Personal Injury Attorneys in Willmar Litigate on Your Behalf to Get You Compensation for Your Injuries

Personal, caring attention for injury victims in central Minnesota

When you or a member of your family suffers an injury because of the fault of another, medical bills and lost wages can create a terrible hardship. If this sounds familiar to you, Anderson Larson can assist you through this difficult period in your life.

With a long history of providing quality legal services at affordable rates, our lawyers take a team approach to successfully resolving your case. We know how to negotiate with the insurance companies and go to battle for you in court if needed. Whether you choose to settle or pursue litigation in court, we stand beside you every step of the way.

Advising clients who were injured in accidents

If you suffered a permanent injury, you may be entitled to compensation for pain, disability, lost capacity to enjoy life and other non-economic damages from the person or business that caused your injuries. During your free initial consultation, we explain the laws and rules as they apply to your case and help you choose a path to achieve full and fair compensation for your injuries. As a tool for building your case, we ask you to keep a diary of your daily medical treatment and activities.

Common causes of personal injuries in Minnesota

At Anderson Larson, we handle many types of personal injury cases:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Defective products
  • Dram shop claims
  • Dog bites
  • Slip and fall accidents

We usually begin by testing the settlement waters to see if the insurance company is willing to make a fair offer to pay for your damages. For instance, in a dram shop claim, a night club’s general liability insurance may be sued for injuries a person sustained because the bartender continued to serve alcohol to a person who was clearly intoxicated. The night club’s insurance company is not likely to settle without being convinced of the strength of your case.

Insurance companies are more likely to be fair when lawyers get involved, because the possibility of being hauled into court becomes real. The decision of whether to settle out of court or file suit is always yours, but if you choose to sue, our many years of litigation experience can benefit your case.

Determining how much a personal injury case is worth

No one can tell what your personal injury case is worth without analyzing all the facts. While an estimate can be made based on a list of common factors, wide variations in verdicts make it nearly impossible to predict how much a jury might award in your case.

For a rough estimate of the value of your case, consider these common factors considered in most personal injury cases:

  • The amount of your medical bills
  • The amount of your expected future medical bills
  • The amount of your lost income
  • The amount of your expected future lost income and/or lost potential income
  • Compensation for your past and future pain and suffering

At Anderson Larson, we analyze your case based on our many years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases.

Assisting you in the fight to recover damages for motor vehicle accidents

If you’ve been in a car wreck, the first place to seek payment for medical bills and lost wages or wrongful death is from the responsible party’s automobile insurance carrier. We have the legal experience and skill to help you file an insurance claim for your car accident damages and negotiate a settlement. If the insurance company won’t make a fair offer, we gather evidence to support your claim for damages and aggressively litigate your claim in court. We know what it takes to prove the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries.

Explaining that premises liability includes more than the standard slip and fall case

If a property owner or operator fails to maintain property in a safe condition, any accident or injury occurring as a result of negligence constitutes a premises liability or slip and fall accident. We pursue damages for victims of a variety of slip and fall accidents, including those caused by:

  • Insufficient lighting
  • Holes and hazards resulting from poor maintenance
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Unsafe stairs or sidewalks
  • Lack of security resulting in a criminal attack

Another common cause of premises liability injuries is mold and other toxic substances in rented homes and commercial facilities. If you were injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We fight to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Compassionate and effective representation in wrongful death claims

The most serious of personal injury cases are those that cause the death of a loved one. If you lost someone because of the negligent or wrongful actions of another person or business, your family may be entitled to compensation for your loss. An experienced personal injury attorney can review your situation carefully. We understand money can’t bring a loved one back, but we want to help you secure maximum compensation to help your family in the future.

Holding owners responsible for dog bite injuries and other animal attacks

Minnesota law holds both the owner and the person keeping a dog liable for all damages resulting from an unprovoked dog attack. The law addresses bites and other injuries and applies not only to the owner of the attacking dog, but also to a person who keeps the dog. Other animal attacks may give rise to liability for personal injuries as well. A seasoned personal injury attorney can explain the law as it relates to your specific situation.

Are there Minnesota laws limiting personal injury damages?

Unlike a few states that follow the outdated contributory negligence theory, which prevents injured parties from receiving any damages if they are found to have contributed even 1 percent of the fault resulting in their injuries, Minnesota follows the more modern policy of comparative negligence.

In comparative negligence, the injured party may recover from the negligent party, provided the injured party was less at fault than the other party. Any award is reduced by the percentage the injured party was found to have contributed to the injuries.

Additionally, any monies paid to you or paid to cover your medical bills, such as workers’ compensation or Social Security disability benefits, are deducted from the amount awarded for damages.

Is there a timeline for filing a personal injury case?

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another, it is imperative that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Minnesota law limits the time to file suit for personal injury cases to six years, and in the case of wrongful death, the statute of limitations is three years.

Contact our Willmar law office today for a free personal injury consultation

Anderson Larson provides a seasoned approach and creative strategies combined with options to control your legal costs. We offer free initial consultations for personal injury cases, which are handled on a contingency fee basis. Call 320-235-4313 today for an appointment or contact us online. Anderson Larson can help you pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries.