North Dakota Personal Injury Questions & Answers

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

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
Don't listen to the driver, it is time to get a lawyer.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on Oct 28, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

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?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for North Dakota on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Camille Brooks Ibrahim's answer
Hire an investigator or attorney in order to get the nearest surveillance video.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
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.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on May 14, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
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 with you the particular facts and circumstances of your matter.

Q: A person I sued after I was injured on their business's property requested we arbitrate instead. Is this a good idea?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Arbitration / Mediation Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018
Peter D Morowski's answer
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 arbitrated. In arbitration, the arbitrator or panel of arbitrators will decide your case and you will not have the benefit of a jury. You should also know that in arbitration, unlike a court case, there is...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on Jan 2, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
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.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Car Accidents for North Dakota on
Answered on Dec 19, 2017
Lucas Wynne's answer
There is no way to predict the outcome of your case. You should hire a lawyer.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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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