Bicycle Accidents

I can’t recommend Dan and his team highly enough. I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle and called Dan the next day. I immediately knew that I was speaking to someone who was very competent and experienced. He helped me through the entire process: he helped me find treatment for my injuries, and took care of all the communication with the insurance company of the driver who hit me. I can’t imagine how daunting and stressful the process would have been if I’d been on my own. Dan is a very calming presence. Just over a year after the accident, he reached a settlement with the insurance company with which I was extremely happy. I’d recommend him to anyone who has been in a similar situation—I can’t imagine a more helpful, competent, and caring team.


Dan and his team/staff did a great job on my personal injury case, and I was extremely happy with the process, communications, and outcome/settlement.

In addition, I felt I could trust them every step of the way.

I called Dan directly from the bike accident, and I am so glad I did. I was in a daze; Dane was calm and direct, telling me to call 911 and explain the accident in detail, and to take any photos I could. In other words, he wanted my voice “officially” recorded before the ambulance took me away.

This conversation was the pattern for our communications. Dan was easy to reach, always thorough when laying out steps and options, and empathetic when I needed it. In addition to all this, he has a great sense of humor. I highly recommend Dan Brazil.

Bart C.

In June of 2020 I had the unfortunate experience of getting “doored” while riding my bicycle. I was about 4 blocks from home when this happened. I have no memory of the experience. The last I remember is sharing a beer with some neighbors at a local brew pub at about 3 pm, and then waking up in a strange bed (I knew it was a hospital) with a nurse touching the back of my head. She was prepping me for stitches. It was 5 am the following morning. I ended up with about 15 stitches and a concussion or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).

After over a year I still have no memory from an hour before the event to the following morning, a total of about 16 hours.

We contacted Daniel Brazil and he instructed us and then dealt with the entire process of dealing with the insurance companies. He was very upfront with the process and explained the timeline and to be patient. His firm was always available for any questions and answered them completely.

It was very helpful to know that I was being looked after by such a knowledgeable and professional lawyer.

Mark L.

My daughter was hit by a car while on her bike in a crosswalk. We had no idea of legal recourse or next steps. Dan and his team answered all our questions and took care of us every step of the way through our settlement. I cannot recommend this group enough and am so grateful to them!

Becky S.

Last June I was the victim of a hit and run with a school bus. I was referred to Dan and his team by a close friend who had suffered their own accident. I was overwhelmed, scared, and had zero clue on what to do next so I rang Dan.

What a relief.

The first thing I was reminded of over and over again was how compassionate Dan, Dana, and Hannah were. Every question, procedure, and action was done with a level of empathy that made the year I worked with Dan swift.

Dan’s guidance and honesty made this process feel ten times less stressful, and I felt that from day one we were going to find a resolution to my situation. I felt secure throughout the process even with the uncertainty because I suffered minor injuries and emotional trauma.

Dan, Dana, and Hannah were warm in their communication, which was prompt and very thorough. I never left the conversation feeling like a question wasn’t answered, and always felt their support because the priority was to recover physically and mentally.

My trust with Dan and his advice never waned.

If anyone has been injured, no matter the situation, I would refer Dan and his team to assist with that process 100%.

Thank you Dan, Dana, and Hannah for all of your hard work and support.


I was hit by a motor vehicle while biking and sustained a serious back injury in the fall of 2019. After spending a couple of days in the hospital and wondering what the future may hold for me including potential back surgery and medical bills, I contacted Brazil Law Group. Dan responded immediately, listened intently to my incident, and counseled me on insurance coverage and legitimacy of my case. I quickly became comfortable with his clear communication along with his lengthy experience and approach in handling bike accidents. While Dan was always responsive to my needs and great to work with, he was also very patient with me as I monitored my healing process through the first couple of months. He skillfully navigated the entire process for me with insurance, important documentation, and the eventual demand letter. I truly felt that my case was treated with importance by his team. I would highly recommend Dan and his firm to anyone involved in a serious bike accident. I’m really glad I hired him!


I was hit by a car while biking home from work at the end of 2017 and broke my knee. During the chaos of being in the hospital, having to have surgery, and trying to navigate my “new normal,” I couldn’t have asked for anything better than working with Brazil Law Group. Dan and everyone at the firm are incredibly responsive and communicative, but the biggest praise I have to give is that they are kind. They truly care about how you are doing and healing. I was able to focus on recovering while they did a fantastic job at taking care of ALL of the logistics behind getting my case settled.

It’s unfortunate how common it is as a cyclist to be used to having close calls with cars. I knew that I couldn’t navigate this on my own – trust me, I tried for a total of 48 hours. If I didn’t have Dan and his team on my side, I honestly don’t think I would have allowed myself to take all necessary steps for recovery. Working with an attorney that responds to your emails and actually picks up the phone makes a huge difference, but working with an attorney that cares about you and your rights as a cyclist means more than words could describe.

I mean it wholeheartedly when I say that despite the situation, working with you was such a positive experience. I don’t think I would be where I’m at recovery-wise without you on my side. You aren’t just an amazing attorney, but you’re an amazing person. I boast about you whenever I can and have had the unfortunate privilege to recommend you to some friends.

Thanks for everything!

Maggie – Minneapolis, MN

After I got hit by a driver while biking through downtown Minneapolis, Dan was very helpful with navigating an unfamiliar process. He made sure I got checked out physically, so that if I had health issues later on, insurance would cover it. My bike was totaled in the crash, too, and he was especially great with navigating communications with an insurance company when I was worried about saying the wrong thing and having to replace the bike out of my own pocket. This was the first crash in my life — I was unsure what to do, and Dan made the whole thing easy.

Janne F. – Minneapolis, MN

I have been meaning to officially thank you for working with Nathan and I through such a difficult life experience. I was very fortunate to have you referred to us by Angela. My healing process and time home after the accident was stress-free thanks to your work. You made the whole situation easier and understandable for both Nathan and I, we truly appreciate it. You are a caring person and attorney that had given Nathan and I relief through the process knowing you had our best interest in mind. Thank you.

With some of the money we received, we decided to celebrate and hike the Inca Trail with my newly healed pelvis. Without you, we probably would not have been able to navigate the insurances to pay our medical bills and have some extra for a dream trip and savings. It was a great way to celebrate the end of that experience. Thank you so much for all your help and guidance. We are grateful for everything you did for us.

Emily and Nathan P. – Minneapolis, MN

I retained Dan after I was hit by a car while riding my bike to work. My left leg had major breaks in both bones below the knee and I was unable to do anything without the aid of others. The entire process took a while (as with any case) but with Dan’s help, it was incredibly easy going. He was right there at all times whenever I needed advice or had a question regarding my case. He was very easy to work with every step of the way. I would hate to see anyone get hurt like I did but if anything similar happened to anyone I know, I would not hesitate sending them straight to Dan. In my opinion, there is no better, worthwhile lawyer a person could ask for. Dan is a real person, not just a lawyer who is there to make a paycheck. Overall, I couldn’t possibly be happier with the way everything turned out while working with him. THANK YOU!

S. Turner – Minneapolis, MN

Dan and his staff were always courteous and professional. He is honest and trustworthy, and I was grateful to have his help navigating a complex and difficult process. He is a strong advocate, and it was a comfort to know I had a dedicated representative in my corner. I would not hesitate to call Dan again, and I would recommend him to anyone who has had a bike incident.

N. H. – Minneapolis, MN

The moment after I was hit by a car, the only thing I could think about was the fact that I couldn’t move. I didn’t think about the medical bills, I didn’t think about the insurance policies, and I definitely didn’t think about the long-term effects of what had just happened to me.

After a trip to the hospital and the bad news that I would need knee and oral surgery, I started doing research online. I cam across a blog post on the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota’s website: what to do when you’ve been hit by a car. The post was clear, straight forward, and thoughtful. It walked through the basics of documenting the accident, dealing with auto and health insurance, and next steps. The post was written by Daniel Brazil, a local lawyer in Minneapolis – I reached out right away.

Dan worked with me from day one (completely cut up and broken) through my full recovery (back on my bike and loving it). He helped coordinate with hospitals, clinics, three insurance companies, and my employer to make sure that I got the care and assistance I needed. He walked me through the process of documenting my accident and recovery process, filing claims with my insurance, using no-fault benefits and homemaker services, writing demand letters and pursuing settlements. When all of this seemed totally overwhelming, he took steps to explain everything clearly and concisely. I could focus on healing and he and his team handled the rest.

I would whole-heartedly recommend Dan to any cyclist or pedestrian who finds themselves in the unfortunate situation I was in. He will work with you every step of the way to get what you need, from medical care to financial compensation. His decades of experience doing this work, coupled with his commitment to you, the client, really shines.

K. N. – Minneapolis, MN

Car Accidents

Dan, is an excellent attorney who really goes above and beyond for his clients. My mom and I had a car accident and the moment we contacted Dan, we knew we were in great hands. He is a very knowledgeable and trustworthy person who truly cares about you and treats you like a friend rather than a client. There is no other attorney that will work as hard for you as Dan. He takes his time to explain every step of the process and he makes sure you’re doing well physically and emotionally while he works on your case. He also speaks Spanish, so language barrier is definitely not a problem for you to seek his help. I highly recommend him and I am very thankful for everything he has done for my family. DAN, from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for everything and mostly thank you for putting the smile back on my mom’s face and thank you for giving her and me the biggest relief. I also want to point out that you have an amazing team working with you and you guys rock. And like my brother says “Dan, You’re the real MVP.”


Bueno pues quiero empezar a decir MUCHAS, MUCHAS GRACIAS DAN. Un accidente de carro me afecto mucho  tanto física como emocionalmente. Yo perdí mi trabajo, mi vida ya no tenía sentido, me sentía sola, abandonada sin ganas de hacer nada y con mucha depresión y ansiedad por el accidente. Mi familia me apoyaba mucho pero yo siempre tenía la preocupación de las facturas del hospital. Dan fue una luz en mi obscuro túnel y sin la ayuda de el y su equipo para resolver mi caso hubiera sido muy difícil para mí haber hecho esto por mi cuenta. Ingles no es mi lenguaje fuerte pero Dan habla Español por lo tanto me sentí muy cómoda hablando sobre mi caso con el y la comunicación fue excelente. Yo personalmente recomiendo 150% a Dan para resolver su caso porque se toma su tiempo para explicar paso por paso todo el proceso, el te trata con respeto, honestidad y te hace sentir muy cómoda/o. Dan, nuevamente de corazón muchas Gracias y gracias por también ayudar a la comunidad Hispana.


Upon being injured in an automobile accident and beginning to be swept into the nameless, faceless insurance machine, I sought the services of Dan Brazil. I met with Dan to determine what my options were and his knowledge and expertise was unquestionable. I knew I would be well taken care of with the options presented to me. His thorough explanations and attention to detail was evident. Dan helped alleviate my feelings of frustration during the insurance/medical process with his kindness, understanding, and support. I highly recommend Brazil Law Group to anyone seeking trustworthy, sincere law professionals with a personal touch.

I hold Dan Brazil in high regard and strongly recommend him.

J.E. – Princeton, MN

After my accident the last thing I wanted to do was deal with was the legal part of it.  I was in so much pain physically, mentally,  and emotionally. I was a mess but with the help of Nick and his team I was able to focus on my health and getting better. It was a long road to recovery but they made sure that I didn’t have to worry about anything but getting better. All of my questions and concerns were addressed which made me feel good about what I was going through. Every step of the way they were there for me and I didn’t have to worry about talking to the insurance company or the property manager. I would recommend Brazil Law Group to anyone – they are truly the best.

Alexis Fultz

Buenos días, solo quiero decir gracias a Daniel por ser el mejor abogado. Lo conozco desde hace mas de 10 años y siempre me ha ayudado con todos las cosas que he necesitado en mi caso. Para mí, él es un excelente abogado. Yo lo recomiendo mucho a todas las personas que lo necesiten y lo más importante que es honesto. Siempre está en comunicación con uno en cada de talle y él siempre busca lo mejor para sus clientes.

Jesus Moctezuma

Personal Injury Accidents

Excellent services! My legal issues were intimidating until I hired Dan Brazil as my lawyer. He explained every step of the process in a way that I could understand. He guided me through decisions by providing me with great legal advice while respecting my opinions and autonomy.

Due to the nature of my case, Dan worked closely with my family. He was respectful of their time and schedules and made them feel comfortable and confident regarding their role in my case. My family loves Dan! He was always responsive, patient, and collaborative. His paralegals and employees all knew my case and made me feel like I was a valued client.

I felt Dan always had my best interest and I fully trusted him throughout my process. I would recommend his services to anyone. My lawsuit settled and I won! Thank you so much, Dan!

Zaynab A.

Dan and his team are great. I can’t imagine the legal process being handled better than they did from start to finish. They found and brought in experts, facilitated letters from my doctors, handled negotiations, and got me the settlement I was looking for after my accident.

Most importantly, I always felt like they were in my corner, working for my best interest not just because of their own bottom line, but because they cared about me as an individual and wanted to see me made whole. I can’t recommend their work highly enough.

Ethan C.

The last thing I wanted to deal with after my accident was the legal aspect. I was emotionally distraught, in physical pain, and confused about how to handle the situation. Luckily with Dan my health and healing could remain my focus while he walked me through the legal processes involved in the accident. He listened to my concerns and needs and made sure that I knew all of the options that were available to me. I appreciated his thorough explanation of my rights in the situation as well as all of the actions I could take at each step in the process. Being in an accident was difficult enough, but fortunately with Dan I could relax knowing that I had an understanding and knowledgeable ally to guide me through the legal system. I couldn’t recommend him and his staff highly enough.

S.P. – Minneapolis, MN

Dog Bite Injuries

After being attacked by a dog in 2002, I knew little of what my legal rights were. Friends told me I could go directly to the dog owner’s insurance company, but that any settlement would probably be minimal. It was at this point, that I first met with Dan Brazil. Dan did all of the negotiating with the insurance company, but I was kept informed during each step of the process. Dan made me feel very involved, while requiring a minimal investment of my own time. Dan’s knowledge and professionalism were evident through the entire process, and the settlement far exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to refer Dan Brazil to anyone involved in a personal injury dispute.

J. Raynes – Burnsville, MN

Commercial Vehicle Accidents

I was in an accident regarding a commercial vehicle. The accident left me injured and unable to do many everyday things. I decided to seek counsel and happened to hear about Dan Brazil and his law firm. I wasn’t sure what to expect or even what to do after the accident so I made the first appointment, within days I was relieved when Dan gave me expert advice and defined the options that were available to me. From the very first appointment the entire staff did everything they could to make me feel right at home. They were very professional, and explained everything before asking me to make any serious decisions. Dan has always been honest and upfront with me; I know that no one else would have worked harder for me. Throughout the whole process I was nothing but amazed with the high standards of quality Dan and his staff gave to me. As the case was coming to a close Dan and Jim worked very hard to see that I was happy with the outcome and I couldn’t have been more pleased! My hospital bills were very large and they did everything in their power to make sure that those bills were reduced, in the long run saving me a substantial amount of money. If you have been in an accident and it’s totally devastated you, the first person you should call is Dan Brazil and his law firm. The only regret I have is that I didn’t call him sooner!

R. Mitchell – St. Paul, MN

Wrongful Death

Everything you and your team did was greatly appreciated . I’m not even sure if there is a word to say how much me and my family are grateful for everything you did for us. THANK YOU DAN!


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