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Sioux Falls, SD auto accident attorneys analyze latest data Have higher highway speed limits in South Dakota resulted in more car accidents? During the last four decades, South Dakota's speed limits have steadily increased. Two years ago, the maximum speed limit on many interstate highways in South Dakota was raised to 80 mph. So, are...Read More
Road Rage Can Lead to Criminal Charges. Been in a Crash? Our Sioux Falls Auto Accident Attorneys Can Help
You may think of "road rage" as a phrase used to describe impatient drivers who honk their horn and drive too closely to other cars. But, did you know you can be arrested for road rage? Road rage has been the cause of many auto accidents in South Dakota, which is why it is especially...Read More
Dispute with your former landlord? Here's how to use small claims court to get back your security deposit.
We receive a lot of inquiries for help with landlord/tenant issues. One of the most common problem involves the return of the security deposit at the end of the lease. The following is a summary of how to resolve this issue on your own, without a lawyer, using South Dakota small claims court. If you...Read More
Most motorcycle wrecks occur as the result of another driver, who may not see or respect the rights of the motorcyclist. The South Dakota motorcycle accidents caused by such drivers can be catastrophic, often resulting in serious injuries and even loss of life. Some of the most common, but still most serious, types of injury...Read More
Bicycle accidents are no joke. These dangerous crashes happen on a daily basis in South Dakota and beyond, resulting in a fatal injury around every six minutes. Sometimes, the cause of a bicycle accident is outside of the control of the people involved. Other times, however, such a crash is caused by a negligent driver...Read More
If you have been charged with a crime, the police may have searched your home, car, or other property based on a search warrant. Evidence may have been obtained that can help the prosecution prove that you are guilty of the crime you are being charged with. However, you cannot assume that the search warrant-or...Read More
Head-on collisions are some of the most catastrophic accidents that cause victims to suffer long-term injuries or death. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, head-on accidents caused 54 percent of all deaths in 2015-and 7,068 fatalities. These crashes are often more dangerous due to the greater force of impact caused when the two vehicles'...Read More
A motion to suppress evidence is filed in a criminal case to ask the judge to prohibit the prosecutor from using certain evidence in the case. If the evidence is key to proving your guilt and your motion is granted, the charges against you could be dismissed. In other cases, the case against you could...Read More
In South Dakota divorces, the parents may agree on a custody arrangement, such as a shared parenting agreement, and how to schedule parenting time or the judge assigned to the divorce proceeding can make that decision. Coming to an agreement on how to share custody of your children who are under five years old can...Read More
Cómo localizar a un conductor que se dio a la fuga de manera que usted pueda obtener la indemnización que se merece después de su accidente automovilístico
Cuando un conductor se fuga del lugar de un accidente después de haberle ocasionado lesiones fruto del choque, usted tiene la preocupación adicional de no saber quién es esta persona. Es muy importante que usted averigüe la identidad del conductor si desea recibir la indemnización a la que tendría derecho. Sin embargo, el solo hecho...Read More