Car Accident Lawyer in Minnesota

Nationally recognized as one of America’s best law firms*, the car accident attorneys at Pritzker Hageman, P.A. have a record of winning millions for clients and their families in Minnesota and throughout the United States. They prepare every case they take on for trial and only settle a case when it is in the client’s best interest. Two of our settlements and verdicts include the following:

  • $6 Million – motorcyclist hit by an intoxicated driver who had just left a bar
  • $5.1 Million – motorcyclist hit by a delivery truck hauling a loaded trailer

Our Car Accident Lawyers Have Been Recognized for Excellence

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Car accident attorneys Fred Pritzker, Eric Hageman and Brendan Flaherty have won millions for their injured clients, including a recent $10 million settlement.

Best Law Firm Recognition*

Our Minnesota law firm is on the U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Law Firms” (2012-present). The firm was given a Tier 1 (the top) ranking for its work on behalf of people with personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our offices are in Minneapolis, MN, and we represent clients throughout the United States.

“Super Lawyer”

Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman were named “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics magazine every year since 2004. Our attorneys are highly visible in the legal community as frequent speakers on traumatic brain injury, use of expert witnesses, pain and suffering compensation, presentation of evidence in court, and other matters.

“Attorney of the Year”**

Attorneys Fred Pritzker, Eric Hageman and Brendan Flaherty have been named “Attorneys of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer, a highly-respected legal publication. Each year Minnesota Lawyer recognizes the best achievements in the legal profession with the Attorneys of the Year awards presentation.

Attorneys of the Year Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman

Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman honored at “Attorneys of the Year” ceremony in February of 2016.

What is My Case Worth?

To determine the value of a case, you have to look at many factors, including fault, the severity of your injuries, how your injuries affect you, your medical expenses, your wage loss, any scars, your pain and suffering and a host of other factors. Every case is different and it depends on the skill and experience of your attorney to know what is fair compensation for your losses. When negotiating an auto claim settlement, your attorney will present detailed evidence of your losses to the insurance companies involved.

In most cases, it is best to hire an attorney to represent you. As you can see, there are a great many factors and issues that need to be assessed in order to obtain a fair recovery. Also, you’re going up against a giant insurance company. Companies have scores of adjusters, attorneys and other personnel who spend all of their time dealing with cases just like yours. There’s also the matter of time. Bringing a claim takes a lot of time and energy. Most people hurt in a traffic crash are short of both.

 5 Things You Should Do To Protect Your Rights

Getting justice and fair compensation can be a hard fought battle.  The decisions you make in the days directly following a crash are curtail to protect yourself from insurance companies who stand in the way of justice and fair compensation. The following five things are just a few of the things that you should do to protect yourself.

  • Report the crash to your insurance company;
  • Do not talk to any other insurance or trucking company;
  • Report the incident to the local authorities (police or highway patrol);
  • Contact an attorney and consult with him or her before you sign anything or attend a medical appointment.

Why Do I Need To Report a Crash to My Insurance Company?

If you are involved in a collision, you should report it to your insurance company because it is required under most insurance policies. If they chooses to deny your claim, you can take legal action against your own insurance company. For more information:

Should I Talk With an Insurance Adjuster if They Call?

No. Don’t talk with the anyone else’s insurance company representative or a trucking company representative. These people try to get information about the crash and your injuries that they can use against you. It’s a good idea to talk to an attorney before you talk to any insurance company. We have handled cases involving the following insurance companies: GEICO, Allstate, American Family, State Farm, Nationwide, Travelers, Progressive, Farmers and Liberty Mutual

Should I Always Report a Crash to Local Authorities?

Yes. If you are involved in a serious wreck, it is likely that a dispatcher will send the police or highway patrol to the crash site. For minor collisions when there is only minor damage, they might not need to be involved legally. However, by requesting a police or highway patrol report, there will be an official report filed which can be used to hold the at fault driver responsible.

Why is Contacting a Car Accident Lawyer Important?

If you are in the hospital, or if you are caring for a loved one who was injured in a crash, your focus is on your health, well-being, and recovery, or that of your loved one. Hiring a lawyer, even if it might seem too early to do so, is on of the most important things to protect you our your loved-ones health, well-being and recovery.

What Does a Lawyer do Protect My Rights After a Crash?

There are many ways our lawyer work to protect our clients rights after an crash. Insurance companies try and push injured people into signing papers to give up their rights and make them attend adverse examinations to try and cut off any medical benefits they might have. A good accident lawyer is used to these tactics as well as ones that are used by large trucking companies and major shipping corporations. Having an experience lawyer working for you protects your rights and compensation from being taken away and lets you focus on the recovery.

More Information

We represent clients throughout the state: Aitkin County, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac qui Parle, Lake County, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine County, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice County, Rock, Roseau, St. Louis, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Moorhead, Mankato, Brainerd, Bloomington, Eagan, Eden Prarie, Apple Valley, Maple Grove, Edina, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Stillwater, Thief River Falls, Bemidji.

Our law firm is a national personal injury law firm with offices located in Minneapolis. Contact us if you are looking for the best personal injury lawyer in Minnesota for your case.