Injury, Workers Comp, & Wrongful Death Lawyers




Douglas Schmidt has 40 years experience in representing the victims of personal injury in collisions involving a motorcycle.


Schmidt recently settled a case for a Burnsville, Minnesota motorcycle driver who was injured in a Bloomington, Minnesota collision when an oncoming car didn’t see the motorcycle and took a totally illegal left hand turn directly into the path of Schmidt’s client.  The case settled for a confidential amount.

Schmidt also recently settled a case for a very favorable amount in a Northwest Iowa motorcycle collision in which a woman again didn’t see the motorcycle and pulled out from a driveway directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.

In yet another case, Schmidt was able to bring justice to a motorcycle driver who was injured in a St. Paul, Minnesota collision.  Again, the car didn’t see the motorcycle.

Schmidt also settled a case for a Worthington, Minnesota motorcyclist who suffered over 200 feet of “road rash“, not wearing leathers.

Motorcyclists are sometimes discriminated against by people on juries that are not sympathetic to motorcyclist.  For that reason, the victims of personal injuries who were on a motorcycle deserve, and need, the best legal representation.

Riding motorcycles is fun-but hazardous. Recently, the number of motorcyclist deaths on U.S. roads has risen dramatically.

Between 1997 and 2005, the number of motorcycle rider fatalities rose 115 percent.

During the same time, the fatality numbers for car accidents declined.
There has been a dramatic increase in motorcycle ownership. And the increase in the number of motorcycle fatalities has actually risen at the higher rate than the increase in motorcycle ownership.
For every miles traveled , motorcyclists were 8 times more likely to be injured and over 30 times more likely to be killed than people in passenger cars.

Nevertheless, motorcycle riders have a right to use the highways equal to that of people in cars, trucks and buses. They have the right to the respect of other users of our highway system. When they are injured in a motorcycle crash with another vehicle, they have the same rights to compensation under the law.

The Schmidt Law Firm, Minneapolis Accident Lawyer, has 30 years experience in over 6,000 successful cases in bringing jusice to the victims of personal injury and wrongful death. That track record includes the successful representation of the victims of motorcycle crash injuries. The lastest successful recovery for a motorcycle rider was in the amount of $630,000.

Our Minnesota Injury Lawyers Can Help You Get Compensation

Motorcycle riders are at greater risk of serious injury than occupants of cars or trucks because they have far less protection than passengers of a car, truck or other motor vehicle.

There are certain factors unique to motorcycles that increase the likelihood of a motorcycle collision injury. Motorcycles are sometimes not seen by the drivers of motor vehicles because they are not as large or visible. Road hazards, weather, and motorcycle defects can also play a greater part in a motorcycle accidents than with other vehicles.

Contact a Minnesota Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Lawyer and get help now

Minnesota No Fault insurance is mandatory for motor vehicles, but not for motorcycle. For that reason, many victims of motorcycle accidents do not have No Fault insurance which would provide medical and wage loss benefits. As a result, the victims of motorcycle collision injuries are limited to what they can collect by making an “at-fault driver claim”. Accordingly, it is especially important to contact an attorney following a motorcycle injury.

Minnesota motorcycle injury victims should not delay contacting one of the Schmidt-Salita Law Team Minnesota motorcycle accident lawyers. We will put you in touch with a Schmidt-Salita Law Team Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation lawyer in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area in Minnesota for a free case evaluation.

If you have a motorcycle accidents claim, call the Schmidt-Salita Law Team at 1-800-656-8450 or visit our Contact Us page and send a message for a free first visit and a free case evaluation with a Minnesota accident lawyer. We have successfully handled many motorcycle accidents cases. We handle motorcycle accidents cases on a contingent fee, which means that you don’t have to pay the lawyer unless and until you get a settlement.

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The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple GrovePlymouthOsseoAnokaCoon RapidsBrooklyn CenterFridleyBlaineShoreviewWoodburyFalcon HeightsColumbia ParkStillwaterHastingsInver GroveCottage GroveSouth St. PaulApple ValleyEaganBurnsvilleSavageShakopeeRichfieldBloomingtonChaskaChanhassenEdina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.