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Serving the Injured Across North Dakota, Minnesota & Montana

Results

  • $19 Million
    Oilfield Accident & Traumatic Brain Injury
    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.
  • $6 Million
    Oilfield Accident & Burn Injury

    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. The explosion and fire were caused by uncontained hydrocarbon fumes.

  • $5.3 Million
    Car Accident

    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.

  • $2.35 Million
    Rear-Ended Car Accident

    Our client was rear-ended while stopped on the highway and sustained significant injuries to his back, ribs and lung. With the settlement proceeds, our client’s life was transformed by having the financial security to work fewer hours and to purchase a comfortable home to live in.

  • $2.25 million
    Car Accident and Tractor-Trailer Accident

    Our client was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with a semi-tractor on a highway. The semi-tractor driver disregarded a stop sign and blocked both lanes of travel. Our client sustained a traumatic brain injury.

  • $1.8 Million Settlement
    Oilfield Accident

    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.

  • $5 Million
    Oilfield Accident & Wrongful Death
    We represented the wife and child of an oil field worker who died from an explosion and flash fire on a well site caused by the release of hydrocarbons. We hired multiple experts to prove the process used by the defendants to remove tubing from the well was dangerous and that the tubing and other equipment involved was defective. We resolved difficult issues of indemnity, vicarious liability, and negligence in favor of our clients.
  • $5 Million
    Trucking Accident

    Our client was hit by a semi-tractor and trailer that failed to yield at an intersection. Our client’s pick-up truck burst into flames and he suffered catastrophic injuries, including extensive third-degree burns, multiple fractures, and acute renal failure, that required several months in the hospital and resulted in permanent disfigurement to a large portion of his body.

  • $3 Million
    Trucking Accident & Catastrophic Injuries
    Our client was rendered quadriplegic when the truck in which he was a passenger crashed into a semi-tractor and trailer. The semi was illegally backing up on a busy state highway in the dark and in foggy conditions.
  • $2.72 Million
    Premises Liability
    Our client was catastrophically injured when she was trapped inside a burning apartment building by a metal “roll-down” fire door. Our experts identified numerous violations of fire codes, which resulted in the dangerous conditions that ultimately prevented our client from escaping the fire.
  • $2.5 Million
    Car Accident & Oilfield Accident
    Our client was seriously injured when an improperly-secured 100-gallon tank fell off a truck into our client’s lane of travel on a busy highway in the western North Dakota oilfields. The tank struck our client’s vehicle, causing him to lose control, and resulted in his pickup truck rolling several times. He suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), an injury to his neck and low back, PTSD, and several other injuries.
  • $2 Million
    Trucking Accident

    Our client was a passenger in a vehicle hit by a semi-truck that was hauling beets during harvest season. He suffered catastrophic injuries including a traumatic brain injury (TBI), several broken bones and internal bleeding, and he suffers from permanent physical and cognitive deficits that have left him unemployable.

  • $1.475 Million
    Oilfield Accident
    Our client developed chemical pneumonitis when he inhaled hazardous and toxic fumes on a well site, where an employee of the defendant company was dumping chemicals in a waste bin.
  • $1.4 Million
    Trucking Accident & Wrongful Death

    Our client’s vehicle erupted in flames when he collided with a semi-truck that was illegally parked and blocking all lanes of a busy state highway at night. Our client died of burns and smoke inhalation and left behind parents, several siblings, a fiancé and a child.

  • $1.4 Million
    Trucking Accident & Brain Injury
    Our client was stopped, waiting to turn left on a busy highway in western North Dakota, when the truck he was driving was rear-ended by a semi-tractor and trailer traveling highway speeds. The force of the collision caused our client’s head to slam into the rear windshield and shatter the glass, and resulted in a severe head injury, whiplash, a back injury resulting in left leg radiculopathy, and a torn meniscus. As a result of the crash, our client is unable to return to his previous vocation.
  • $1.35 Million
    Utility Vehicle Accident
    Our client experienced catastrophic injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI), fractured skull, and respiratory and renal failure, when she was thrown from a low-speed electric vehicle speeding through a roundabout. She suffers from permanent physical and cognitive disabilities.
  • $1.35 Million
    Wrongful Death & Car Accident

    We represented a husband whose wife and two of his minor children were killed when another driver failed to yield the right of way.

  • $1.3 Million
    Farm Incident & Catastrophic Injuries
    Our client was involved in a farming incident that resulted in a below-the-knee amputation. The compensation we secured for our client, who returned to work mere months after the incident, will help alleviate the financial hardship that comes from future medical expenses and decreased work expectancy/opportunities given the nature of his injuries and the physical nature of his previous work experience.
  • $1.2 Million
    Motorcycle Accident and Car Accident
    Our client was riding his motorcycle through an intersection when a driver from the opposite direction turned directly in front of him and struck our client head-on. Our client sustained several complex and life-changing injuries, including a head injury, multiple broken bones, internal injuries that resulted in permanent organ disfunction, and permanent scarring to his stomach, chest, and shoulder.
  • $1.1 Million
    Wrongful Death and Car Accident

    We represented the wife of a former Marine, father and foster parent, who died when he was hit head-on by a vehicle that crossed the center line.

  • $1 Million
    Oilfield Incident
    Our client fractured her leg, foot and hip when she plummeted into an unmarked trench at a gas plant.
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    Premises Liability
    We represented five young women who were separately videotaped while undressing in a changing room at a major retailer. We were able to secure significant settlements for our clients.
  • Confidential
    Car/Pedestrian Collision
    Our client suffered permanent and life-altering injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, when he was dragged underneath a pick-up truck. Despite difficult issues of liability and uncertainty related to exactly how the incident transpired, we were able to secure a significant settlement for our client.
  • Declaratory & Injunctive relief
    Class Action and Disability Rights

    Our firm was involved in a landmark class action on behalf of North Dakota children and adults with development disabilities. ARC of ND challenged the treatment and conditions at the Grafton State School (later named the Developmental Center) and the lack of community facilities and options across the state.We were awarded declaratory and injunctive relief establishing the legal rights to which people with disabilities were entitled. The court order created a comprehensive system of programs, services and facilities for the plaintiff class, and dramatically improved the conditions and opportunities provided to them. The changes required under the court order took nearly 16 years to implement, and North Dakota became recognized as a leading state in the provision of services to children and adults with disabilities. ARC of North Dakota v. Olson, 561 F. Supp. 473 (D.N.D. 1982) affirmed 713 F. 2d 1384 (8th Cir. 1983).