Belle Fourche Personal Injury Attorney
Have You Suffered an Accident in Belle Fourche?
Belle Fourche proudly hosts one of the oldest continuously held outdoor rodeos in America – the Black Hills Roundup. At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., when it comes to personal injury cases, it’s not our first rodeo either.
If due to another person’s failure to take reasonable care you suffered an accident or injury in Belle Fourche, you deserve compensation for the losses you suffered. Call Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. today at (307) 257-7800 and know your legal affairs are in safe hands.
What Types of Accidents/Injuries Can I Get Compensation For?
While the causes of injuries are limitless, there are some recurring scenarios that often end up the subject of legal action, including:
- Motorcycle, truck, or car accidents
- Pedestrian injuries
- Burn injuries
- Dog bites
- Premises liability (a property owner has failed to keep someone on their land safe)
If you are not sure whether your circumstance warrants legal action, call our trusted team at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C for a free consultation.
How Compensation Works
To receive compensation for an injury or accident you suffered, another person must be at fault. This is commonly due to negligence by another where they have failed to take proper care in a certain situation.
Sometimes things are more complicated, and the injured person may have also contributed in some way to the accident/injury. In that case, South Dakota applies a “comparative fault” rule where the amount of compensation a person can receive from the partially at-fault party is reduced by the percentage they are determined to have contributed to the accident/injury.
Compensation is available for economic losses (medical expenses, lost wages) and non-economic losses (pain and suffering or trauma) due to the accident. The exact compensation available depends on a number of case-specific factors.
Time Frames to File a Lawsuit
The statute of limitations requires lawsuits for personal injury to be filed within three years of the date of the accident. If your claim is against the government, the lawsuit must be filed within one year.
In many cases, a trial is not the best course of action, and a settlement process may be more beneficial. Settlements involve the injured person’s attorney filing the appropriate paperwork and negotiating with the other party’s insurance provider to arrive at an appropriate compensation figure for the injured person. If settlement fails, that does not prevent the injured person from going on to trial.
How Steven Titus & Associates, P.C Can Help
Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., has extensive experience in personal injury cases, and we fight passionately for the best possible outcomes for our clients. Having skilled lawyers on your side is crucial in personal injury cases since many insurance companies will offer you a settlement that is less than you deserve, and even your own insurance company might be looking to reduce their own costs.
We offer a free, case-strategy consultation and can take your calls 24/7 without any after-hours costs. We want you to receive the justice you deserve by taking care of your legal affairs so you can focus on your recovery.
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