After a car accident, bills pile up quickly. Depending on the severity of the crash, you may face medical costs, time off work and replacing your vehicle. It is tempting to arrange a car accident lawsuit settlement as soon as possible, but a rushed resolution can result in less than you deserve. Insurance companies review several criteria to decide how much to offer, but the final number may … [Read more...] about How Does Insurance Calculate Car Accident Settlements?
If it doesn’t seem right, you should speak with a workers’ compensation attorney. Most employers in South Dakota are insured against employee injuries, but coverage is not required by state law. Regardless, your employer should never ask you to use your own insurance to cover an on-the-job injury. There is typically one of three scenarios: an employer has insurance coverage, an employer pays … [Read more...] about What if My Employer Asks Me to Use My Personal Insurance for a Workplace Injury?
This past summer, news reports of car accidents on the South Dakota section of the I-29 were a stark reminder of road hazards on major highways. In August alone, six people were injured in a crash north of Sioux Falls and a driver suffered after a rollover crash near mile marker 61. As the winter months approach, it's vital to stay safe on the road. If an accident occurs, know where to go for … [Read more...] about South Dakota Car Accidents: What to Do if You Are in A Wreck on I-29
You most likely bought homeowners insurance to protect your family's assets. You sought peace of mind through the promise that in the event of a tragedy, your insurance company would reimburse you for losses. But when a legitimate claim is denied, your peace of mind can quickly turn to stress and confusion. … [Read more...] about How to Dispute a Homeowners Insurance Claim Denial
Losing a loved one is hard, and knowing another driver’s negligence caused the death can add to the emotional burden. In legal terms, negligence means the person whose fault caused a loved one's death failed to meet the standard of care of a reasonable person in a similar situation. … [Read more...] about Wrongful Death Involving a Semi Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know
If your parent's claim has been denied, you can file an appeal with the company and in court if necessary. Help protect your parent's rights before you file a claim and after you receive a denial. When you are ready, contact an attorney for help. … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Parent’s Long-Term Care Insurance Claim Is Denied
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. … [Read more...] about The Newest Legal Questions about Self-Driving Cars and Car Accident Liability
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 … [Read more...] about 3 Famous Personal Injury Lawsuits You Might Like to Know More About
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 … [Read more...] about A Brief History of Bad Faith in Insurance
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. … [Read more...] about 3 Examples of Insurance Bad Faith Cases for You to Consider