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Minnetonka Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycle accidents often cause more significant injuries than other vehicular incidents due to the exposed nature of motorcyclists. In Minnetonka, as the number of motorcyclists continues to rise, so does the need for comprehensive legal support following an accident.

Fields Injury Law, with its profound understanding of Minnesota’s legal landscape, provides rigorous legal representation for accident victims. 

Our Minnetonka motorcycle accident attorneys are steadfast in our pursuit of justice, ensuring that our clients receive appropriate compensation for their injuries while navigating the intricacies of insurance claims and legal processes.

Why Choose Fields Injury Law as Your Minnetonka Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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When dealing with a personal injury, especially in motorcycle accident cases, you need a knowledgeable and supportive legal partner. Fields Injury Law stands out as the definitive choice for Minnesotans seeking justice and compensation for their injuries, and here's why:

Our Foundation of Advocacy

Over 20 years ago, Steve Fields established Fields Law with a singular mission: to assist and champion the rights of injured individuals. Recognizing the multifaceted challenges faced our injured clients, we pioneered a holistic approach that addresses the immediate injury and its repercussions in all facets of a person's life.

The Fields Advantage:

We don't just handle cases; we build relationships. Every client is unique, and at Fields Injury Law, we prioritize understanding each client's situation. This thorough approach ensures that we can zealously protect your rights and work towards securing all benefits or compensation you rightfully deserve.

Our cohesive team of dedicated legal professionals seamlessly manages all aspects of your claim. This collaborative spirit allows us to provide tailored solutions for each client.

A Legacy of Success: 

At Fields Injury Law, results matter. Our consistent track record showcases our unwavering commitment to fighting for our clients. We aim not merely to win; we aim to protect your long-term interests and ensure a brighter future post-injury.

Our team of seasoned Minnesota attorneys is not only experienced but deeply compassionate. While we recognize that not everyone might need an attorney, we fervently believe in the universal right to sound legal advice. This belief has cemented our reputation as Minnesota's trusted ally for injured accident victims.

In your journey for justice, let Fields Injury Law be your beacon. We're not just attorneys but advocates for a brighter, secure future for you and your loved ones.

How Fields Injury Law Stands by Your Side

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. As victims grapple with the repercussions, legal intricacies can seem overwhelming. This is where Fields Injury Law steps in, offering unwavering support and guidance during these trying times.

Our primary goal is to shoulder the legal burdens so that you can focus on your recovery. At Fields Injury Law, we bring a deep understanding of the legal landscape specific to Minnetonka and throughout Minnesota. Our team is adept at investigating the nuances of motorcycle accident cases, ensuring every detail is meticulously examined.

Navigating the legal process requires familiarity with local laws, insurance company tactics, and courtroom procedures. Our team is well-equipped to handle negotiations with insurance companies, aiming to secure fair settlements without the need for protracted litigation. However, if a trial becomes necessary, we stand ready to advocate fiercely on your behalf.

Beyond the technicalities, Fields Injury Law believes in a client-centric approach. We understand that every case is unique, with its own set of challenges and complexities. Our dedication goes beyond just legal representation; we provide comprehensive support, ensuring that our clients are well-informed, their concerns addressed, and their rights fiercely protected.

In entrusting your case to Fields Injury Law, you’re not just gaining representation; you're gaining a committed ally in your journey toward justice and recovery.

Your Rights After a Motorcycle Accident

Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be challenging, especially when faced with injuries and the complexities of legal procedures. Still, you have rights during these trying times.

After such an incident, your well-being is paramount, and you can seek immediate medical attention, irrespective of the perceived severity of your injuries. It's not uncommon for some injuries to only become noticeable days or even weeks after the event.

Moreover, if the accident occurred due to someone else's negligence or even if you share partial responsibility, you can pursue compensation. This compensation could encompass medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages, including property damage, pain, and suffering.

Fields Injury Law firmly upholds every individual's right to legal representation in these matters. Having skilled representation is essential to ensure your rights remain protected and your claims are articulated accurately and compellingly.

Insurance companies often seek a swift resolution, potentially approaching you with early settlement offers. However, their primary goal typically is to minimize their payout. You are not obligated to accept such premature offers and have every right to consult with your attorney before making decisions.

Should negotiations not lead to a satisfactory agreement, the justice system guarantees your right to have your case adjudicated in a fair trial. If aggressive legal action is necessary for a positive outcome, our attorneys are prepared to represent you through every stage of your case. 

Prompt action post-accident is essential to preserving these rights. Fields Injury Law is dedicated to guiding you from start to finish, ensuring your interests remain at the forefront.

Motorcycle Accidents in Minnetonka

Unfortunately, motorcyclist fatalities have risen in Minnesota in recent years. While our state offers some of the nation’s most beautiful roadways for two-wheeled vehicles, hazardous conditions and negligent drivers make enjoying this scenery an activity with great risk. 

Minnesota’s climate means that motorcyclists tend to be most active on the roadways during certain times of the year. Therefore, there is significant variation among motorcycle crash rates and associated injuries depending on the season. However, in general, more motorcycle accidents tend to happen on weekends and during summer months. 

According to recent data, over 990 motorcyclists were injured, and over 60 sustained fatal injuries in one year alone. 

Motorcycle Law in Minnesota

Like other roadway users, motorcyclists must adhere to certain laws to protect themselves and others.

These laws include: 

  • Carrying a valid motorcycle permit or endorsement
  • Carrying liability insurance and proof of insurance while riding

Additionally, riders under 18 and permit-holders must wear a DOT-approved helmet while riding and wear eye protection. However, it is highly recommended that all motorcycle operators wear head protection for their own safety, as it has been proven to significantly reduce fatalities and certain injuries in the event of an accident. 

Insurance Requirements for Motorcyclists in Minnesota

In Minnesota, motorcyclists have specific insurance obligations distinct from those of regular automobile drivers. 

Mandatory Security for Motorcyclists

Every owner of a motorcycle that's either registered or required to be registered in Minnesota or is being operated in the state with the owner's consent must have liability insurance and carry proof of insurance.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage

An essential distinction for motorcyclists in Minnesota is the absence of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage requirements. If the motorcyclist possesses an automobile insurance policy with PIP coverage, this coverage will not extend to incidents involving the motorcycle.

While this lack of mandatory PIP coverage might result in lower premium costs, it can pose considerable financial challenges for motorcyclists involved in accidents, especially if the other party involved is uninsured or underinsured. Medical expenses can rapidly escalate due to the heightened risk of serious injury in motorcycle accidents.

Furthermore, dealing directly with insurance companies can be a daunting task. Often, insurance providers are keen to settle claims quickly, frequently offering sums that might only adequately cover some current and future medical bills, repairs, and other related costs. Their aim is, understandably, to minimize payouts.

If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident or have questions about your insurance obligations and options for financial recovery after a motorcycle accident, consulting with a knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney can be invaluable.

Fields Injury Law has vast experience navigating these challenges in Minnetonka and the broader Minnesota area. We are well-versed in the nuances of state insurance requirements. We are steadfastly committed to ensuring that our clients are adequately compensated, even in the face of staunch insurance company resistance.

Your Roadmap to Full Compensation after a Minnetonka Motorcycle Accident

Minnetonka motorcycle accident victims may grapple with physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial uncertainties. One of the primary concerns for many is understanding the scope of compensation they can expect to assist with recovery and alleviate some of these burdens. By working with an experienced personal injury lawyer, you may recover compensation. 

Economic Damages 

Accidents, particularly those involving motorcycles, can lead to an array of expenses, both immediate and in the long term. Primarily, victims are faced with medical bills that may span from emergency treatments and surgeries to rehabilitative therapies and counseling sessions.

The financial implications don’t end with medical care. Many victims cannot return to work immediately, leading to a loss of income. This can stress families reliant on the injured individual's income.

Pain and Suffering

Moreover, the emotional strain following such traumatic events cannot be understated. The psychological impact, labeled as pain and suffering in legal terms, can cause as many difficulties as physical injuries. The law considers this emotional and psychological toll and includes it in potential compensations.

Property Damage

Additionally, property damage, particularly to the motorcycle, is a direct financial burden that most victims face. Repairing or replacing a motorcycle can be costly, especially if it was a higher-end model or had custom modifications.

Fields Injury Law understands the multifaceted nature of these accidents and is committed to pursuing every avenue for compensation. With our thorough understanding of Minnetonka and Minnesota's legal landscape, we aim to recover the rightful every client for every client’s medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and property damage. Restoring a sense of financial stability and justice is at the core of what we do.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do immediately after a motorcycle accident?  

Ensure your safety and the safety of others. Call 911 if the accident injured anyone, and always seek medical attention, even if you feel fine. Document the scene, gather witness information, and notify your insurance company.

How long do I have to file a claim after my motorcycle accident?  

Minnesota typically allows for a six-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases. However, consult an attorney as soon as possible to meet all deadlines. Your timeline for pursuing a lawsuit may differ depending on your situation. 

How is fault determined in a motorcycle accident?  

Police reports, witness testimonies, and evidence from the accident scene can determine fault. In some cases, expert witnesses may provide further insights.

Will my insurance rates go up if I make an insurance claim?  

Insurance rates can increase after a claim. Discuss this with your insurance company and an attorney who can explain your policy details to understand the implications fully.

Do I need an attorney if the insurance company offers me a settlement?  

Yes. An attorney can assess the fairness of the offer and negotiate on your behalf. Initial offers from insurance companies may not adequately cover all your damages and losses. Therefore, consult a motorcycle accident lawyer who will explain the details of your case and leave no money on the table. 

Contact Fields Injury Law and Get Started on the Road to Recovery

Attorney Steve Fields
Minnetonka Motorcycle Accident Attorney, Steve Fields

When the dust settles after a motorcycle accident, facing the complexities of insurance, compensation, and legal rights can be daunting.

Fields Injury Law will guide and support you through this challenging period. Our commitment is to your well-being and securing the best possible outcome for you. Don’t face this journey alone; allow our experienced Minnesota personal injury lawyers to stand beside you.

Contact us online today or call us at (612) 206-3495 and take the first step toward securing your future.