If you’ve had an accident, a workplace injury, or been injured through no fault of your own, a personal injury attorney will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. At this stressful time, it’s important that you can trust your personal injury lawyer - and here at the State Bar Attorneys, powered by Best of the Web, you can be confident that all the personal injury law firms we list have been screened and verified for your peace of mind. Whatever has happened to you or your loved one, you’ll be in safe hands when you choose a personal injury attorney from our listings.

Beardsley, Jensen & Lee
4200 Beach Dr
Suite #3
Rapid City, SD 57702

Since 1997, Beardsley, Jensen & Lee has been helping clients in Rapid City, South Dakota and the surrounding areas in a variety of complex legal matters. The firm focuses its practice on personal injury litigation, business law, criminal defense, divorce and family law, construction/professional liability, and insurance defense. With over 100 years of combined experience, their attorneys are well-equipped to…

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Phone(605) 777-7466

Beardsley, Jensen & Lee
4200 Beach Dr
Suite #3
Rapid City, SD 57702

Since 1997, Beardsley, Jensen & Lee has been helping clients in Rapid City, South Dakota and the surrounding areas in a variety of complex legal matters. The firm focuses its practice on personal injury litigation, business law, criminal defense, divorce and family law, construction/professional liability, and insurance defense. With over 100 years of combined experience, their attorneys are well-equipped to…

Alvine Law Firm, LLP
809 W 10th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Fighting for the Injured.

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Phone(605) 275-0808

Alvine Law Firm, LLP
809 W 10th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Fighting for the Injured.

Barker Wilson Law Firm
730 South St
Rapid City, SD 57701

Our mission is to make you whole when we take your case. Put decades of experience to work for you. From offices in Belle Fourche and Rapid City in the Black Hills, Barker Wilson Law Firm represents clients nationwide who have legal claims in South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, our personal…

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Phone(605) 719-5195

Barker Wilson Law Firm
730 South St
Rapid City, SD 57701

Our mission is to make you whole when we take your case. Put decades of experience to work for you. From offices in Belle Fourche and Rapid City in the Black Hills, Barker Wilson Law Firm represents clients nationwide who have legal claims in South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, our personal…

Gellhaus & Gellhaus, P.C.
120 S Lincoln St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

At Gellhaus & Gellhaus, P.C., we are experienced lawyers with a proven record of success. We have spent most of our lives in South Dakota, and now we use our legal experience to serve people in our community.Our clients have a variety of legal needs, and we have the experience and knowledge to handle just about any legal matter.

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Phone(605) 225-6522

Gellhaus & Gellhaus, P.C.
120 S Lincoln St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

At Gellhaus & Gellhaus, P.C., we are experienced lawyers with a proven record of success. We have spent most of our lives in South Dakota, and now we use our legal experience to serve people in our community.Our clients have a variety of legal needs, and we have the experience and knowledge to handle just about any legal matter.

King Law Firm
141 N Main Ave
Ste. 700
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

We represent people who have been injured by another person's negligence or unreasonable behavior. When this happens, the effects can be catastrophic both physically and economically. If you're in this situation, you need an experienced, aggressive attorney who can take a stand on your behalf against the corporations and insurance companies involved. Let us be your voice.

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Phone(605) 332-4000

King Law Firm
141 N Main Ave
Ste. 700
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

We represent people who have been injured by another person's negligence or unreasonable behavior. When this happens, the effects can be catastrophic both physically and economically. If you're in this situation, you need an experienced, aggressive attorney who can take a stand on your behalf against the corporations and insurance companies involved. Let us be your voice.

Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP
4200 Beach Dr
#1
Rapid City, SD 57702

The attorneys of Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP, came together with the goal of providing high-level, skilled representation on a variety of issues to clients in Rapid City, across South Dakota and in Wyoming. Since our founding, we have stayed true to that goal. Emerging from reputable law firms in the area, we wanted to implement our litigation knowledge,…

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Phone(605) 348-7516

Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP
4200 Beach Dr
#1
Rapid City, SD 57702

The attorneys of Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP, came together with the goal of providing high-level, skilled representation on a variety of issues to clients in Rapid City, across South Dakota and in Wyoming. Since our founding, we have stayed true to that goal. Emerging from reputable law firms in the area, we wanted to implement our litigation knowledge,…

Alvine Law Firm, LLP
519 N Main St.
Mitchell, SD 57301

Alvine Law Firm, LLP specializes in injury accidents and has a long track record of success. Their legal team's expertise allows you to get back to living your life quickly. They have worked with thousands of injured clients from all types of accidents including automobile, motorcycle, and semi-truck accidents. We also represent clients in all types of workers compensation and…

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Phone(605) 292-0809

Alvine Law Firm, LLP
519 N Main St.
Mitchell, SD 57301

Alvine Law Firm, LLP specializes in injury accidents and has a long track record of success. Their legal team's expertise allows you to get back to living your life quickly. They have worked with thousands of injured clients from all types of accidents including automobile, motorcycle, and semi-truck accidents. We also represent clients in all types of workers compensation and…

Hoy Trial Lawyers Prof. LLC
901 W 10th St
#300
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Hoy Trial Lawyers Prof. LLC

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Phone(605) 334-8900

Hoy Trial Lawyers Prof. LLC
901 W 10th St
#300
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Hoy Trial Lawyers Prof. LLC

Turbak Law Office, P.C.
26 South Broadway
Watertown, SD 57201

Turbak Law Office, P.C.

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Phone(605) 886-8361

Turbak Law Office, P.C.
26 South Broadway
Watertown, SD 57201

Turbak Law Office, P.C.

Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP
5000 S Broadband Ln
#119
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP

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Phone(605) 361-9840

Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP
5000 S Broadband Ln
#119
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP

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What is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury law deals with injuries or harm to the body, or emotional distress, as opposed to harm caused to property. The most common types of personal injury claims are for compensation following an accident or the acquiring of a disease. Personal injury claims can also be brought for medical negligence or harm caused by a professional who had a duty of care towards you. Although most personal injury cases do not go to trial, you should still consider hiring a personal injury attorney to represent your best interests in this often complex and highly contested field of law.

What Types of Injury Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help With?

Personal injury law firms handle a huge variety of injury types and causes. If you have suffered physical, mental, or emotional harm due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness or wrongdoing, a personal injury lawyer will talk you through your options for compensation. From traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls to animal bites and injuries caused by defective products or premises, it’s important to get the right legal advice as soon as possible.

If you have suffered a workplace accident, some personal injury lawyers specialize in workers’ compensation claims to help you get justice for your pain and distress. If you develop a preventable disease due to your working conditions, such as mesothelioma, you should also be able to make a personal injury claim.

And, should the very worst happen, personal injury attorneys also deal with catastrophic injury cases and wrongful death.

 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Many personal injury law firms work on a contingency fee basis - more commonly known as no win, no fee. In this instance, you will pay nothing if your case is not successful; if it is, your attorney will take a portion of your compensation settlement as their fee.

If your personal injury attorney does not work on a contingency basis, it can still be more affordable than you think to start a personal injury claim. Ask the law firms on your shortlist for full details of how they charge so that you can make the right decision for your situation.


 

Tips for Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Do your research!

 

There are thousands of personal injury law firms in the United States.

Random internet searches will bring up plenty of personal injury attorneys, but this scattergun approach tells you very little about the quality of the attorneys you find.

A better option is to use our specialized legal directory. Our State Bar Attorneys directory lists hundreds of personal injury lawyers - and it’s easy to narrow down your search for personal injury lawyers in your state who specialize in your type of injury.

You can also read reviews right here in the State Bar Attorneys directory, to get a feel for which are the most trusted personal injury lawyers near you.

Once you have a short-list, consider each law firm’s experience in your type of claim. Look for details of their recent compensation verdicts and settlements and get a feel for how client-focused they are.

Most personal injury lawyers offer a free initial consultation - attend this with all the details of your claim to hand and be ready to ask questions about the attorney’s fees and about how you will be kept informed of your claim’s progress.

It’s advisable to have a free consultation with several personal injury lawyers near you before choosing the one who feels like the best fit for your circumstances.


 

FAQ on Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

 

1 - What exactly can I claim compensation for?

Your personal injury claim will cover two main things: firstly, the pain and suffering caused by the injury itself, including emotional and psychological distress, medical costs, and the costs of any ongoing treatment or care required. Secondly, you can often claim compensation for how the injury has affected your wider life, such as the impact on your social life and any past or future loss of earnings. Your personal injury attorney will ensure that your claim covers everything you are entitled to.

 

2 - Do I really need a personal injury attorney? Can’t I just make the claim myself?

You could, often, make the claim yourself. But personal injury is a notoriously difficult field of law and insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying a claim. Having a trusted personal injury attorney representing you will make it much more likely that you will win compensation - and they can also take the stress and strain away from you at what is already likely to be a difficult time in your life. 

 

3 - Is there a time limit on personal injury claims?

Yes. The most common time limit is three years from the date of the injury - so you must begin your claim within that period. However, in some states and for some types of injury, the statute of limitations can range from one year to six years, so it’s vital that you get expert legal advice as soon as possible.

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