Personal Injury Overview
For powerful legal representation from a compassionate Minnesota injury lawyer, contact us at M. A. Zimmer Law in downtown Minneapolis. Our firm is exclusively devoted to helping injured people. We represent Minnesota and Wisconsin clients in the following areas:
When a family loses a loved one as the result of someone’s carelessness, recklessness, or wrongful conduct, they have the right to recover damages for economic loss (such as the loss of future wages or income, or medical expenses incurred prior to death) as well as for such less easily measured losses as loss of the aid, comfort, society and companionship of that person.
Medical providers such as doctors, nurses, hospitals, anesthesiologists, chiropractors, dentists, and other health care professionals have an obligation to meet generally agreed-upon standards of care when they treat you. If they fail to do so, they can be held responsible for damages to the injured person (such as medical bills, lost work, and suffering) or the family who has lost a loved one as a result of dental or medical negligence.
M.A. Zimmer Law has developed special expertise in the area of LASIK/LASER eye surgery and has tried a number of cases involving the failure of ophthalmologists to property screen patients prior to surgery or to properly treat patients for complications arising after eye surgery. The results can be devastating.
Auto, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Injuries such as back injuries, neck injuries, broken bones, scars or disfigurement, burns, disability, or death, caused by tne careless or negligent driver of a car, motorcycle, SUV, semi tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, bus, or commercial truck of any kind. Most cases involve questions of negligence, causation, damages, and insurance, although some may be handled through no-fault insurance.
The owner and manager of property have a legal obligation to make sure that the property is maintained responsibly and is kept reasonably secure. If they fail to do so and someone is hurt or dies as a result, they may be legally obligated to pay damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
Dangerous or Defective Products
The manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or seller of a faulty, poorly designed, or otherwise dangerous product can be obligated to pay damages to those people who are injured or who have lost aloved one as a result of the product’s defect. This can be true even if there was no product recall, or even the product was being misused at the time. A variety of products are covered by this area of law, including motor vehicles and their parts (defective tire blow-outs, SUV rollovers, poorly designed gas tanks, etc.), farming equipment, household appliances, motorcycles, ATV’s, sporting goods, and toys.
ATV’s, boats, go-carts, jet skis, dune buggies, snowmobiles, fireworks, some toys, and other recreational products can be inherently dangerous, and people have an obligation to use care when using them. However, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers also have responsibilities when making, advertising, selling, and servicing these products.
Construction accidents usually involve questions of building codes, construction practices, safety regulations, contracts, and insurance. They include building collapses, heavy equipment accidents, falling objects, scaffolding accidents, fall downs, trench cave-ins, and ladder accidents.
Catastrophic injuries are those that cause disability or severe changes in the life of the injured person. These can include severe burns, disfiguring scars, brain injuries, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs or other amputation, paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia. Special care must be taken to consider future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, additional nursing care or environmental modifications, and quality of life issues.
Dog bites or mauling and other domestic animal attacks can cause significant injuries, especially to children. Painful pincer or puncture wounds, rabies shots, and anything from minor to disfiguring scarring can have lifelong physical, psychological, and emotional consequences. In cases involving children, any settlement must be presented to the court for approval, and special care must be taken to ensure the child’s future needs are taken care of.
If you have been injured due to another party’s carelessness, mistake, or wrongful action, contact us for a free consultation. All cases are taken on a contingency-fee basis.