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Do I Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim?

Accidental injuries can jeopardize your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. If someone else was responsible for the incident in which you were hurt, though, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting damages. Since most successful personal injury claims are founded on negligence, it will be the focus of this blog. Unless your case […]

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you were seriously hurt through no fault of your own, you’re probably wondering whether taking legal action will be worth it. You certainly have enough to worry about while recovering without having to navigate complicated court proceedings. While there’s no way to guarantee any given claim will yield a six- or seven-figure payout, a […]

4 Mistakes That Could Harm Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were seriously injured in a sudden accident, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. Do I have grounds for a personal injury claim? What kinds of damages can I pursue? What can I do to strengthen my case? The easiest way to get the answers you seek is to speak with a […]

How do I hire the right attorney?

How do I hire the right attorney? Hiring the right attorney is important. It can be confusing. If you do some research and ask the rights questions, it will be easier and you’ll make a good decision. Ask around – your friends, co-workers, and family. They can be good resources, especially if they have hired […]

What happens after you’ve retained your lawyer?

What happens after you’ve retained your lawyer? The investigation happens. The investigation is critical. To achieve the best result, it requires you and your lawyer to work as a team. It’s often important to get at it quickly. Get the basic information to your lawyer promptly. Make sure it’s accurate and complete. As you come […]


Experts Experts are often a critical component of a trial. They can make your case. They can break it. Pay close attention to the experts proposed for your case. Sometimes, the law requires you to support your case with expert testimony. Other times, an expert may not be required but is helpful in explaining an important part of […]

Google Search

Google Search A Google search by a prospective juror was the issue in a recent decision from the South Dakota Supreme Court. It’s one example of how the internet is impacting our legal system. In Russo vs. Takata Corporation and TK Holdings, Inc.  2009 SD 83, a sixteen-year Natasha was driving her mother’s 1996 Geo Tracker […]

When To Talk To A Lawyer

When To Talk To A Lawyer When should you consult with a lawyer? Before you sign the contract. Before you start your business. Before you become a partner. Before you decide to get divorced. Before you default on your loan. Before you fail to pay your taxes. Before you die (well, you know what I […]

What Does It Take To Be An Expert

What Does It Take To Be An Expert What qualifies a person to be an expert? Must the individual have a doctorate degree? If the individual has an advanced degree, is he or she automatically qualified to testify as an expert? In Tosh v. Schwab, 743 N.W.2d 422 (S.D. 2007), plaintiff claimed he was a […]

What To Do If You’re In An Accident

What To Do If You’re In An Accident If you’re in a car accident, calm yourself and your passengers. Act maturely with poise. Don’t say something you’ll regret later. Call 911. Is anyone hurt – you, your passenger, others? Respond appropriately. Before you get out of your car, carefully survey the situation from all direction. […]