We all know accidents happen, whether it be a car accident, slip, and fall, or another incident at the hands of another. However, when that unfortunate accident results in injuries that lead to mounting medical bills, lost income, or tremendous pain or suffering, recovery from that injury becomes of the utmost importance. As such, it is important to consult with a lawyer to determine what legal rights you may have as a result of those injuries and to protect your interest. At SW&L Attorneys, we represent individuals who have been injured in an accident or are potential victims of medical malpractice. We are here to help with any of the following areas of personal injury:
Back Or Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries in North Dakota result from car accidents, slips, and falls, construction accidents, sports, and other types of recreational or work-related activities. Because there are a variety of causes of these injuries, it is no wonder that they are one of the leading reasons why people end up visiting a doctor every year. If you have experienced a back or neck injury, we are ready to discuss your situation including motor vehicle accidents, construction or oil rig accidents, heavy lifting or reaching for items, twisting at the waist with heavy objects, slipping on a wet floor or ice in the winter, sitting or standing for extended periods of time, working in uncomfortable positions for too long and lifting or carrying objects that are awkward, bulky or unstable.
If you’ve ever had back or neck pain, then you know that coping with the pain often results in temporary life changes that are often mandatory just to function normally day-to-day. Accidents involving cars, motorcycles, trucks, construction or oil rig accidents, heavy lifting, twisting, slipping, sitting, or standing can all cause injury. At SW&L, we work with clients throughout North Dakota in making sure clients are compensated accordingly for these injuries.
Slip & Fall Accidents/Premise Liability
Slip and fall accidents happen fast and the potential serious personal injuries that may occur can affect you in several different ways. In many instances, slip and fall accidents could have been prevented in the first place. An area of business could have been maintained with safer standards or a residence you were visiting may not have been an inviting environment, to begin with. If you or a loved one have sustained slip and fall injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. A slip and fall personal injury case is legally referred to as a premises liability case. The negligent individual, business, or governmental agency responsible for the premises may be liable in your accident to help cover your medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering, whether these be past and/or future losses.
Recreational Vehicle Accidents
North Dakota has many individuals who invest time and/or money into recreational vehicle usage for entertainment each and every summer or winter. Unfortunately, injuries do happen when using these vehicles and often involve the operator and passengers or bystanders. Often times the injuries that are sustained are catastrophic, leading to paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, loss of limbs, or even death.
In some cases, the accident and injuries can be attributed to a faulty machine, design, or improper warnings. In other cases, the injury may have been caused by someone else who was negligent in their own operation of a recreational vehicle, truck, or car. In either case, you may be entitled to damages for the substantial injuries, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering that you have incurred. If you have been involved in an accident and sustained injuries from the use of a motor-home, camper trailers, a fifth wheel, an ATV such as a four-wheeler, a snowmobile, a motorcycle or dirt bike, a boat or jet ski or go-kart, give SW&L a call today to discuss your case.
Oil Rig Accidents
We know oil rig jobs are dangerous. If you are hurt while working in the Bakken or other North Dakota areas, we can help. Many oil rig accidents are preventable and your injuries may have been caused by unsafe working conditions or defective equipment. Many of the oil rig accident cases may include defective drilling rigs, wellheads, and other machinery, improperly designed or installed safety features, gas leaks, rig structural damage, and hazardous weather conditions. If you have been injured in an oil rig accident, contact our law firm.
North Dakota construction workers are up against dangerous working conditions on a daily basis. As a result, construction accidents are an all-too-common occurrence. With these accidents come personal injury. We handle personal injuries related to the following construction-related accidents: unsafe working conditions falls from scaffolds, fires, explosions, burn injuries, defective or unsafe equipment, chemical leaks, electrical accidents, crane accidents, falling debris or material, or careless behavior at the worksite.
Oftentimes construction accidents happen while someone is employed and working for a subcontractor. While it is true in most cases that a construction worker will be covered by their employer’s workers compensation and are not allowed to maintain a negligence action against their employer, if there are other subcontractors and/or the general contractor who are negligent, a case can be brought to recover medical bills, loss of earnings/earning potential, and pain and suffering directly against that third party. That is why it is important to contact an attorney to discuss your options in any particular case where you have suffered an accident while working at a construction site.
Contact SW&L Attorneys Today
If you have suffered an injury in North Dakota as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing, whether from a car accident, defective product, or any of the other situations listed above, contact personal injury attorneys Nathan Severson with SW&L Attorneys in Fargo today for an initial consultation at 701-297-2890.