St. Paul Car Accident Attorney

If you are involved in an auto crash in Minnesota, your right to recover compensation will be affected by the state's no-fault insurance laws. The no-fault laws can be confusing and intimidating. You want an experienced attorney to protect your rights, someone who fully understands the law and process, who has helped others in situations like yours.

At the law office of Harper & Peterson, P.L.L.C., we bring decades of experience to people in Minnesota who have been injured in a car crash. Though we are skilled negotiators who will seek to secure full compensation in a settlement, if possible, we are first and foremost trial lawyers, and we are always willing and able to protect your rights in court.

Call Our Minnesota Lawyers When You Have Been Injured in an Auto Accident

In Minnesota, all motor vehicle insurance is governed by the state's no-fault laws. Under the statute, when you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, some medical expenses, loss of income and other miscellaneous costs are paid for by your insurance company, regardless of who was at fault. Your insurance company will pay a broad range of benefits, including:

  • Medical expenses, from doctor and hospitalization to prescription and mileage reimbursement for travel to medical facilities and care providers
  • Job retraining, education and counseling services if you are disabled and cannot return to your employment
  • Compensation for loss of income, at a rate of 85 percent of your loss of gross income to a maximum of $500 per week
  • Compensation for household services that you cannot perform, such as housecleaning, lawn work and snow removal

If you can demonstrate that the crash was the fault of the other driver, you can make a claim directly to his or her insurance provider, provided you can show that you have at least $4,000 in medical expense, the inability to work or perform substantially all of your daily normal activities for at least 60 days, or a permanent injury or disfigurement as verified by your doctor. If the crash involves a wrongful death the other driver is subject to suit.

Contact Our Office

Don't try to handle your car crash claim on your own! For a confidential, no-cost consultation with an experienced St. Paul lawyer, contact us by e-mail or call our office 24/7 at 651-738-8539 (toll free at 1-800-779-1466).