How Are Commercial Vehicle Accident Settlements Calculated in North Dakota?

Commercial vehicle accidents can be complicated and often result in significant injuries and financial losses. Settlements for such cases are calculated based on multiple factors, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Furthermore, the final settlement amount can be influenced by North Dakota's comparative negligence law and...

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Dram Shop Laws and New Year’s Eve: Holding Bars and Restaurants Accountable

As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, people across North Dakota gather at bars and restaurants to celebrate the arrival of a new year. While the festivities are often filled with joy and excitement, it’s crucial to address the potential dangers associated with alcohol consumption during this celebratory time. In...

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Ask the Attorney: I was on my phone at the time of an accident. Does that mean I’m automatically at fault?

Contrary to popular belief, merely being on your phone at the time of an accident does not automatically make you at fault. In legal terms, fault will be tied to the concept of negligence. Negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm to others. Whether you were on...

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Side-Swipe Accidents: What Should I Do If a Truck Sideswipes Me and Keeps on Driving?

Sideswipe accidents occur when the side of one vehicle collides, or “swipes” against, with the side of another vehicle. This type of accident usually occurs when vehicles are merging or changing lanes. Being sideswiped by a vehicle can be scary and may lead to things such as you losing control of your...

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