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Minnesota Truck Accident FAQ – Part 2

In part one, we explored how victims can know if they have a case, what their case may be worth, and how likely it is that their case will go to trial. Here are some more answers to questions that we commonly get from truck accident victims who consult with us.

How Much Will Legal Representation Cost Me?

If you are worried about the costs associated with retaining an attorney, do not be. The overwhelming majority of truck accident lawyers take their cases using a contingent fee1 arrangement, which means that they will only charge legal fees if they successfully recover compensation for their client. If they do, their fee is calculated as a percentage (typically one-third) of any settlement or award obtaining on behalf of the client. In addition, initial consultation are generally free, so you can find our if you have a case without having to spend any money.

How Long Should I Wait to Retain an Attorney?

Many truck accident victims wonder how long they should wait before retaining an attorney. The answer to this question is simple – you should always retain a lawyer as soon as you can. Doing so will protect your legal rights and give your lawyer ample time to develop your case prior to the lapse of the statute of limitations2 that limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit.

What Losses Can I Expect to Recover?

Minnesota law allows victims of accidents caused by negligence to recover for both their economic and non-economic damages. Examples of losses that are commonly recovered in a truck accident case include the following:

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

Call a Minnesota Truck Accident Lawyer Today for More Information

If you have been hurt in a wreck involving a commercial truck, it is in your best interest to have your case reviewed by an attorney right away. To schedule a free consultation with one of our truck accident lawyers, call our office today at 800-732-3070 or contact us online. If you are unable to come into our office, we are happy to meet you at your home or in the hospital.

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