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Helping You Fight For Compensation After A Truck Accident

North Dakota and Minnesota have busy highways full of large commercial trucks. An accident with a large vehicle can cause serious injuries and fatalities. If you suffered injuries in a truck accident, I can help you fight for the compensation you need to move forward.

Since 1993, at Ruth Law Firm, I have served Fargo with devoted legal counsel and representation for all personal injury claims. I am prepared to navigate the most complex commercial truck accident claims, aiming to achieve maximum compensation for your injuries.

The Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

I am familiar with the complex laws regarding semi-truck operations in Fargo. If a semi-truck operator fails to follow these stringent laws, it can result in some of the most dangerous accidents on the highways.

Semi-truck accidents often involve:

  • Truck driver operators who fail to take the appropriate breaks, resulting in fatigue and falling asleep at the wheel.
  • Owners of the vehicles neglecting to stop at the appropriate safety checks along highways and freeways, which are designed to both weigh and survey the vehicles for safety.
  • Equipment on semi-trucks malfunctioning either during or before operation, resulting in the truck’s inability to respond to a driver’s commands.
  • Truck drivers operating under the influence of alcohol, or neglecting to pay attention to the road due to cell phone operation.

Individuals who have been injured due to any of these circumstances are invited to contact my office. Proving negligence on the part of the semi-truck driver can help build your claim and might give you a better chance at a better settlement.

Steps To Take After A Commercial Vehicle Accident

If you have been rear-ended or involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you need to take certain steps to ensure you have the best possible chance of recovering full compensation.

First, whether you feel injured or not, do not refuse medical care at the scene of the accident. If you’re not evaluated by a medical professional at the accident scene, go to your doctor or the emergency room as soon after the accident as possible. It’s easy to dismiss injuries that are not immediately apparent, such as internal bleeding or a concussion. This simple step can help prevent the insurance company from denying your injury claim.

Once immediate injuries are addressed, take care of the following:

  • Take as many pictures as possible from as many angles as possible. This includes vehicle damage, skid marks, documents, injuries, location of the accident, etc. You can never have too many pictures.
  • Take down witness statements, if there were any. The police will likely gather their own witness statements, but they may not have spoken with everyone who saw the accident, so it’s worth collecting this information yourself as well.
  • Look for security or surveillance cameras that may have recorded footage of the accident. Note their location, take a picture and let your attorney know. A skilled truck accident attorney in Fargo may be able to get a copy of the footage to help aid your case.

Finally, contact an injury attorney who can help you get the full compensation you deserve through a personal injury lawsuit after the accident. Ruth Law Firm is proud to represent injured victims throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.

I Will Fight For You

In North Dakota and Minnesota, you only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim. It is vital that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to get started on your case.

To schedule a free consultation at my Fargo law office, call me at 701-581-9098 or fill out my online contact form to get in touch with me.