Insurance companies and the myth of no insurance. Insurance companies nearly always play a huge role in how, when, and why lawsuits are brought, and whether the case is settled or decided by a jury. But you will seldom see them acknowledged or even mentioned in a courtroom. Like the wizard behind the curtain, they […]
Limits on release of vehicle crash reports may slow the ability to recover damages after a car accident. On November 8, 2016, residents of South Dakota voted Constitutional Amendment “S” into action, which will restrict the release of vehicle crash reports. This constitutional amendment, known as Marsy’s Law, is intended to increase victims’ rights and […]
If you are in an accident with an uninsured driver, your insurance should treat you fairly. What can you do to ensure that you are covered, even if the other person is not?
If your home has been damaged in a fire or storm, the coverage you pay for through your homeowners insurance can help you restore your home. However, your insurer may wrongfully deny or minimize your claim, and then you should turn to a lawyer who focuses on these kinds of cases.
Care for aging people is expensive. If you are not receiving the benefits or coverage from a long-term care insurance policy, you may be able to recover the money you are owed and more for being treated unfairly. That money can pay for long-term care and other damages you have incurred.
A denied car insurance claim can be shocking news after an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. Before you pay out-of-pocket for your losses, consider talking to a car accident lawyer about your legal rights.
Court Rules That Insurers Must Weigh Independent Medical Experts’ Opinions Against Conflicting Evidence The South Dakota Supreme Court has reversed a circuit court’s dismissal of a worker’s lawsuit claiming Dakota Truck Underwriters and Risk Administration Services denied him workers’ compensation benefits in bad faith. The opinion, filed on September 28, 2016, concluded that an insurer […]
Court Reverses Local Insurance Company’s Denial Based on Company’s Narrow Definition of Drowning The Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that favored DeSmet Mutual Insurance Company in a claim brought by the Papousek family of Quinn, SD for cattle lost in the 2013 Winter Storm Atlas. Atlas brought torrential rain and heavy snowstorms […]
If you were involved in car accident and it is determined that it was someone else’s fault, their insurance company should reimburse you for all of the expenses relating to the accident, including medical bills, lost earnings, property damage, emotional distress, and more.
Travelers Indemnity Co. Willfully Misled Plaintiff on Policy Coverage WATERTOWN, SD. – After experiencing catastrophic injuries in a car accident, Laura Dziadek was informed by Charter Oak Fire Insurance, which is owned by Travelers Indemnity Co., that she was not insured or covered under the policy when in fact she was covered. The insurance company’s […]
A wrongful death lawsuit claim can provide you and your family with financial relief and a sense of justice for the loss of your loved one.
It is in your best interest to speak to a South Dakota insurance bad faith attorney to help you negotiate a settlement if you feel your insurance company has not treated you fairly.