North Dakota Injury Lawyers Assisting Helping Families Whose Loved Ones Have Drowned
Serving families in Minot and beyond for more than 35 years
What better way to spend a hot summer afternoon than jumping into a refreshing body of water? Whether it’s in one of North Dakota’s serene lakes or your neighbor’s in-ground pool, swimming can be a fun and healthy recreational activity. Yet, what starts out as a fun dip in the water can easily turn into tragedy when drowning accidents occur. This is especially true when a responsible party exhibits reckless behavior or lack of regard for safety measures.
If your loved one has drowned, you and believe that another person is responsible, you have protection under personal injury law. The experienced attorneys at Larson Law Firm P.C. focus on accident and personal injury law, and have served injured victims and families in North Dakota for close to 40 years. We can help you obtain compensation for your drowning accident injuries.
Reliable legal services for drowning accident cases
In the United States, approximately ten people died in drowning accidents every day during the period of 2005-2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Boating-related drowning accidents caused another 332 deaths each year. The CDC also reports that children younger than 14 years of age account for 20% of all drowning fatalities. More than half of drowning victims require hospitalization and their injuries can cause severe brain damage that may lead to long-term disabilities.
Drowning accidents happen for a variety of reasons. They may be caused by improper maintenance of equipment or a faulty product. The accident may also be due to an individual’s negligence, such as not adhering to standard safety guidelines. Our knowledgeable North Dakota drowning accident lawyers understand that the key aspect of a successful claim of personal injury is proving another person or party is legally responsible. This may mean demonstrating that a party knowingly acted in a careless manner without regard for other’s safety or that equipment involved in the accident did not meet safety standards.
Reliable representation through the personal injury claim process
If you or a loved one has suffered a recreational or drowning accident, do not wait to file a claim. Every state has laws that govern the length of time an individual has to file a lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in North Dakota for personal injury cases is six years from the date of injury or two years from the date of a wrongful death. This is important to understand — if you fail to file a lawsuit within these timeframes, the court can refuse to hear your case at any point in time and your right to pursue compensation will be lost.
At Larson Law Firm, our team of skilled lawyers has extensive knowledge and understanding of the court system and the legal process. We extensively analyze the details of your injuries to determine the most appropriate road to obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Our North Dakota injury lawyers fight for your right to compensation
For almost 40 years, the legal team of Larson Law Firm P.C. has fought for the rights of those injured in drowning accidents. Attorney Mark Larson received certification as a Civil Trial Specialist and Pretrial Specialist from the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is an active member of the National Trial Lawyers Association. Our North Dakota lawyers are skilled and aggressive in advocating for your rights and compensation for your suffering. Schedule a free consultation at our Minot office today to discuss your case by calling 701-484-4878 or by completing our contact form. We proudly serve clients in Ward, Williams, McKenzie, Pierce and Mountrail Counties.