Q: In North Dakota, how does a jury award money in a car accident?
A: It depends who is at fault. In North Dakota state courts, juries (usually a jury of either six or nine people from your county) will have to determine who, if anyone, is at “fault” before awarding money to an injured person. Think pie charts—in any motor vehicle accident where negligence is alleged and there is a jury trial, a jury has to find fault, and that fault must add up to 100%. Here are a few examples—
Generally, in North Dakota, a party is only responsible for their percentage of fault in a motor vehicle accident.
Even the most straight forward motor vehicle accident can present complex legal and factual issues. A qualified attorney can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact Mark Western at Fremstad Law to discuss your specific legal situation. Mark understands car accidents and has tried numerous car accident cases to juries. He is familiar with the judicial process and will help guide you through your most difficult moments. He can be reached at 701-478-7620 or at email@example.com
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