News | O'Keeffe O'Brien Lyson Attorneys - Part 7


January 17, 2020

Should You Settle Your Personal Injury Case on Your Own?

Unexpected injuries can be costly, as even minor injuries can result in medical bills and lost earnings if you need to miss work. More serious injuries can cause lasting physical and financial struggles, and in either situation, it is important to take legal action when another party is responsible for […]
January 13, 2020

What Business Entity is Right for You?

One of the most important decisions that a business owner can make is how to structure the company.  There are different options for business entities, and you should carefully consider each one to determine its possible benefits and drawbacks for your specific business. It is wise to discuss this matter […]
January 10, 2020

The Steps to Adoption in North Dakota

Congratulations! You’ve decided to adopt a child. While this is no doubt an exciting time, the adoption process can be complex. In order to ensure that the process goes smoothly and all of your questions are answered, it may be most beneficial to hire an adoption attorney. There are roughly […]
January 7, 2020

Want to Keep Your License After a DUI? Here’s How.

If you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Fargo, you are likely worried about fines, possible jail time, and the other ways a possible conviction can affect your life. One major way a DUI case can make things difficult is the suspension of […]
January 2, 2020

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in North Dakota?

Wrongful death is a civil claim that might be filed when a person is killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongful actions. Also, if the victim in the case could have brought a personal injury claim had he or she been injured instead of killed in […]
December 31, 2019

If You’re a Professional, a DUI is an Extremely Serious Matter

Many people know someone who has had a conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, so such a conviction might not seem like a big deal. However, DUI charges are always serious matters, and they are particularly serious if you are on a professional career path. In addition […]
December 26, 2019

How to Protect Your Rights After a Slip and Fall

Slip and falls are one of the most common preventable accidents in which people sustain serious injuries. While some slip and fall victims are able to continue on with their lives with little interruption, others suffer injuries that require medical treatment, missed work, and more. The losses from a slip […]
December 23, 2019

The Importance of Wearing Your Seat Belt

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the importance of wearing your seat belt in Minnesota v. Poehler.  Wearing a seat belt is important to help prevent serious injury in case of a vehicle accident.  In addition to the safety concerns of failing to wear your seat belt, it is important […]
December 20, 2019

Beware of Drunk Drivers Over the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s difficult to imagine a more magical time of year. While you no doubt have plenty of plans, including shopping, attending holiday parties, and visiting loved ones, it is important to recognize that drunk drivers are even more prevalent – and dangerous (due […]
December 18, 2019

Statute of Limitations and Why It’s Important

First – what is a statute of limitations? The statute of limitations is essentially a deadline for when a plaintiff must commence a lawsuit before waiving their claim. The purpose of a statute of limitations is to prevent plaintiffs from “sleeping on their legal rights” to the detriment of defendants. The […]
December 13, 2019

Who is Responsible for Car Accidents in Icy Conditions?

In the Midwest, we all know that the winter weather can cause hazardous road conditions that can make driving dangerous and difficult. Blowing and drifting snow, low visibility, and icy roads can make it difficult to control your vehicle. Plus, it’s not always predictable. Though the Department of Transportation does […]
December 11, 2019

Can You Use One-Size Fits All Contracts from the Internet?

Business transactions and agreements are memorialized in contracts. These contracts are legally binding and should have terms that address every aspect of the agreement. These days, many websites offer contracts for sale online, and it can be tempting to use an online contract instead of seeking help from an experienced […]
December 5, 2019

What Happens if I Ignore a Cease & Desist Letter? ✉️ ?

A cease and desist letter, also known as a demand letter, is a written communication that demands that the recipient cease and desist from actions that interfere with the sender’s legal rights or ownership. Cease and desist letters are not typically legally binding, but often threaten litigation if the alleged […]
December 3, 2019

Adoption by Stepparents in North Dakota and Minnesota

There are many children in North Dakota and Minnesota who, due to unexpected accidents, lose a parent to death. In some cases, a child’s surviving parent enters into a new marriage with another individual and this new stepparent desires to legally adopt the child. These types of adoptions follow established […]
November 29, 2019

LLC vs. Corporation. Which One is Right for Your Business? ?

There’s a lot to consider when starting a business. While deciding if you will be a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or a corporation (Inc.) may seem complicated, it is a very important decision that will have a significant impact in the future. LLCs are fairly new as they started in […]
November 26, 2019

What do Medical Malpractice Caps Mean for Victims?

Medical malpractice suits are extremely complex. Oftentimes, even if a victim ‘wins’ their case, they run into medical malpractice caps that limit their compensation. Read on to learn all about medical malpractice caps, and what this means for the victims of medical negligence. What are Medical Malpractice Caps? Medical malpractice […]
November 22, 2019

The Dangers of Early Morning Driving After a Night of Drinking ☀️?

You did the right thing last night after a heavy night of drinking. You didn’t drive home drunk. Great! But if you’re headed out early in the morning, there’s a good chance the alcohol in your system hasn’t worn off yet. And if you get pulled over, you may be […]
November 20, 2019

Should I Have an Attorney Look at My Real Estate Contract Before I Sign it?

Nearly all real estate transactions involve the signing of a real estate contract. While there are some common mistakes made in association with real estate contracts, one of the most common errors people make is to not obtain the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney before signing the contract.
November 15, 2019

What is Discovery?

In most cases, a process called discovery usually takes place.  Discovery is an information-gathering step of litigation, which involves the parties sharing relevant information about the case.  There are several different ways to gather that information and discovery often refers to written discovery and depositions.  Discovery takes place so the […]
November 12, 2019

The Court Entered a Judgment You Disagree With – What Now?

After a judgment, or other final order, is entered by a district court, a party may file an appeal to seek reversal of that decision.  Whether in a general civil matter, a collections case, personal injury, or family law, you may have options to appeal a civil judgment in North […]
November 8, 2019

North Dakota Supreme Court Reinstates Driving Privileges due to Invalid Implied Consent Advisory

The North Dakota Supreme Court recently affirmed a district court decision reinstating an individual’s driving privileges after an officer failed to inform a driver that refusing to take a chemical test could be treated as a crime.  This decision is a continuation of the Court’s ongoing clarification of the requirements […]
October 31, 2019

The Right to Remain Silent: What Are Your Rights, Really? ?

Between recent Supreme Court decisions and landmark cases that have been standing for decades, it is important to know your rights while being questioned by police. Here are some decisions that are currently in place regarding your right to remain silent. Miranda Rights The Miranda warning is a verbal statement […]
October 29, 2019

Watch Out for Drunk Drivers Around Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, to remember all that we have to be thankful for, and of course, to stuff yourself with delicious foods. It is not a time to worry about deaths or injuries attributable to drunk drivers, but sadly, you must. People tend […]
October 24, 2019

Can the Police Search Your Vehicle at a Traffic Stop?

Let’s say you are driving home from a party one night when suddenly you see the infamous red or blue lights flashing behind you. A quick glance at your speedometer reveals you are going ten mph over the speed limit. During the traffic stop, the officer asks if he may […]