Personal Injury Lawsuit Attorneys in Minneapolis
Experienced Lawyers Serving the Twin Cities
Martineau, Gonko & Vavreck (MGV) is a well-established Minneapolis law firm whose lawyers have more than 30 years' combined experience and a commitment to protecting consumer rights through personal injury lawsuits, consumer protection actions and employment rights cases.
All clients of the firm work directly with one of our partners. Contact us to make an appointment.
Consumer Protection and Fair Debt Collection Practices
You have legal rights when dealing with debt collectors and debt collection agencies, even if you owe the debt. Our lawyers file lawsuits against abusive debt collectors in federal court on behalf of our clients. We obtain compensation for our clients in the form of monetary settlements from debt collectors who violate our clients' legal rights. Under the provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, our fees are paid by the debt collector and you pay us nothing.
- What Is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act?
- Why Should I Fight Abusive Debt Collection?
- Can Debt Collectors Call Me at Work?
- Can Debt Collectors Threaten to Sue Me?
- How Do Collectors Have to Identify Themselves?
- Checklist: Do I Have an FDCPA Claim?
- Why Hire Us to Fight Unfair Debt Collection?
Car accident injury claims are a potential minefield for victims, especially if they do not have legal counsel. In a Minnesota no-fault auto accident case, your own insurance company can become your adversary. The no-fault system is extremely complicated and uses insurance adjustors and insurance companies as gatekeepers.
Recovering financial compensation in truck accident cases can be confusing. The truck driver, the trucking company and the trailer may all be covered by different insurance companies. In addition, if the truck weighs more than 5,500 pounds, the trucking company is responsible for bills paid under Minnesota no-fault insurance.
Minnesota has an "open and obvious" law that applies to slip and fall personal injury cases. If the dangerous condition was not "open and obvious," and if other conditions are met, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering after a serious slip and fall accident.
A fatal accident may result in a wrongful death claim if it was caused by someone else's negligence or carelessness. Some of the most common types of wrongful death cases are fatal car accidents, accidents at work and deaths caused by dangerous products. In these cases, the family members have the right to seek damages for medical expenses incurred prior to death, funeral expenses, future lost wages and loss of consortium. A child has the right to be compensated for loss of parental guidance.
Civil Litigation and Employment Rights
Our lawyers represent employees in wage and hour claims, including overtime claims, sales commissions and other compensations owed to the employee but denied by the employer.
If you are a victim of workplace discrimination, contact a lawyer immediately because there are several important deadlines you must meet to protect your rights. Your attorney can also advise you of actions to take — or not take — at work to strengthen your claim.
Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace often feel ashamed and do not want to come forward. However, perpetrators count on that sense of shame to keep their victims quiet. Our lawyers are very aggressive in pursuing sexual harassment claims and holding employers accountable.
To discuss your case with a lawyer, call 612-659-9500 or fill out our contact form. Our law office is conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis, in the historic Warehouse District, one block off Washington Avenue and our lawyers represent clients throughout the Twin Cities metro, Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Se habla español.