Things to Consider When You’ve Suffered a Personal Injury

December 30, 2020  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

No matter the cause or the repercussions, suffering a personal injury can lead to a large amount of stress. In addition to the injuries themselves, you may be dealing with related physical challenges, emotional stressors, or financial difficulties from extensive medical bills and lost wages from time missed from work. We’ve outlined some of the many things to consider when you’ve suffered a personal injury.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

At Barna, Guzy & Steffen, we’ve worked with a variety of clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Types of personal injury cases include motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, dog bites or other animal attacks, , and product defect or liability to name a few. Another type of personal injury may be caused by premises liability, meaning that an accident occurred due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, including commercial, retail, or other public locations.

Information and Details About Your Injury

When you’ve suffered a personal injury, of course you’ll first want to ensure your safety and the safety of others and seek necessary medical treatment. However, it’s important to obtain as much information as possible about the situation. Details imperative to a personal injury case include basics such as time, location, and the contact information of witnesses or anyone else involved. We’ll also want to obtain copies of any insurance paperwork, incident reports, medical records, or receipts for expenses related to the injury.

Possible Claims and Compensation

No two personal injury cases are alike. When you meet with an experienced personal injury attorney at Barna, Guzy & Steffen, we’ll discuss possible outcomes for any claims filed and potential compensation you may receive. We’ll work closely with you to thoroughly understand the accident or situation that caused your injury and who should be held accountable for it. There may be a primary responsible party as well as additional responsible parties such as insurance companies and product manufacturers.


The sooner you contact us regarding your injury, the better. Depending on the location and the nature of the accident, there may be a time limit, or statute of limitations, for filing a claim.

Knowledgeable Advice from Experienced Attorneys

During a time of recovery that may be overwhelming and stressful, rely on Barna, Guzy & Steffen for knowledgeable advice and information. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys and staff will handle your case with compassion and dedication while fighting to obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone’s negligence, contact us to speak with one of our attorneys today. We are proud to have served clients in Coon Rapids, the Twin Cities metro area, and greater Minnesota since 1938.

Adriel B. Villarreal’s areas of practice include personal injury and criminal defense law. Adriel is bilingual and able to assist English and Spanish speaking clients.