Charles D. Slane

Charles D. Slane

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bloomington, MN

TSR Injury Law
 | 7760 France Avenue South, Suite 820
Bloomington, MN 55435
Phone: 952-820-4605
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Chuck Slane continues to earn his reputation as one of the best personal injury litigators.  Chuck has had success in holding accountable day care corporations that breach their obligation to care for young children. He is licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and enjoys trying cases on both sides of the border. Chuck currently runs the litigation department at TSR Injury Law. TSR continues to grow and provides ethical aggressive representation to all its clients.   Chuck lives in Apple Valley with his wife and two sons and two french bulldogs.

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

About Charles Slane

Admitted: 1996, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.tsrinjurylaw.com/charles-d-slane-minnesota-person...

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist by National Board of Trial Advocacy and MSBA

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Stephen was injured when he was thrown from a horse at his girlfriends property.  The girl friend admitted she was negligent and caused the injury but the insurer would not pay the claim.  Under Wisconsin Law horse owners are immune from liability unless they recklessly disregard the risk of harm, essentially a punitive damage standard.  The case was tried to a jury and a verdict was returned that the girlfriend had recklessly disregarded the risk.  As a result the insurance carrier had to pay the stipulated damages., 2015
  • J.K. v. New Horizons Kids Quest  J.K. was 3 1/2 years old and was left at a drop off daycare operated by Defendant.  Defendant admitted that it completely failed to provide supervision and that it was negligent.  As a result J.K. was beaten, strangled and raped by an older child.  J.K. suffers with permanent severe PTSD as a result of the assault. The case was originally tried in January of 2015.  After a 2 week trial a jury returned a verdict of 13.5 million.  Judge Ivy Bernhardson took the verdict away based upon her finding that it was the product of passion and prejudice. The case was tried for a second time in November of 2015.  After another two week trial, another jury returned a verdict of 6 million.  The Court's decision to take away the first verdict will be appealed as well as the decision to not allow punitive damages in the case., 2015
  • Judy was riding as a passenger in her husband's car when they were struck head on by another vehicle.  They were on a two lane county road.  A young man who had not slept in a day was coming up from behind them and fell asleep.  He veered onto the left shoulder and drove past Judy.  Another car coming the other way over reacted and lost control crossing the center line and hitting Judy head on. Judy was seriously injured and required several surgeries so she could walk again.   The young man who fell asleep had a very small insurance policy and the driver that over reacted had a much larger policy.  The over reactor's insurance company denied they had any liability and refuse to offer anything.   At trial it was proven that the over reactor was the majority at fault and we were able to obtain a verdict of over $2 million for Judy
  • Jean was going home from volunteering at the Masonic Home when another motorist lost a mattress that was strapped to their vehicle.  The mattress cam lose on a busy highway causing chaos and an emergency situation.  Jean was unable to avoid a collision when caught up in the emergency.   Jean sustained serious leg injuries which did not heal and eventually required amputation of her leg.  Despite her age, Jean was 91 years old, she learned to walk again with the use of prosthesis and is still working on getting back much of the independance she lost. The person who lost the mattress had only a $50,000 limit on her insurance.  The insurance company would not pay. At trial a jury determined the person who lost the mattress was responsible and Jean was awarded over 2.4 million as compensation.  
  • Annie was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a young man who had been drinking. He lost control of his car, rolled the vehicle and Annie was thrown from the vehicle. Annie sustained significant brain injuries and spinal cord injuries and will never be the same. Our investigation revealed that the young man driving the vehicle had obtained a bottle of alcohol from his friend’s father. The father knew that the driver was underage and should not be drinking alcohol, but knowingly provided alcohol to a minor. As a result we were able to access, not only the automobile insurance, but also the homeowners’ insurance for the father who provided the alcohol. When the money was then received, Attorney Chuck Slane negotiated with the Veterans Administration who had paid for many of Annie’s medical bills and they agreed not to pursue collection out of the settlement monies. The settlement monies were then placed in a special needs trust so that they could be available to provide for Annie things that are not covered by her medical plan through the State of Minnesota. No amount of compensation would ever be adequate for the injuries that Annie sustained, but we were able to get all money that was available and we were able to shelter the money and put it to the best use possible.
  • Vic and Tracy were injured in a significant motorcycle accident. Each of them broke several bones that required multiple surgeries. When TSR Injury Law and Partner Chuck Slane were initially hired, there was concern that there would not be sufficient insurance coverage available. We undertook an investigation of the case and determined that the young lady that was driving the vehicle that caused the crash had only a driver’s permit and she was being supervised in her driving by her grandfather. Because of those facts, we were able to double the insurance limits that were available to this young driver. In addition, we learned that the driver resided in a household separate from her grandfather and thus, another policy was accessed. The claim was resolved when the insurance carriers agreed to double their policy limits and they eventually paid out over 2.8 million dollars to compensate Vic and Tracy.
  • Joe was seriously burned in a workplace accident while he was installing a loading dock door. Joe had hired a lawyer at a different law firm who did not do much work on the case. After waiting a long time to get the case settled, Joe fired his earlier lawyer and hired the law firm of TSR Injury Law to file a third party liability claim. Upon firing the earlier lawyer, Joe learned for the first time that the insurance company had made an offer to settle his case in the amount of $25,000. When Partner Chuck Slane took over the case, they had to recreate the file and investigate the accident several years after it had taken place. During the course of that investigation it was discovered that the defendant had violated numerous OSHA rules which led to Joe’s injuries. The insurance company raised their offer to $100,000. That offer was rejected and the case was tried to a jury which found the Defendant 100% responsible for the accident and gave a verdict in the amount of $1.9 million.
Office Location for Charles D. Slane

7760 France Avenue South
Suite 820
Bloomington, MN 55435

 

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Last Updated: 12/9/2015

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