A St. Paul motorcycle accident lawyer may be able to help you with a case against the motorist who hit you and caused your injuries. If you can show they caused your accident and injuries, you have the right to hold them responsible and collect an award to cover your medical treatment and care, lost wages, and other losses. A St. Paul motorcycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you take action against them in a Ramsey County civil court.
To learn more about the process for seeking an award and to determine if you qualify, call the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC serving St. Paul at (800) 924-3113 today. We can review the facts of your motorcycle accident for free.
Motorcycle Accidents Are Extremely Dangerous and Not Covered Under Minnesota’s No-Fault Laws
Per Minnesota Statutes Chapter 65B, Minnesota requires drivers of motor vehicles to carry no-fault insurance coverage that provides medical and wage-loss benefits after an accident regardless of fault. However, these laws do not include motorcycles. While you can purchase a no-fault policy to cover yourself up to the policy limits in an accident, you can also hold the motorist who caused you to suffer injuries in an accident responsible without having to meet any type of threshold.
Motorcyclists are in much more danger than the occupants of other types of vehicles during an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are as many as 27 times more likely to pass away from injuries than the occupants of cars.
If you needed medical care following a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, or if you have lost a loved one in this type of accident, a St. Paul motorcycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you build a case to seek a settlement or court award for you and your family. Reach out to us today to get started with a free case review.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving St. Paul, call (800) 924-3113
Let Our Team Seek Justice and Compensation at No Upfront Cost to You
Our lawyers do not back down from a case just because it is tough. This may mean we can pursue awards for you even if the police report holds you responsible for the accident or if there are other difficult issues in your case. We can determine how we can help you during your free case review.
If the other motorist caused your accident and injuries, then they should be responsible for covering your losses. This can include your medical treatment, rehabilitation, lost income, and more. You should not have to pay for these losses, as you have suffered them through no fault of your own.
When a St. Paul motorcycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC takes on a motorcycle accident case, they do so on a contingency fee basis. None of our personal injury clients pay anything out of pocket. You will not pay anything upfront. We only take our fee from the award that we recover in your case.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we offer free case evaluations. You can speak with a member of our team today to discuss your accident, injuries, and other losses. We may be able to go to work investigating your case right away.
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Recovering Compensation for Your Motorcycle Accident Losses
Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you build a case for an insurance claim or court award if there is evidence to prove negligence and liability on the part of the defendant. We will also need to document your losses associated with your accident case.
This can be an integral part of proving your case because it helps us calculate what your recoverable awards could be. Without knowing the value of your case, we cannot insist on a fair settlement from the other driver’s insurance company or take them to court and present evidence to secure a just award.
The types of losses and expenses we can document and use in this calculation of value include:
- Medical care expenses related to your injuries, including rehabilitation, home health care, and long-term care
- Lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage, including to your motorcycle
- Other accident-related losses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death
Time Limits Apply to File a Ramsey County Civil Case
In Minnesota, you generally have two years to take the steps necessary to resolve your case. This may include:
- Allowing your injuries to stabilize
- Investigating your case and proving liability
- Filing an insurance claim against the at-fault driver
- Trying to negotiate a settlement
- Filing a lawsuit if you cannot reach a just payout otherwise
Under Minnesota Statutes § 541.07(1), accident victims lose the right to take legal action in civil court against the at-fault motorist following the second anniversary of the accident. It is important to note that another statute, Minnesota Statutes § 573.02, §§. 1 applies to wrongful death cases. This statute gives you up to three years after the day your loved one died to pursue a case.
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Discuss Your Case with Us
You can reach out to our legal team today to discuss your motorcycle accident case and learn more about the applicable laws and conventions. We may be able to help you seek compensation. Our team of trial lawyers can also represent you in civil court to pursue an award, if necessary.
To speak with a member of the legal team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC today, dial (800) 924-3113. We can give you a complimentary consultation of your legal options.