Have you had the misfortune of an automobile accident? Have you been injured by this accident? We at “needaninjuryattorneysouthdakota.com” are here to help you navigate this difficult time and have a staff of very experienced, professional and caring attorneys that are specialists in the area of law surrounding automobile accidents.
Car accidents are sadly a very common occurrence and South Dakota is not exception with nearly 20,000 motor vehicle accidents happening every year. South Dakota is also one of several states that employs “Pure Comparative Fault” as a means to determine damages in motor vehicle accidents. The way that if you are in an accident and have $10,000 in damages but are deemed to be 20% at fault can only recover $8,000 as you are personally responsible to your contribution to the accident. Due to this complexity, it is essential that you retain legal counsel.
In addition to the stress and inconvenience that comes when you are in an auto accident, you may have real losses which could include:
- Medical expenses related to the accident. Even when insurance companies are involved, they are not always forthright about making certain that you are rightly covered financially.
- Loss of income which could be just temporary but in many cases, can be for an extended period in particular should you require a lengthy recovery period.
- Emotional stress and support. This is especially critical if children are involved in the accident as some children can develop anxiety about traveling in a car following an accident, become reclusive and be otherwise traumatized.
- Replacement or repair of your vehicle and / or other property that may have been damaged or lost as a result of the accident.
Every accident is different. You could be rear-ended, the victim of an intoxicated driver, be in a multi-car collision or had other factors. Regardless of how the accident happened, it is critical that you get the support and assistance that you need to protect your rights and make sure that any and all legal remedies available to you are considered and pursued. Our staff has a combined experience measured in decades and we will be able to take some of the stress out of your life following your accident.
It is critical that you act fast. We need to make sure that all the facts of the accident are collected, that the proper authorities are notified (especially if a police report was not filed) and that your claims are well organized and presented to maximize your compensation and to make sure that you don’t experience gaps in care or income.
Being involved in an auto accident is certainly a frightening event that sadly happens all too often. If you find yourself in this situation, the most important thing you can do is make sure that your rights are protected and that you don’t find yourself waiting on insurance companies or government officials without professional representation. Please call us at (800)-XXX-YYYY and we’ll get on the case and protect your interests. We deal with auto accidents all the time and working with “needaninjuryattorneysouthdakota.com” is the best way to ensure the best possible outcome from an otherwise bad event.