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Wrongful Death

Bismarck Wrongful Death Attorney

Sensitive Counsel for Wrongful Death Claims

After losing a loved one due to the mistakes of another, you will be understandably torn about what to do next. The grieving process is not one that can be rushed, but you may have a limited amount of time to seek justice on behalf of your lost loved one.

At Maring Williams Law Office, we take intentional steps to make preparing and filing a wrongful death claim as simple and stress-free as possible. You deserve to be able to take legal action without putting more pressure on yourself. With our representation, you can do just that. We are known throughout North Dakota for being able to balance genuine compassion with professionalism that strengthens our clients’ claims.

When you want to know more, call (701) 543-6685 to connect to our Bismarck wrongful death lawyers.

Statutes of Limitations on Wrongful Death Claims

When someone passes away to the negligence of another party, North Dakota imposes a two-year statute of limitations on any consequent wrongful death claims. The statute begins on the day the deceased passed away, not on the day they were injured or fell ill due. If you do not file a claim within the next two years, then you will essentially be unable to file one afterward. Any late claim can be dismissed by the court.

Serious Accidents That Cause Wrongful Deaths

Our law firm can handle wrongful death cases involving:

Comprehensive Counsel for Wrongful Death Claims

Maring Williams Law Office is here to handle as much of your wrongful death claim as you would like. By passing the responsibilities of the legal work to our law firm, you can continue to grieve with your friends and family. Or if getting involved with the casework helps you stay active and keep your mind off the sorrow of losing a loved one, let us know. We would be happy to keep you closely involved with your claim as it progresses.

A typical wrongful death claim will follow these steps:

  • Analyzing the available evidence to determine liability for your loved one’s death.
  • Calculating fair damages that you and the deceased have experienced.
  • Drafting a wrongful death claim and filing it against the liable party.
  • Negotiating a fair settlement amount if the defendant admits liability.
  • Consulting with experts to get further proof of liability if settlement negotiations fail.
  • Filing a lawsuit against the defendant.
  • Reconsidering settlement negotiations to avoid litigation.
  • Go to court with a fully prepared case if the second round of negotiations does not work.

Throughout this process, you can count on our Bismarck wrongful death lawyers to do what is best for you and the name of your lost loved one. We know how much is on the line and how important it is to your recovery to win your wrongful death claim. We can pull out all the stops and use our decades of collective legal experience in the pursuit of a victory for you and your family.

Get more information about wrongful death claims by scheduling a free consultation.

Successful Verdicts & Settlements

Victories On Behalf of Our Clients & Community
  • Oilfield Accident & Traumatic Brain Injury $19 Million

    Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), severe burns, and permanent disfigurement when he was involved in a gas explosion in the Bakken oil fields of western North Dakota.

  • Oilfield Accident $1.8 Million Settlement

    Our client experienced a catastrophic ankle injury resulting in multiple surgeries while working on a work over rig in the Bakken Oilfields. He suffers from permanent damage to his right ankle and this recovery will help defer the cost of future treatment and decrease in future earning potential.

  • Car Accident $5.3 Million

    Our client suffered severe injuries in a head-on automobile crash when her vehicle was intentionally struck by a vehicle operated by her ex-boyfriend.


Our Values

How We Provide Exceptional Legal Service to Our Cleints
  • Integrity

    We abide by a strong code of ethics in serving our clients & our communities.

  • Respect

    We respect our clients & their time, & we are committed to being responsive to their questions & needs.

  • Compassion

    We care about every client who walks through our doors and will stop at nothing to fight for them.

  • Professionalism

    We have more than 150 years of combined experience - and we're just getting started.

  • Excellence

    We are proud to be one of the region's most-trusted and respected personal injury law firms.

  • Commitment

    We are committed to not only fighting for your recovery, but to guiding you through the entire process.

Client Testimonials

Success Stories From Members of Our Community
  • “Lindsay was more than just an attorney. She was very passionate about our case and I felt confident in her with every aspect. Not too many attorneys out there that you can laugh and cry with at the ...”

    - Donna L.
  • “I was totally impressed with the quality of service that was provided to me during my journey. Words can not truly express my gratitude for Lindsay and the staff that worked on my file. Lindsay's work ...”

    - S.A.
  • “I really enjoyed working with Jim and team!”

    - Nicole A.
  • “The insurance companies would never treat us fairly without great attorneys like you and your team at Maring Williams Law Office!”

    - M.B.
  • “Everything was explained to me in detail and I felt just as much apart of the legal process as he was. I can't recommend the Maring Williams enough. Amazing people.”

    - H.D.