PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER ROCHESTER, SCHMIDT SALITA LAW FIRM IS A TOP RATED 5 STAR QUALITY PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH LAW FIRM.
The personal injury lawyer Rochester has received a 5-star rating from clients, current and past, who have first-hand experience with the personal injury lawyer at the Schmidt Salita Law Firm in handling their cases.
“I googled accident attorneys while sitting in the ER with my parents and I was drawn to the Schmidt Salita Law Firm, they responded right away. Thank god they did! They were an amazing group to work with and Doug is a bulldog! I would recommend them to anyone!”- Tim B.
“I have had Dean as my attorney for just less than two years, and he’ has gotten for me the very best result I could ever ask for. I am more than glad he was the attorney who helped me through this whole ordeal, and anyone who used or will use his services will feel the same.”- David S.
The personal injury lawyer Rochester is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. This rating is determined by other lawyers and judges who determine the quality of a law firm. The A/V rating is only given to firms with the highest possible rating in both the quality of the legal skills but also the ethics and professionalism of the law firm.
personal injury lawyer Rochester Douglas Schmidt has received the Award of Merit of the American Bar Association. He is a two-time recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association.
CAR ACCIDENTS A MAJOR CAUSE OF INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH IN ROCHESTER.
Minnesota and Rochester in particular, are similar to the rest of the country in that car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death. For Rochester, Minnesota car accident-injury cases tend to be the majority of personal injury cases that arise in the city which is consistent for the state of Minnesota. Annually over 30,000 Americans are killed and over 2 million injured in motor vehicle collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that car accidents with serious damage or injury occur nearly every 14 seconds in the United States.
CAR ACCIDENTS REQUIRE THE SERVICES OF A SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
The Rochester Personal Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team are part of a personal injury law firm that is very experienced in the successful handling of Minnesota car accident injury claims, having 70 years experience in over 10,000 cases.
RECENT SETTLEMENTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.
- $2 million settlement in wrongful death case of a teenager.
- $900,000 settlement in wrongful death due to drunk in Apple Valley crash.
- $900,000 settlement for injuries to Duluth area woman.
- $800,000 settlement injuries in Shakopee area crash.
- $2 million settlement in rear-end collision by commercial truck.
- $900,000 settlement for injuries in collision with commercial truck.
Rochester Personal Injury Attorney and Rochester, Minnesota trial Lawyer for Schmidt Salita Law Firm, Douglas E Schmidt, wrote a comprehensive guide on The No-Fault laws for the state of Minnesota. This guide; which is available free to download or view on the Schmidt Salita Rochester Minnesota Personal Injury Law Firm Website is considered a definitive guide for the victims of car accidents in Rochester, Minnesota.
You can view and download The A-B-C’s of Motor Vehicle Collisions and Personal Injury Claims In Minnesota by clicking this link: https://goo.gl/Sbztgz
Under Minnesota law, victims of personal injury and wrongful death in car accidents are required to first to seek benefits from no-fault insurance before pursuing the negligent party, i.e. the At Fault driver.
The successful handling of the Minnesota car accident case can involve all of the following issues:
- Collecting No Fault benefits, i.e. payment of medical bills, wage losses and replacement services;
- Pursuing liability insurance coverage of the at fault driver;
- Pursuing UIM (Underinsured Motorist Coverage) insurance coverage when the at fault driver does not have sufficient insurance coverage to pay the full value of the injury claim;
- Pursuing UIM (Underinsured Motorist Coverage) insurance coverage when the at fault driver does not have insurance;
- Settling the subrogation lien claims of various medical insurance providers.
The aftermath and recovery from injuries and disability sustained in a car accident can be very stressful. The Rochester Minnesota Car Accident Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team understand the hardships our clients face which are the result of the injuries and disabilities, the pain, the medical bills, the difficulty working, and the stress involved from a car accident. The Schmidt Salita Law Team are committed to the philosophy of providing “personal injury services with personal care and attention.”
ROCHESTER PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS ARE EXPERIENCED WITH WORKERS COMPENSATION CASES.
Workers’ Compensation is a type of no-fault insurance claim in the state of Minnesota providing wage replacement and medical benefits for anyone who has been injured in the course or scope of their employment. Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer Dean Salita is one of the most widely respected attorneys in the upper midwest for his expert knowledge and success in handling Personal Injury-Workers’ Compensation Claims for his clients.
PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS ROCHESTER – WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS EXPLAINED.
- What is workers’ compensation or workman’s compensation?
Workers’ compensation insurance, more commonly referred to as “workers comp,” is a state-mandated insurance program which legally requires payments are made to an employee who was injured or disabled in the scope of their work.
Typically, injured employees receive workers’ compensation insurance, no matter who was at fault for the injury.
- What types of incidents are and are not covered by workers’ compensation insurance?
Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to cover injuries that result from employees’ or employers’ carelessness. The range of injuries and situations covered is broad. Some states do impose drug and alcohol testing on the injured employee, and can deny the employee workers’ compensation benefits if such tests show the employee was under the influence at the time of the injury. Compensation may also be denied if the injuries were self-inflicted; where the employee was violating a law or company policy; and where the employee was not on the job at the time of the injury.
- What types of expenses does workers’ compensation insurance cover?
workers’ compensation insurance covers the following:
- medical care from the injury or illness,
- replacement income,
- costs for retraining,
- compensation for any permanent injuries,
- benefits to survivors of workers who are killed on the job
It is important to note that any person who elects to receive workers’ compensation benefits will be forfeiting their right to sue the employer. And workers’ compensation benefits do NOT cover pain and suffering.
- Does workers’ compensation insurance cover long-term and permanent injuries?
Yes. Workers’ compensation insurance is not limited to just incidental accidents. It also covers problems and illnesses that are developed over a long period of time of doing the same injurious activity–for example, carpal tunnel syndrome or back problems from some sort of repetitious movement.
- Who is covered by workers’ compensation insurance?
Most types of employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance with a few exceptions depending on the state which will exclude some workers from coverage, such as: independent contractors, business owners, volunteers, employees of private homes, farmers and farmhands, maritime employees, railroad employees, casual workers, Federal Government Employees (covered under the federal workers’ compensation insurance program)
- Can I sue my employer for a work injury?
Yes. You are afforded the right to sue your employer for any reckless or intentional action of your employer that caused your injury. If you decide to sue your employer you will waive your right to workers’ compensation insurance. If you are successful, the court may award a broad range of damages, such as punitive damages, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
- Can my employer fire me for or tell me not to file a workers’ compensation claim?
No. Most states have laws in place which prohibit employers from firing employees for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If an employer does retaliate against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim, the employer should be reported immediately to the local workers’ compensation office.
The personal injury lawyer Rochester provides workers compensation legal services at the highest level. Senior lawyer Dean Salita is recognized as one of the very best workers compensation lawyers in the state. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Workers Compensation Committee of the Minnesota Association of Justice, previously the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. He has been asked to testify to committees of the Minnesota Legislature on subjects related to Minnesota Workers Compensation laws.
The personal injury lawyer Rochester has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.