Minnesota Car Accidents
Car Accident Lawyers Serving Rochester and Other Areas of Minnesota
Thousands of motorists are victims of accidents that occur along the roadways of Minnesota annually. Although Minnesota and Wisconsin share a border, the laws regarding claims for car accidents are different in each state. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, we are well-versed in Minnesota law and our attorneys are licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Regardless of which state you call home, if you have been injured in a Minnesota car accident you need experienced legal counsel on your side.
If you were involved in a Minnesota car accident, contact a car accident attorney serving Rochester and other areas of Minnesota online or call 608-498-4651 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Minnesota and No-Fault Insurance
Generally, Minnesota requires that all personal auto policies contain Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, also known as no-fault coverage. PIP typically provides up to $20,000 for medical bills and an additional $20,000 limit for lost wages for everyone involved in the accident, regardless of who was at fault.
In addition, Minnesota generally requires the insurance company for an out-of-state driver to provide the same level of PIP coverage, even if that coverage is not required in the person's home state. PIP coverage will generally cover all individuals under the policy, even if the motor vehicle accident occurs outside of Minnesota.
Pain and Suffering and Other Damage Claims
Minnesota requires individuals to meet "tort thresholds" before a claim for pain and suffering or other damages may be brought. To meet this threshold, a victim or family member must prove that the accident either caused:
- Permanent injury
- Inability to work for at least 60 days
- Medical expenses of at least $4,000
Due to the complexity surrounding no-fault issues and meeting tort thresholds, it is important that you have knowledgeable counsel on your side. Our team of dedicated La Crosse personal injury lawyers can assist you with any Minnesota accident case no matter where you happen to reside.
Call for a Free Initial Consultation With a Winona, Minnesota, Auto Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Minnesota car or truck accident, contact our Wisconsin motor vehicle crash law firm online or call 608-498-4651 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.