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3 Famous Personal Injury Lawsuits You Might Like to Know More About

Heard of the “hot coffee case” against a certain fast food restaurant? That’s only one of the personal injury cases the media has made famous.  But how much do we really know about each case?

When another person’s carelessness causes you harm, you can file a legal claim to recover damages. While some countries still practice “an eye for an eye,” America’s justice system has always relied on personal injury tort cases to make things right for those harmed by other individuals or corporations. As personal injury attorneys in South Dakota, we’ve seen a lot of cases. Here are a few cases that received a lot of press nationally, with details you maybe didn’t know.
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Avada |November 23rd, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

A Brief History of Bad Faith in Insurance

An insurance company’s duty of good faith is not just a moral imperative – it’s a legal obligation. If your insurance company fails to act in good faith, you have options.

Until you file a claim, you may not think much about your insurance policy being a binding contract. Unfortunately, when the time comes for your insurer to uphold its contractual promises, you may get the runaround. Maybe your claim is outright denied or the insurance company fails to properly investigate. It might unreasonably deny payments, offer to pay less than what your claim is worth, or even misrepresent your rights under the policy. These are some of the ways insurers can act in “bad faith.”
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Avada |November 20th, 2017|Insurance Bad Faith|0 Comments

3 Examples of Insurance Bad Faith Cases for You to Consider

Insurance policies are supposed to give you peace of mind. But sometimes insurance companies don’t keep their promises, leaving people without the money they were counting on to replace what they lost. 

If you have had an insurance claim denied and think your company is acting in bad faith, talk to a South Dakota insurance bad faith attorney to find out what you can do. Meanwhile, see if you can relate to these examples of insurance bad faith.
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Avada |November 15th, 2017|Insurance Bad Faith|0 Comments

What Should You Do When You Have an Insurance Claim for Storm Damage?

When your home is damaged by wind or hail, knowing tips and insurance claims secrets can help you get the coverage you pay for. 

When you buy insurance, you are buying a friend. Someone who treats you fairly and will be there when you need help. Unfortunately, when hail and wind strike your home and you are dealing with storm damage to your roof, siding, and windows, you may find that your troubles have just begun. Too often, insurance companies add to the stress and frustration by looking out for themselves instead of the policyholders who depended on them. You may not be able to fight a homeowners’ insurance claim denial on your own, but these tips could help you get the coverage you pay for.
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Avada |November 8th, 2017|Insurance Claim Denied|0 Comments

3 Tips for What to Do After a Dog Bites You or Your Family Member

More than 4 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs each year.  If a dog bites you or a loved one, knowing what to do can help control the harm that follows.

The most important thing to remember is that a dog bite can cause major complications. Even if a dog is not rabid, its bite can still cause infection. Depending on the location and severity, dog bites also can cause nerve damage, scarring, and lasting pain or other symptoms.  Aside from the medical aspect of a dog bite, knowing what to do is essential to getting treated fairly. Here are our attorneys’ three tips for what to do after a dog bite.
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Avada |August 15th, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

What We Would do if Our Loved One Was Killed

If your loved one died as a result of someone’s wrongdoing, a wrongful death lawsuit may provide you with financial compensation to help you cope with the resulting loss. 
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Avada |July 28th, 2017|Lost a Loved One|0 Comments

What Is a Subrogation Claim? Why Should You Care?

Unless you have been involved in an accident where your health or auto insurer was reimbursed for payments it made, you probably do not know what a subrogation claim is—but here is why you should.

The term “subrogation” literally means that one person stands in the place of another with regard to a debt. When a person or entity pays a debt that ultimately is the responsibility of someone else, the one who paid may be entitled to reimbursement from the one who owed the debt in the first place. Entitlement to that reimbursement, especially in the case of insurance situations, is called “the right of subrogation.”
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Avada |April 12th, 2017|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Three Key Factors to Being Treated Fairly After a Car Accident

Things a good personal injury lawyer would tell you. 

After a car accident, it can be overwhelming just getting your car back on the road and sorting out insurance issues, never mind missing work and handling medical bills. When it comes to sorting out issues after a car accident, a trained personal injury lawyer will be your best advocate, and in the end will give you the best chance at a fair settlement. In the meantime, here are some key things you should know.
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Avada |April 11th, 2017|Car Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Don’t Let Your Loved One’s Life Become Undervalued After a Wrongful Death

Valuing a life for purposes of a wrongful death lawsuit claim can be difficult and emotional, but the right wrongful death attorney can help.

A wrongful death lawsuit claim may be the last thing on your mind when a loved one dies, but soon you may start thinking about it.  Such claims can provide important help in dealing with financial burdens caused by unexpected death. Sometimes wrongful death claims bring to light negligent practices so others won’t suffer the same tragedy. Maybe your loved one would have wanted whatever was necessary to provide security to those left behind. Often, survivors find comfort when the legal system acknowledges their loved one’s death and a verdict or settlement recognizes the significance of the loss.
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Avada |March 16th, 2017|Lost a Loved One|0 Comments

It Was an Accident! So How Much Do They Owe You When You Get Hurt?

When you have a personal injury case, one of the questions you want answered is how you will be compensated. A car accident causes not only economic loss, but physical and mental harm.

While medical bills can be easy to quantify, they often are only a small part of your personal injury claim.  You deserve to also be compensated for intangible damages, but it can be hard to know what amount is reasonable to expect for things like pain and suffering. Your South Dakota personal injury attorney is trained to advance your interests and answer the question: how are pain and suffering damages determined?
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Avada |February 28th, 2017|Car Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments
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