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If you’ve been involved in an accident where you suffered personal injury, don’t wait to seek help.
Trust Dr. Brad Bradshaw’s Law Firm to build an expert team to advise your case and get you the financial compensation you deserve.
We ally with experienced, successful attorneys from all across the state, including rural South Dakota and any of the following cities: Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings, Watertown, and many others.
About our law firm
Dr. Brad Bradshaw and his associates bring a layered expertise to personal injury cases.
Our founder, a licensed attorney, physician, and surgeon is able to combine his medical and legal experience to uniquely advise your case and help award you the most financial compensation possible. Plus, we’ll charge some of the lowest fees in the industry, which means more of your settlement or verdict goes straight back to you.
Frequently Asked Questions on South Dakota Personal Injury Law
What are the different types of damages and compensation?
Yes, there are five different types of compensation or damages in a personal injury case. They are:
- Past Economic Damages
- Past Non-Economic Damages
- Future Economic Damages
- Future Non-Economic Damages
- Punitive Damages
Economic damages are those directly related to the financial harm caused by your injury—such as medical expenses, lost earnings, and lost capacity of earnings. Non-economic damages refers to the impact the injury has on your personal well-being and includes things like pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, and a loss of ability to enjoy life.
Punitive damages are those awarded simply as a way to punish the responsible party. These are not awarded often, because it requires proving the wrongdoer had evil intent or showed a conscious disregard for the safety of others.
What is important to know after you've been injured?
When dealing with a personal injury case, it’s essential that you document all medical appointments, prescriptions, and treatment plans, and also keep up with them well. This will help to demonstrate to a court the severity of your injuries and how them impacted your quality of life. If you are not proactive about your treatment, a court may attempt to lower your settlement for “failure to mitigate” your damages.
How much does it cost to see if I have a South Dakota personal injury case?
Dr. Brad Bradshaw’s Law Firm offers free, no-obligation consultations for all clients. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and one of our allied attorneys will evaluate your case and recommend next steps. All cases handled by Dr. Brad Bradshaw’s Law Firm are handled on a contingency basis. This means that our legal fees are contingent on your financial compensation.
What if I live in South Dakota but I was injured in another state?
No matter where you live or where you were injured, Dr. Brad Bradshaw and his allied attorneys are able to help you. We are partnered with successful lawyers in all 50 states.