Injury, Workers Comp, & Wrongful Death Lawyers




The Orthopedic Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Teamwork with medical doctors specializing in Orthopedic Surgery.  Orthopedic Surgery is the medical specialty that deals with injuries to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones of the human body.   Specialists n Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgeons, are often involved when people are injured in trauma from car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian-car accidents.  They are also often involved in workplace injuries involving personal injury to those same areas of the body..

It is vital that a personal injury lawyer has knowledge of the medical field of orthopedic surgery in order to properly represent the victims of personal injury effectively.  The Orthopedic Injury Lawyers on the Schmidt Salita Law Team have many years of experience in handling orthopedic injuries and working with orthopedic surgeons.

Orthopedic Surgery Includes Joint Injuries

The field of Orthopedic Surgery includes treatment, both surgical and non-surgical, of injuries to the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, sacroiliac joint, hips, knees ankles, and feet.  Orthopedic surgeons typically attempt to treat joint injuries with conservative treatment including physical therapy, medications, injections, and other modalities.  Surgery is typically considered the treatment of last resort.

Recently, many orthopedic surgeries that have traditionally been done with open surgery are now being done arthroscopically.

Joint replacement surgeries are becoming more and more common.  That includes Total Knee Replacement (TKA) and Total Hip Replacements (THA).  Total shoulder replacements, once very rare, are also becoming more common.

Orthopedic Surgery Includes Neck and Back Injuries.

Orthopedic Surgeons also treat neck and back injuries, including fractured vertebrae and ruptured or herniated intervertebral discs. Spinal decompression surgeries such as laminotomy/foraminotomy involve surgically creating a larger opening of the lamina to relieve pressure on a pinched nerve. An interbody fusion involves removal of the intervertebral disc and replacement with bone or another device.  Discectomy also involves the removal of the intervertebral disc and replacement with bone fusion and possibly a metal plate. A recent development in Orthopedic Surgery of the spine involves endoscopic surgery, or microdiscectomy,  which is a minimally invasive procedure through a small tube which does not involve traditional surgical opening.

Orthopedic Surgeons As Expert Witnesses.

Strong medical records, reports and expert witness testimony is important in any personal injury case.  This is especially true in personal injury cases involving orthopedic injuries.

Successful Personal Injury Lawyers Must Understand Orthopedic Injuries.

An essential understanding of the medical issues involved with orthopedic injuries and orthopedic surgery is most important to the success of any personal injury lawyer handling injury cases involving orthopedic injuries.  The Orthopedic Injury Lawyers and legal assistants on the Schmidt Salita Law Team have that knowledge and experience-coming from over 70 years experience.

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The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.

The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidentstrucking accidentsmotorcycle accidentspedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents.  It has many years’ experience in workers products liability and medical malpractice cases.

The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuriestraumatic brain injuries, neck and back injurieswhiplash injuriesbroken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.

The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota.  Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494.  The offices offer handicap accessible with ample parking.

The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.

The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement).  It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.


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.