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Kenyon Law Firm
from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gerald K.
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Todd Kenyon is magnificent. He is an exciting personality, eager to understand and help the client. He is very professional, an expert in law and legal matters.

O'Dea Law Firm, LLC.
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Amit K.
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My spouse was involved in an auto crash & I was looking for an attorney who could handhold us on the next steps & provide an honest opinion on our case. Rich was generous enough to provide us with some great initial feedback over phone & also agreed for an in person meeting which we had today. He was a thorough professional & walked us through the details especially related to personal injury. As of today we have requested him for some extra time to think due to some of our personal constraints & he was considerate enough to provide us with the same. I would definitely recommend him for his professional attitude & deep expertise in handling auto crash related cases.

Lemmon & Tanasychuk, LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deb N.
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I experienced a serious work injury. I naively believed that my employer would take care of an employee hurt on the job. It became clear that I needed legal help to push back against my large and powerful employer, their insurance company and the legal representation that they'd selected to handle my claim. I searched the internet and found hundreds of attorneys claiming to be able to help me. I asked for references from friends, interviewed a few attorneys, and was felt uneasy about choosing any of them. I knew that this decsion needed to be sound as my financial security was at stake. Eventually I was referred to the firm of the Lemmon and Tanasychuk by a reputable law professional familiar with Workman's Compensation cases. I wanted to be represented by a firm who had a reputation for being ethical and fighting for their clients. I was told that Lemmon and Tanasychuk was the firm for me. Denise Lemmon represented me with great skill andprofessionalism throughout the long case. From the first meeting, she inspired cofidence and was an effective and punctual communicator. She always communicated with me directly, no working through paralegals or assistants. She was tireless, patient and would explain the complicated process until I felt I understood every detail. I wish I'd never had to travel down the Workmans Comp path, but Denise Lemmon is the person that you want beside you. Her judgement is sound and she did a superb job with my case. In addition, her partner Conrad Tanasychuk assited me when Ms Lemmon had a scheduling conflict. He also proved to be a remarkably skilled and capable attorney.

Palmer Law Firm
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

The personal injury lawyers at Palmer Law Firm represent people who have been involved in Minnesota car accidents, Wisconsin car accidents and other types of accidents that occur within Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Our company focuses solely on dog bite injuries. We have helped our clients obtain the settlements they deserve. Our law firm charges $0 up front and our medical network can treat you with no out of pocket expenses.


You don't have to go downtown for a great lawyer! When you've been injured, you need the best Minneapolis personal injury lawyer. The Schmidt Law Firm has 30 years of experience, in over 6,000 successful cases, in bringing justice to the victims of personal injury and wrongful death. If you need a Minneapolis personal injury lawyer, the Schmidt Law Firm in Minneapolis, MN can provide a top personal injury lawyer, with years of experience in many areas.


We are a civil litigation law firm that specializes in personal injury and workers' compensation and provide additional services to our clients, including criminal defense, family law and estate planning. We are small firm that serves the Twin Cities metro and also have a focus on serving the needs of the Hispanic community.


At the St. Paul law firm of Swor & Gatto, P.A., we practice injury law exclusively, advocating for injured people and their families. Since our founding in 1981, we have litigated thousands of personal injury cases. We seek compensation and damages for clients who have been injured because of the negligence of another party. Our attorneys handle each case personally. The lawyer to whom a client speaks during the initial appointment is the lawyer who will prepare the case for trial and be a strong advocate in the courtroom. Of course, not all our cases go to trial; we are often able to obtain full and fair settlements quickly through negotiation. Whichever approach a case demands, our attorneys are ready. In more than 30 years helping injured clients, we have handled almost every type of personal injury matter. There are many personal injury lawyers in the region. Swor & Gatto's personal injury attorneys offer services in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities, Minnesota, Roseville, Hennepin County, Anoka County, Dakota County, Woodbury, Maplewood, Eagan, Apple Valley, Bloomington, Edina, Burnsville, Savage and Eden Prairie.

  • 37 years in business

Swor & Gatto is a personal injury firm that specializes in the fields of motor vehicle crashes, slips and falls, and medical negligence. We are a small, multilingual firm that focuses on individual client service, and has deep roots in the Twin Cities. There are no secretaries in our office; only attorneys and paralegals.


If you have been injured as the result of another's negligence, you need a trusted attorney who can protect your legal rights, fight aggressively on your behalf, and get results. With over 13 years of insurance and risk management industry experience, I launched the personal injury practice of Bittle Bosman & Hansen. My firm's primary purpose is to use my industry experience to help injury victims maximize recoveries in the most efficient way possible. Contact my firm today if you or a loved one has been injured and needs legal assistance with any of the following: * Auto Accidents * Slip, Fall and Premises Liability * Spinal Cord Injury * Traumatic Brain Injury * Burn Injuries * Construction and On-the-Job Accidents * Insurance Coverage Disputes * Dog and Animal Bites * Boating Accidents * Pedestrian Injury * Bicycle Accidents * Motorcycle Accidents * Truck and Trailer Accidents * Defective Products * Wrongful Death Bittle Bosman & Hansen was founded on the principle of providing truly personalized legal service. Our firm is small by design in order to maintain manageable case loads and direct client interaction. At my firm, you will always speak directly with an experienced St. Louis Park, Minnesota personal injury attorney about your case. Information is the key to good decisions. Our first goal in any injury claim is to provide an early and comprehensive evaluation. From that point, we can present each client with all options available, thereby empowering our client's to make informed decisions about settlement, litigation, and trial. Litigation is an inherent and important part of any personal injury case. Many lawyers will focus a client's attention on the complexities of litigation and trial, but few can provide the inside experience of understanding how the insurance company thinks, why it makes the decisions it does, and how best to efficiently but aggressively navigate the claims process and use the litigation process. Most people don't understand that insurance defense lawyers don't have any actual authority. The authority to settle a case comes from the claims or self-insured risk management departments. Without a true understanding of how the work flow and financial and risk decisions are made, lawyers can often evaluate the legal risks but have little practical experience with understanding the business of insurance claims. What is also not often discussed is the statistical reality that roughly 95% of all cases are settled today without trial. The law is important but short of a jury trial, one must truly understand who one's audience really is in order to effectively focus the communication. My career spans over 13 years in the insurance and risk management industry where I worked my way through law school. My experience has included working for Allstate Insurance, General Casualty Insurance, Northland Insurance, and over 8 years managing the self-insured risks for Supervalu Inc. After resolving literally thousands of claims and years of managing dozens of injury litigation from coast to coast, I launched my personal injury practice with a driving desire to work for individual clients. My commitment is to go the extra mile to get you a fair settlement, and my firm takes that pledge very seriously. I not only know your rights but will also do everything in my power to protect them. Let my industry experience work for you. If you or someone you love needs the assistance of an experienced St. Louis Park, Minnesota personal injury lawyer, call Gregory N. Bittle today to schedule a free consultation. Bittle Bosman & Hansen LLC proudly serves the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. We offer 24/7 emergency services, evening and weekend appointments, and no fees are collected unless your case is successful. Practice areas and legal definitions are as follows: * Automobile Accidents A car accident is a collision involving an automobile and anything that causes damage to the automobile, including other automobiles, telephone poles, buildings and trees. Sometimes a car accident may also refer to an automobile striking a human or animal. Car accidents, also called traffic collisions, auto accidents, road accidents, personal injury collisions, motor vehicle accidents and crashes kill an estimated 1.2 million people worldwide each year and injure about forty times this number. * Other Vehicle Accidents Legal claims that arise from vehicle accidents are typically governed by the law of negligence. Any individual who negligently operates a motor vehicle may be required to pay damages to an injured victim. A personal injury case involving a vehicle accident may become formalized through civil court proceedings or may be resolved through an informal settlement before a lawsuit is filed. Vehicle accidents can include the following: - ATV accidents - Bicycle accidents - Boating accidents - Bus accidents - Cruise ship accidents - Motorcycle accidents - Pedestrian accidents - Semi-tractor trailer accidents - SUV rollover accidents - Train accidents - Truck accidents The surviving family members of a fatally injured accident victim may be able to bring wrongful death charges against the defendant. * Bicycle Accidents According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 67,000 cyclists in the U.S. are injured every year in accidents involving motor vehicles. Many cyclists who are injured in bicycle accidents are unaware that they have a personal injury case and that they may be entitled to compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills and lost incomes. A cyclist may be entitled to receive compensation for an injury sustained because of a pothole, poor road or defective sidewalk. There are state-mandated residential and commercial bicycle laws, which entitle cyclists to observe different traffic rules than cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles. This may mean that the cyclist is not legally responsible for an accident. * Boating Accidents Typically, powerboats such as runabouts, cabin cruisers and jet skis are the most common watercraft involved in boating accidents, although sailboats can be involved in accidents as well. The most frequent sources of injuries are caused from propeller accidents and collisions. Because personal watercraft such as jet skis cannot be steered when the throttle is released, inexperienced drivers often have collisions when confronted with an emergency. Serious personal injury and even death can occur due to a boating collision or from a person falling over the side of a watercraft and drowning. Legal claims that arise from boating collisions are typically governed by the law of negligence. Any individual who negligently operates a watercraft may be required to pay damages to an injured victim. A maritime case involving a boating accident may become formalized through civil court proceedings, or may be resolved through an informal settlement before a lawsuit is filed. The surviving family members of a fatally injured boating accident victim may be able to recover damages in a maritime wrongful death action against the defendant. * Cruise Ship Accidents Cruise ship accidents can include food poisoning, assault by crew members or other passengers, sexual battery, slip or trip and falls and other personal injuries. Cruise ship lines have a responsibility to make sure there are no hazardous conditions on board that can cause injury to its passengers. When cruise ship accidents occur because of poor maintenance, incompetent staff members, inadequate safety equipment, inadequate emergency precautions and/or improperly trained employees, cruise ship owners can be held legally responsible for negligence. Victims of cruise ship accidents may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. The cruise ship industry restricts when and where a personal injury claim can be filed. For example, many tickets make a stipulation that an injured passenger must file a claim within one year of the cruise ship accident, and that claims must be made in a certain state. * Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycle riders are often exposed to dangers not met by automobile drivers and other motorists on the road. The lack of any substantial protective barriers as well as the difficulty that other motorists may have in seeing or stopping for a motorcycle, leaves riders prone to serious personal injury in the event of an accident. * Truck Accidents Truck accidents are usually much more complex than car accidents and as roadways are becoming more and more crowded, truck accidents are occurring more frequently and involving a multitude of drivers. Truck accidents can occur due to reckless driving, mechanical failures, oversize/overloaded trucks, inexperience of the truck driver, driving in bad weather and truck driver fatigue and can result in truck/vehicle rollover, jack-knife or head-on and rear-end collisions. Laws and regulations are specifically designed to protect motorists from the negligence of the truck companies and/or truck drivers. A person who is injured in a truck accident or has lost a loved one due to wrongful death caused by a truck accident can sue the persons or party at fault. * Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when the nerves within the spinal canal are damaged. Most SCIs are caused by trauma to the vertebral column, affecting the spinal cord's ability to send and receive messages between the brain and the body's systems that control sensory, motor and autonomic function. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of SCI, followed by acts of violence, falls, sports injuries and diseases such as polio, spina bifida and Friedreich's Ataxia. The spinal cord does not have to be severed in order for a loss of functioning to occur. In fact, in most people with SCI, the spinal cord is intact but the damage to it results in loss of functioning. * Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a medical phrase used to describe the damage to the brain suffered by sudden impact or physical force to the head. Essentially, the human brain floats in a fluid substance called cerebrospinal fluid. TBI can result when the force of momentum causes the brain to impact against the skull. This type of injury often the result of hitting your head on the windshield, pavement or object is frequently referred to as a closed head injury. Whiplash can also cause TBI. These closed head injuries can result in lasting physical and mental problems. * Burn Injuries People who have suffered and survived the agony of second, third and even fourth degree burns describe the pain they experienced as among the most severe of all traumatic injuries. Personal injuries involving severe burns commonly result from explosions, premises fires, defective products, motor vehicle collisions, electric shock as well as accidental exposure to harmful chemicals and radiation. * Slip and Fall and Premises Liability Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and can cause serious personal injury. Most slip and falls happen in commercial settings, such as grocery stores, drug stores, office buildings, construction sites, gas stations and malls but they also happen on private property. Premises liability accidents can include toxic exposure, animal attacks, swimming pool accidents and amusement park ride accidents. In any event, there exist duties on the part of the property owners to maintain the property responsibly and avoid the existence of hazardous conditions. Dangerous or defective conditions may be large or small, temporary or permanent. Therefore, investigation of the claim is essential to a successful case. Temporary conditions such as water on the floor of a grocery store, or snow and ice on the stairs of a restaurant need to be investigated quickly. * Construction and On-the-Job Accidents Construction labor makes up one of the three most dangerous occupations in the United States today; each year producing thousands of debilitating injuries and wrongful deaths. Factors that contribute to construction accidents include workers lifting loads with worn and weathered cables, working on elevated platforms without fall protection or wearing defective safety harnesses and lanyards, and/or working in trenches with improper benching and using outdated tools and equipment. Farming and manufacturing accidents, as well as the oil and gas industry accidents can also cause serious injury and toxic exposure. * Toxic Exposure Due to the tremendous growth of corporate industry in the United States over the past 50 years, the number of dangerous, toxic substances in the environment has grown significantly. Some toxic substances are shown to cause substantial injury to people such as lead-based paint (linked to brain damage, especially in children), asbestos (linked to lung cancer and restrictive lung disease), dry cleaning and other solvents (linked to brain damage and major organ damage), pesticides such as dioxin and DDT (linked to birth injuries) and toxic landfill waste (linked to leukemia). * Dog and Animal Bites Every year, millions of Americans are bitten by animals. Being attacked by a dog is an extremely stressful event. Many dog bite injuries leave scars and have lasting emotional effects. In every state, a dog owner is liable for bites to people inflicted viciously by a dog that previously bit a person viciouslyor that were inflicted pursuant to the command of the dog owner. In almost all states, a bite victim can recover compensation from a person whose negligence caused the attack and from a person who violated a leash law, a trespass law applicable to dogs or other dog safety laws. The owner or keeper of a dog is strictly liable for his or her dog, even if it is the first time the dog has injured someone. As long as the injured victim was not trespassing, teasing or tormenting the dog, the keeper or owner of the dog is liable for any injuries sustained. Compensation for a dog bite can include payment for medical bills, pain & suffering, mental anxiety, fear and scarring. * Insurance Claims Insurance claims are a notice for reimbursement from an insurance company when the insured has suffered a loss that is covered under the insurance policy. Insurance companies cannot refuse to pay a customer's claim without reasonable justification. This means that an insurance company must engage in a reasonable investigation and pay legitimate claims in a timely manner. If an insurance company fails to handle its customer's claim properly, it may be held accountable for resulting economic losses, including lost wages, interest on money the insured borrowed to cover expenses while insurance benefits were wrongfully withheld, and loss due to damaged credit. * Defective Products Product liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer. Product liability cases may include defective or poorly designed machinery, tools, motor vehicle defects, recreational products, pharmaceuticals and other defective products and equipment. A person injured by a defective or dangerous product may be eligible to file a lawsuit for product liability. Damages can be recovered under one of the following categories: - strict products liability - negligence or breach of warranty * Wrongful Death A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or organization. A legal action for wrongful death belongs to the decedent's immediate family members, usually a surviving spouse and children and sometimes parents. Under certain circumstances, unrelated minor children living with and supported by the decedent may also bring a claim for wrongful death. In order to bring a successful wrongful death cause of action, the following elements must be present: The death of a human being caused by another's negligence or intentional conduct. The survival of family members who are suffering the loss of financial support, love, care, comfort, supervision, guidance, household assistance and general society previously provided by the deceased. The general rule in wrongful death cases is that one is entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages which are suffered as a result of the loss of a loved one. Economic damages in a wrongful death case include an award for the financial contributions which the decedent would have made to his or her spouse, children and/or parents had he or she survived. It also includes the recovery for funeral service expenses in memory of the decedent and for burial cost. Non-economic damages include loss of love, society, companionship, comfort, affection, solace or moral support. If you or someone you love needs the assistance of an experienced St. Louis Park, Minnesota personal injury lawyer, call Gregory N. Bittle today for a free consultation. Bittle Bosman & Hansen LLC proudly serves the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. We offer 24/7 emergency services, evening and weekend appointments, and no fees are collected unless your case is successful Attorney Gregory N. Bittle Jurisdictions Attorney is Licensed in: Minnesota Date Admitted to the Bar: October, 31, 2008 Education: Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, May 2008; Bachelor of Arts, US History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, June 1996. Professional Memberships and Achievements: Minnesota Association of Justice; Minnesota State Bar Association; Hennepin County Bar Association; William Mitchell Law Review, Assistant Editor, Vol. 33; Staff Member, Vol. 32; Deans List; Chief Justice Peter S. Popovich Scholarship (academic scholarship); CALI Awards (highest score in class) Contracts, 2005; Insurance Law, Spring 2006; Labor Law, Spring 2008.


Getting your workers’ compensation benefits is not easy. Recent changes in the law have made it even more difficult to obtain benefits. Employers are disputing even the most severe injury claims and taking advantage of overwhelmed and injured Minnesota workers. Attorney Jerry Sisk and The Law Office of Thomas Mottaz are here to help.


Practice areas: * criminal defense * personal injury * car accidents * domestic violence * truck accidents * DUI defense * wrongful death * DWI charges * motorcycle accidents * drug crimes * bike accidents * and more

  • 37 years in business

We take a very personalized approach to each case. We also ensure our clients have the medical care that they need, while taking care of the logistics of the case. Swor & Gatto, P.A. is a boutique law firm that specializes in personal injury claims. We primarily handle motor vehicle accidents, premises liability claims, and medical negligence claims. All of our staff members are either attorneys our paralegals, meaning everyone in the office is qualified to handle all elements of our clients' claims.


We represent employees who have been injured at work as well as individuals who are injured in motor vehicle accidents and slip-and-fall injuries.

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What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation. This injury may be the result of neglect or malicious intent of another person, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, company wrongdoing, unlawful imprisonment and more.

To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law school. Most states then require the person to pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require a retainer, personal injury lawyers often work on contingency fees. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

What should you look for in a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer will advocate for your legal rights if you’ve been hurt in an accident at work or in daily life, have suffered from medical malpractice, or are struggling to have your insurance carrier cover your needs. It may be helpful to talk with two or three lawyers before selecting one. When looking for a personal injury lawyer, research their reviews and make sure former clients have had good experiences with them. Next, make sure the personal injury lawyer has experience and proven success winning cases similar to yours. Confirm that the lawyer is licensed to provide services in your state. When you find a qualified personal injury lawyer with whom you want to work, freely discuss payment and fees before any work begins. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to learn what your case is about and explain their rates. Personal injury attorneys typically receive a percentage of your settlement (called a contingency fee), so they are paid after the trial or case is complete. Keep in mind that some attorneys have fees that you must pay even if you don’t win your trial. It’s important to understand these details before work begins so you don’t have any unhappy surprises later. Lastly, it’s wise to choose a personal injury lawyer that you have confidence in and with whom you can communicate openly and honestly.

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