North Dakota Wrongful Death Lawyer
Any death in the family brings profound grief and sorrow for all of that individual’s loved ones. When the death is the unexpected result of another party’s negligence, the family can be entitled to compensation for the harm caused.
A wrongful death lawsuit allows certain family members to pursue damages from the party whose negligence or intentional actions caused the death of a loved one. Need an Injury Lawyer North Dakota assists families all over North Dakota with wrongful death claims, including clients in Bismarck, Grafton, Beulah, Stanley, Minot, Dickinson, Casselton, New Town, Hazen, Bottineau, Lisbon, Carrington, Fargo, Rugby, Wahpeton, Watford City, Lincoln, Horace, Grand Forks, Williston, Mandan, West Fargo, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Valley City, and many other nearby areas.
Wrongful Death Laws in North Dakota
Under North Dakota Century Code § 23-21-101, an entitled party can bring a legal action against any person whose wrongful act, neglect, or default of another party caused a loved one’s death. State law in North Dakota establishes specific time periods for which certain relatives may file these claims.
North Dakota Century Code § 28-01-18 states that a wrongful death claim needs to be filed within two years of a person’s death. Under North Dakota Century Code § 32-21-03, the individuals who can bring a wrongful death claim include:
- the surviving spouse, if any
- the surviving child or children, if any
- the surviving mother or father
- a surviving grandparent
- the personal representative of the deceased
- the person who had primary physical custody of the descendant before the wrongful act occurred
Damages awarded in wrongful death cases are typically divided into economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages apply to actual financial losses suffered by the victims, including funeral expenses and medical bills. Noneconomic damages are much more subjective types of harm, such as pain and suffering or loss of consortium.
Causes of Wrongful Death in North Dakota
People can be killed in any one of a number of unfortunate incidents in North Dakota. Some of the most common reasons wrongful death lawsuits are filed stem from cases involving:
- Car Accidents
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Commercial Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Ridesharing (Uber or Lyft) Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
Find a Wrongful Death Attorney in North Dakota
Was your loved one killed because of another party’s negligence in North Dakota? You will want to contact Need an Injury Lawyer North Dakota as soon as possible. We serve clients in communities all over Ramsey County, Grand Forks County, Richland County, Morton County, Burleigh County, Stark County, Williams County, Rolette County, Walsh County, Cass County, Ward County, and Barnes County.
Our firm understands that families who have recently lost loved ones are rarely prepared to be making court appearances and satisfy legal deadlines for important paperwork, which is why our experienced personal injury attorneys handle all of these requirements on your behalf. We can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and Need an Injury Lawyer North Dakota provides free, no obligation consultations so you can have your case reviewed and fully understand all of your legal options.