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How to Make a Claim After a Car Accident

A Sioux Falls car accident attorney can help you get compensation

If you’ve been rear-ended, sideswiped, or involved in a multi-vehicle collision in Sioux Falls ─ or any other type of car accident ─ figuring out how to make a claim can feel like a tall task. What do I do with my insurance company? What’s the average payout for a settlement? How do I even make a claim?

Things can get overwhelming and frustrating when you’ve been in a car crash. An experienced Sioux Falls car accident lawyer from Northern Plains Justice, LLP can help you answer these and other questions after your crash, including:

  • How much is the average payout for a car accident? There are many factors that determine how much you’ll be paid out if you receive compensation for a car crash in the form of a settlement or verdict. There is no set dollar amount, and it doesn’t matter if you’ve been rear-ended or involved in another type of crash. Some car accidents can result in a few hundred dollars, and others may result in millions of dollars. This compensation is usually for medical expenses, disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering, repairs to your vehicle, lost wages, and other costs associated with your car crash.
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With so many different factors playing a role, it’s important to have a car accident lawyer in your corner who understands the law in South Dakota and knows how to get results. Let Northern Plains Justice, LLP help.

  • How do I make a claim? South Dakota is a fault insurance state, meaning the insurance company of the driver responsible for the car accident must compensate the other driver for any medical bills and repairs from the crash. Of course, insurance adjusters often care more about the best interests of the insurance company rather than what’s best for you. Our attorneys know what to do when the insurance company tries to dupe you into taking less money or tries to deny you compensation all together.

Our law firm isn’t afraid to take your case to court when the insurance company doesn’t play fair. Get a Sioux Falls car accident lawyer who understands the law in this state on your side, ready to protect your rights.

  • What do I do if I’m offered a settlement? If you’re offered a settlement from an insurance company after a car accident, you should be extremely careful before you automatically accept the offer. While the compensation may seem fair, you could be getting less than what you’re entitled to and it might not come close to covering all the expenses from your car crash. If you accept an offer, you won’t be able to ask for more if your bills end up being more than what you originally accepted. Remember, if you haven’t accepted an offer you might be able to negotiate for more compensation.

Figuring out if and how you should make a claim can also be confusing and stressful. That’s why it’s a good idea to get an experienced law firm with a proven track record of success on your side. A Sioux Falls car accident lawyer from Northern Plains Justice, LLP can help you evaluate your legal options and look over the details of your crash to help you make a choice that’s in your best interest. Contact us for a free consultation.

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4301 W. 57th Street, Suite 121
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Phone: 605-306-4100
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