Articles Posted in North Dakota

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Summer is filled with outdoor activities and fun.  Many such activities take place on or around lakes, rivers, waterways, oceans, beaches, and water parks.  With any aquatic related activities, it is important that due care is taken and that all available safety precautions are in place to avoid accidents, incidents, and injuries from taking place.  While not all injuries can be avoided, many accidents and / or the severity of the accidents that take place during aquatic related activities including boating, swimming, jet skiing, tubing, and other pursuits can be avoided or lessened with due care, caution, and safety precautions. When an incident takes place on or in a waterway, certain laws, regulations, and procedures are analyzed to determine the civil, criminal, and / or administrative legal proceedings / actions that may be pursued in the aftermath of the boating / swimming / aquatic related activity.

A tragic accident was reported in Velva, North Dakota on Strawberry Lake. The Minot Daily News reported that four children were being pulled on two inner-tubes which were carrying the riders.  The rider of the jet ski was ejected from the 2003 Kawasaki brand jet ski but the jet ski continued to be in motion.  The jet ski ultimately struck two of the children who were on the inner-tube.  Both girls suffered significant head injuries and related personal injuries.  Due to the severity of the injuries and the circumstances of the boating / jet ski related accident, local and state official swill conduct an investigation as to the details of the crash, the safety measures put in place, and the preventability of the incident.  Certainly, it is quite troubling that the jet ski continued in motion even after the rider was ejected from the jet ski. You can read more about this story at Girl Killed as a Result of Jet Ski – Inner Tube Accident on Strawberry Lake. 
When a person suffers injuries as a result of a boating / jet ski accident, there may be a case or claim to pursue for the personal injuries.  Generally, there are four elements of a personal injury case as follows:
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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

State%20Map%20North%20Dakota.jpgIn North Dakota and other States, child abuse and neglect comes in all different types and forms. Law enforcement officials in Bismarck, North Dakota are prosecuting a woman who allegedly breast fed her child while she was under the influence / drunk from alcohol. At the time of the breast feeding incident, the child was 6 weeks old. The mother (Stacey Anvarinia) is 27 years old and represented by a North Dakota attorney. Ms. Anvarinia’s attorney stated that no blood was taken at the time of the arrest. In criminal cases of this nature, the Defendant is entitled to representation and it is the State’s burden to prove the case. According to the prosecutor, alcohol was not the only factor in the prosecution of this case.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

winter%20on%20tree%20branch.jpgA cold front went through the Upper Mid West including States like North Dakota and South Dakota. Many schools were closed in the Dakotas as well as other States like Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and Missouri. The temperature in Grand Forks, Dakota dropped to a record low of 37 degrees below zero which beat the prior record set in 1979 according to the National Weather Service.