Sioux Falls Personal Injury Attorneys

Christensen Law Office, PC , has been a staple in the South Dakota legal community for over 25 years. Our local attorneys bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and resources to each case they represent.

Michael J. Christensen and Renee H. Christensen

Proudly Advocating For Clients Throughout South Dakota For Over 25 Years


Motor Vehicle
Social Security

Local Attorneys 
Personally Invested In You

Local knowledge is powerful, and how our lawyers leverage it makes a difference. They know the communities, local courts, judges, prosecutors and lay of the land, especially when it comes to local motorcycle rallies, weather conditions on 1-90 and other trouble areas known for motor vehicle accidents. Our attorneys know the industries and companies in the areas and the conflicts that clients endure with workers’ compensation claims. They also have insight into common Social Security Disability challenges that clients throughout South Dakota face.

Our skilled lawyers will be committed to you and to providing the personalized attention and care that you need and deserve. They understand that you’re likely experiencing an immense amount of stress and anxiety during your legal conflict. You might be feeling as though everyone is against you, including your supervisor or boss, insurance companies and their agents. These feelings and fears are valid.

At Christensen Law Office, PC, our lawyers recognize these emotional stressors and want you to know that you are not alone. They will boldly and confidently stand by your side from start to finish. Whether your case involves negotiations or a court trial, you will have strong advocates representing you.

Your Legal Allies In The Toughest Of Times

If you or a loved one experienced a personal injury from an accident involving a motor vehicle, a driving under the influence (DUI) offense or a semi truck, our lawyers can represent you. If you were injured on the job and need legal representation in a workers’ compensation claim, they will be your advocates. If you need assistance applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or dealing with an SSDI denial, they can help you fight to get the benefits you deserve.

By leveraging their local knowledge and legal insight, our lawyers approach each case strategically. They do the research, investigate, and review police and medical reports. Our founding attorney, Renee H. Christensen, draws upon her ability to read and comprehend medical records to help her better understand the severity of our clients’ injuries and the amount of compensation they will likely need. This information is vital when our lawyers are crafting custom strategies and pursuing successful outcomes so that our clients can begin to heal and have brighter futures.

Legal Representation 
You Can Rely On


Why hire a personal injury attorney?

Insurance companies are only concerned about profits, and they frequently undervalue claims by injured parties or deny valid claims completely. Our personal injury lawyers know how to fight back against the insurance companies and agents to protect your rights and seek the compensation that you deserve.

What if I am partly to blame for an accident in which I was injured?

Under South Dakota’s slight/gross negligence comparative fault law, an injured party may only collect damages in a personal injury lawsuit if they are only slightly at fault compared to the gross negligence of the defendant named in the lawsuit. If you are slightly at fault, then the amount that you recover will be reduced by the percentage of fault that can be applied to you.

What happens if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?

A denied claim is not the final word. You may request mediation with the Division of Labor and Management. If a dispute is not resolved in mediation, or if you do not want to go to mediation, you may file a petition for a formal hearing before an administrative law judge. Often, a claim is denied because there are insufficient medical records to support it. Our attorneys know what is necessary to support a claim, and they are able to resolve many denied claims without the need to go before a judge.

Can I be treated by my own doctor as part of a workers’ comp claim?

You may be treated by your own doctor, but you must notify your employer about your choice prior to treatment (or as soon as reasonably possible after treatment). Your employer may ask for a second medical opinion with a medical practitioner of their choosing.

How do I apply for disability?

You can do this a number of ways. There is a Sioux Falls servicing office, and you can call 877-274-5421 to set up a time to get assistance filing an application. You can also apply online at SSA.gov.

An Experienced Legal Team With Proven Results

$2.5 million

Permanent facial scars caused by a head-on motor vehicle collision

$2 million

A 30-year-old male who lost his leg in a machine malfunction


A shoulder injury


A knee injury


A nursing home wrongful death case