Personal Injury & Wrongful Death FAQ

​You Are Not Alone: Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Vogel Law Firm provides full-service personal injury representation across several North Dakota and Minnesota communities. We offer efficient, thorough legal services and house more than 50 attorneys.

If you or a loved one is suffering from an injury and you have questions regarding a potential claim, you are not alone. We often hear the following questions related to personal injury and wrongful death cases:

Do I have a personal injury or wrongful death case?

For a personal injury or wrongful death case to be successful, there must be proof that the party responsible for your injury or the loss of a loved one was negligent and that your injury or the death of a loved one was a direct result of that negligence. We can evaluate your claim and determine whether you have a case.

What are the types of damages?

In a personal injury or wrongful death claim, the law allows you to recover money damages for your losses. The money awarded in these claims is meant to compensate you for your losses. They include special damages, which are monetary elements such as the wages lost from work and the costs of medical and funeral expenses, and general damages, which include your pain and suffering, grief and loss of enjoyment of life, among other things.

How much is the average case worth?

Injury and wrongful death awards vary by case. The extent of the injury, financial losses, future financial losses and other relevant factors all affect your case value. And that’s just special damages. When factoring general damages, your case develops its own unique worth.

What if I was partly at fault for the accident?

In North Dakota, if the other party was more at fault than you, then your claim is still valid. In Minnesota, if the other party’s fault was more than or equal to your own, then your claim is still valid.

How long will it take to settle my claim?

The time frame for your claim will vary. Some settlements take several months, whereas some may take years – which is why starting a claim soon is always in your best interest.

Will my personal injury or wrongful death claim go to trial?

Most parties will try to avoid a trial if possible. We will do everything in our power to obtain an efficient, out-of-court settlement for your injury. But, if we need to, we will take your case where it needs to go to ensure your maximum compensation – including a trial.

Still Have Questions? Give Us A Call.

Whether they’re injuries or death from a car wreck or an accident with a commercial vehicle, our lawyers have the resources and experience necessary to help you file your claim – regardless of your circumstance. Reach out for a consultation by calling 866-771-9930 or sending us an email.