Being injured in a motor vehicle crash doesn’t simply cause damage to your car, it can impact your well-being, financial situation, emotional health, family members and nearly every aspect of your life.
Motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common types of personal injury claims in North Dakota and Minnesota. They occur on a daily basis and can range in severity based on the type of crash, damage to property and people. Injuries can range from minor bumps and bruises to concussions causing brain injury to serious injury including wrongful death. An array of laws and regulations exist to protect motorists, including those with No Fault Coverage, Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM), but that doesn’t make navigating the options after a minor, serious or even fatal accident easier. A Personal Injury Lawyer can review your personal injury claim and can help get you the compensation you deserve.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
A car injury lawyer of the O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss team is experienced in representing a broad range of car crash claims. We have successfully defended clients involved in car crashes involving:
Hit and Run Crashes
Drivers involved in a crash who do not have car insurance may be tempted to flee the scene. When a person hits a car or a pedestrian and flees the scene, it is considered a hit and run.
For a victim who suffers personal injury in a hit and run incident, it may be difficult to identify the driver without quick action. Filing a report with the authorities immediately after a hit and run, and gathering witness contact information is of crucial importance. You might be wise to contact us about the services provided by an experienced car injury lawyer.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Crashes
Despite the existence of numerous campaigns against drunk driving, the number of DUI vehicle crashes is still staggering. Consuming alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel can severely impair a motorist, and may lead to a disastrous vehicular crash. If you are involved in this type of crash you may need a criminal lawyer to help with your drunk driving defense.
Pedestrian and Bike Crashes
Driver negligence is often a primary cause for pedestrian injury crashes. Pedestrians include those hit while riding a bicycle, too. Unfortunately, a person who has been struck by a car or truck will more often than not require medical attention. Common pedestrian accidents can occur at crosswalks when pedestrians cross at the wrong time or when motorists fail to yield.
The dangers associated with motorcycle crashes can be extremely severe when compared to the personal injury of other motor vehicle crashes. Motorcyclists must share the roads with other vehicles, including trucks, cars, vans and bicycles. However, often times motorists fail to adhere to the driving regulations that are meant to protect everyone on the road. This may be a direct result of driver negligence, which often leads to motorcyclists becoming victims of serious and fatal motorcycle crashes. A motorcycle crash lawyer may be someone you need to work with as soon as possible after the accident.
The Car Crash Injury Lawyer
O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss has just the right personal injury lawyer team in Fargo with experience in a wide range of motor vehicle crashes, including DUI crashes, pedestrian crashes, hit and run crashes, bicycle crashes, texting and driving crashes and motorcycle crashes. Our goal is to provide you with a competent legal team who will work to obtain the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in an auto crash and are in need of a personal injury lawyer in North Dakota or Minnesota, call an experienced personal injury lawyer at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss at: (701) 235-8000.
O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss lawyers serve Personal Injury cases across North Dakota and Minnesota including: Fargo, West Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Dickinson, Minot, Moorhead and Minneapolis. Contact our team today.