Local Resources Available to You

 

If you, a friend, or a loved one has been victimized by a violent motor vehicle accident (MVA) in the state of North Dakota, recovering from such a catastrophic event can be a difficult process. As the victim of a violent accident, you or someone close to you may have suffered severe or life-threatening injuries and may have sustained extensive physical pain and emotional strain as a result. Furthermore, you may be burdened with excessive medical bills and vehicle insurance and, as a final resort, require the intervention of a professional accident lawyer. You or your loved one may have been victimized by criminal activity, DUI, or negligence. Despite the complexity of these unfortunate issues, you can discover a vast array of resources that can guide you through each stage of recovery.

If You Cannot Work as a Result of a Catastrophic Accident

In the event that your work ability has been impaired by an accident, you can turn to multiple resources that will help you receive financial aid and support:

  • Social Security Disability – Resources for North Dakota residents suffering from a severe impairment or potentially life-threatening personal injuries
  • Supplemental Security Income – Resources for adult and juvenile victims who do not possess adequate resources for financial aid in the State of North Dakota
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota – For residents of North Dakota seeking the representation and assistance of a professional lawyer specializing in car accidents, personal injuries, wrongful deaths, and more

Need help with requesting an official copy of the incident police report?

It’s common to receive serious injuries after being involved in a car accident. It’s recommended that all injured victims obtain a copy of their police reports and give it to their personal injury lawyers and insurance companies. In the state of North Dakota, police reports can be obtained by completing the Request for Crash Report Information form and mailing it to the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s Driver’s License Division. The fees include: $2 for the police officer’s report, $5 for the police officer’s opinion, and $7 for both. You can also contact our local dedicated personal injury lawyer in order to get a copy of your accident report at no charge to you. Let our local accident lawyers handle that for you.

If you or someone you love was hurt in a North Dakota car accident and need help obtaining a copy of the police report, contact us and we will help you get a free copy.

If You Require Emotional or Psychological Counseling or Additional Therapy

Accidents not only inflict terrible injuries on the body but can also leave a lasting impact on a victim’s mind. If you require emotional support or counseling to cope with your experience in a catastrophic vehicular accident, be sure to visit the links below:

  • North Dakota Psychological Association (NDPA) – Search statewide for psychologists who can help you recover from your traumatic experience with a motor vehicle accident
  • North Dakota Therapists and Counselors – A directory that allows you to cross references therapists and counselors based on specialty, availability, field of study, and experience
  • North Dakota Brain Injury Network – An association in North Dakota that provide emotional support and educational resources for victims of traumatic brain injuries and their friends/family

If You Require Financial Aid for Incidents Resulting from Criminal Activity

You may require additional help for fees related to legal assistance and/or medical bills. If this is the case, be sure to consider the following resources:

  • Crime Victims Compensation – Sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, this website provides resources that provide information about eligibility for compensation programs, property loss, and Department contact information.

If You Require Aid for Car Insurance and Vehicle Damage

The North Dakota DMV requires that minimum motor vehicle policies must include the following amounts:

  • $25,000 per single injured victim
  • $50,000 per accident with multiple victims
  • $25,000 for damage to property

Vehicular accidents are an unfortunate and tragic part of our lives and can impact victims and their families in terrible, tragic ways. However, you do not have to face these problems alone. Be sure to visit Local Accident Reports for statements related to your accident.

If You or a Loved One Were the Victims of an Accident Caused by DUI

Drunk driving is a terrible offense that can result in severe damage to innocent victims, their families, and friends. As reinforced by state law, the North Dakota DMV has set the limits of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at 0.08% for adults (ages 21 years and older), 0.02 for young adults and juveniles (younger than 21 years), and 0.04% for commercial drivers.
Currently, North Dakota ranks 2nd among the states with severe problems related to drunk driving incidents. If you, a loved one, or a friend have been victimized by a DUI incident and require more in-depth support, visit the following links:

  • North Dakota MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving seeks to provide endless support for victims of drunk driving incidents in the State of North Dakota. To speak with a representative at the national headquarters, call (877) ASK. MADD or (877) 275.6233. To contact North Dakota MADD contact the county office at (701)492.0901 or use the directory to find your local department.
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Accident Prevention Services in North Dakota

In recent years, the State of North Dakota has established tactics for preventing unfortunate motor vehicle accidents and resulting fatalities.

  • Traffic Safety in North Dakota – Sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Transportation, this web page provides crash data (including safety belt reports), evaluation plans, and an application for funds. An additional link will take you to Vision Zero, a program designed to prevent fatalities as a result of motor vehicle accidents.

Traffic in North Dakota

In this section, you can investigate the statistics regarding traffic congestion and the percentage of fatal accidents. As of the year 2016, North Dakota has a total population of 757,952 residents and a low percentage of fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents. For more information, check out the data sheets provided by the HLDI (Highway Loss Data Institute). While these numbers have been updated since this time, this sheet will provide you with a basic layout of North Dakota’s traffic statistics and help you develop a safer travel plan while visiting the Midwest.

Vehicle Miles Traveled in North Dakota

  • North Dakota has a total of 10,176 million vehicle miles traveled.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics in North Dakota

  • 102 fatal crashes causing 113 deaths overall
  • 14.9 deaths per 100 million of the total population of North Dakota
  • 1.11 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled

Deaths Related to Motor Vehicle Accidents in North Dakota

  • Car occupants = 36 (32%)
  • Pickup/SUV occupants = 41 (36%)
  • Large truck occupants = 9 (8%)
  • Motorcyclists = 12 (11%)
  • Bicyclists = 3 (3%)
  • Pedestrians = 7 (6%)
  • Total traffic accident fatalities = 113

Single Vehicle vs. Multi-Vehicle Crashes: North Dakota

  • Single-vehicle accidents = 67 (59%)
  • Multi-vehicle accidents = 46 (41%)
  • Total = 113

Fatalities from DUI Accidents: North Dakota

  • Total deaths = 57
  • Drivers with registered BAC results = 44 (77%)
  • Drivers with BAC results equal to or greater than 0.08 = 28 (48%)

Use of Restraint: North Dakota

  • Observation of safety belt usage in the State of North Dakota = 83
  • Fatally injured victims-unrestrained = 48 (62%)
  • Fatally injured victims-restrained = 21 (27%)
  • Fatally injured victims-undisclosed use of restraint =8 (10%)
  • Total of fatal injuries = 77

Rural Accidents vs. Urban Accidents: North Dakota

  • Urban accidents = 7 (6%)
  • Rural accidents = 106 (94%)
  • Unspecified area = 0 (0%)
  • Total = 113

North Dakota Grief & Trauma Resources

Motor vehicle crash deaths by road user type and state, 2017

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