North Dakota Personal Injury & Business Law Firm
The Traynor Law Firm has been providing skilled legal representation across a wide variety of legal matters since 1897. We represent clients in personal injury, business and commercial litigation, and insurance defense matters throughout North Dakota. Our Devils Lake and Minot personal injury attorneys and business lawyers will work with adverse parties to try to reach a fair outcome, but we are willing to go to court and litigate on behalf of all of our clients if needed.
Dedicated Advocates for Accident Victims
We know an injured person may suffer emotional trauma as well as financial loss. If you have suffered harm due to someone else’s wrongful or careless conduct, you may be entitled to recover for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of business or employment opportunities, pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, emotional distress, mental anguish, and other economic and non-economic damages set forth under North Dakota law. State law also allows the recovery of burial expenses, loss of society and companionship, and loss of consortium in a wrongful death claim. The North Dakota wrongful death standard specifically sets forth who may bring a wrongful death case, beginning with the surviving spouse.
When an injured person files a lawsuit, he or she has the burden of proving the case, which is often based on the legal theory of negligence. The injured person must prove four elements in a negligence case: 1) the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care; 2) the defendant breached that duty; 3) the breach was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries; and 4) the plaintiff suffered damages as a result of those injuries.
Even if the plaintiff proves the defendant’s negligence, the plaintiff’s recovery may be reduced proportionally to his or her own comparative fault. In North Dakota, comparative fault will only bar the plaintiff’s recovery completely if the plaintiff’s comparative fault was greater than the fault of all other parties who contributed to the injury combined.
An injured person has a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for some injuries can be as short as two years, as in malpractice and wrongful death claims. It is therefore important for an injured person to seek legal representation right away.
Our personal injury attorneys have the skill and knowledge to promptly and thoroughly investigate your case to help prove your claim and address potential defenses. The Traynor Law Firm works diligently to get our clients the compensation they deserve. We handle car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, oilfield accidents, serious/catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death claims. We know how to work with defendants to reach a fair settlement, but are willing to go to trial to protect our clients’ rights.
Experienced Commercial and Business Litigation Attorneys
Our attorneys are experienced in commercial and business litigation. A large portion of our practice in this area relates to banking and insurance, but we handle a variety of business and commercial matters.
For example, contract disputes often arise when one party believes the other has breached the contract, or failed to perform a duty required under the terms of the agreement. To prove a breach of contract claim, a party must prove that the contract existed, that a breach occurred, and that the breach resulted in damages. Our attorneys have both pursued and defended claims on behalf of our commercial and business litigation clients. We are familiar with both sides of the issues and can analyze the case from both perspectives. We also know that disputes can disrupt the lives and businesses of both parties, and will try to resolve your case as quickly and economically as possible.
Vigorous Insurance Defense
Liability policies often contain provisions requiring an insurer to provide legal defense for its insured in the event of a lawsuit. Under North Dakota law, this duty to defend generally arises when a lawsuit filed against the insured contains allegations giving rise to potential liability or the possibility of coverage under the insurance policy. Our attorneys are experienced in defending a variety of insurance claims, including those related to professional negligence, business licenses, premises liability, auto accidents, and trucking.
Skilled North Dakota Trial Lawyers
The Traynor Law Firm is dedicated to all of its clients, which include national and international companies, insurance companies, small businesses, and individuals. We work hard to resolve cases out of court, but we are trial lawyers who are not afraid to proceed to litigation when it is best for our clients. From our primary office in Devils Lake and our second location in Minot, we serve clients across North Dakota. If you need the services of a Devils Lake or Minot business litigation lawyer or personal injury attorney, please call us at 877-872-9667 or contact us online today.