Personal Injury Attorneys Serving You in North Dakota
You’ve been injured in a serious accident and you aren’t sure where to turn. You know that, because your injuries are not minor and they are causing an impact on your everyday life, you don’t want to handle your case on your own. Every year, people in North Dakota believe that they can handle their cases on their own only to find out that they don’t know where to begin. Because of this, they hold off on their claim, sometimes never pursuing an action, and missing out on compensation they are owed by another party.
Reasons to Turn to an Accident Attorney
When you have severe injuries stemming from an accident and many elements are involved, having an attorney on your side can help you go up against the big insurance companies and teams of lawyers who do whatever they can to sabotage your case and stand up for their client. We understand the legalities of these cases and can apply our knowledge of the laws to your case to help you get every last cent you deserve in your time of need. This is especially vital when you are facing large expenses of medical bills, have lost significant wages due to not being able to work, and have a financial strain in many other areas of your life, as well as emotional trauma stemming from the accident. We can help you understand how to best litigate these matters.
And what about cases where your injury could cause you grief for many years to come, or is permanent? You may be able to pursue a claim and receive lasting compensation that will support you during this rough period of your life. If you are unable to work for years to support yourself and your family, you may miss out on employment opportunities on a variety of levels. We can work through the red tape in your case and get you compensation in a timely manner.
An attorney will also help you meet all of the deadlines for filing in your case. In fact, in North Dakota, you have a statute of limitations to file a personal injury case six years from the time that you discover your injuries after an accident. Keeping track of these deadlines is absolutely necessary; otherwise, your case will be thrown out and you will be barred from your case.
What Cases Can We Handle?
Every year, a variety of personal injuries occur in North Dakota, some of the most popular being motor vehicle and trucking accidents. Each one is just as serious as the next and we want to help you compensate for your injuries when it happens to you. When you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, we want to help you.
Auto Accidents: Did you know that auto accidents are the leading cause of injury-related death in North Dakota? Throughout the state in 2016, preventable behaviors were prevalent in almost every instance of an accident. In 2016, there were over 15,000 crashes, with 4,600 injuries and about 113 fatalities. After a car accident takes place, you may wonder where to turn when another party has caused your accident and many complications are involved. You may know the most obvious measures to take after an accident – such as seeking medical treatment and gathering documentation from a police report. But what about how you will compensate for your injuries in this desperate time of need?
You may be able to receive compensation for both economic and non-economic damages, like medical expenses, past and future lost wages from missing work, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Along with an attorney, you can gather useful evidence to show liability in your case and prove the 4 elements necessary in all personal injury cases: duty, breach of duty, causation, and harm. Do you want to hold a party liable when they have caused your injuries? Call us today.
Motorcycle Accidents: No motorcycle accident comes without injury to a rider. This is because motorcyclists are highly susceptible to injuries, being offered less protection on the roadways than other motorists. Motorcycle riders could receive injuries like broken bones, road rash, traumatic brain injuries, and more very easily. Drivers sometimes tend to forget about motorcyclists on the roadways because they aren’t looking out for them, which causes negligent actions to happen, such as making left turns in front of them or cutting them off on the roadways. If you have been injured, you may want to hold a driver liable for your injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents: A special duty of care is owed to every pedestrian on the roadways, as the most vulnerable people on our roads with absolutely no protection from the elements. This is why, if you have been injured due to the negligence of a driver who was not watching out for you, you should have an experienced attorney on your side. Many pedestrian accidents end in serious injuries. Some of the reasons they occur are due to improper lane use, unmarked crosswalks, or drivers making left turns and not watching out for those walking. If a driver violated a safety statute and put your life at risk, talk to an attorney immediately to retain your rights.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents: With many businesses operating in North Dakota and shipping products across the state, you will always see commercial vehicles on the roadways. Have you been injured due to the negligent actions of a passenger van, box truck, delivery vehicle, hearse, or ice cream truck? These cases are unique and you might find that both drivers and companies can be liable for your injuries.
Truck Accidents: Truck accidents are extremely common across the U.S. The injuries stemming from these accidents can be catastrophic, as these vehicles are tens of thousands larger than most motor vehicles. They happen for a variety of reasons, like equipment failure, driving errors, avoiding rules and regulations, and more. Multiple parties could also be at fault for your truck accident, such as the driver, company, or those loading the truck. If a truck driver has not abided by the rules of the road or broke a regulation, such as their hours of service, you may have a claim against them.
Wrongful Death: Nobody expects their loved one to lose their life as a result of a terrible road accident. When these accidents do occur, you may turn to the help of an experienced attorney for compensation after your family has suffered emotionally and financially. We can help you compensate on behalf of your loved one for aspects like lost wages, funeral expenses, and more. But you should always file your wrongful death claim as soon as possible – because you only have 2 years to do so in North Dakota.
We handle many other cases, from bus accidents, bicycle accidents, and ridesharing accidents, to those involving DUIs and more. When you have been injured in an accident, your injury case becomes a top priority, which is why we want to help you use every outlet possible to gain the compensation you deserve in this desperate time. You don’t want to file a case on your own and miss many opportunities that may have opened up to you if you had employed an experienced attorney. Call an attorney today who can help you with various aspects of your North Dakota personal injury case.