If you or a loved one has been in an accident or sustained harm, you may need a personal injury lawyer. Minneapolis, MN attorneys Kelly Martinez and John Kaschins have over two decades of personal injury legal experience, and will advocate for your interests and your rights. Even if the person that caused harm was a doctor or medical professional, you may be entitled to assistance or compensation. A Minnesota/Minneapolis personal injury lawyer can help you take care of yourself and your family.
We serve the greater Southern Minnesota area, including St. Paul and Minneapolis. Our personal injury lawyers Kelly Martinez and John Kaschins understand the emotional devastation that you have sustained and will work to get the compensation that you need to start rebuilding your life. With over 20 years of medical and legal experience, we have the medical/scientific training and experience to assess your case in-house, saving you critical time and money. Our medical and scientific background is the key advantage: by providing these services in house, we’ve saved our clients thousands of dollars on medical legal consultants and additional fees.
We can help you get back to the life you had. We represent individuals that have sustained injuries as a result of automobile accidents, drunk driving accidents, slip and falls, injuries as the result of defective products, pedestrian versus car accidents, bicycles versus car accidents, dog bites, assaults, and medical/nursing malpractice.
FAQs from a personal injury lawyer:
What is an injury? Legally speaking, an injury is any damage or harm done to another’s body, property, or other legal interest. For example, if you are stopped at a red light and another driver crashed into the rear of your car, you may have sustained an injury to your body as well as your property (your car).
What’s the difference between an injury and an accident? The term “accident” is not a formal legal term; it’s an everyday term we use to refer to any situation that results in an unintended injury. For example, if a tree in your neighbor’s yard is blown down during a thunderstorm and crushes your tool shed, we might say this is an accident. However, the loss of your tool shed is also an injury to your property. Bottom line: Because it was “just an accident” does not mean that you aren’t owed compensation for your injury.
An unexpected injury can change your life in an instant. Even though you might think you were injured in an “accident,” Martinez and Kaschins, LLC can determine if you were injured because of another’s negligent, reckless or illegal behavior; unsafe conditions in the commercial or work setting; defective products, or medical/nursing malpractice. At a time when focus should be on recovery, the stress of what will happen to you, your loved ones, your home, and your employment can cause significant mental anguish and cause increase health problems, decreased healing, and family dysfunction.
Fortunately, you may have options that can help you rebuild your life. You may be entitled to compensation for current and future medical bills as a result of the injury, loss of income from salary or wages, property losses, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment, and loss of consortium. If these injuries were so severe that your loved one perished as a result of those injuries you may be entitled to a wrongful death settlement. Loss of enjoyment is the loss sustained because you are no longer able to do something that you previously loved to do. Loss of consortium results from you inability to enjoy the intimate benefits of marriage because of the impact the injury has had on your life.
Time is of the essence in these types of claims. The clock starts ticking at the moment you are injured! Minnesota law does not allow unlimited time to seek compensation in a personal injury case.
Whether you deserve compensation for an injury – that is, whether you have “damages” – is based on many factors, including but not limited to the significance of the injury (permanent or short-term); loss of life, limb, or vision; inability to work; physical limitations that require medical treatments, medical devices, and/or assisted living/homecare, and more.
Martinez and Kaschins: Offices in Minneapolis, personal injury lawyers serving Southern Minnesota.
Although our offices are located in Minneapolis, our personal injury lawyer serves St. Paul as well as most of Southern Minnesota. Martinez and Kaschins are here to help you move forward with your life after an injury. Find out more then get in touch to get started.