Pursue Justice with Our Fargo Car Accident Lawyers
Marquard & Associates, we’ve helped secure justice for hundreds of clients, many of whom
were car accident victims. What we’ve learned in our decades of
investigating accident claims and our clients’ stories is that car
collisions are complex events. There are multiple events at play that
most victims do not see or are not aware of. It’s why our Fargo
car accident attorneys are honored to serve our clients and help them
find answers they normally would not have access to.
Part of you may believe that you were at fault. Maybe your insurance company
even said that you were. However, as our lawyers have discovered time
and time again, there is often more to the story.
Car accidents can be influenced by factors such as the other driver’s fatigue,
their attention level, either car’s manufacturing defects, or even
the road’s design. Any number of these things could have contributed
to or led to your crash—that’s what our car accident lawyers
intend to discover.
Do you want answers about your car accident?
Find out if you have a case
during a free consultation.
Why Trust Our Legal Team?
- More than 50 years combined experience
- Hundreds of cases successfully resolved
- Passion for helping victims of negligence
- Clients don’t pay unless we win!
Common Causes of Car Crashes
For two years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted
an in-depth study into the causes and critical factors involved in car
crashes. They focused their study on what they called the “critical
event,” or the final moment or decision that directly leads to a
car crash. What they found may seem obvious, but their findings finally
validate what many have believed for years.
Car crashes were broken down into categories and statistics:
- Driver error (94%)
- Vehicle defect (2%)
- Environmental causes (2%)
- Unknown reasons (2%)
Driver error was by far the most common cause of car accidents, but even
driver error was broken down into further categories. What they found
was that 40 percent of driver errors were the result of inadequate surveillance
or lack of attention or observation. About 400,000 crashes a year result
from poor attention or distractedness behind the wheel, or nearly 1 in
The total breakdown of driver errors were as follows:
- 40 percent were recognition errors
- 34 percent were decision errors
- 10 percent were performance errors
- 7 percent were non-performance errors
- 8 percent were unknown causes
Comparative Negligence in North Dakota
Even if you were slightly at fault (at least as far as you know), there
is another reason to call a car accident attorney regarding your collision—North
Dakota is a modified comparative negligence state. That means you can
still recover damages for your collision if you are determined to be less
than 50% at fault. The world isn’t divided into perfect drivers
and reckless ones—instead, car accidents happen when someone’s
minor fault combines with someone else’s major one.
Our attorneys refuse to let our clients suffer through lost wages, high
medical costs, or other painful losses simply because they committed a
mistake at the wrong moment. Let our attorneys seek the justice you deserve.
We build thorough, detailed cases supported by accident investigations
at multiple angles, allowing you to give your story a credible, powerful voice.
Call our firm for a free legal consult. Our skilled Fargo accident lawyers can determine
your options and fight on your behalf.