Car Accidents

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

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.

|January 12th, 2018|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Your Vehicle Was Just Wrecked in an Accident. What Are You Entitled to From Your Auto Insurance Company?

If your car or truck was damaged in a collision, you may be entitled to something – but what?
If you’re like most people, you don’t have spare vehicles sitting around, much less a cash fund available to replace a car or truck if the one you usually drive is suddenly unavailable. But a vehicle that needs repairs –and possibly can’t be driven in the meantime – is common after a crash. If you’re suddenly without a vehicle because of a car accident, what are you to supposed to do? What does your insurer owe you from your auto insurance claim?

|June 6th, 2017|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Your Vehicle Was Wrecked, and It Wasn’t Your Fault! Now What?

Your car or truck was damaged in an accident that wasn’t your fault.  What are you entitled to from the other driver or his insurance company?
In the long run, the main problems caused by a car accident may be personal injuries suffered in the crash, but vehicle damage often is the most immediate concern.  Almost no one has enough extra cash on hand to replace a car or truck damaged unexpectedly in a crash. If you’re suddenly without a vehicle because of a car accident, who owes you what? A South Dakota car accident lawyer can offer sound advice related to your situation.

|May 30th, 2017|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Slammed by a Semi? Settlement Secrets You Need to Know

If you have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.
A collision with an 18-wheeler is unlike other accidents. The trucking industry is heavily regulated, with the intent to keep drivers safe on U.S. roads. When those safety standards are not met, the potential for vehicle damage and loss of human life is much greater. For these reasons, you should speak with a semi-truck accident attorney in South Dakota if one of these large transport vehicles has resulted in harm to you or a loved one on South Dakota roads.

|May 18th, 2017|Car Accidents|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.”

|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.

|April 11th, 2017|Car Accidents, Personal Injury|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?

|February 28th, 2017|Car Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments

South Dakota Law to Restrict Access to Accident Reports

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 […]

|February 1st, 2017|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Just FYI: Your Car Insurance Company Can’t Deny Your Claim Without Reason

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.
If you have been in a car accident in South Dakota and an uninsured or underinsured driver is at fault, you will likely need to file a claim with your car insurance company before you can receive the money that will cover your losses. Unfortunately, even if your policy includes uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, your provider may still deny your claim. Sometimes insurance companies do not explicitly deny your claim but instead just refuse to pay, try to make you jump through unnecessary hoops, or suggest your claim is worth a lot less than it really is. While the insurance company will claim they have not denied your claim, those can be forms of denial. A qualified South Dakota car accident lawyer will tell you that a denial is not necessarily the end of the story. You can still appeal the denied car insurance claim and possibly even prove that the company denied your claim in bad faith.

|October 27th, 2016|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Not at Fault? Here’s What You Can Ask for in a Car Accident Settlement

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.
After the initial shock of being in a car accident where you are not at fault, it’s time to figure out how to get the compensation you deserve for your damages, losses, and injuries. The question of, “what should I ask for in a car accident settlement?” can lead to the complex task of figuring out the present and future impact on your financial, physical, and mental well-being. An experienced South Dakota car accident attorney can help you protect yourself and your family by ensuring you are fully compensated for every part of your life that has been affected. Knowing what you are entitled to, what insurance applies, and the procedures involved in a car accident lawsuit settlement allows you to proceed with confidence and avoid being intimidated by the insurance company.

|September 8th, 2016|Car Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments
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