that are not as easily quantified. Together, these “compensatory damage” may cover things like:

Punitive damages may also be available. Punitive damages are awarded to punish defendants for egregiously irresponsible behavior and deter similar acts in the future. Though rarer than compensatory damages, punitive damages are more likely in cases involving catastrophic injuries.

How Long Do I Have to File A Catastrophic Injury Claim?

The Minnesota statute of limitations for filing a catastrophic injury claim depends on the specific circumstances of your case. In general, personal injury claims must be filed within six years of the date of the injury, while wrongful death claims must be filed within three years of the date of death.

Though certain exceptions may be available, it is best to consult with an experienced attorney before relying on them in case they do not apply to your case. The correct deadline will be strictly enforced. Failure to file before it passes will result in your case being dismissed in court.

Ideally, you should consult with our skilled attorneys even before communicating with insurance companies. This is the best way to protect your rights and make sure you are not taken advantage of by unscrupulous adjusters eager to deny or diminish the value of your claim.

What Qualifies as a Catastrophic Injury in Minnesota?

Catastrophic injuries include any injuries that result in a significant, long-term impact on the victim’s life and well-being. Some examples of injuries that may be considered catastrophic include:

  • Neck and back injuries, especially those resulting in full or partial paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries that affect cognitive functioning and motor skills
  • Seriously fractured or broken bones
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Serious burns caused by open flames, steam, chemical exposure, and electrocutions
  • Amputations and permanent disfigurement

At the end of the day, any accident can lead to catastrophic injuries. However, though car accidents and truck accidents are statistically more common, accidents involving motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians have a higher risk of causing catastrophic injuries because these road users have little to no insulation from the full impact of a collision.

What If I'm Partially At Fault for My Catastrophic Injury?

Minnesota follows a comparative fault rule, which means your compensation will be proportionately reduced if you are found partially at fault for your injuries. However, you can still recover compensation as long as you are not more than 50 percent at fault. For example, if you suffered $1 million in damages but are also found to be 20 percent at fault, your recoverable damages will be reduced to $800,000.

Talk to an Eagan Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Today

At Sieben Polk, we have the resources, expertise, and experience to handle even the most complex catastrophic injury cases. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for injured Minnesotans and are dedicated to fighting for the full and fair compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t wait to seek legal help. Call (651) 437-3148 or reach out online to schedule a free consultation with our skilled catastrophic injury attorneys. Let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

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$1.4 million for laborer and pump mechanic at Butler Taconite and National Steel Pellet in Nashuwauk and Keewatin, Minnesota. Client suffered from malignant mesothelioma.
In 2021, Sieben Polk attorneys recovered over $5,000,000.00 before trial for a retired Minneapolis pipe fitter in a lawsuit against manufacturers of asbestos-containing equipment.
An $8,050,000 jury verdict in 2001 on behalf of a pipefitter exposed to asbestos at a refinery.
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