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We Help Injured Parties Maximize Their Recovery

Serious injuries can happen in seconds and disrupt lives for years. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should not have to suffer financially. At Christensen Law Office, PC, in Sioux Falls, we advocate aggressively for injured parties to help them stand up to insurance companies and recover the amount they deserve.

Attorney Renee and Michael Christensen have devoted their careers to helping injured individuals in Sioux Falls, surrounding communities and clients who are out of the state. We understand that being injured and unable to work while facing substantial medical bills and the costs of everyday life can be stressful.

We also know that insurance companies cannot be trusted to be strong advocates for injured parties. They are for-profit businesses that are most concerned about their own bottom line, which leads them to undervalue injury claims or deny a valid claim entirely frequently. That is why it is always a good idea for injured parties to enlist the help of a knowledgeable attorney who will advocate aggressively on their behalf.

We Represent Clients In A Wide Range Of Cases

We represent clients in all types of injury cases, including:

  • Premises liability accidents, such as dog bites or harm due to insufficient security
  • Car and truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents
  • Farm accidents
  • Dangerous and defective products
  • Wrongful death

We understand how hard it can be to manage your health and your claim after an accident, and we want to be the ones who help you earn the outcome you deserve in your claim. With our help, you can focus on your health while we take on your claim.

What You Can Recover

Under South Dakota law, damages in personal injury cases are divided into two categories – economic and noneconomic. Economic damages that can be recovered include current and future medical costs, lost wages, property loss and the cost of household services that you are unable to perform while injured.

Noneconomic damages refer to nonmonetary harm for which you are able to recover damages. This includes physical and emotional pain, loss of companionship, emotional distress and disfigurement. Determining both economic and noneconomic damages is a complex process. This is when having an experienced injury lawyer in your corner is critical.

How We Help Our Clients

Our aim is always to recover more for you than you would recover without legal representation, even after our fee is paid. It is important to note that we only get paid if we help you obtain a recovery, either through negotiation or a trial verdict.

While most personal injury cases are resolved without the need to litigate, having one of our trial-tested lawyers in your corner allows for an aggressive approach to negotiating. We prepare every case as if it will go to trial, and insurance company representatives understand that we will not settle for less than our clients deserve.

Answering Your Questions

As we represent you, we can also address any questions you may have. Some of the most common questions we receive include:

If I contributed to the accident that left me injured, can I still receive compensation?

Yes, you can still receive compensation under South Dakota’s comparative fault law if your contribution to the accident is slight in comparison to the defendant’s gross negligence. However, the compensation awarded to you would be decreased proportionally to the level of fault attributed to you.

Is there a maximum amount I can be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit in South Dakota?

In South Dakota, there is no maximum limit for economic damages in personal injury lawsuits. However, non-economic damages do have a cap; specifically, there is a $1 million limit for non-economic damages in medical malpractice and product liability cases. It’s also worth noting that while there is no cap for punitive damages, they are infrequently awarded in the state’s personal injury cases.

The First Step Is To Schedule A Consultation

Prompt action is important after an injury accident. We will respond immediately to collect evidence and interview witnesses. Call 605-206-5872 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. If your injuries prevent you from meeting in our Sioux Falls office, we will come to you.