What to Do If the Insurance Company Won’t Pay Your Car Accident Claim

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. If you have been in an accident and are seeking a claim from either your insurance company or the company of the negligent driver, you may find yourself facing a denied insurance claim. Even if your claim may not be denied, you may find yourself speaking to an adjuster who may not be offering you what you believe to be the full value of your claim. The Law Office of Martin T. Montilino is a car accident attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota who can assist accident victims who are having trouble receiving a claim from their insurance company. When the company won’t pay or balks at paying the full price of your claim, you need the Law Office of Martin T. Montilino. […]

By | March 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

In an Accident in a Rental Car?

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. Vacation is meant to be a time to escape your worries and stress. When you rent a car, the last thing on your mind might be what to do in the event of an accident. In fact, some people purchase rental car insurance specifically to have to avoid thinking about the consequences of an accident. However, not every driver requires rental car insurance. If you are traveling, you may wonder what your current driver’s insurance covers and wonder what steps you should take to protect yourself in the event of an accident. Here are some things to consider: […]

By | March 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Will a New Smartphone App Prevent Accidents?

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. We’ve all heard about how artificial intelligence in vehicles will someday lead to driverless cars and a major reduction in the number of accidents. It is well-documented that the majority of accidents that occur on the road take place due to driver error. Yet, critics of driverless cars claim that the technology remains in its infancy, is prone to too many errors, and it will be years before the technology can adequately serve the public. […]

By | March 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What You Should Know About Children’s Personal Injury Claims in Minneapolis, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. According to U.S.A. Today, more than 9,000 children under age 12 died in car accidents between 2002 and 2011. These figures don’t account for the number of children injured in crashes every year. Parents of minors who are injured in crashes have the right to seek compensation from negligent parties and from insurers to cover their children’s medical expenses, recovery costs, and other losses. If your child has been injured in a car accident, the personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Martin T. Montilino may be able to assist you in seeking a recovery you may deserve. […]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Personal Injury Victims Suffering From Spinal Cord Accidents May Face Hidden Health Problems

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. According to the Loyola University Health System, 46 percent of spinal cord injury patients were injured in car accidents. Car crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injury. Loyola University reports that medical care for a spinal cord injury patient can range between $320,000 and $985,000 in the first year alone. Ongoing care is estimated to be as high as $5 million over the lives of some patients. Most families facing these costs may wonder how they will care for their loved one. These families may struggle with life-style changes, with lost wages if a loved one must miss work, and high medical expenses. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious, or life-altering injury in a crash, the Law Office of Martin T. Montilino are car accident attorneys in Minneapolis, Minnesota who may be able to help you seek a recovery for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. […]

By | February 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How Personal Injury Trauma Can Affect Your Life

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has been evaluating the many ways individuals can be affected by the disorder. While the disorder has often been linked to war veterans, any individual who suffers a traumatic experience can develop post traumatic stress disorder. In fact, according to the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, car accidents are among the leading traumatic experience suffered by males and the second leading traumatic experience suffered by females. These individuals may experience anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. In fact, as many as 9% of car accident survivors may go on to develop the condition. […]

By | February 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Your Rights After a Hit and Run Car Accident

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. Chrissy Teigen emerged unhurt from a recent hit and run car accident in Hollywood. Teen Vogue and other news outlets reported that the celebrity was unharmed in the crash. Fortunately, Hollywood police were able to track down the suspect responsible for the accident. […]

By | February 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Is Current U.S. Traffic Law Protecting Road Users?

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. News reports across the country have revealed some troubling trends. Across the nation, the number of people dying on U.S. roads in car accidents has been growing. According to NPR, traffic deaths jumped 10.4% in the first part of 2016 compared to 2015. This trend doesn’t appear to be changing. Investigators find that many accidents occur due to human error. Drinking and driving, distracted driving, cell phone use, and speeding are all major contributing factors to accidents. Regulators have long been wondering what can be done to stop this disturbing trend. […]

By | February 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

New Bill Proposes Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protestors—Will Minnesota Follow Suit?

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. According to Business Insider, a new bill proposed by the North Dakota legislature would protect negligent drivers who hit protestors who are blocking a highway or road. Some claim that the bill was designed to target protestors fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Critics of the bill argue that the law would be a direct attack on free speech and the First Amendment. In the realm of personal injury law, this could create a precedent regarding who will and won’t be protected under the law. […]

By | January 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Personal Injury Law Gray Areas: When a DUI is Hard to Prove

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. Determining fault after a car accident is important for victims and families. Individuals who are at fault for a car accident may be liable to pay for the victims’ medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The at-fault driver’s insurance may also be responsible for covering damages sustained by other drivers. One way to show that a driver was at fault for an accident is when a driver was found to be guilty of drunk driving or driving while under the influence of drugs. The Law Office of Martin T. Montilino understands the devastating injuries that victims can sustain due to a driver’s decision to smoke marijuana or drink and drive. […]

By | January 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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