Dickinson Car Accident Lawyer
Representing Injured Victims of Car Accidents in Dickinson, ND
Being injured in a car accident is a traumatic and stressful experience. In addition to recovering from injury, you must also deal with insurance companies, which are notorious for low-balling accident victims, hoping that they will take a small settlement and go away. They don't care about your injuries, your pain, or your suffering. They only care about their bottom line.
At Maring Williams Law Office, we are committed to fighting for the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed. Our Dickinson car accident lawyer has the knowledge, skill, and experience to aggressively represent you in your case. We understand how car insurance companies work and how to beat them at their own game.
Car Accident Laws in North Dakota
In North Carolina, you are required to report any accident to law enforcement if it results in injury, death, or property damage exceeding $1,000.
North Carolina follows a fault-based system when it comes to car accidents. This means that the person responsible for causing the accident is generally responsible for covering the resulting damages.
However, North Carolina follows the doctrine of contributory negligence. Under this rule, if a plaintiff (the person filing a lawsuit) is found to be even slightly at fault for the accident, they may be barred from recovering any compensation in a lawsuit. This is a strict standard that can make it challenging for accident victims to recover damages.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can result from a variety of factors, often involving a combination of human errors, environmental conditions, and vehicle-related issues.
Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents:
- Distracted Driving: This is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Distractions can come from texting or talking on the phone, eating, adjusting the radio, or engaging with in-car technology while driving. Taking your eyes off the road for even a few seconds can lead to a collision.
- Speeding: Driving at speeds higher than the posted limits or too fast for road and weather conditions reduces the driver's ability to react to unexpected situations and increases the severity of accidents.
- Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications can impair a driver's judgment, coordination, and reaction times, making accidents more likely.
- Reckless Driving: Aggressive and reckless behaviors such as tailgating, frequent lane changes, road rage, and ignoring traffic signals or signs can lead to accidents.
- Fatigue: Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as impaired driving. Fatigue impairs a driver's attention, reaction times, and decision-making ability, increasing the risk of accidents.
- Weather Conditions: Adverse weather conditions like rain, snow, ice, fog, and heavy winds can reduce visibility and road traction, making it more challenging to control a vehicle.
- Running Red Lights and Stop Signs: Disobeying traffic signals and signs is a significant cause of intersection-related accidents. Failure to yield the right-of-way can lead to dangerous collisions.
- Poor Road Conditions: Potholes, uneven road surfaces, and lack of proper signage or lighting can contribute to accidents, particularly when drivers are caught off guard.
- Mechanical Failures: Vehicle defects or malfunctions such as brake failures, tire blowouts, or engine problems can lead to accidents if drivers lose control of their vehicles.
- Inexperienced Drivers: Novice drivers or those who lack experience in specific driving conditions may make errors in judgment or lack the skills needed to handle challenging situations.
- Tailgating: Following too closely behind the vehicle in front doesn't allow enough time to react if the leading vehicle slows down or stops suddenly.
- Poor Visibility: Reduced visibility due to factors like fog, rain, or night driving can make it harder to see other vehicles, road hazards, or pedestrians, increasing the risk of collisions.
- Aggressive Driving: Aggressive behaviors such as road rage, cutting off other drivers, and engaging in confrontations on the road can escalate situations into accidents.
- Wildlife and Animal Crossings: Collisions with animals, especially in rural areas, can cause accidents when drivers swerve to avoid them or collide with them directly.
- Inadequate Signaling and Lane Changes: Failing to use turn signals or check blind spots before changing lanes can lead to side-swipe accidents.
We Will Fight for You
Our team is committed to protecting your interests and advocating for your rights. When you hire our firm, we will do everything that we can to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Our team knows how to effectively represent car accident victims and we will do everything that we can to help you.
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.
Rear-Ended Car Accident $2.35 Million
Our client was rear-ended while stopped on the highway and sustained significant injuries to his back, ribs and lung.
Oilfield Accident & Burn Injury $6 Million
Our client was severely burned and suffered permanent and disabling injuries in an explosion and fire at a well site in the Bakken oil fields of western North Dakota.
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