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North Dakota car accidents: Injuries resulecent collision

North Dakota residents are involved in their fair share of auto accidents every year. Unfortunately, many of these car accidents result in serious injuries or worse. Recently, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported a collision that left two men in need of medical care.

The crash occurred close to Cooperstown near the end of September. According to authorities, the driver of a pickup truck, a 67-year-old male, failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by another vehicle. The driver of the second automobile, a 55-year-old male, was wearing his seat belt, but suffered serious enough injuries that he needed to be airlifted to a medical facility for treatment. Information regarding his current condition is not available.

Compensation can be sought for losses endured in car accidents

Auto accidents can range in severity from minor fender benders to those with fatal consequences. Car accidents that result in serous injury or death are, unfortunately, fairly common in North Dakota, and those negatively affected may wonder what rights they have to seek compensation. Those who believe negligence by another person was a contributing factor in a collision, may be entitled to legal recourse.

There are numerous types of accidents that can qualify for personal injury or wrongful death claims. These can include accidents involving commercial vehicles, pedestrian accidents, railroad accidents, distracted-driver related incidents and many more. Any of these may result in physical, financial and emotional suffering.

North Dakota construction work-related injuries

Construction workers across the United States face some dangerous working conditions on a daily basis. This is also true for those who choose this line of work here in North Dakota. Work-related injuries happen quite frequently, and those affected may not be sure what to do after the fact.

In order to reduce construction work-related injuries, safety regulations have been put in place; however, accidents do still occur. When they do, those injured may wonder who is liable for their injury. The specific circumstances surrounding the incident can change the answer to that question, but some of the individuals that may be held accountable include:

North Dakota car accidents: Semi driver killed in collision

Accidents involving tractor-trailers can have tragic results, for both the semi operator and any occupants in the other vehicle. Recently in North Dakota, a semi driver was killed and a woman was injured in a terrible accident on a local highway. Car accidents like this one certainly bring attention to the dangers truck drivers face on the road every day and the need to be aware and cautious around these massive trucks.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the 45-year-old driver of a semi was killed after his vehicle collided with a pickup truck in Keene. The driver of the pickup, a 50-year-old female, was apparently attempting to make a left-hand turn in front of the semi when the accident occurred. The impact of the collision caused the tractor-trailer to roll onto the driver's side before coming to rest in a ditch.

North Dakota car accidents: Motorcycle accident leads to injuries

An elderly couple was injured recently in a car versus motorcycle accident in North Dakota. Car accidents like this are, unfortunately, are all too common and are actually a growing concern for many motorcycle riders -- especially while the weather is still nice. These accidents are known to cause serious to fatal injuries to bikers and typically require comprehensive medical care.

The crash occurred at the end of July on a local road in Sioux Falls. The driver of an SUV, a 35-year-old male, was heading north when he attempted a left-hand turn and struck a motorcycle in the southbound lane. The couple, a husband and wife in their mid 70s, were transported to an area hospital with unspecified injuries. It is unknown if they were wearing any safety gear.

Work-related injuries and deaths leads to increase in OSHA staff

The oil boom in North Dakota has been considered by many as a great thing for the local economy. It has brought jobs and significant income to the state. Unfortunately, with the positives of something new also comes the negatives. The number of work-related injuries and deaths had been increasing, and the majority of these incidents involve the oil, gas and construction industry jobs.

In total, 34 work-related deaths have been reported since 2012. Of those 34, 21 have been tied to workers in the oil industry alone. Workers servicing oil rigs are constantly exposed to hazardous situations, including fires, equipment dangers and explosions.

Identifying drivers in hit-and-run car accidents

How do North Dakota law enforcement agents identify drivers involved in hit-and-run car accidents? In a particular case from a recent accident, they are requesting help from the public as they track down the driver of a truck who caused a fatality. In similar types of car accidents, police could rely on traffic cameras, other technology and witness reports.

In this particular car accident, the victim was a man who had accidentally run his vehicle off the road and was stuck in a swampy area. At that point, he left his vehicle and was walking along the roadway as he was trying to attract a passing motorist for assistance. North Dakota police belive that he was standing in the road when he was hit by a semi-truck. After hitting the pedestrian, the truck left the scene of the accident.

Auto accidents with semis lead to tragic outcomes in North Dakota

It is sad but often true: in an accident between a car versus a semi, the car just doesn't stand much of a chance. These big rigs are just that, big, and can do a whole lot of damage with very little effort. Sadly, auto accidents with these tractor-trailers are a pretty common occurrence and the damages that follow are often catastrophic. A recent accident in North Dakota between a smaller passenger car and a semi resulted in the death of an elderly woman.

This particular accident occurred on a local highway near Towner. The vehicle of an 83-year-old woman was apparently rear-ended by a semi, causing an explosion. The woman was unable to get out of her vehicle and, according to police records, died at the scene of the collision.

Fatal car accidents a growing issue for North Dakota teens

Accidents involving teenage drivers seem to be a growing concern in North Dakota. With their parents permission, teenagers can begin driver's training and be granted a restricted license at a younger age than teenagers in some other states. These restricted licenses simply restrict nighttime driving in an effort to reduce distractions and, in turn, fatal car accidents. Unfortunately, even with restrictions and driver's training, accidents happen and their results can be devastating to the young drivers, their passengers and their families.

Sadly, a rollover accident near Robinson claimed the life of a teenager and left two others injured. According to a video recording released with a recent news report, the teens were headed home from a local lake when the accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. The driver of the truck, a 15-year-old, supposedly lost control of his vehicle on a gravel road, causing the truck to roll. The driver and a 13-year-old passenger were injured in the crash. A second passenger, another 15-year-old male, was killed.

Fatal car accidents devastating for North Dakota families

Accidents caused by those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs often end in disaster. These fatal car accidents can understandably devastate families in a multitude of ways. A recent accident in North Dakota, believed to have been caused by a drunk driver, has left a family grieving their loss and three small children without their mothers.

Two sisters, ages 23 and 21, were killed in a crash as passengers in a friend's sports car. The accident occurred after the car left the road, went into a ditch, then struck a driveway and rolled over. The driver, a 51-year-old male, was injured in the crash, though his current condition has not been released. Both sisters were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Mark Larson / Your Personal Injury Lawyer
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