Getting Compensation for Injuries in Watford City, McKenzie County, and across North Dakota
The world we live in is a chaotic, random place, and accidents happen all the time. Car accidents, slips and falls, among many other kinds of incidents can happen whether by our own fault or the fault of others. In cases where the fault lies with someone other than ourselves, and the accident results in injuries that lead to mounting expenses that can destabilize the quality of your life, recovery becomes the top priority.
If you or a loved one has been on the receiving end of such an injury, consulting with a lawyer to determine your legal rights can be paramount to recovering the compensation you are entitled to under the law. At Sand Law, our experienced personal injury attorneys will represent you if you’ve been injured in an accident where the negligence of another party is at fault. Our team is committed to helping you recover the compensation you are entitled to as a result of your injuries.
Watford City Car Accident Attorneys
Car accidents are a stressful experience no matter how serious the crash is, but when there are serious injuries involved, your life could be changed forever. When you have suffered severe or permanent injury in a car accident, navigating North Dakota’s insurance laws and civil lawsuit requirements can seem difficult and trying.
An experienced accident lawyer should be prepared to go to bat for their clients, rising to meet these challenges on behalf of their clients. Sand Law focuses on their clients compensation while you focus on getting back to your full, and healthy self.
At Sand Law, we have successful record of getting severely injured clients compensation for their car crash damages. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Getting Compensation for Neck and Back Injuries
One of the leading reasons people end up in the doctor’s exam room or in the hospital every year is back and neck injuries. In North Dakota, there are no shortage of activities that can lead to such injuries: motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, or sports. They can also result from a wide range of workplace conditions, such as:
- Heavy lifting
- Twisting at the waist too much to reach objects
- Slipping on a wet floor that is not properly marked by caution signs, or slipping on a business’s sidewalk that isn’t properly cleared of ice in the winter
- Working in uncomfortable positions for too long
- Carrying objects that are unstable and tip over
Any of the above kind of injury can cause lifestyle changes that can last for weeks or months, or even longer if the injury is severe.
Premises Liability and Slip & Falls
Every business is responsible for maintaining the facilities on their property, from simple things such as cleaning the floors to keeping any outside walkways clean and clear of hazards. In some cases, however, business owners or property neglect their responsibilities and create hazardous situations that can lead to you falling and injuring yourself. These falls can injure you in a variety of ways, such as:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Dislocations and sprains
- Brain injury, in a worst case scenario
If your fall is the result of an individual working on the property, or the property owner themselves, they can be held liable to cover your medical expenses that result from a fall injury on their property.
Recreational Vehicle Accidents
North Dakota has a thriving recreational vehicle community that makes use of the many forests and mountains throughout the state, at all times of the year. The number of ATVs and snowmobiles crossing through the backcountry, unfortunately, can result in collisions and injuries to their operators of bystanders. These injuries can be particularly devastating, leading to paralysis, loss of limbs, or even death.
Sometimes these accidents are the fault of no operator but a faulty machine. It may have been improperly assembled, or filled with the wrong type of fuel. Other times, the operator of another vehicle may be at fault, including but not limited to:
- Camper trailers
- Motorcycles or dirt bikes
- Jet skis
Oil Rig and Construction Accidents
North Dakota has one of the most thriving statewide oil industries in America. Many residents are employed on oil rigs, or at the very least knows someone who is. Like any other workplace, oil rigs are the site of dozens of accidents per year. Many of these are preventable, and unsafe conditions or defective equipment may have been the cause of your injuries. Defective wellheads and other machinery, improperly installed safety measures, gas leaks, or damage to the rig itself can be held as the fault of the company, and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Similarly, construction workers face hazardous conditions every day when they come in to work. Injuries as the result of construction site accidents are a common occurrence, both in the state and across the country. If any of the following have happened to you or someone you love, we can help seek damages:
- Falls from construction scaffolding
- Fires on the site property
- Explosions from improper handling of combustible materials
- Using defective equipment on-site
- Chemical leaks
- Electrical accidents
- Falling debris
In most cases, a construction worker is covered by their employer’s workers’ compensation program. This means that their employer is exempt from negligence actions. However, if the negligence on a construction site can be traced back to the actions of a subcontractor, you are allowed to bring a case against that third party. You can seek any of the damages listed previously, such as medical bills and loss of earning potential.
Common Damages in Injury and Accident Cases
Damages in a North Dakota personal injury case include monetary, physical, and psychological losses. Common damages in a personal injury case include:
- Damage to property
- Medical and hospital bills
- Surgical fees
- Lost wages from missed work
- Future lost wages
- Emotional trauma costs, like therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical expenses
- Rehab and physical therapy fees
What is the difference between General and Special Damages?
Special damages are damages that can easily have a monetary value placed on them, like medical bills. They are easier to prove: just show the medical bills.
General damages are damages that are harder to calculate into dollar amounts, like pain and suffering, loss of a spouse, and PTSD.
Common Types of Williston Accident Cases
Sand Law handles all types of personal injury cases, including but not limited to:
- CAR ACCIDENTS
- MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
- SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENTS
- OIL FIELD INJURIES
- INJURIES CAUSED AT WORK
- DOG BITE AND ANIMAL ATTACKS INJURIES
- SLIP, TRIP, AND FALL INJURIES
- MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
- WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS
North Dakota Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations in North Dakota if often much shorter than other states for personal injury cases and wrongful death claims, so do not hesitate to contact a team of personal injury lawyers you can trust.
North Dakota limitations laws set a time limit of 6 years for personal injury cases and 2 years for wrongful death cases. These time limits usually begin counting down as of the date the accident or injury occurred or was noticed.
Experienced Watford City Personal Injury Lawyer
When it comes to injuries resulting from another party’s negligence anywhere in Watford City, you need an experienced team to advocate for you. You deserve compensation for the harm you’ve suffered, and our team is the best to help you get it. Contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at 701-609-1510, or fill out our online contact form today.
Sand Law protects clients in Watford City, McKenzie County, and across North Dakota who have been injured due to another’s negligence. Our team of experienced and dedicated personal injury attorneys are passionate about representing North Dakotans in their time of need.
We have offices conveniently located across North Dakota in Watford City, Minot, Williston, and Bismarck.