Cadem Law Group, PLLC, handles a wide range of personal injury lawsuits, including those involving vehicle accidents, wrongful death, product liability, malpractice, and premises liability. If you or a loved one was injured due to the actions or negligence of someone else, we are here to help. Cadem Law Group, PLLC, uncompromisingly fights for compensation for victims just like you across Minnesota.
As your law firm, our number one goal is to take the stress off you so you can focus on recovery. We will handle all communications with the insurance companies, work with medical providers to get you the care you need, and aggressively pursue financial compensation for all of your expenses, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have been injured:
Don’t sign anything from an insurance adjuster, or make any statements until after you’ve spoken to someone at Cadem Law Group. You may be signing away any future rights to compensation, or unknowingly jeopardizing your right to recovery. Insurance adjusters will sometimes show up at the scene of an accident or even in a hospital and ask leading or incriminating questions just when victims are at their most vulnerable.
Take pictures at the scene and after. Don’t forget that most cell phones are capable of taking pictures. Gather as much information as you can, if you’re able, at the scene of the accident. Photographic evidence is very hard to refute in a Minnesota accident lawsuit. Also, make sure to take numerous clear pictures of your injuries. Although medical records will discuss the types of injuries, nothing demonstrates the severity of your injuries and the associated pain and suffering like pictures.
Talk to witnesses immediately. Be sure to take note of witness comments like, “that car was flying,” or, “that guy wasn’t paying attention.” Take down names and contact information just in case your claim goes to court. Don’t ever let the other driver write his or her information down for you! I have seen countless victims of automobile accidents who fell victim to the other driver writing down false information. Physically examine his or her photo ID and personally record the information. Also, record the license plate number. Again, a cell phone picture of the photo ID, other vehicle and vehicle license plate number is a quick and easy way to protect yourself.
See your doctor immediately and follow all of his recommendations. Any delay may hurt your claim. Also, be sure to keep records and prescriptions on file. Remember that you have the right to a physician of your choice; don’t let the insurance adjuster choose one for you.
Call the police and your insurance company right away. Any delay in reporting an auto accident could hurt your case.
Keep a journal, records and receipts. Start a notebook relating to your accident and keep it with you. Write down how you feel on a daily basis. Keep records of each doctor visit, what issues you discussed, what treatments you received and where. This information will be invaluable to your claims. Six or seven months later, it may be hard to remember how painful it was to bend down and tie your shoes in the morning, or what it was like trying to fall asleep at night. Insurance companies and their lawyers are experts at making victims look like they are lying about or are exaggerating their injuries. It is difficult to refute a daily journal. Also be sure to maintain records of household services received, such as house cleaning and lawn mowing services.
Hire a lawyer. When you’ve been injured by someone’s negligence, you need the help of someone who is experienced at dealing with insurance companies and willing to fight to recover the compensation you deserve for every penny of your medical bills, lost wages, expenses, and pain and suffering.
Cadem Law Group is sharp, driven, and experienced. We are devoted to aggressively fighting to recover every penny you deserve. With seven years working within the insurance industry, if you have been injured, we can help. Contact our office online or call 218-739-HELP (4357) to schedule a free consultation to discuss the value of your case today.
Key Practice Topics: Accidents; Crash; Burns; Wrongful Death; Paraplegic; Brain Injuries; Back Injuries; Soft Tissue; Cervical Spine; Spasms; Hematoma; Hemorrhage; Discogenic Disease; Disability; Product Liability; Catastrophic Failure; Negligence; Negligent Design; Failure to Warn; Slip and Fall; Contributory Negligence; Comparative Fault; Treatment; Independent Medical Exam; IME; Malpractice; Premises Liability; Attractive Nuisance; Choice of Procedures.
Give us a call today at (218) 739-4357 to speak with one of our attorneys and the Cadem Law Group. Proudly Serving: Ramsey County, Hennepin County, Otter Tail County, Fergus Falls, Wahpeton, Washington County, Pelican Rapids, Perham, Alexandria, Wadena, Staples, Morris, Little Falls, Becker, Clay, Wadena, Douglas, Grant, Wright, Dakota, Scott, Carver, Anoka, Pope, Becker and Detroit Lakes, MN.