Every year, there are nearly half a million burn injuries. Some 40,000 of them require hospitalization, many of them are at hospital burn centers 1. A serious burn injury can cause irreparable damage. It can render you unable to work or even enjoy daily life. The associated medical costs can jump into the hundreds of thousands range. Finally, the emotional and psychological toll can be grave.
At Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., we have assisted individuals who have suffered serious burn injuries, as well as their families, for years. Operating out of Bismarck but representing clients across North Dakota, Minnesota and the surrounding states, we strive to pursue the maximum compensation for our clients.
While first- and second-degree burns can be serious and impact your life, third-degree burns are usually devastating. Individuals with third-degree burns, sometimes referred to as full thickness burns, often require skin grafts and other reconstructive procedures. They are extremely serious, and cause significant pain to those afflicted.
Our lawyers work with life-care planners and other professionals to pursue the claims of individuals who suffered serious burns as a result of:
In addition, we assist clients who have been injured due to chemical or electrical burns.
With a severe injury, the focus is on improving the quality of life. By working with life-care planners, we strive to make sure you are financially and emotionally prepared to resume your life following your injury.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is inevitably life-altering. Life is often drastically different for those injured and their families. The ability to work is more often than not gone, and it can be difficult to even perform basic tasks. In these situations, families are often overwhelmed with medical bills and other expenses, while they are scrambling to adjust to a new reality, often with a primary breadwinner exiting the picture.
At Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., we fight on behalf of residents in North Dakota and the neighboring states who have suffered traumatic brain damage. Our attorneys understand the consequences of a TBI, and work with clients to pursue claims aimed at getting you the compensation you need to be financially secure
A brain injury requires a lot of medical attention, and can take an enormous personal, financial and emotional toll. Particularly in our region, such injuries can occur on the oilfields, which means that a family dependent on an oilfield worker is now left without a source of income.
At SKM, we’ll work with you to recover compensation that can be used to cover:
Often, these require significant monetary compensation. We’ll work with professionals to help determine the cause of the accident, as well as the right way to proceed with your claim.
Spinal and back injuries are often devastating. They can result in a premature death, or leave you with paralysis. Those injured are more often than not unable to return to work, losing both their financial and personal independence. Quality of life often suffers as a result. All the while, medical expenses can rise to the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The effects are wide-reaching, impacting loved ones and family members as well. At Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., we provide knowledge and experience to those who have suffered a devastating spinal cord injury and their loved ones. From our office in Bismarck, we help residents of North Dakota, as well as South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota as they strive to return their life to normalcy and regain the financial compensation necessary to cover medical expenses and other costs.
A catastrophic accident can cause significant injuries. Whether they occur due to auto accidents or oil field accidents, our lawyers represent clients who have suffered:
A spinal injury requires a complete lifestyle adjustment. Even if physical therapy and other means can restore some function, the costs of health care are enormous.
At SKM, we connect you with life-care planners and other professionals to prepare you for the daily care requirements, in addition to helping you develop a long-term plan. We fight to obtain compensation so that all associated costs are covered, and you are able to recover lost wages, both past and prospective.
Losing a limb can be one of the most shocking experiences. Whether it occurs due to an accident on the roads, on an oilfield or elsewhere, even losing a finger can severely hinder your quality of life and ability to work. Other losses, such as losing an arm or a leg, will require large-scale changes to your lifestyle, and may even render you completely unable to work in your field.
In these circumstances, the attorneys at Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., can help you and loved ones recover compensation to cover medical bills and other expenses, as well as lost wages and other damages. Operating from our Bismarck office, we have helped clients in North Dakota and across the region who are struggling to recuperate after an amputation injury.
The practical concerns of a catastrophic injury are often the first that need to be addressed. Namely, how will you cover the enormous financial costs of care, rehabilitation and recovery? At SKM, our lawyers will work with you to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to. In addition, we bring in life-care planners and other professionals to help you adjust to the loss of limb.
However, an amputation is often a thoroughly emotional experience, which may be accompanied by post-traumatic stress disorder, phantom limb syndrome or other ailments that may negatively impact your life.
We’ll work with you and your loved ones to obtain the compensation you deserve and help plan for your life after the loss of a limb.
Catastrophic injuries change everything. One moment you are capable, healthy and employable. The next thing you know, you may be none of these things. To add insult to your injury, your life is changed because another person was careless. A catastrophic injury damages the lives of everyone you love.
At the law firm of Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., we pay special attention to cases in which the individual is irreparably harmed. These injuries, which typically involve much higher levels of compensation than simple, acute injuries, include:
Our firm represents families of victims of wrongful death. Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., files suits on behalf of surviving family members of persons killed in highway crashes, trucking accidents, chemical accidents, drownings and other incidents.
We cannot bring the loved one back, of course. But we can assist by helping secure a settlement that compensates for medical and other bills and contributes to the family’s healing process.
If someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury or been killed, our attorneys can protect your legal rights. There may be statutory limits on filing suit, so it is best to call now.
We regret to announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Karen McBride. Karen died unexpectedly on Friday, July 17, 2020. If you had any outstanding business with Karen, please rest assured we will be here for you. If you have any questions, please call Dave Schweigert at 701-258-8988.