Car accident causes and your rights as a victim

On Behalf of | May 21, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

While accidents involving motor vehicles are a concern all year, the summer months can bring added risks and dangers to the roadways. With national holidays, longer days, increased tourism and an abundance of events and activities, there is often an influx of road travel during the summer months in North Dakota.

All this adds up to an increase chance of motor vehicle accidents.

Causes of car accidents

At Solberg Stewart Miller, our law firm knows first-hand how common motor vehicle accidents are in North Dakota, as we have over 50 years of experience helping those that have suffered injuries, damages and the death of a loved one due to a car accident. Our experienced attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable with the process, helping our clients reach a favorable resolution through negotiations with insurance companies and civil suits against negligent motorists.

Automobile collisions can vary greatly when it comes to the vehicle and victims involved as well as the cause of the crash. Whether the crash involves a car, truck, motorcycle, bicyclist or pedestrian, there are a few common causes that continue to stand out. This includes distracted driving, speeding and impaired driving. In each of these cases, the collision involved a negligent driver and the opportunity for the victim to hold the driver accountable.

Civil actions available

The aftermath of a car accident can be difficult. A victim may be living a life that no longer resembles their life prior to the accident because they are in pain, unable to do the activities they used to do, require ongoing medical treatments and have modified their work life due to their injuries and long-term ailments related to the accident. Thus, an accident victim is likely suffering physical, mental and emotional damages as well as financial harms.

To overcome these losses and damages, a civil action may be the best option. A personal injury action considers the cause, conduct of the negligent driver and the harms suffered because of the accident. In addition to considering cause and establishing liability, a personal injury suit can aid with the recovery of compensation to address losses such as medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, future medical care and other damages.

Navigating a personal injury action can be challenging when you are suffering from the injuries caused by a car accident. It is important that you understand the process as well as your rights. A professional can help by answering any questions and concerns you might have.