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Your rights in Minnesota after a car accident injury

| Jun 28, 2021 | Car Crashes

A motor vehicle accident can change your life in a moment. In a few seconds, severe injuries may threaten your ability to function normally for a long time.

If you are a parent, will you be able to provide for your family after the accident? You may no longer have the capacity to work or even care for yourself. While you are struggling to heal from your injuries, you may also have concerns about the substantial financial consequences of your accident. Learning the facts about recovering compensation can help to ease your anxiety during an immensely stressful time.

What compensation may be available in Minnesota?

Under the Minnesota No-Fault Act, you may be eligible for:

  • Reimbursement for medical expenses
  • Payment for damaged property
  • Assistance to maintain and care for your house
  • Payment for lost wages, both past and future
  • Disability benefits for injuries that prevent you from working
  • Compensation for pain and suffering

What is the Minnesota No-Fault Act?

The Minnesota No-Fault Act has eased the burden upon courts, enabling prompt treatment for accident victims. This legislation requires car insurance coverage that pays for your medical treatment and other out-of-pocket losses after an accident up to the policy limits, regardless of who caused the crash.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 2.3 million drivers and passengers sustain car accident-related injuries that need emergency medical treatment each year. If you arm yourself with information about motor vehicle accidents and injuries, you can protect your rights and the security of your family.