Compassion. Experience. Results.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you can depend on our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys to protect your financial interests and pursue the justice you deserve.
From medical bills and lost wages to loss of future income and funeral expenses, we work aggressively to ensure that you are fairly and adequately compensated for your specific situation.
Actively representing clients in the following areas:
Protecting the interests of the injured and their families.
No one is prepared for a motor vehicle collision – nor can anyone fully be prepared for the outcome. Make sure that you and your family have a competent team on their side to help guide you through the process and focus on what’s really important, your recovery.
Many people are unclear what their insurance policy covers until it is too late. While automobile insurance is a way of transferring the risk of a loss, you need to make sure you have the proper coverage. Additionally, different states have different rules and different coverage limitations. We can help guide you through the insurance maze and make sure you are maximizing available benefits.
We handle motor vehicle collision involving the negligent and reckless conduct of other drivers in the following areas:
- Drunk driving/alcohol-related
- Reckless driving
- Hit & Run
- Uninsured/under insured collisions
- Wrongful Death
Compassionately pursuing compensation for your loss of a loved one.
The unexpected loss of a husband, wife, father, mother or child due to the negligence of another is a position no one wants to find themselves in. However, surviving family members are able to seek recovery for the value of the life lost.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling wrongful death claims due to a number of causes including car accidents, semi-truck accidents, assaults, medical negligence and many more.
How is compensation for the wrongful death determined?
There are numerous factors to take into consideration when determining the value of a wrongful death, some may include:
- Life expectancy, including health, age, habits, talents and successes
- Loss of care, guidance, and nurturing that the deceased would have provided
- Loss of companionship, comfort, assistance, love, affection, care and protection
- Future earning capacity and occupation
- Expenses incurred as a result of the loss (funeral, burial, medical and hospital expenses)
No injury is the same. We have helped people with the following claims.
Slip, Trip & Fall
Whether it’s a slippery floor, an uneven sidewalk, or other hidden hazards-property owners have a duty to provide entrant(s) on their property reasonably safe conditions. Commonly referred to as “premises liability” these claims maybe brought against the property owner under the following circumstances:
- Failure to maintain
- Known danger
- Actions or inactions cause damage
- Dog Bites/Attacks
According to a study from the Center for Disease Control, there are approximately 4.7 Million dog bites in the Unites States each year, of which 800,000 require medical care. In Minnesota a dog owner is responsible for damages when their dog attacks or injuries a person “without provocation.” These claims are then generally brought under the dog-owners homeowner’s policy to help cover medical bills as well as pain and suffering.
Elder care abuse
According to the National Institute on Aging 730,000 senior citizens are in assisted living facilities and 1.4 million are in nursing home facilities. By 2030 it’s anticipated that 3.85 million senior citizens will be in some form of care facility. It is a hard and straining family decision to put the faith in strangers to care for your loved one and expect the same care as you would provide. Yet, all too often, senior citizens fall victim to abuse in these facilities. Abuse does not always mean physical, sexual or emotional – it can also be financial or fraudulent. We have helped clients with the following:
- Sexual abuse
- Hoyer lift injuries
An assault is defined as a threat to do bodily harm to another with the present ability to carry out that threat. Assaults are common in criminal proceedings; however victims can often bring a civil action directly against the accused. Common types of assault cases we have worked on include:
- Bar assault
- Sexual assault
- Invasion of privacy
- Scuba diving accidents
Most scuba diving accidents are preventable, injuries often resulting from improper supervision, technique, or faulty equipment. Tom Weidner is one of a select group of attorneys in the Midwest who handles scuba diving accident and death cases.
Physical Disfigurations (Paralysis, Amputations, Burns, Scarring)
Physical disfigurations can be caused by a multitude of incidents, whether it is a foot amputation by a bulldozer, burn from spilled coffee, or infections resulting in amputations. Injuries of this extent can cause years of medical treatment and therapy.
Protecting the rights of victims of sexual abuse.
We are here to help. We can help survivors of abuse of all ages, including children, adults, and those that were abused as children. Our client-centered approach ensures our team is not only focused on vigorously making sure our victims achieve justice in the courtroom, but also ensure adequate attention is given to their well-being and recovery.
- Sexual Abuse
- Domestic Abuse
- Elder Abuse
- Online Child Exploitation
- Sex Trafficking
- Labor Trafficking
Working for victims and the families of those suffering from the mistakes of medical providers.
Medical Providers are required to exercise reasonable care in accordance with the standards of care for their profession. In Minnesota, to prove a medical negligence claim you must show that a provider breached the standard of care in their industry and that breach directly caused injury or in some instances death to an individual. We handle medical malpractice cases against medical professionals in the following areas:
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Drug allergy reactions
- Misdiagnoses/failure to diagnose
- Sexual misconduct
- Emergency room errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Patient neglect
- Radiological errors
If you’ve been hurt at work, you can rely on our attorneys to help navigate the Workers’ Compensation claims process and aggressively pursue the benefits needed to protect you and your family so you can focus on recovery. Whether it’s lost wages, medical costs, physical therapy, vocational retraining or disability, we routinely help clients obtain fair compensation for workplace injuries such as:
- Construction accidents
- Slip and fall incidents
- Ladder/scaffolding falls
- Defective equipment accidents
- Occupational diseases
- Car and commercial vehicle accidents
- Farming machinery accidents
- Overexertion/repetitive stress
- Cumulative trauma
- Industrial and warehouse accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Joint injuries
- Head and neck trauma
Our Personal Injury Team
Our attorneys are resourceful, tough, and committed to our clients’ interests.