South Dakota Personal Injury Attorney
Legal Advocates for People Injured Through Negligence
An injury caused by another person's negligence can have a devastating impact. Severe injuries may require hospitalization, extensive medical treatment, ongoing care, and time away from work. Pain and incapacity caused by serious injuries can dramatically diminish the quality of life. A personal injury can have devastating physical, financial, and emotional effects on victims and their loved ones.
Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases Our Firm Handles
Our South Dakota personal injury lawyers handle a range of catastrophic injury matters for clients in South Dakota cities, including Sturgis, Spearfish, Deadwood, and Belle Fourche. Our knowledgeable trial attorneys have extensive experience successfully pursuing compensation for injured people. We are devoted to aggressively protecting the rights of our clients in personal injury matters, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Dog bite injuries
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death
What Types of Severe Injuries Do Personal Injury Victims Suffer?
People are seriously injured every day through the negligence of others. We represent injury victims and their families seeking compensation for severe injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage and paralysis
- Internal organ damage
- Fractured bones
- Crush injuries
- Severe burns
What Types of Compensation Are Available in a Personal Injury Claim?
In South Dakota, personal injury victims are entitled to seek compensation for their losses from responsible parties. Compensatory damages may be economic or noneconomic.
- Economic damages are more easily calculated in dollar amounts. They may include past and future medical expenses, physical therapy, and rehabilitation; property damage; lost wages or earnings; and loss of future earning capacity.
- Noneconomic damages have no set price tag. They may include physical pain and suffering; emotional distress; mental anguish; scarring and disfigurement; permanent impairment; diminished quality of life; and loss of affection or companionship.
In some cases, an injured person may be able to seek punitive damages from the at-fault party. These damages are designed to punish the defendant and to deter similar conduct in the future. They are only awarded in cases of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct on the part of the defendant.
What Should You Do After a Serious Accident That Was Someone Else's Fault?
If you have been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, the first priority is to get medical attention for your injuries. As soon as you are able, speak with an experienced South Dakota personal injury attorney. It is important to consult with a lawyer before you talk to an insurance company representative or accept any settlement offer. Insurance companies are in business for profit and mainly interested in their own bottom line. They may offer a low ball settlement that will not cover all your damages.
Why Choose Us?
Our trial lawyers at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. can thoroughly investigate your accident to determine fault and liability and secure evidence to support your claim. We can assess the full extent of your damages – past, present, and future – and build a strong case based on the facts. We can negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, and fight for the compensation you deserve in court, if necessary.
Our experienced legal team has a history of success for our clients. We have an unbeatable work ethic and an impressive win-loss record in the courtroom. We offer a free case strategy session and work on a contingency fee basis in personal injury matters. If you or your loved one has suffered serious personal injury, call us at (307) 257-7800 to find out how we can help.
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