Sturgis Personal Injury Lawyers
With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally bringing thousands to town annually, Sturgis is no stranger to accidents. Whatever the cause, if you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence, you don’t have to just accept your losses.
Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. is experienced in a wide range of personal injury cases. Wherever it happened in Sturgis, if another person is at fault for the accident, we will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Call our team today at (307) 257-7800.
A person is negligent when they fail to take reasonable precautions to prevent an accident from happening. Here are some common examples of negligence:
- A property owner fails to take reasonable steps to keep a person safe on their property (“premises liability”)
- A dog owner lets their dog bite another person
- A motorist (whether driving a car, motorcycle, truck, etc.) causes an accident that would have otherwise been preventable
When negligence causes injury to another person, the injured party is entitled to compensation.
The injured party can seek compensation for monetary losses (medical expenses, lost wages) and non-monetary losses (pain, trauma, loss of enjoyment of life). However, the compensation available may change if the injured party also contributed to the accident.
South Dakota has a “comparative negligence” rule in personal injury cases. It means that even if another person is at fault, if you contributed to the accident in a more than “slight” way, you cannot seek compensation from the other party. If your contribution was only “slight,” your compensation is reduced by the amount you are determined to have contributed to the accident.
Why Get an Attorney?
An accident is stressful enough without having to deal with the legal aftermath. While it is often possible to resolve these issues by filing a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance provider, the company will try anything to reduce the amount they have to pay you.
Having an attorney on your side ensures that you receive the compensation you are entitled to, whether through a settlement process or a trial. Steven Titus & Associates, P.C will handle all correspondence with the insurance companies so you aren’t tricked out of your money. That will give you the peace of mind to focus on your recovery.
Establishing fault can be a difficult legal process, and having an attorney to fight for you can make all the difference.
How Soon after the Accident Do I Need to Take Legal Action?
In South Dakota, lawsuits for personal injury must be filed within three years of the date of the accident. Even if you aren’t sure whether you want to file a lawsuit, speak with our team as soon as possible to determine your options.
At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., we pride ourselves on our unbeatable work ethic and impressive track record in the courtroom. We passionately advocate for all our clients to receive the compensation and support they deserve.
Call us today at (307) 257-7800 for a free consultation.
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