North Dakota Truck Accident Attorneys

Many commercial trucks are traveling through the state of North Dakota at any given moment. When these large trucks travel alongside smaller vehicles, there is always a risk of a collision and severe injuries caused to any motorists in the passenger vehicles. The following is some brief information about truck accidents in North Dakota.

North Dakota Trucking Laws

The North Dakota Highway Patrol1 enforces license and permit requirements for commercial motor carriers, as well as enforces basic traffic laws and federal commercial vehicle regulations.2 Such laws can address the following topics and more:

  • Size and weight of a tractor-trailer
  • Permit and license requirements
  • Hours of service for a driver
  • Cargo securement
  • Medical criteria
  • Speeding, tailgating, and aggressive driving
  • Truck inspection
  • Impaired driving

Even though these regulations are all put in place to keep motorists safe, many trucking companies and truck drivers disregard such safety rules, often at the expenses of others.

Types of Truck Accidents

Violations of the above trucking laws or any other regulations can lead to extremely severe collisions. When a truck collides with a small vehicle, the damage can be great no matter what type of collision occurred. However, the following are some of the most dangerous types of trucking accidents:

  • Underride or override
  • Rollover trailer
  • Runaway truck or trailer
  • Head-on
  • Jackknife

Causes of Truck Accidents

While truck accidents can occur for any number of reasons, the following are some of the most common causes of truck crashes and injuries in North Dakota:

  • Driver negligence, including distracted driving, drunk driving, and violating traffic rules, among others.
  • Trucking companies, for negligent hiring, failing to maintain trucks they own, or failure to properly supervise an employee.
  • Truck manufacturers for selling a defective or dangerous truck part.
  • Local governments for not keeping up with the state of the highways throughout North Dakota.

Not only is determining exactly what type of negligence caused your accident critical to your case but so is providing proof that they were engaging in that negligent activity. An experienced truck accident lawyer will have the resources to investigate the cause of your accident.

Truck Accident Checklist

Many truck accident must be rushed to the hospital as soon as possible. If this is true for you, never fight what paramedics want for you. If you are able to remain at the scene of the accident, however, you can do the following:

  • Get names and contact numbers from all witnesses and others involved in the accident
  • Take photos of the scene of the accident and any vehicles involved
  • Take notes about what happened so you can later refresh your memory
  • Talk to law enforcement about what happened when they arrive
  • Determine whether the truck driver is insured or not
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
  • Call a truck accident lawyer to discuss your case

Why Hire an Attorney after Your Truck Accident

It is imperative to have a skilled truck accident lawyer handling your case because these cases can be complicated and adversarial. You deserve to recover for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses, and an experienced truck accident attorney can help you recover financially after your truck crash.




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Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.




With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.




n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.