South Dakota Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
We Don’t Back Down from Tough, Complex Cases
Being involved in a motorcycle accident is a traumatic experience. In the
aftermath of the accident, you may find yourself struggling to cope with
severe, life-altering injuries, mounting medical bills, and ongoing treatments.
To make matters worse, your injuries may prevent you from being able to
work during your recovery. You could even find yourself unable to return
to work for months or years if your injuries result in disability. And,
of course, all of these challenges often pale in comparison to the immense
physical and emotional struggles you face.
At Lowe Law Firm, we understand just how serious motorcycle accidents are,
as well as the lasting repercussions they have. Our South Dakota motorcycle
accident attorneys are here to listen to your story and learn how we can
help you get back on your feet. You shouldn’t have to face the consequences
of someone else’s negligence on your own; let our team fight for
the justice and recovery you deserve. We offer
personal injury services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any attorneys’
fees unless/until we win your case—guaranteed.
To learn more, call
(605) 250-1926 and request a free, no-pressure consultation. We can travel to you if needed.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
While motorcyclists tend to have a poor reputation, with many people believing
that they are unsafe drivers, this is simply not the case. In fact, most
motorcycle accidents are caused by other motorists. The number one cause
of motorcycle accidents is negligence; in the vast majority of cases,
this negligence is on the part of another driver,
not the motorcycle operator.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include other drivers
engaging in the following behaviors:
- Following too close
- Texting while driving
- Using a handheld device/cell phone
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while intoxicated
- Running red lights/stop signs
- Failing to check blind spots before merging/changing lanes
- Passing unsafely/unlawfully
- Turning in front of oncoming motorcyclists
- Driving aggressively/recklessly
While these are some of the most common cause of motorcycle accidents,
any unsafe or negligent driving behavior can lead to a devastating collision.
When another motorist caused the accident that left you injured, you are
entitled to seek financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim.
Understanding South Dakota’s Slight Comparative Negligence Laws
When it comes to determining liability,
South Dakota follows what is known as the rule of comparative negligence. In most cases,
the rule of comparative negligence allows injured individuals to recover
compensation for their damages as long as they were less than 50% at fault,
with the total recover reduced by the appropriate percentage. However,
unlike other comparative negligence states, South Dakota follows its own
In South Dakota, you are allowed to recover compensation for your damages
if you were partially at fault for the accident as long as your fault
was “slight” and the defendant’s fault was “gross,”
or great. This is known as “slight-gross negligence.” If your
fault is deemed to be more than “slight,” you are entirely
barred from recovering damages.
This can be a very complex issue in any given personal injury claim. The
defendant’s insurance company will likely try to argue that your
contribution to the accident involved gross negligence, which could prevent
you from recovering compensation. It’s critical that you
contact an experienced South Dakota motorcycle accident lawyer who understands
our state’s unique negligence laws.
We Are Ready to Listen to Your Story
At Lowe Law Firm, we have an entire team of South Dakota personal injury
lawyers who know how to navigate the state’s complex motorcycle
accident and slight-gross negligence laws. In fact, we have a
proven record of success, having secured millions of dollars for our clients over the years. We
are proud to celebrate our clients’ wins, as they demonstrate the
real ways in which we’ve helped injured individuals and their families
move forward with their lives.
When you turn to Lowe Law Firm, you get an entire team of attorneys, paralegals,
medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and industry specialists
all working together for you. We know that you need answers, which is
why we answer calls 24/7 and always provide consistent, clear updates
on the status of your case. We invite you to reach out to us today to
learn more about how our team can help you.
Contact us online or call
(605) 250-1926 to tell us your story during a free consultation, no pressure and no obligation.
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