Sturgis Car Accident Attorneys
Although motorcycle accidents during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally generally receive the most media attention, car accidents in Sturgis are common too. If another person is at fault for a collision and you have suffered an injury from it, you are entitled to compensation. Whether the injuries are major or minor, you deserve to be made right.
Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. is experienced in a range of personal injury cases and passionately advocates for our clients in and out of the courtroom. Call our Sturgis personal injury lawyers today at (307) 257-7800.
Car Accidents and Insurance
In South Dakota, motorists are required to have minimum levels of liability insurance. When the owner/driver is at fault for an accident, they must be insured with at least $25,000 liability coverage for the bodily injury or death of one person and $50,000 for more than one person.
While you can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company without assistance, the company will likely offer you the minimum amount of compensation. Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. can investigate the causes of the crash and determine the likely compensation you are entitled to and help you receive the outcome you deserve, whether through a settlement or a trial.
Sometimes it is clear that the other party is at fault, maybe by failing to give the right-of-way, driving over the speed limit, being under the influence, or driving distracted. Other times, things aren’t as clear, and both parties may have contributed to the crash in some way.
South Dakota has a rule of “comparative negligence” in these cases. If you contributed to the accident but only in a “slight” way, you can receive compensation from the other at-fault party. However, your compensation is reduced by the amount you are determined to have contributed to the collision. If your contribution to the crash was more than “slight,” you cannot receive compensation from the other party.
How Much Compensation Can You Get?
The amount of compensation available to you depends on whether you contributed to the crash and the injuries or losses you sustained as a result of the accident. Injuries can vary greatly from minor cuts to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, or, tragically, death.
Compensation is available for a wide range of losses such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. When the accident results in the death of a loved one, their family can seek compensation for the loss of that person in their life.
While going to trial may not be the best option for every case, having our Sturgis auto accident attorneys investigate your case and determine the likely compensation available can help prevent you from receiving less than you deserve in the situation.
Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. is experienced in advocating for the best possible outcome for our clients across a wide range of accident cases. Whether your collision was minor or major, if you have suffered an injury and loss, we want to help you get back on track.
Don’t risk fighting your Sturgis car accident case alone without talking to our skilled team. Phone us now at (307) 257-7800 for a free consultation. You have nothing to lose.
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