Spearfish Car Accident Attorneys
Car accidents can happen anywhere, but the majority of fatal crashes in Spearfish occur, not surprisingly, on busy I-90. While you might consider yourself a safe driver, you can’t control others on the road, and accidents happen.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a collision in Spearfish and another person is at fault, they need to be held accountable. You deserve compensation for any injury or losses you suffered as a result of the accident.
The team at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. has years of experience successfully advocating for car accident victims so they can receive the compensation they deserve. Call us today at (307) 257-7800 so we can help you too.
The Significance of Fault
To receive compensation for a car accident, another person must be at fault for the accident. The other driver may have veered out of their lane, failed to give the right-of-way, been speeding, or been driving distracted or under the influence.
Things get slightly trickier when both parties have contributed in some way to the crash. South Dakota uses a modified version of the “comparative fault” rule, which means if the injured person contributed to the crash in more than a “slight” way, they cannot receive compensation. If the injured party’s contribution to the accident was only “slight,” their damages are reduced by the amount they are deemed to have contributed to the accident.
Insurance and Car Accidents
All motorists in South Dakota must have the following minimum levels of insurance:
- $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.
After an accident, it is possible to file an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company to receive compensation. However, they may offer you less than you would be legally entitled to. Speak with our Spearfish car accident lawyers first before signing any agreement with an insurance company so we can ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Statute of Limitations
There are also certain time frames in which a person must file a lawsuit for accidents. For Spearfish personal injury claims, it is three years from the date of the accident. If your claim is against the state, it must be filed within one year.
Having our experienced team at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. on your side after an accident helps prevent you from receiving less compensation than you are entitled to. We take care of all communications with insurance companies, granting you the peace of mind to focus on your recovery. We are also available 24/7 to answer your calls if you have any questions or concerns.
Although not all cases go to trial, our team has experienced trial attorneys with impressive track records in the courtroom. Founder/Attorney Steven Titus is personally involved with every case that comes through our firm. Whatever the situation, we ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.
Reach out to our team today at (307) 257-7800 so we can begin supporting you.
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