Personal Injury Questions

What is a “personal injury?”

Any type of injury that results in harm or death is a personal injury. Even if you only suffered emotional pain, you may qualify for a personal injury lawsuit.

What types of personal injury cases do you handle?

The Law Offices of Bolt Hoffer Boyd take all types of personal injury cases, including premise liability, product defects, wrongful death, burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries and more.

What is “contingency?”

When you hire one of our Minnesota personal injury attorneys, you will be charged on a contingency fee basis. What that means is that you will not pay for our services unless we are able to win your case for you.

Do I have a case?

We can’t tell you if you have a case until we know all the details. Call today to schedule your free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Can’t I just handle a case between myself and my insurance company without hiring a lawyer?

You could, but keep in mind that a Minnesota personal injury lawyer will be working for you while an insurance company agent will work toward the company’s interest -paying the smallest possible settlement.

What is a statute of limitations?

A statute of limitations caps the amount of time you have to sue. Every case type has a different statute of limitations, so contact our office today to discuss your case.

Define recklessness:

Recklessness occurs when a person blatantly ignores the potential consequences of their actions.

Explain negligence:

Negligence occurs when a person is careless. When someone is harmed due to this carelessness, the negligent person can be held responsible.

What is premise liability?

When someone fails to keep their property safe for visitors, they are liable for injuries that occur on the premise.

What is a product defect?

When a manufacturer releases a product to the public that is not safe or does not warn about potential hazards, they can be held liable for injuries that result from the use of the product.