News | O'Keeffe O'Brien Lyson Attorneys - Part 23


January 6, 2015

I was in a Motor Vehicle Accident. Do I Have a Lawsuit?

Getting into a car accident can alter everything from your mood to your lifestyle. It can leave you with hefty debt, unanswered questions, and even injuries that can change the way you live. If something like this happens to you or someone you love, do you have a way to […]
December 26, 2014

I Was Injured in a Car Accident that Wasn’t My Fault. What Now?

Car accidents can be very scary situations. However, dealing with the aftermath of a car accident that was not your fault can make the situation even worse. Filing a personal injury claim is difficult and confusing, but the right attorney can make things a whole lot easier. If you were […]
December 23, 2014

The Supreme Court, Social Media and Free Speech. What You Should Know.

Social media has become one of the largest influences in modern daily life. It is an excellent way to express yourself, to share thoughts and photos with family and friends, and to connect with other people. However, with this great tool comes a responsibility to use it wisely. With a […]
December 16, 2014

Are parents liable for what kids put on Facebook? They may be.

Social media sites are on the rise in popularity, especially with early teens and young adults. With billions of updates being posted every day, it can be difficult to manage what you or your child puts out into cyberspace. But did you know you can be held responsible for what […]
November 27, 2014

I Slipped and Fell, and was Injured – Now What?

Slip and fall or property liability cases arise when a person falls or is otherwise injured on someone else’s property.  If you fell and were injured, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain, suffering, and discomfort. Property and business owners owe a general duty […]
November 25, 2014

What You Need to Know About Forced Arbitration

If your bank, cell phone provider, employer or other company that you conduct business with violated your rights or cheated you, would you want to retain your ability to take them to court? Many companies are now using fine print to stop you and other consumers from doing so through […]
November 20, 2014

North Dakota Supreme Court Finds New DUI Law Constitutional

North Dakota Supreme Court has found that a recent North Dakota law stating that refusing to take a chemical breath test after being pulled over by police on suspicion of driving under the influence can land you in jail.  “Under the new law, a refusal carries the same legal weight […]
November 18, 2014

Wrongful Death – Might I have a Case? Questions to Ask an Attorney

Wrongful death cases arise when the death of a loved one is due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of someone else. The purpose of wrongful death cases are to determine the amount of damages the surviving family members should collect because of the death of their loved one. […]
November 13, 2014

North Dakota Debates Chemical Tests for DUI

In the last month, the North Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments related to the North Dakota Legislature’s 2013 decision to criminalize the refusal to take a chemical sobriety test in suspicion of drunk driving cases. Currently in North Dakota, the refusal to take a sobriety test is grounds for a […]
November 6, 2014

I Have an Elderly Parent – What to Know About Power of Attorney

When it comes to legal matters, things can oftentimes get a little bit complicated. Especially if you are not an expert. A Power of Attorney can give you authority and access to review information and make decisions at important times on behalf of your loved ones. If you have an […]
November 4, 2014

The Probate Process Explained

After a loved one passes, the process of probate will begin. This is the legal process where the will of the deceased is administered. Both North Dakota and Minnesota have adopted the Uniform Probate Code (UPC). This process was created to make the probate process simpler and to give executors […]
October 28, 2014

Why You Need to Hire an Attorney if You Buy Lake Property

Owning a home is the typical American dream. Owning a lake home is the dream of many in the northern Midwest. Serving as a getaway for many families, lake properties are a great investment for financial and personal purposes. In order to ensure the process of buying lake property goes […]
October 23, 2014

When Should I Set Up a Will?

Setting up a will is an important step one must take when he or she is ready. Since we all go through life at a different pace, there is no set age at which one should create a will. However, there are certain life events that may trigger the need […]
October 21, 2014

What Living in Boom Town Means for Residents

The name speaks for itself. Boomtown is a phrase used to refer to a city or community that experiences sudden and rapid changes in population, infrastructure and economic growth. Living in a boom town can be both a thrilling and nerve-wracking experience with new opportunities and challenges opening up to […]
October 16, 2014

Drivers Should Be Extra Cautious on the Road during Harvest

Harvest time can be a very busy and stressful time for many farmers while also a very dangerous time for those on the roads. It’s important to watch for farm machinery, trucks and semis and make safety a top priority during harvest time.  Farmers Fatigued High operating costs, equipment breakdowns […]
October 10, 2014

I’m a Victim of Domestic Abuse. What Can I Do?

Domestic abuse is a very real, present issue in today’s society. With recent domestic abuse cases in the media, we would like to bring attention to this issue. Learn what you can do if you find yourself or someone you love in an abusive relationship. Types of Domestic Abuse Physical […]
October 8, 2014

Growing Concern of Safety in Fargo Moorhead – What You Should Remember

Following the tragic death of Thomas Bearson, an 18-year-old freshman attending NDSU, some Fargo-Moorhead residents find themselves concerned about their safety in this typically low-crime community. The FM Metro is a safe community, but even in the safest of communities, dangerous situations can occur. Our team at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson […]
October 6, 2014

Why Concussions and Other Personal Sports Injuries Need to be Taken Seriously

The heart of high school football season is here. Between screaming fans, stands painted with school pride, and rowdy celebrations are the risk of serious sports injuries for those high school football players. From torn ligaments to concussions to dislocated shoulders, sports injuries are serious injuries which need to be […]
October 1, 2014

Surface Rights versus Mineral Rights. What North Dakota Residents Should Know.

With the Western North Dakota oil boom in full swing, it is important for North Dakota residents to know their rights. Knowing the difference between surface rights and mineral rights can prevent you from getting scammed and ensure you are receiving the monetary compensation you deserve.  Surface Estate vs. Mineral […]
September 15, 2014

Blood Alcohol Tests for DUI, Do You Need a Warrant?

The Supreme Court of South Dakota recently handed down a unanimous decision stating that either a warrant or consent is needed in order to take a blood sample from a suspected drunk driver. With a woman in the case, who refused to take the test argued to the State Supreme […]
September 5, 2014

Pool and Water Safety a Serious Summer Problem

When the sun is out and the weather is hot, all people want to do is be in the water. Swimming is the most popular summer activity but very few make water safety a priority. The truth is that drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury deaths […]