Frequently Asked Questions About Negligence in North Dakota
Many personal injury lawsuits in North Dakota are based on the negligence theory of recovering damages. Someone does not have to purposely injure someone in order to be held financially responsible for the harm they caused. Personal injury is one of the most complex bodies of law because the precedents are ever-changing. Our North Dakota negligence attorneys are always apprised on the newest trends in personal injury laws. We are here to answer your questions so you can decide what to do about your injuries throughout your recovery.
Call today for a free initial consultation with an experienced North Dakota negligence attorney
You deserve your day in court after someone else’s negligence has caused you an injury. At the Larson Law Firm P.C., our Minot North Dakota negligence attorneys provide free initial consultations to inform you of your rights. You can make an appointment by calling us at 701-484-HURT or you can contact us online.
How long will my negligence case take?
Negligence lawsuits can range from a few days to several years, depending on the parties involved and the complexity of the case. It largely depends on how willing the defendant is to accept financial responsibility for the harm they have done. Our Minot, North Dakota negligence attorneys work as hard as possible to reach a quick settlement that fully compensates you for your injuries.
Does intent matter to win in a negligence case?
Negligence cases are not about the intent of the defendant. They do not have to have specifically been trying to harm you or anyone else in particular. What matters is whether the defendant took an action that led to your injuries and whether it was foreseeable that their behavior could lead to someone getting harmed.
How much is filing a negligence lawsuit going to cost?
Litigation is very expensive. However, we do not charge you anything unless we win. There are absolutely no upfront out of pocket costs when you come to us with your case. Our Minot, North Dakota negligence attorneys only get paid if you recover damages from your lawsuit.
What if I was injured by someone’s negligence several years ago?
You only have a certain period of time to file a lawsuit because of what is known as the “statute of limitations.” The statute of limitations in North Dakota is two years, three years if a state or governmental agency is involved. It is important to note that you have two years from the day of your injuries to file a lawsuit and begin the legal process.
How much is my case worth?
The value of your lawsuit depends on the injuries you suffered and how long they impact the rest of your life. North Dakota law entitles you to recover damages for all past and future medical expenses, lost wages and the pain and suffering your injury has caused. Our Minot, North Dakota negligence attorneys fight aggressively to maximize the compensation you recover for your injuries.
What should I do if the insurance company offers me a settlement?
Insurance companies sometimes try to offer a quick settlement before accident victims get help from a personal injury attorney. Even your own insurance company may offer you a quick settlement to avoid paying the full and fair value of your injuries that you deserve.