South Dakota Truck Accident Attorneys
If you were seriously injured in a semi truck accident, or a family member was killed in a collision involving a transport truck or tractor unit in South Dakota you need to discuss the details and circumstances with a qualified South Dakota truck accident lawyers. TruckAccidentAttorneyNetwork.org has assembled a database of truck accident law firms who focus their practice on representing clients involved in serious & catastrophic injuries, or the families of those killed in truck accidents.
The lawyers and law firms represented on this page have shown the following qualifications and experience:
- All attorneys listed must have litigated a minimum of 5 truck accident cases to successful conclusion (settlement or verdict).
- Each attorney must be licensed and in good standing for at least 10 years.
- 100% of their practice must be personal injury, with a focus on motor vehicle collisions.
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South Dakota Truck & Bus Accident Statistics
According to the FARS Encyclopedia reported in 2010, South Dakota had 185 vehicles involved in fatal accidents of which 19 (or 10.3%) were large trucks. That 2010 figure was up from the 2009 rate of 147 total vehicles involved in fatal crashes of which 12 (8.2%) were large trucks. In terms of large truck occupant fatalities occurring during crashes involving large trucks, South Dakota’s numbers are relatively consistent with those of North Dakota.This seems to indicate that safety regulations & traffic laws in South Dakota either aren’t as effective as we’d hope, or that truck drivers, their employers (carriers), or other drivers are practicing unsafe behaviors. New technology in trucking safety will help mitigate damages, prevent injuries or collisions altogether, but for the victims and their families the problem seems to be escalating.
Statute of Limitations for Truck Accidents in South Dakota
Generally, in South Dakota, lawsuits over car accident injuries are governed by the statute of limitations found at South Dakota Codified Laws section 15-2-14. This law gives you three years to ask South Dakota’s civil court system for a remedy for any kind of personal injury caused by someone else. So, in the context of a car accident, that means any lawsuit by any driver, passenger, motorcycle rider, bicyclist, or pedestrian injured in the crash will be subject to this three-year filing deadline, and the “clock” starts running on the date of the accident. – this is inclusive of most personal injury claims (Source: Nolo). A statute of limitation is a reasonable length of time that a plaintiff has to bring an action against a defendant. This varies based on state, and the type of incident: civil or criminal.
Pursuing a Truck Accident Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit in South Dakota
If you or a family member was seriously injured, or if a family member was killed in a truck accident you should seek the advice and representation of a skilled and experienced South Dakota truck accident law firm. TruckAccidentAttorneyNetwork.org has organized a database of attorneys who focus their practice on Motor Vehicle accidents, with significant experience litigating trucking collisions.
*Disclaimer: The information on this page was accurate at the time of publishing, but laws & regulations change and this page may not have been updated. You should not interpret this information as legal advice, nor take or delay any legal action based on information you read on this page or any page on this website. In all legal matters you should consult with a qualified attorney in your state before making any decisions.