North Dakota Truck Accident Attorneys
The distinction between car and truck sizes can mean the difference between permanent injuries and death.
Semi-trucks and other commercial trucks in North Dakota can cause catastrophic damage if involved in a motor vehicle accident. Dangerous conditions such as bad weather, poor road conditions, and construction can often make traveling treacherous and cause serious injuries that are life altering.
The truck accident attorneys at Sand Law are experienced in dealing with insurance companies and litigating claims to get you the compensation you deserve. We handle commercial truck accidents that happen in the oil fields and truck accidents that occur on North Dakotan roads.
Causes of North Dakota Truck Accidents
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Bad weather conditions
- Faulty equipment
- Inexperienced oilfield drivers
- Brake problems
- Truck driver lacks of familiarity with the road
- Non-weather related road issues
- Truckers using over-the-counter drugs
- Insufficient oversight of the driver by employer
- Driver fatigue
The unfortunate fact is that truck drivers cause the majority of accidents, not passenger vehicle drivers. These heavy trucks cause serious damage, horrible injuries, and untimely deaths when they collide with much small cars, motorcycles, and pick-up trucks. Trucking companies often fail to perform proper maintenance, insufficiently train their drivers, and may allow their drivers to abuse regulations in order to meet strict deadlines. These are sever violations of federal motor carrier safety standards put in place by the motor carrier safety administration.
Common North Dakota Truck Accident Injuries
Large commercial trucks often cause devastating injuries and even death due to their catastrophic size and weight. These life altering injuries commonly cause the following injuries:
- Crushed arms and legs
- Organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Severe neck or back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe Burns
- Wrongful Death and much more.
These injuries can have long-lasting consequences and cost injury victims hundreds of thousands of dollars. Victims of extremely severe truck accidents often need surgery, rehabilitation, extensive assistive and rehabilitative care, and expensive medications.
Even less severe North Dakota truck accidents can cause injuries such as lacerations, concussions, sprains, lacerations, and more. All these injuries are debilitating and can be costly to treat.
These physical injuries are devastating. What is often just as devastating is the pain and suffering that commercial truck accident victims endure. These injuries can be just as difficult to overcome.
Proving Negligence in a North Dakota Truck Accident Case
To receive compensation for your truck crash injuries, negligence must be proved. This may be the truck driver’s negligence, the companies negligence, or the big rig manufacturer’s negligence.
Some examples of how North Dakota truck drivers, companies, and manufacturers can be negligent include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while tired
- Overloading or improperly loading trailer
- Failing to inspect vehicle
- Knowingly installing faulty parts
- Knowingly forcing drivers to break regulations
- Hiring unqualified drivers
Compensation for Physical Injuries from Truck Accidents
Unfortunately, physical injuries are extremely common after North Dakota tractor trailer accidents. A thorough review of a victim’s medical records by an auto accident attorney is essential for any personal injury case, especially one involving a large truck. Fortunately, it is possible to recover compensation for the damages caused by these injuries, like:
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages
- Rehab and in-home care
Compensation for Emotional Damage
As mentioned, truck accident and car accident cases often cause emotion damage along with physical injuries. These hard to treat mental and emotional injuries often decrease your quality of life and cause many hardships. Luckily, it is also possible to recover for emotional damages after a North Dakota truck accident. The compensation for these mental injuries can include:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Anger and Irritability
- Fear of driving
- Loss of ability to enjoy life
- Loss of ability to be intimate with spouse
Speak with a Truck Accident Lawyer in North Dakota
The North Dakota Truck Accident Law Firm of Sand Law PLLC handles cases in Bismarck, Minot, Watford City, Williston, and throughout North Dakota. Our injury attorneys have the resources and experience to handle your truck accident case in a compassionate, personal, and effective manner.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, contact the Sand Law office or call 701-609-1510 for a free consultation. We will evaluate each case free of charge and you pay nothing unless we recover damages for you.