Minnesota Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Settlements and Case Results

Common questions this Minnesota personal injury lawyer gets from clients injured in an accident are: What is my personal injury claim worth?  How much will my settlement be? Will my case settle at mediation or arbitration?  Will my case go to trial?  People want to know about personal injury settlements, wrongful death settlements, and jury verdicts.

Not all cases settle.  For the cases that settle, the answer depends on the evidence; settlements depend on the evidence of damages.  Your claim is worth exactly what you can prove in case your claim goes to court.  Every accident is different.  Every injury is different.  There is no such thing as a personal injury calculator for damages.  The following are examples of results of compensation (settlements and jury verdicts) the Stowman Law Firm, P.A., got for injured clients.  Read the following carefully, and feel free to ask questions.  Your accident case might look similar at a glance, but in reality might have completely different evidence of damage.

Motorcycle accident with traumatic brain injury and broken hand-Minnesota

This motorcycle / truck crash settled without going to court for $900,000.

A lumber delivery truck driver failed to look before turning left on a rural Minnesota highway.  The truck driver turned left in front of our client’s oncoming motorcycle, and caused the truck-motorcycle crash. The crash caused our client a broken hand, a traumatic brain …

The Charges:

Motorcycle accident with traumatic brain injury and broken hand.

The Verdict:

$900,000

Slip and Fall with shoulder injury at big box store in Minnesota

This slip-and-fall case settled for $52,500.  The store forced our attorneys to put the personal injury claim into lawsuit, because the store would not settle.  Eventually, the case settled before trial.

An elderly woman tripped over a display stand and fell at a big box store in northern Minnesota. Our client was 68 years old, but …

The Charges:

Slip and Fall with shoulder injury at big box store in Minnesota.

The Verdict:

$52,500

Whiplash, neck pain, soft tissue neck injuries in rear-end collision

A middle aged man was waiting in a line of cars for a red light to turn green, when his car was hit from behind. Our client tried his best to continue with his normal activities, but was left with soft tissue neck sprain/strain injuries – neck pain when turning his head, pain when lifting …

The Charges:

Whiplash, neck pain, soft tissue neck injuries in rear-end collision

The Verdict:

Settlement $15,000 (plus $20,000 for medical bills for a total of $35,000)

Permanent bruise, lower leg in t-bone car crash-Minnesota

Permanent bruise, lower leg in t-bone car collision in northwestern Minnesota. Settlement: $15,000 (plus $13,000 for medical bills for a total of $28,000). The bruise on our client’s lower leg was permanently slightly swollen, sore to the touch, and very slightly discolored. Our client was able to continue with the majority of her normal activities.

Damages …

The Charges:

Permanent bruise, lower leg in t-bone car collision

The Verdict:

$15,000 (plus $13,000 for medical bills for a total of $28,000)

Neck pain, whiplash / soft tissue neck injuries and head injury

Neck pain, whiplash / soft tissue neck injuries and head injury to automobile passenger in rear end auto crash. Settlement $150,000. A woman was the front seat passenger in a vehicle driven by her mother. Our client’s seat back broke as a result of the impact, and the seat was laying flat after the crash. …

The Charges:

Neck pain, whiplash / soft tissue neck injuries and head injury

The Verdict:

$150,000

Whiplash, neck strain / sprain soft tissue injury in Minnesota crash

Whiplash, neck strain / neck sprain soft tissue injury in rear end car crash in northwestern Minnesota. Jury verdict: approximately $18,000. A woman was stopped at an intersection waiting to turn left when a negligent driver failed to stop and slammed into the back of her small SUV. The impact caused our client soft tissue …

The Charges:

Whiplash, neck strain / sprain soft tissue injury

The Verdict:

Approximately $18,000

Broken right ankle in a car / semi truck accident

Broken right ankle in a car / semi truck accident. Settlement: $250,000 (plus $20,000 for medical bills for a total of $270,000). Our client’s right foot was on the brake at the time of impact, causing a broken ankle, ligament damage and joint damage. Our client worked on his feet, and had to retrain for …

The Charges:

Broken right ankle

The Verdict:

$250,000 (plus $20,000 for medical bills for a total of $270,000)

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