Most if not all personal injury lawyers in Minnesota work on a contingency basis, meaning they are not paid unless you win your case. That is true at our firm as well. Now that you know you will not need to pay an hourly fee or pay any money up front, you need to take steps to find the best lawyer for your specific case.
4 Tips for Finding the Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Minnesota for Your Case
1. Find Someone Who Has Handled Cases Exactly Like Yours.
Interview a lawyer before hiring him or her to represent you and your family. Ask about his or her experience, case results and whether he or she teaches legal seminars on the topic. We can’t stress enough how important it is to ask a lot of questions.
You don’t want someone for your truck accident case who has never heard of a spoliation letter, or someone for your E. coli O157:H7 food poisoning case who has never heard of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE).
We have attorneys who focus on different areas. For example, Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty won over $45,000,000.00 ($45 Million) for clients injured by a medical product. Eric Hageman and Fred Pritzker recently won over $10 Million for a man who was severely burned. Eric also recently won $5 Million in a case against a trucking company.
2. Find a Law Firm with Multimillion-Dollar Settlements and Verdicts.
You are probably not greedy, but you want someone to represent you who has experience winning big cases for at least 2 reasons: 1) the law firm will probably have the resources to hire the best experts and really dig for evidence and 2) your lawyer will probably not be intimidated by corporation and insurance company attorneys, who often travel in packs and are really good at what they do.
3. Find out if He or She Has Been Recognized for Excellence.
You can go to the Super Lawyers website and conduct a search by name. You can also ask the person you are considering to hire for your lawsuit teaches legal seminars, on what topics and for what organizations. Then contact the organizations and make sure what was said is correct. This matters because it is those with experience and a good reputation who are asked to speak at legal seminars.
4. Hire Someone You Think Can Win Your Case.
It’s great if you can find a nice person who is an excellent attorney, but the most important thing is to hire someone who can win your case. We have a running debate here about whether clients want someone who is caring or someone who can kick butt, so our goal is to be attorneys who do both.
Our Mission Statement: To help injured people get on with the rest of their lives by obtaining justice, fair compensation, and holding accountable those who caused them harm.
Media Coverage: Our attorneys have been on every major TV news program in the Twin Cities. They have also been interviewed and quoted by Star-Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, CNN, CBS News, Fox News and others. Fred Pritzker even appeared on the “Geraldo” show to talk about food safety–we are one of the few law firms in the nation that represents food poisoning victims.
Practice Areas: We handle catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. We have won money for clients in cases involving traumatic brain injury (TBI), amputation, severe burns, kidney failure, food poisoning (Campylobacter, E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella and other pathogens), lung failure, sepsis, eye injury (including losing an eye in an accident), etc.
Our Adversaries: We have successfully sued hotel conglomerates, multinational food and pharmaceutical companies, restaurant chains (including fast food giants), trucking companies, bus companies, car dealerships (negligent servicing of vehicle), school districts and others.
We Travel the State: 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, Worthington, Austin, Crookston, East Grand Forks, Hibbing, Winona, New Ulm.