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The Newest Legal Questions about Self-Driving Cars and Car Accident Liability

January 12th, 2018|Car Accidents|

Even in the most complicated cases, there are established rules to determine who should pay after a vehicle collision. Those rules are based on decades of information about driver behavior, with little consideration for changes to automotive technology.
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3 Famous Personal Injury Lawsuits You Might Like to Know More About

November 23rd, 2017|Personal Injury|

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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By |November 23rd, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

A Brief History of Bad Faith in Insurance

November 20th, 2017|Insurance Bad Faith|

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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3 Examples of Insurance Bad Faith Cases for You to Consider

November 15th, 2017|Insurance Bad Faith|

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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By |November 15th, 2017|Insurance Bad Faith|0 Comments

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

November 8th, 2017|Insurance Claim Denied|

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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By |November 8th, 2017|Insurance Claim Denied|0 Comments

Personal Injury Interview with Ordean Torgerson [VIDEO]

November 3rd, 2017|Personal Injury|

 

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My name is Ordean Torgerson. I’m retired and been retired for some time. My wife and I are religious exercisers. We walk three miles […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

What Kind of Damages Can You Recover in a Dog Bite Case?

September 8th, 2017|Personal Injury|

If a dog bites you, talk to a personal injury law firm to find out if you should make a claim for damages against the owner’s insurance company. 

If you’ve been attacked by a dog and are wondering what to expect if you make a claim, consider the damages you can recover and contact a personal injury law firm experienced in handling dog bite cases. Here is a brief summary of compensation you may be entitled to.
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By |September 8th, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

A Brief History of Long Term Care Insurance

August 25th, 2017|Insurance Claim Denied|

If you cannot perform most activities necessary for daily living, whether due to a specific disability or a combination of conditions that sometimes develop with age, you may be entitled to long term care insurance benefits.  Too often, those insurance claims are denied.  Here’s how long term care insurance came about, and what you can do if you are refused the benefits you’ve been paying for.

Long term care insurance has been around for decades. People realized that not everyone would be able to meet their own personal daily needs as they got older or became disabled, and some bought plans to provide for themselves in the future.  While this was a positive development, long term care insurance claims are denied every day, sometimes, unfairly. Here is the history of this important (but sometimes unreliable) form of insurance.
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By |August 25th, 2017|Insurance Claim Denied|0 Comments

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

August 15th, 2017|Personal Injury|

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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By |August 15th, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Hey, My Child Was Hurt! Who Pays the Medical Bills?

August 8th, 2017|Insurance Bad Faith|

Your child was hurt by someone acting carelessly – or worse. What does the law say about responsibility for the resulting costs? 

Each year, emergency […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Insurance Bad Faith|0 Comments
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