Hi, my name is Scott Rowland, an attorney here at Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. I represent individuals injured both at work and outside of work. I also represent Minnesota’s peace officers and firefighters in obtaining their disability benefits and healthcare under both PERA and MSRS.
Quite often Minnesota police officers with serious on-duty injuries wait to speak with a lawyer until they’re dealing with a legal mess. What I hear from these individuals is since they assumed that they had a “legitimate” injury, they didn’t think they needed a lawyer. Or they assumed their department would take care of them – until they were terminated. Or, since the workers’ compensation insurer was paying, that they didn’t need an attorney – until the workers’ compensation insurer stopped paying benefits. Or, that their friend went through the process and has been giving them some “guidance” on how to navigate the system.
If you own a vehicle in the State of Minnesota, you are required to carry some level of automobile insurance. The State’s minimum is $30,000 for bodily injury per person/$60,000 for bodily injury per accident. So, what does this mean?