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North Dakota Personal Injury Lawyers

If you were injured in a car accident, on the job, or due to another party’s negligence, you may qualify for a personal injury settlement. Depending on the nature of your case, you could be compensated for:

  • Lost wages
  • Present and future medical bills related to your injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy

A settlement would allow you to stop worrying about money, so you can focus on getting better.

In most cases, there are no upfront costs for pursuing a claim. Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. We only get paid if and when we win a settlement for you or your loved one. Contact us to discuss your case. We serve most of North Dakota, with offices in West Fargo and Dickinson.

Car Accident Attorneys in West Fargo 

Motor vehicle accidents are all too common. According to the North Dakota Department of Transportation, there is a crash on a state public road every 35 minutes. In 2018, 4,230 people were injured and another 105 lost their lives due to car accidents in North Dakota.

In order to pursue a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that: (1) the other driver was in some way negligent, and (2) your injuries were a result of that negligence. It takes a skilled and experienced attorney to successfully do this.

The law generally defines negligence as “a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.” Examples of negligence on the roadways include: 

  • Driving too fast for weather conditions
  • Not observing the posted speed limit
  • Distracted driving: using a cell phone, adjusting the radio, texting
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs

When should I contact a lawyer after a car accident in North Dakota?

The sooner you can speak with a personal injury lawyer, the better. The insurance company may try to contact you right away. They will make an offer that is probably less than you are entitled to. They are looking for a quick resolve of the case, while spending the least amount of money possible. It’s in your best interest to speak with a car accident lawyer before signing any paperwork. 

North Dakota Oilfield Personal Injury Lawyers

While some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, all employers have a duty to maintain safe working conditions. Employees may be entitled to a personal injury settlement if they were injured while working or acquired a job-related illness, such as: 

  • Repetitive motion injuries (carpal tunnel, tendonitis)
  • Cancer due to exposure to certain chemicals or toxins
  • Broken limbs
  • Sprained ankles
  • Head or back injuries sustained in a fall
  • Burns sustained in a fire or explosion

Work-related injuries can happen in any type of setting: offices, factories, stores, construction sites, and warehouses. But in recent years, North Dakota has received a lot of attention for injuries and fatalities that occurred in the state’s oil fields. 

Oilfield personal injury claims can quickly become complex due to the amount of contractors in the industry. The well operator and the supervising employer are often two different companies. When injuries or fatalities happen, the finger pointing can start. No one wants to take responsibility for a lack of safety measures, OSHA violations, or dangerous working conditions.

How do I pursue an oilfield personal injury case?

If you were injured in a North Dakota oilfield accident, you may be entitled to a settlement. The right law firm for this type of case is one that has experience with personal injury claims and understands the complexities of the oil industry. Speaking with one of our oilfield injury lawyers will help you determine if you have a case or not.  

Sources:

Car Accident Statistics
https://visionzero.nd.gov/uploads/24/NDDOT_2018_Crash_Summary_hires_nobleed1.pdf
Negligence definition:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/negligence
Oil Industry Accidents/Fatalities
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/north-dakotas-oil-fields-deadly-workers

North Dakota Lawyers Fights For Your Rights

Sometimes the unexpected does happen to you. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident we will be there for you every step of the way. We can help with the questions, the uncertainty, the financial burdens you face and we will fight to see that you are justly compensated for your losses.

Please call to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent individuals and families who have been injured in:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Oil field accidents
  • Negligence

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    820 34th Avenue East, Suite
    200 West Fargo, ND 58078

    Dickinson Office

    3172 ND-22 Dickinson,
    ND 58601