There is no shortage of ways in which North Dakota residents might suffer injuries. Motor vehicle accidents, obviously, are quite common in our state and throughout the country, while other situations such as farm accidents, slips and falls and even defective products can leave people with severe and even life-threatening injuries. If you were injured through no fault of your own, do you have options?
The short answer is “probably.” In situations in which a person is injured due to another party’s negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct, the injured party may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Such a lawsuit could lead to an award of financial compensation for the injured victim, which can be used to cover medical expenses and other costs that commonly arise in the aftermath of a personal injury incident.
“Negligence” could be the key
If you are exploring your legal options in the aftermath of suffering an injury, the term “negligence” is probably going to come up. In short, this legal term refers to someone who, either through act or omission, did not act appropriately given the situation. So, for example, if someone is driving down the road while using their cellphone, that person would probably be considered a distracted driver. And, if that conduct then leads to a car collision, any injuries to other people that result may be directly attributed to the distracted driving conduct.
Every personal injury situation is different. The facts will certainly be unique to your case, while the applicable law may be as well. Anyone who has suffered an injury in North Dakota due to another party’s conduct may want to get more information about their legal options.