In North Dakota, a car accident occurs once every 35 minutes, with an injury occurring every hour and 45 minutes. While some are simple fender benders that don’t require hospital visits or significant property repair, many are in fact serious auto accidents that result in serious personal injuries.
At Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., our lawyers have helped individuals and families in Bismarck and around the state with filing a wide range of car accident claims. We have helped clients who have suffered traumatic injuries and significant property damage. We understand that a personal injury can prevent you from working, and cost you significantly in both the short and long term. We’ll work to reduce that burden.
Most car accidents are the result of driver negligence, including speeding and drunk or distracted driving. Even if you aren’t at fault, you will most likely have to go through an insurance company. However, insurance companies will often try to delay payments or give you the minimal compensation, which may not be enough to cover your medical expenses or vehicle repair costs.
At SKM, we work to help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injury. We work with investigators and other professionals to conduct a comprehensive review of the circumstances surrounding your accident, which helps place us in a favorable position for seeking sufficient compensation.
Our clients have suffered serious injuries, ranging from back, neck and spine injuries to brain damage and other significant injuries. We have the experience and resources to help those injured and their loved ones ease their financial burden.
Trucking accidents have the potential to be catastrophic because of the sheer size of 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles. These accidents may be worse on the highways of North Dakota than anywhere else.
One North Dakota town counted the number of oversized trucks passing through every day — more than 9,000 tankers, flatbeds and semis, loaded down with gravel, sand, equipment, supplies and oil.
We have seen the damage caused by truck drivers who are inattentive, over worked and distracted. Rollovers, jackknife accidents, equipment failures and continuing to operate when the conditions don’t allow are not uncommon on busy North Dakota narrow highways. Because of the inherent dangers associated with big trucks on highways in many instances the rules of the road for a truck driver are different than the rules of the roads for the operator of a passenger car. Trucking companies have strict federal and state guidelines they must comply with, to help prevent these companies from over working their drivers or putting unsafe equipment on our highways. It is important when dealing with the insurers and claim’s handlers of these companies that you have representation that understands the laws that apply to the trucking industry. If you have been in a collision with a semi-tractor and trailer you need attorneys who are not afraid to stand toe to toe with these insurers and companies.
At SKM, we make certain that the attorneys who handle trucking claims know the laws and regulations of the industry. They are sent regularly to seminars, symposiums and industry meetings to stay current on the ever changing laws. SKM’s attorneys have access to experts in the field who can be called upon immediately to download data and ensure that the documentation recorded in many of the truck’s “black boxes” is saved. They know that requests have to be sent to the trucking companies to save important documentation, or it may mysteriously disappear after the time that the laws require it to be saved.
When a serious injury or death occurs on the oil fields or anywhere in our state, the attorneys from SKM are on the spot, saving evidence, interviewing witnesses and obtaining trucking company information.
We want to know if accidents might have been prevented by more driver training, drivers who are less tired, and vehicles that are properly loaded and better maintained.
At Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., we assess the impact of negligence on clients’ lives. In the best cases, victims recover and are able to return to work. Unfortunately, that does not always occur. Many victims of 18-wheel crashes are catastrophically injured — crushed, burned or killed.
Our lawyers know how urgent it is to your family that restitution be made. Whatever you face, we will face it with you. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for you wherever you are in North Dakota, and also in South Dakota, eastern Montana and Minnesota. We will do our utmost to obtain the compensation that is your due.
Any motor vehicle accident can be serious, even deadly. However, motorcycle riders are especially exposed to serious injuries due to the lack of protection afforded to riders. Even those wearing helmets and appropriate gear can suffer permanent, if not catastrophic, injuries.
The attorneys at Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., have helped riders and their families recover compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages and emotional suffering following a serious motorcycle accident. Operating out of our Bismarck office, we have filed claims across North Dakota, and have the experience and knowledge to pursue your case.
We have handled serious motorcycle accident cases, and we fully understand the grave nature of the injuries involved. Alongside our clients, we pursue both immediate and long-term relief, from assisting with obtaining quality medical care to easing the financial burden.
As part of our practice, we have helped clients who have suffered the following:
In addition, we have helped the families of riders involved in fatal crashes.
From conducting initial investigations about the circumstances of the crash, to working with professionals and qualified medical personnel to prepare the strongest possible case, we will make sure we have the strongest possible evidence as we move forward
When you are in an auto accident, insurance companies are usually responsive about paying for repairs to your vehicle. But what about personal injuries? In such cases, with the stakes much higher, you are often left to deal with an insurance company. Insurance companies have trained professional adjusters whose jobs require them to resolve claims as cheaply as possible, without regard for your future. You need to even the playing field to recover what you deserve for your injuries.
SKM’s attorneys have years of experience dealing with insurance companies and corporations. They know when an insurer is low balling your injuries, which occurs in almost every claim. They know when the insurer is incorrect on their insured’s responsibility for your injuries. They know what types of damages you are entitled to recover. They also know how to maximize your recovery. Don’t go it alone. Once the release is signed, there are no second chances.
This is when you should call Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C. We have sought and obtained fair and just compensation for countless victims of highway accidents or their survivors. We are able to recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills, property damage, emotional losses, mental anguish, pain, suffering and disability.
We handle all motor vehicle and related accident cases, including:
We also file bad faith claims when you feel your insurance company has not kept its promises to you. Our lawyers can help you determine your options and the best process moving forward.
Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., is one of the most respected law firms in North Dakota. Our lawyers are known for their professionalism and for the results they deliver.