Rochester Personal Injury Attorneys

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When you suffer injuries due to the negligence of another party, it can leave you with many questions. If someone else caused your accident, do they have to pay your medical bills?

What should you do about your injury claim? How much compensation should you expect?

Injury victims often find themselves fighting to get the insurance company to recognize the extent of the damages they sustained due to the accident and provide them with fair compensation. Reach out to our Rochester personal injury lawyer.

At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we understand the complexity of many personal injury claims, from car accident claims to slip and fall accident claims.

Our law firm aims to help our clients recover just compensation for their losses. Contact us to learn more about your rights after an injury.

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Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers: Experienced Help for Rochester Personal Injury Claims

Dealing with a personal injury claim alone can feel incredibly frustrating.

You may feel that no one will take your needs and losses seriously, from the party liable for your accident to the insurance company that covers the liable party, as you fight to lay out your damages and pursue full compensation for your injuries.

At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we have substantial experience dealing with various personal injury claims and fight to help our clients get just results.

We Have Successfully Helped Many Past Clients Recover Fair Compensation for Their Injuries and Losses.

At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we have extensive experience helping clients recover fair and just compensation following an accident.

We helped a client injured at a retail store recover $2,600,000 in compensation in a jury verdict and a client who suffered burns in an auto accident recover $1,200,000 in compensation.

While we cannot guarantee the results of any future claim, looking at our past claim results can help many clients feel more confident about what they could potentially recover.

We Do Not Get Paid Unless We Help You Win.

Many people find that financial issues are a substantial barrier to getting the legal assistance they need following a substantial accident.

After all, you may have more than enough bills piling up already, not to mention the loss of income that goes along with an inability to work after a serious accident.

At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we do not take payment until we win the case, making legal assistance much more affordable for many clients.

We Make It Easy to Get in Touch.

With more than 14 locations spread across Wisconsin and Minnesota, Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers makes it easy to get in touch after your accident.

We can also schedule an online consultation if you cannot come into the office in person.

Do you need help following a serious injury in Rochester? Contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers today to discuss your rights.

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Common Personal Injury Cases in Rochester

Injuries can occur when someone negligently ignores their duty of care to others. However, at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we commonly deal with several types of claims.

Car Accident Claims

A car accident claim often arises when victims suffer significant injuries in a car accident. Car accidents can result from various negligent behaviors, including distracted driving, drinking and driving, or ignoring the rules of the road.

Annually, around 350 people die in Minnesota because of car accidents, and thousands more suffer significant, often life-altering injuries.

Truck Accident Claims

Thanks to I-90 running through Rochester, the area sees a significant amount of big truck traffic. Big trucks can pose a danger to other drivers on the road since big trucks weigh considerably more than the average car and take up much more space on the road.

Truck drivers also spend many hours on the road, which may increase the risk of distracted driving and other potentially reckless behaviors.

Motorcycle Accident Claims

A motorcycle accident can mean devastating injuries for the motorcycle rider. When other drivers grow distracted on the road, they may completely miss the motorcycle’s presence.

Motorcycles offer little to no protection from the road, which can raise the risk of severe injuries.

Product Liability Claims

When you purchase a product, you may assume it will do its job and provide a safe experience for you and anyone else who uses it.

However, in some cases, the product may have a defect that can significantly increase the risk of a damaging incident. You may have grounds for a product liability claim if you suffer injuries from a defective product.

Boat Accident Claims

Boating on Cascade Lake or Silver Lake offers a great way to spend a summer afternoon. However, some drivers may not exercise adequate care when operating their boats. Minnesota sees around 18 fatal boating accidents each year.

ATV Accident Claims

Many Rochester residents may use ATVs for both leisure and work purposes. ATV drivers often need to follow the same basic road rules that other drivers need to follow.

Out away from the roads, ATV drivers may need to exercise additional caution to avoid the risk of an accident.

Unfortunately, some riders may engage in dangerous or reckless behaviors that can increase the risk of an accident.

Dog Bite Claims

Minnesota law holds dog owners fully liable when their dogs bite, as long as the dog attacks without provocation in a space where the dog has the right to enter.

Dog attacks can cause serious injuries, so holding the dog’s owner liable can help dog bite victims receive the care they need to recover after the accident.

Compensation in Rochester Personal Injury Claims: What to Expect

When you file a personal injury claim, you may wonder how much compensation you can expect for all the damages you may have sustained.

At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we cannot guarantee the compensation you will recover as part of your injury claim.

However, we can help you evaluate the compensation you have the right to ask for after your accident, which may give you a better idea of what to expect when you deal with the insurance company.

Most injury claims break down into the same general elements of compensation.

Compensation for Medical Bills

Serious accidents can result in equally serious injuries, including broken bones, head injuries, or back and neck injuries.

Injury victims may also struggle to deal with the medical costs accompanying those injuries. Talk to your lawyer about all the bills associated with your injury claim, including any copay or deductible amounts you may have paid at the time of service.

Your lawyer can then guide you on how to break down those amounts as part of a comprehensive settlement request.

Compensation for Lost Wages

Depending on your accident, your injuries, and the type of work you do, you may have found yourself out of work for a long time after your accident.

For example, if you work in construction, you may find it very difficult to get around a job site while dealing with multiple broken bones; and if you work at a desk job, you may have trouble sitting behind your desk with a back injury.

Your employer may also require you to remain out of work until you fully recover from your injuries. As part of your claim, you can include compensation for the wages you missed out on while recovering from your accident.

Compensation for Your Suffering

In many cases, you may have the right to include compensation for your suffering and the financial losses you may have sustained due to your accident.

Talk to a lawyer about what you have suffered because of your injuries, from physical pain to the loss of independence, to get more information about how to best include those elements in your injury claim.

Fighting the Insurance Company During Your Rochester Injury Claim

Fighting the Insurance Company During Your Rochester Injury Claim

When you file an injury claim, you will usually find yourself dealing with the liable party’s insurance company.

The insurance policy might offer coverage that should compensate you for the damages you sustained. Still, unfortunately, in many cases, the insurance company will not provide you with an offer that covers those damages.

You may end up fighting an insurance company that attempts to deny your claim outright or refuses to accept the full extent of your injuries.

The insurance company may also investigate your activities to determine whether you may have contributed to worsening your injuries in any way.

It may feel as though the insurance company looks for anything it can to deny coverage for your accident.

At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we have the resources to take on those insurance companies and fight for the compensation our clients deserve.

Rochester Personal Injury FAQ

Who Has to Pay For My Medical Bills at Olmsted Medical Center Hospital or Mayo Clinic Hospital After a Rochester Accident?

If someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, you might have the right to pursue compensation for any medical bills you face due to the accident.

However, that does not mean the liable party will have to pay your medical bills. Instead, as the person receiving medical care and deciding on the course of your treatment, you will need to make arrangements to pay your medical bill.

You may have the right to use your health insurance to help cover the cost of medical treatment.

How Do I Know Who Bears Liability for My Injuries in Rochester?

If you have questions about who may have caused or contributed to your accident and, who you can pursue an injury claim against, an injury lawyer at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers can provide you with better insight into who likely bears liability for your accident and how to pursue the compensation you may deserve.

At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we will ask several key questions to better understand who might share liability for the accident.

  • Did the party that caused your accident bear a duty of care to you at the time of the incident? For example, drivers typically bear a duty of care to others who share the road with them.
  • Did the party that caused your accident act negligently or in a way that another party reasonably would not have behaved?
  • Did you suffer injuries because of the liable party’s negligence?

Those questions can help us better determine who likely bears liability for your accident and how you can best pursue an injury claim.

What Should I Do if the Insurance Company Offers Me a Settlement Shortly After My Rochester Accident?

Sometimes, you may get a settlement offer from the insurance company soon after the incident.

Have a lawyer look over the settlement offer to ensure that it reflects the damages you sustained because of the accident, the compensation you reasonably deserve based on those damages, and the insurance policy covering the liable party.

Sometimes, the insurance company will pressure you to accept a settlement offer quickly so that you do not have time to have an attorney look it over.

Failure to have an attorney evaluate your claim, however, could mean that you end up accepting a settlement that does not reflect your losses or needs.

Get Help With Your Rochester, MN Personal Injury Claim Today

Russell Nicolet
Russell Nicolet, Rochester Personal Injury Attorney

When you have serious injuries from an accident, you may need substantial help with the legal recovery process.

At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we provide the help clients need to move forward with their claims. Contact us at (507) 577-5411 to discuss your claim and your rights.

Morgan A.
"Lindsay gave the best, consistent communication through the whole process and made it clear that my voice was respected and I was in good hands. At the end of the day, I had final say on the action taken, and with her help I feel supported and more hopeful. Great experience with her from start to finish!!!!"
Deanna S.
"Russell Nicolet represented me for a personal injury case. He was kind, compassionate, and professional. He made my concerns his concerns. He was quick to respond to my calls and emails. He kept me up to date on the progress of the case. Every interaction with Russel and his staff was a positive experience. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney, I highly recommend Russell, or his colleagues at Nicolet Law."
Francesca D.
"Eureka!! All of my questions were answered and although my situation doesn't warrant legal representation I am moving forward with quality resources and the added confidence that I received knowledgeable and professional advice."