Personal Injury

July 27, 2020 — Minneapolis, MN:  Tarshish Cody attorneys Benjamin Tarshish, Scott Cody, Adam Strauss, and Kyle Kosieracki were selected to the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star list. Tarshish Cody’s chair of both the Employee Rights and False Claims Act/Whistleblower practice groups, Scott Cody was selected for the third consecutive year. This was also the third consecutive selection to the Super Lawyer Rising Stars list for the firm’s Consumer Protection and Class Action attorney Adam Strauss. The firm’s Personal Injury practice group was also honored to have two attorneys selected as MN Super Lawyers Rising Stars: Benjamin Tarshish (second consecutive year) and Kyle Kosieracki also made the Super Lawyers Rising Star list for 2020. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent (1 out of 40) eligible Minnesota lawyers are chosen for this honor.

“I am again feeling grateful and humbled to be selected as one of the top personal injury lawyers in my field, and I’m ecstatic for my colleagues Scott, Adam, and Kyle who also received this tremendous honor. I am also thrilled for my colleague Kyle [Kosieracki], whose continuous hard work and tenacity as a litigator is being noticed by the legal community, as evidenced by his selection to the list this year,” said Benjamin Tarshish. “It is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment to see the dedication and hard work, as well as the successes we’ve achieved this past year for our clients, being awarded again this year by our respected peers, including the numerous talented attorneys in the legal community in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro and across Minnesota.” Tarshish added, “I’m amazed by each of the attorneys selected this year from our firm, and proud of their work ethic, unique skills, and the undeniable successes achieved for our courageous clients — injured individuals, consumers, employees, as well as others, our firm has been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to represent.”


Kyle Kosieracki
Adam Strauss
Scott Cody
Benjamin Tarshish

ABOUT TARSHISH CODY: Founded in 2011, Tarshish Cody, PLC offers aggressive advocacy and experience in litigating personal injury cases, consumer protection cases, consumer class actions, employment cases on behalf of individual employees, whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act and other statutes, family law cases, and criminal defense. Based in Minnesota, Tarshish Cody, PLC has built a reputation as a fearless, respected and successful plaintiffs’ law firm, with the core focus of obtaining justice and outcomes that defy the odds for its clients while contributing to the legal profession and its community in a positive and meaningful way.

Understanding No-Fault Insurance

by Benjamin Tarshish on December 23, 2019

It doesn’t matter whether you are hit by a car, walking across the street, riding a bicycle, a passenger in a friend’s car or behind the wheel yourself, your auto insurance can come to your rescue. The law requires that every licensed vehicle be insured. As part of that, the vehicle has Personal Injury Protection (PIP), which is what no-fault insurance is. This coverage is what takes care of medical bills, lost wages and the cost of replacement services resulting from your auto-related accident. 

It’s surprising how many people have no idea that they can rely on this coverage to help them. Even though you were not behind the wheel, your own auto insurance will still cover you if you’re hurt in the accident. It also covers your household members who may not even be licensed to drive.  

No-Fault Insurance Explained

The term “no-fault insurance” refers to the state law that spells out the insurance coverage residents are required to have in order to drive a motor vehicle. It enables anyone involved in an auto accident to quickly recover their losses no matter who caused the accident. This coverage would reimburse them for lost wages, medical bills and any other financial losses as a result of the accident. Prior to this law going into effect, victims often waited for months or years for benefits to be paid. No-fault insurance is also called personal injury protection. Drivers in the state of Minnesota must have at least $20,000 in coverage for medical costs and $20,000 in coverage for lost wages and/or replacement services to cover those involved in a motor vehicle accident. 

Insurance companies have been known to dispute whether they’re obligated to pay no-fault benefits. This is when you may need to take the insurance company (typically your own) to arbitration to get a decision as to who owes what to whom.

When do I have the right to file a claim against the driver who caused the accident?

All insured drivers in Minnesota are legally entitled to receive no-fault benefits if they become involved in an auto-related accident. Depending on what exactly occurred in the accident you were involved in, you may also be legally entitled to pursue a claim of personal injury liability against the insurer covering the individual who caused the accident. This occurs with the following types of damages: 

  • Disfigurement;
  • Permanent injuries;
  • When over $4,000 is accrued in medical bills, products or services (except for diagnostic tests like MRIs or X-rays);
  • Disability of over 60 days;
  • Death

If the individual who caused the accident has no insurance, you may need to file your claim or lawsuit against your own insurance company under your policy’s uninsured motorist coverage.

Note: Your No-Fault claim would be separate from a claim of liability you may have under state law against any of the other drivers that were involved in your auto-related accident. 

Contact us today

If you or a family member has sustained injuries in a motorcycle, car, truck or drunk driving accident, then you could benefit from expert legal advice and representation. For more information, book a no-fee consultation with an experienced injury attorney today. We welcome your call today at 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free Case Evaluation Form). The initial consultation won’t cost you anything, nor will we charge you any fees until you have money to collect. 

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Tarshish Cody Honored to Announce Three Attorneys Selected as 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars

July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019 — Minneapolis, MN:  Tarshish Cody attorneys Benjamin Tarshish, Scott Cody, and Adam Strauss were selected to the 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star list.  Tarshish Cody partner, and chair of both the Employee Rights and False Claims Act/Whistleblower practice groups, Scott Cody was selected for the 2nd consecutive year. This was also […]

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Benjamin Tarshish Selected To The 2019 Super Lawyers Minnesota Rising Stars List

July 18, 2019

7/18/2019 – Benjamin Tarshish has been selected to the 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers […]

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Bike Collision With A Car? Here’s What To Do Next.

July 1, 2019

Although collisions between bicycles and automobiles are fairly rare, the injuries caused by such crashes can be serious. If you or someone you love has been hit by an automobile while bicycling, you should do all you can to protect your rights. 1. Always call the police. People often underestimate their injuries at the scene […]

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Can I Get The Dog Owner’s Insurance To Pay For My Dog Bite?

May 20, 2019

Often, the injured person knows—or is even friends or family members with—the dog’s owner. When that is the case, the injured person may be reluctant to “go after” her friend or relative. Fortunately, most dog owners have homeowners or renters insurance that specifically covers the injuries suffered from the dog attack. Even if you don’t […]

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No-Fault Auto Insurance Covers More Than You Think

May 6, 2019

Many people think that no-fault insurance only pays benefits when someone is injured in a car crash. However, in reality no-fault policies cover a lot more injuries than just those suffered in a crash. So long as a person’s injury arises “out of maintenance or use of a motor vehicle,” that person is entitled to […]

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Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions

May 28, 2018

In situations where the reckless behavior of another brings about the death of your loved one, the level of suffering and pain you experience is beyond measure. It’s important to know that during these trying times, you have the ability to take action and fight for your justice. Who can bring a wrongful death claim? […]

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