Deadwood Car Accident Attorneys
Car Accidents in Deadwood
Deadwood, as a designated National Historic Landmark District, remains a popular tourist attraction for its Gold Rush architecture and history. Whether you are one of the few locals or a tourist, high pedestrian use, particularly on Main Street, and non-residents on the roads mean Deadwood can be a risky area for car accidents.
If you or a loved one have been in a car accident in Deadwood due to another person’s fault, call Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. at (307) 257-7800. Our experienced Deadwood accident attorneys will help you navigate the legal framework and ensure you receive the best outcome for your case.
Legal Matters after a Car Accident
Fault and Compensation
If another person is at fault for a car accident you were involved in (including through rideshare services), you are legally entitled to compensation for the damage you suffered as a consequence of the accident. That can include compensation for economic losses such as car damage, medical expenses, or lost income, as well as non-economic losses such as physical pain or trauma.
Following a crash, the at-fault party’s insurance company will likely offer you the lowest compensation possible. That is where having one of our experienced attorneys fight for you becomes crucial.
Comparative Negligence in South Dakota
South Dakota has a unique version of the “comparative negligence” rule that prevents a person from receiving compensation from a crash if their share of fault for the accident was more than “slight.” Conversely, the other person’s contribution must be “gross” (meaning significant) to be liable for another person’s injuries. If your contribution to the crash was only “slight,” you can still receive compensation, but the amount you receive will be reduced according to the proportion of your own negligence in the situation.
South Dakota’s laws require all motorists to have minimum levels of liability insurance. For accidents caused by the owner/driver of the insured vehicle, the owner/driver must have at a minimum:
- $25,000 liability coverage for the bodily injury or death of one person, and $50,000 for the bodily injury or death of more than one person; and
- $20,000 liability coverage for property damage.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations requires lawsuits for car accidents to be filed within a strict time limit of three years for personal injury claims and one year for claims against the state.
Why Choose Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
Our experienced Deadwood car accident attorneys at Steven Titus & Associates P.C. will fight aggressively on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve after a car crash.
We know how stressful the time after a car accident can be, so we take control of your legal affairs, including handling communications with insurance companies, so you can focus on your healing. We ensure you are updated at each stage of the process, and we don’t make any decisions without you, so you are constantly informed of the status of your case. Attorney Steven Titus is personally involved in every case that comes through our firm.
- Free case-strategy session for all cases
- Contingency-fee basis for personal injury cases
- Available by phone 24/7 with no after-hours fees
- Experienced attorneys with impressive records in the courtroom
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