Fargo, ND Personal Injury Lawyer
No one wants to sustain a personal injury. We rightfully assume that people around us will act with reasonable care. But when people act in a way that is careless or reckless, they put others at risk of harm. If you or someone you love sustained a personal injury, you need a personal injury lawyer on your side who will advocate for your rights and fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.
Based in Fargo, North Dakota, the lawyers at Fremstad Law handle a wide variety of personal injury matters. These include automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bite injuries, premises liability claims, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and product liability claims. We generally handle these cases on a contingency fee, which means you don’t owe us a fee unless we recover money for you.
We Handle Various Types of Personal Injury Cases
Each personal injury lawyer at Fremstad Law handles a wide range of personal injury matters and have extensive experience resolving personal injury claims.
A car accident can result in injuries to your head, neck, shoulders, and back, as well as broken bones, whiplash, cuts, bruises, and lacerations. These injuries can cause severe pain and suffering and may require extensive medical treatment and hospital stays. Some car accidents even result in wrongful death.
Many people enjoy the freedom of riding a motorcycle. But a motorcyclist who is struck by another vehicle may suffer severe personal injuries. Riders may experience brain damage, broken bones, injuries to the neck, back, and spine, cuts, bruises, lacerations, and scarring. In severe cases, a rider may even suffer partial or full paralysis or even death.
Like motorcycle riders, bicyclists who are struck by another vehicle often suffer severe personal injuries. Riders are more difficult to see on the road and do not have the protection offered by a car or other vehicle. Unfortunately, many law enforcement officers and insurance adjusters are biased against bicyclists and do not understand the risks they face. As a result, a cyclist who was hurt in a bicycle accident needs an experienced personal injury attorney on their side who understands bicycle injury claims and can successfully recover a full and fair settlement of your claim.
Dog bites can cause serious, life-changing injuries including puncture wounds, scars, infection, and even death. Dog bite injuries often require extensive medical care and treatment, including plastic surgery, which can result in expensive medical bills. In addition, people who are bitten by dogs often experience psychological trauma and may develop a lifelong fear of animals.
If there is an unsafe condition on a property and the property owner failed to warn visitors and take steps to correct it, the property owner can be liable for any injuries sustained. Common premises liability claims include:
- Slip and fall injuries where a person slips on an unsafe accumulation of liquid, ice, or snow
- Trip and fall injuries caused by rolled-up carpets, extension cords, improperly maintained steps, a lack of proper handrails, or uneven or improperly maintained sidewalks
- Inadequate security that leads to injuries from an assault or other crime
- Inadequate lighting that creates an unsafe and injury-causing condition
Nursing Home Negligence
As the population ages, cases of nursing home abuse and neglect are becoming more common. This may be due to staffing shortages, inexperience, a failure to provide appropriate care and treatment to a resident, or violations of health codes and regulations.
Unfortunately, many nursing homes place profits over people. This results in residents suffering injuries such as falls due to lack of supervision, bedsores (also known as decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, or dehydration. Some residents are also victims of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
Consumers who purchase a product rightfully expect that the product will function as intended. They expect the product will meet applicable safety guidelines and will not cause harm to the user. When a product is defective and injures someone, the victim is entitled to compensation for the injuries they sustained. Product liability claims fall into three categories:
- Design defect—when a product is poorly designed, and that design causes an injury. Examples include faulty medical devices, baby products that are a strangulation hazard, and fire alarms that do not work when needed.
- Manufacturing defect—when a product was properly designed but the product was not assembled or installed properly.
- Marketing defect—when a seller fails to warn users that the product could harm a user or show a user how the product should or should not be used.
Insurance Companies Are Not on Your Side
If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or reckless actions, you may be contacted by someone from an insurance company who wants to resolve your case quickly. We have experience representing both injured parties and the insurance companies that resolve the claims.
Beware. Insurance companies can try to settle personal injury claims quickly, often for pennies on the dollar. If you sign a settlement agreement, you may be stuck paying large medical bills, hospital bills, and other expenses that you shouldn’t have to.
Even though the person contacting you is from “your” insurance company, they are not necessarily on your side and do not have your best interests in mind. The insurance adjuster’s job is to settle your case quickly and pay you as little as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney will be on your side and will evaluate your claim to ensure you receive a fair resolution to your claim. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience that can be put to work for you.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
There is no set answer or standard calculation for how much your personal injury claim is worth. Every case is different, and the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive will depend on a number of factors, including the severity and extent of your injuries and the nature of the accident that caused them. This is why a personal injury lawyer is there. The States of North Dakota and Minnesota have slightly different ways of calculating damages, so the same incident could be viewed differently, depending on where it occurred.
Fremstad Law: Moving You Forward
If you or someone you love suffered a personal injury because of someone else’s negligence, the North Dakota personal injury attorneys at Fremstad Law can help. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case.