Auto Accidents

St. Paul Auto Accident Lawyer

Helping Car Crash Victims in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Being involved in an auto accident can feel like your entire life is on hold. Most people are primarily focused on two things: getting back to work and their physical recovery. While you are working towards getting your life back on track, you will also likely be contacted by one or more insurance companies (either yours, or the other driver’s). The insurance company may have questions about the accident, or they may even be offering you a check to settle for your damages.

Do not sign anything without speaking to a lawyer first

It’s critical that you do not sign anything or make any statements to the insurance company without speaking to a lawyer first. You only get once chance at securing a recovery, and it’s very important that it will sufficiently cover all of your past and future medical bills, missed wages, and other losses suffered as a result of the injury.

Why you should talk to a lawyer after an auto accident

Most of the clients I have represented in the past have been very hesitant to hire, or even speak with a lawyer. We are often made to feel like anyone who “sues” anyone is being an opportunist or a “gold-digger”. However, when you are in an auto accident, you are already involved in a legal situation whether you like it or not. Hiring a lawyer does not mean you’re “suing” anyone, it only means that you are protecting your rights and working towards what is fair. If you work through an auto accident recovery process without a lawyer, the chances that you will get what is rightly owed to you are very slim.

Compensation owed to Minnesota and Wisconsin Auto Accident Victims

No two accidents are the same, and obviously injuries do not come with a price tag attached. Therefore, determining the value of an injury claim can be a complex process. Based on the severity of your injury, a range will be determined which is typically the sum of one or all of the following factors:

  • Time missed from work
  • Medical costs / Hospital invoices both present and future
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Diminished capacity

To read more details about how accident and injury claims are evaluated, click here.

Start with a Free Initial Consultation

The process starts with a free consultation where I will answer your questions and help you understand what to expect through the process. You do not need to pay anything up front to hire me to represent you through your auto accident case. I take your case on a contingency basis, which means that I am paid a percentage of the recovery (or jury verdict) I secure on your behalf. That also means that if you don’t win, you pay nothing, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by having an experienced attorney looking out for your rights. Contact me online, or email me at wjs@schmitzlawoffices.com or call 612.328.1438 to schedule a time to meet and talk about how to ensure you are treated fairly and get the compensation you're entitled to.