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Randall Gordon Knutson

Mankato Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. My daughter was a passenger in a car that was hit from the rear. She doesn't have a drivers license and wasn't living at home.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Randall Gordon Knutson
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Michael J. Helfand
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    Your daughter has a no fault claim where her own/your own insurance pays for all medical bills, mileage, wage loss, homemaking, and replacement services. Typically, if the insurance company wants an IME (ind. med. exam), they will offer the cost of hiring that doctor ($1000 to $1500) to you, to make the matter go away, and so they can close their file. That is rarely a good deal. Then you are done having medical paid for good. A better idea is usually to let them go ahead with the IME,...

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  2. Unauthorized rental car accident

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Randall Gordon Knutson
    2. Nima Taradji
    2 lawyer answers

    If you live in Minnesota, your own auto insurance provides No Fault benefits at first. This means $20,000 of medical bills coverage, and $20,000 of wage loss coverage, plus mileage, money for work done at home, and some other things. This is a Minnesota claim with your insurance company, and you MUST notify them right away; and fill out their "Application for Benefits" and Releases. Then you may have a claim against the other driver's insurance too. But beware because California has a...

  3. Car accident, with a passenger injured

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Randall Gordon Knutson
    2. James Mcmurray Johnson
    3. Steven Ronald Kuhn
    4. Nima Taradji
    4 lawyer answers

    In Minnesota there could be 4 or more policies covering the passenger, which is good news for the passenger. First of all the Passenger gets No fault benefits of $20,000 for medical and $20,000 for wage loss. This comes from their own policy, the cars policy, or possible a state fund. But the passenger should have this coverage no matter what. Then there is a claim against the driver, and their car insurance, if they have any. There is also a claim against the owner of the car,...

  4. I fell in the office buildings bathroom at work because of water on the floor......

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Randall Gordon Knutson
    2. Nima Taradji
    3. Edith A. Pearce
    3 lawyer answers

    You may have 2 claims; one work comp claim, and one claim against the property owner. In Minnesota you cannot sue your EMPLOYER, if you are hurt in the course of your employment (while working). You can only bring a work comp claim with regard to your Employer. But if the accident is someone else's fault, other than your employer, you can bring claim against the person or business that is at fault. A classic example of this is a Pizza delivery driver who is in a car accident. The pizza...

  5. Minor collision while changing lanes. Whose fault is it?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Randall Gordon Knutson
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds to me like the SUV driver was at fault, or negligent. I think it would be best to have a police report filed. You will need to locate the SUV auto insurance company too, which you may be able to do once a police report is filed. If not, the report should at least give the SUV driver's information, and you can write the the SUV driver and ask for their insurance coverage. You could make a claim in small claims court by simply bringing a claim against the other driver too. This...

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  6. Will i get any money from the wreck i was in or will the dealership get it all since i owe 2000 still.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Randall Gordon Knutson
    1 lawyer answer

    When the accident is someone else's fault, your car damage should be covered. It is usually first covered by your own insurance if you carry collision coverage. If not, the other vehicle's insurance should cover the damage. If the car is totaled, any lien holder will have to be paid first (car dealer). If there is anything left over, you would get that. The worst case scenario is that you are upside down, and owe more on the car than it is worth. Then you can owe the difference to the...

  7. My dentist left a piece of a drill under my crown

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Randall Gordon Knutson
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    I think you should definitely talk to a lawyer in your state. You can usually also file a complaint with the medical board for dentists, if you wish to. The only problem may be that a claim against the dentist would cost more to pursue than a recovery you may receive. I cannot tell what your eventual harm or damages will be.

  8. Who is responsible to pay for damages? Is the shop and or driver responsible?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Ronald Kuhn
    2. Randall Gordon Knutson
    2 lawyer answers

    It could be that both are responsible, depending on the facts. I would make a claim to both insurance companies and let them sort it out. I am sure that the company servicing your car has coverage for vehicles in their possession. Also, the hit and run driver has coverage, and should pay up quickly, if there is proof that their insured person did the hit and run.

  9. My future carrier and personal life is threatening by some gossips which are spreading from another country.Can I do anything?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Randall Gordon Knutson
    1 lawyer answer

    I believe that you may have a claim for libel if there is a written or published falsehood. You may have a claim for slander, which is a verbal falsehood. The more difficult part may be that she is out of the country. This means that it may be hard to get personal jurisdiction over her. Her contacts on facebook may make her subject to jurisdiction here. But even if you bring a lawsuit, get jurisdiction, and then get a judgment against her, you probably will still have trouble...

  10. Can assault charges be filed against a person if they broke someone's jaw in a fight?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Richard Albert Cruz
    2. Randall Gordon Knutson
    2 lawyer answers

    Charges can be filed by the local Prosecuting attorney. Normally it is within their discretion to do so, or not. There is not much you can do, other than to call the Prosecutor and ask that charges go forward. You can bring a civil lawsuit, which is entirely different and separate, if you wish. It seems to me that you may have a decent civil case if your son was hit out of the blue, as you indicate. You could bring a small claims action on your own, or hire an attorney to bring the lawsuit.