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A spinal cord injury not only brings severe physical challenges but also imposes emotional and financial burdens. If you’re grappling with the aftermath of such an injury due to someone else’s carelessness, it’s crucial to understand your legal options. At Pringle & Herigstad, P.C., we’re dedicated to guiding you through the complexities of filing a negligence lawsuit in North Dakota, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Establishing Negligence in Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

To successfully prove negligence in a spinal cord injury case, several critical elements must be addressed:

Duty of Care

The legal journey begins by establishing the defendant’s duty of care towards the plaintiff. This duty varies based on the relationship between the parties involved, such as a driver’s responsibility to other road users or a property owner’s obligation to ensure a safe environment.

Breach of Duty

The essence of a negligence claim is demonstrating how the defendant failed to uphold their duty of care. Whether through direct actions or negligence, showing this breach is fundamental in linking their actions to the injury.


A pivotal aspect of your case is proving causation—showing the direct connection between the breach of duty and the spinal cord injury. This step is vital in asserting that the injury was a direct result of the defendant’s negligence.

Documenting Damages

Quantifying the damages incurred from the spinal cord injury encompasses medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any ongoing care costs. Thorough documentation is key to substantiating the impact of the injury on your life.

Strengthening Your Case

A robust negligence claim requires meticulous preparation and evidence gathering:

Comprehensive Investigation

Gathering evidence is a cornerstone of building a compelling case. This includes collecting accident reports, medical records, and witness statements, alongside photographic evidence of the scene and injuries.

Expert Testimonies

Incorporating expert testimony can significantly bolster your case. Medical experts can elucidate the injury’s severity and long-term implications, while accident reconstruction specialists can clarify the accident’s dynamics.

How Pringle & Herigstad, P.C. Can Assist

Our team at Pringle & Herigstad, P.C. is adept at navigating the legal intricacies of spinal cord injury lawsuits. Through detailed investigations, leveraging expert testimonies, and comprehensive legal knowledge, we strive to secure the justice and compensation you deserve. By advocating on your behalf, we aim to alleviate the burdens of your injury, allowing you to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Contact Our North Dakota Personal Injury Attorneys

Suffering a spinal cord injury due to negligence is an ordeal no one should face alone. With the support of Pringle & Herigstad, P.C., you have a dedicated ally in your pursuit of justice. Contact us to discuss your case and explore how we can help you navigate this challenging journey toward securing the compensation and closure you need to move forward.