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Things to Do After a Slip, Trip, and Fall Accident

Things to Do After a Slip, Trip, and Fall Accident

If you slip, trip, and fall in a public or private location, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party. This type of incident is referred to as a premises liability claim and is used to help you recover compensation for your...

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How to Get a Police Report for a Car Accident

How to Get a Police Report for a Car Accident

The process of getting the police report for your car accident is a simple one. Having a copy of this document is beneficial if you were injured and can help your car accident lawyer build your case for compensation.  When an accident occurs, you may experience...

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Workers’ Comp for Emotional Disturbance

Workers’ Comp for Emotional Disturbance

Workers’ compensation has you covered if you get injured at work and are no longer able to fulfill your duties. It can pay for lost wages and medical treatment. But what if your suffering runs deeper than that? Workers’ comp for emotional disturbance is relatively...

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How to Obtain a Harassment Restraining Order

How to Obtain a Harassment Restraining Order

Cases of harassment involve kicking, shoving, striking, or making some other physical contact with another person or engaging in an act that would be seen as stalking, sexual assault, or abuse. It also includes threatening or attempting to do any of these things....

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Should I Just Plead Guilty to Avoid Going to Trial?

Should I Just Plead Guilty to Avoid Going to Trial?

Having to go to trial can cause anyone anxiety. After all, there's a lot of uncertainty about what will happen. The unknown about the outcome is often too much for some people to handle.  Deciding to plead guilty will speed up the process of your case; however,...

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What Are the Chances of Winning a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

What Are the Chances of Winning a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The possibility of winning a personal injury case varies based on several factors, such as the type of claim you file, the amount of the claim, and the quality of the evidence you must support your claim. You also must consider the laws related to your claim to fully...

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Bail Has Been Set on a Loved One – What Should You Do?

Bail Has Been Set on a Loved One – What Should You Do?

Were you informed that a family member has been arrested, taken into custody, and bail was set by the judge? If so, it’s important to know what options you have. Being informed about the process you should follow for posting bail is essential to help your loved one in...

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What Is a “Lien” on a Personal Injury Case?

What Is a “Lien” on a Personal Injury Case?

A lien is the legal right of a third party to take part or all a settlement amount from your personal injury claim. The third-party will file the request for the lien during the lawsuit, and the judge for the case will approve or deny it.  After the lien is...

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What Is Included in A Severance Package?

What Is Included in A Severance Package?

If you are in the process of ending an employment relationship, you may have questions about the value of the severance payment or package you are being offered. While this can be confusing, there are a few parts of the packages you should look at to determine if it...

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‘Any Occupation’ Test for Long Term Disability Benefits

‘Any Occupation’ Test for Long Term Disability Benefits

If you are applying for workers’ compensation benefits, it is recommended that you use the services of a South Dakota workers’ compensation lawyer. However, it’s also important to learn about various topics, including the “any occupation” test.  The “any...

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How Long Does a Brain Injury Claim Take

How Long Does a Brain Injury Claim Take

If you or someone in your family experiences a brain injury because of the fault or negligence of another party, you have the right to file a compensation claim. However, if you face ongoing health issues and financial costs, you likely have an important question –...

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How Defective Tires Can Cause Car Accidents

How Defective Tires Can Cause Car Accidents

Chances are you know how important it is to keep your vehicle in good condition. After all, you don’t want to break down and be stranded on the side of the road.  While this is true, proper maintenance for your vehicle is for more than just convenience. Keeping...

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Multi-Vehicle Accident

Multi-Vehicle Accident

Accidents occur on South Dakota roads and highways almost every day. In the first five months of 2022 (January through May), there were more than 8,983 people involved in accidents in the state. While some accidents were minor with minimal or no injuries, others were...

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Commercial Truck Accident Statistics (2022 Update)

Commercial Truck Accident Statistics (2022 Update)

There’s no question that commercial trucks have an important role in the economy of the U.S. Every day, 18-wheelers provide people around the country with countless items that they need. There’s no question that speed is an important factor when it comes to delivering...

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Average Workers’ Compensation in 2022

Average Workers’ Compensation in 2022

Workplace injuries are more common than some people realize. Unfortunately, most work-related injuries that occur are preventable.  While this is true, there were still over 2.6 million workplace injuries across the U.S. in 2020, with 4,764 being fatal. ...

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How to Tell My Blood Alcohol Level

How to Tell My Blood Alcohol Level

What is blood alcohol concentration? Blood alcohol concentration or BAC is a measurement of how much alcohol is in your bloodstream. Legal limits for consuming alcohol are set using BAC and a DWI lawyer needs to know these calculations in the event of a DWI. If you...

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Sturgis Motorcycle accident lawyer

Sturgis Motorcycle accident lawyer

Dedicated motorcyclists are revving up their engines as they get ready to attend Sturgis 2022, the giant 10-day motorcycle rally that happens every year in South Dakota. They’ll be planning their routes from all over the U.S., talking to other bikers who will unite...

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Why You Need a Local Injury Lawyer?

Why You Need a Local Injury Lawyer?

If you are injured in an accident caused by another person’s wrongdoing or negligence, retaining the services of a local personal injury attorney is highly recommended. Even if your injuries seem minor, acting right away can help you protect your legal rights if your...

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Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

South Dakota is home to a large community of bikers. When the weather is right, crowds of motorcycles hit the road for scenic local rides and cross-country tours. There’s no shortage of opportunities to join in and get riding.  The Sturgis...

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