Personal Injury

Twin Cities Accident & Injury Lawyer

Protect Your Rights - Get the Compensation You Deserve

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident or another accident where someone else was at fault, having an experienced advocate on your side can make a big difference. In most accident and injury cases, the injured party will be compensated by the insurance company. The insurance companies work hard to protect their profits, sometimes even going to far as denying valid claims or devaluing claims (ie, paying less than an accident victim is actually entitled to).

Do not sign anything without speaking with me first.

If the insurance company is pressuring you to sign anything or accept a check, it's very likely less than what you are entitled to. Unfortunately, once you agree to a settlement with the insurance companies you do not get a second chance; that's why it's so important not to sign anything until your case has been reviewed by someone who has your best interest in mind. Call 612.328.1438 or contact me for a free, no-obligation case review before you make a mistake you cannot fix.

Types of Compensation for Injury Victims

One of the most important reasons to have an attorney on your side it to ensure that the insurance company is providing all of compensation you are entitled to. Generally speaking, the more serious the injury, the more complex the recovery process. There are several factors considered when calculating the total compensation for an injured person; some of them include:

  • Missed Wages / Time You Could Not Work
  • Medical Bills for Hospitalization, On-Going Physical Therapy
  • Compensation for Permenent Disability
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Damage to Property

While some of the amounts that contribute to your total compensation are fairly straightforward and easy to calculate. For instance, the amount of money you receive for a damaged auto could be fair market value, and your missed wages will be calculated based on an average hourly wage and how much time was missed. However, some of the items are incredibly complex to estimate. For example, if your injury will require that you need on-going treatment for years to come, there are many ways to interpret how much that will cost. What if you are left with limited abilities as a result of the accident?

Many items are difficult to translate into a specific dollar amount….there is a lot of room for interpretation, and that is exactly why you need an experienced advocate in your corner.

Free Consultation - No Up-Front Costs

When facing an injury, it’s normal to have questions about the process and how your recovery is handled. During a free initial consultation, I will answer your questions and help you understand your options for moving forward. If you choose to have me represent you, there is no up-front payment, rather I am paid a percentage of the compensation we secure on your behalf. That mean that if we don’t win, you pay nothing.

Whether you have one or a hundred questions, we look forward to helping you. Call 612.328.1438 today or fill out our contact form and someone from our office will contact you as soon as possible.

Contact Me Today

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.