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Q: I was walking on the curb of a street that had no sidewalk when a car clipped me with its mirror, breaking my elbow. The

driver is claiming it's my fault since I was walking somewhere without a sidewalk, but I wasn't in the road and no signs said I couldn't walk there. Is he right or do I have a case for medical damages against the driver?

Lucas Wynne answered on Dec 3, 2018

Don't listen to the driver, it is time to get a lawyer.

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Q: Under what circumstances can I sue for emotional distress as a result of a car accident?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

If you were in a crash contact a member of the N.Dakota Assn for Justice in the County where it happened. They give free consults. Emotional distress claims are not favored and the rules are very strict. If you were hurt, focus on your injuries as well.

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Q: What should I do if I'm injured in a car accident and the other driver leaves the scene before I can get his/her info?

Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Jul 18, 2018

Hire an investigator or attorney in order to get the nearest surveillance video.

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Q: Can I sue a ski resort for an injury I got while skiing there?

Nicholas Nelson answered on Jun 18, 2018

This depends on the particular circumstances of the incident. I cannot provide adequate legal advice without first speaking with you on the particular details of your matter.

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Q: Is there a law that requires me to plow the snow on the sidewalk in front of my house? What if someone falls there?

Lucas Wynne answered on May 14, 2018

Most cities have an ordinance that requires you to plow the snow. If somebody falls, you should call your homeowner's insurance company immediately and they should defend against any lawsuit on your behalf.

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Q: My friend stayed at my apartment and caused a fire that damaged other units in the building.

Now I'm being sued even though I wasn't there when the fire occurred. What do I do if I don't have renters' insurance?

Nicholas Nelson answered on Apr 30, 2018

You should certainly seek legal counsel to mitigate the damages you may be liable for if you have not already. Also consider your legal options against your friend that started the fire.

This is general information, and I am unable to provide adequate legal advice without first discussing...
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Q: A person I sued after I was injured on their business's property requested we arbitrate instead. Is this a good idea?

Peter D Morowski answered on Jan 12, 2018

There are many benefits to arbitration, most particularly it is typically much faster than a state court lawsuit. That said, if you are unrepresented by counsel I would be weary of agreeing to arbitration. Arbitration is a lot like a trial. I have never heard of an injury matter being... Read more »

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Q: My 7 year old son nearly drowned in a half frozen retention pond a couple days ago. Would anh attorneys take this case?

Our property management put a retention pond right on the side of our condo (neighbors side) and directly across from our neighborhood park. They have no signs or fence. My son was playing street hockey with a large group of neighbor kids when a group decided to climb a snow hill, my son slipped... Read more »

Nicholas Nelson answered on Jan 2, 2018

Yes, I believe you could find an attorney to take the case. It may fall under the legal claim of an "attractive nuisance". Seek and attorney on this issue.

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Q: I have a work comp case in Nd. Will there be a cash settlement after I have recovered from my broken back or maybe not

Lucas Wynne answered on Dec 19, 2017

There is no way to predict the outcome of your case. You should hire a lawyer.

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Q: After mediation fails on a personal injury claim, can I, the Plantiff refuse to settle and force it to court?

I was involved in a car wreck in no fault state, however, the car was totaled and I was left with a debilitating syndrome called CRPS/RSD. The insurance refuses to settle for any where near the limits and is basically only offering to pay lawyers fee and medical bills only, no pain and suffering.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 2, 2017

You should contact a member of the Trial Lawyers Assn for the state where it happened, ideally in the county where it happened. You are in a complex case situation and need a free consult at least.

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