South Dakota’s Premier
Injury Law Firm

Recognized for success in the courtroom and results at the negotiating table.

Get the help you need today.

South Dakota’s Premier
Injury Law Firm

Recognized for success in the courtroom and
results at the negotiating table.

Get the help you need today.

Sioux Falls Office

(605) 275-0808

Mitchell Office

(605) 292-0809

We specialize in personal injury accidents and have a long track record of success. Our legal team’s expertise allows us to quickly evaluate your claim to allow you to get back to living your life.

We 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 criminal cases. Our personal injury attorneys are committed to the kind of personal, one-on-one service you deserve.

Sioux Falls Office

Mitchell Office

Your Justice Is Our Priority

Personal Injury

Don’t let your personal injury defeat you. Call the personal injury lawyers who can get your life back on track.

Worker’s Compensation

Make sure you receiving the workers compensation benefits you are entitled.

Criminal Defense

You are innocent unless proven guilty. Defend yourself with a criminal defense attorney.

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Proven Results

Every case is important to us and our past clients are the best testament to that.
No matter the size of the case, our team will find a solution.

“Grant and Mel are just the kind of people you want on your side when it comes to legal problems. They are so diligent and kind, it’s as if they take the edge off all the stress. I recommend them to everyone I know who is looking for lawyers. My case as unfortunate as it was was held with the most respect, commitment and most of all down to earth and understanding. I highly recommend this firm!”
Maggie F.

“We worked with Grant and Melissa for several months on a Sioux Falls personal injury claim. We had some complications and hurdles to overcome. They did a fantastic job of exploring all possibilities and sticking to it. We ended up with a settlement we were more than happy with. Grant and Melissa are amazing to work with and we would recommend them to anyone.”
Macie H.

“I would recommend Bram Weidner to everyone. He is a top notch attorney that continues to fight for the rights of the injured worker. I have a work injury/neck and also two neck surgeries. His expertise and knowledge for the injured people is AWESOME.”
Kristi T.

Legal News

Who pays my Personal Injury Medical Bills?

Who pays my Personal Injury Medical Bills?

In almost every accident claim and with the ever increasing cost of health care, medical bills become a grave concern for most injured parties. Who should pay for those medical bills and deductibles and, most importantly, when? In a typical car accident case, your...

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How Much Automobile Insurance Should I Have?

How Much Automobile Insurance Should I Have?

Automobile liability insurance is mandatory in the State of South Dakota. According to South Dakota law any owner of a vehicle must have a policy of insurance which covers bodily injury in the amount of $25,000 per person / $50,000 per accident. Today the minimum...

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What Happens After Reporting a Work Injury?

What Happens After Reporting a Work Injury?

In a previous blog posting, I wrote about reporting a work injury to the employer.  In this blog, I want to discuss what happens in a worker’s compensation claim immediately after the injured worker reports the injury to the employer. In South Dakota, the employer is...

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Subrogation – Personal Injury Attorney Help

Subrogation – Personal Injury Attorney Help

If my insurance company pays for my medical bills after I have been injured, do I still have to pay back my insurance after I settle my bodily injury claim? Following your injury, your automobile insurance and/or your health insurance carrier may have paid medical...

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Sioux Falls Personal Injury

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 as your Sioux Falls Personal Injury Lawyers.

Representation in a court of law for a personal injury legal matter needs to be presented in a very specific manner. The more experienced, professional, and knowledgeable your legal representation, the better the outcome of your case will be. Insurance companies and organizations have adjusters and lawyers on their side. When you hire Alvine Weidenaar LLP, you will have a powerful and aggressive attorney who can fight effectively for you. In numerous cases, we have successfully collected 5, 10, or 20 times more than what was offered by the insurance company before we took over the case.

Give us a call today for a free consultation with your Sioux Falls personal injury Lawyers!

How much are legal fees?
We represent most personal injury cases on a contingent basis. Attorney fees are a percentage of the recovery and received only if your case is won. You pay NOTHING up front! Fees are computed before deduction for costs. Rules require that clients are ultimately responsible for the expenses regardless of outcome. Legal and court fees are different for every case and will be explained up front.

How much can I expect to receive?
The value of your case cannot be determined until your unique case is evaluated. As your personal injury lawyers at Alvine Weidenaar LLP, we will analyze your case individually and give you a more accurate assessment of what you can expect to receive. We have successfully collected many millions of dollars in settlements and benefits for our clients, and we always strive to recover the full value for each case.

What damages am I entitled to collect?
For personal injury cases, the following are damages you may be able to collect:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Permanent disfigurement or scars
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Mental trauma/psychological injuries
  • Loss of earning capacity

Will my case go to trial?
We cannot tell you for certain, however, most personal injury cases do settle. We have experience in settling cases, including mediation and arbitration. However, each case is different and has unique facts. Some cases do have to be tried to a jury, in which case experience in personal injury claims does matter. Alvine Weidenaar, LLP has extensive experience in such situations and will be able to offer accurate advice for your specific situation.

How much automobile insurance should I have?
Automobile liability insurance is mandatory in the State of South Dakota. According to South Dakota law any owner of a vehicle must have a policy of insurance which covers bodily injury in the amount of $25,000 per person / $50,000 per accident.

Today the minimum amount of liability insurance of $25,000 is often grossly insufficient to cover the medical bills and injuries incurred from an accident. Medical bills arising from injuries from a motor vehicle accident often exceed the amount of liability insurance. If you are involved in an accident caused by someone else and suffer serious injuries and the party that caused your injuries has only a minimum liability policy of $25,000, you may be limited in recovering only the amount of the policy. This becomes a significant problem if your medical bills and injuries exceed the amount of the insurance and why it can be important to hire a Sioux Falls personal injury lawyer.

Who pays my Medical Bills?
In almost every accident claim and with the ever increasing cost of health care, personal injury medical bills become a grave concern for most injured parties. Who should pay for those medical bills and deductibles and, most importantly, when?

In a typical car accident case, your automobile insurance will likely have what is called medical payments coverage. This coverage will cover the first specified dollar figure of all personal injury medical payments for any accident you were in regardless of who is at fault. After it is exhausted, your automobile insurance is typically not required to continue to cover any medical bills you incur unless you have an under or uninsured motorist claim to present your own carrier.

After medical payments coverage is exhausted, hopefully you have health insurance that will continue to pay for all necessary medical care as a result of your accident. Unfortunately, this means you must pay any deductibles and copays out of pocket until your case is resolved.

Once we prove the other driver or responsible party is at fault, he or she and his or her insurance company will be required to pay for the full cost of all medical care, including reimbursement for your personal injury out of pocket expenses. Eventually you get paid back, but the up front cost can be a giant burden on you and your family.

If you have medical bills that are piling up, do not wait any longer to give your Sioux Falls personal injury lawyers call! The faster we get started on your case, the sooner you can recover your hard-earned money and get your life back on track!

Personal Injury
Auto Mobile Accidents

It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple fender bender or a head-on accident with very serious injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact us for powerful representation.

You’ll get a thorough investigation of the accident and aggressive legal representation of your claim. We’ve successfully represented hundreds of car accident victims with a variety of injuries:

  • Back injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Dashboard knee
  • Head injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Neck injuries
  • Scarring

The first meeting is on us.

Semi-Truck Accidents

Over the years we’ve represented many people who suffered serious personal injury collisions caused by drivers of commercial box trucks and other large trucks.

Needless to say, these accidents can cause serious injuries to the occupants of passenger vehicles, with many resulting in death. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury or death as a result of a semi-truck accident, count on Alvine|Weidenaar, LLP, for proven legal experience.

We’ll dig deep to find contributing factors to the accident including safety regulation violations, hazardous material transport, driver hours of operation, and vehicle maintenance and inspection requirements. When careless, intoxicated, drugged, or sleep-deprived drivers hurt people, we get tough on your behalf. And we will fight to have your benefits paid in full.

Motorcycle Claims

The sheer size, speed, maneuverability, and visibility of motorcycles make them vulnerable to cause personal injury accidents. All too often, the motorcyclist is held liable for the incident even though they were not at fault. It helps to have a lawyer who rides. An experienced motorcycle personal injury lawyer recognizes the unique circumstances found in these kinds of cases so the injured victim receives just and fair compensation. Let us help.

Dog Bite Injuries

One of the most common personal injury cases we see involves violent attacks by dogs or other pets on innocent victims. If this happens to you, we’re dedicated to making sure you’re justly compensated for your injury, which can range from minor skin punctures to long term, permanent injuries, or disfigurement.

In dog or animal bite cases, here are the issues we’ll address:

  • Ownership of the animal
  • Where the attack occurred
  • Premises liability and insurance issues
  • Nature and extent of the injuries
  • Extent and impact of scarring
  • Emotional trauma

If someone in your family suffers an animal bite injury, you need the experience of an established law firm with proven experience. We’ve successfully handled cases like this all the way from settlement through victory in the Supreme Court.

Head, Neck, and Back Personal Injuries

A spinal cord personal injury is one of the most life-altering events a person can experience. After such an injury, a victim may never be able to work, sit, stand, or walk without pain. Worse yet, a victim may not even b0e able to move below the point where the injury occurred.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can also be very serious. Severe head trauma could result from a construction injury, auto accident, or concussion. It can lead to lifelong physical and mental impairment, or even death.

At our firm, we have the medical and legal knowledge needed to maximize your claim should you ever be in this unfortunate situation. We’ll help you through the legal and emotional consequences of your injury and will make sure you get what you deserve as your Sioux Falls Personal Injury Lawyers.

Drunk Drivers

Drunk drivers kill and injure innocent people and their actions often devastate families. We’ll evaluate the facts and help you and your family recover money for damages for injuries caused by intoxicated drivers. If you or someone you know has experienced such a loss, give us a call for a free initial consultation.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Premises liability action (also known as ‘Slip and Fall’) is a claim brought against a negligent property owner—private or commercial. These types of cases can be complicated because you’re required to show that it was the owner’s negligence that caused your injury. We’ll provide a complete assessment of your case and handle the details with the land owner or their insurance carrier.

Unsafe & Defective Products

There are laws to protect consumers from unsafe or defective products. In these cases, the manufacturer or other responsible party may be held accountable and rights reserved for any personal injuries caused by the unsafe product. We have experience helping injured persons and their families receive just and appropriate compensation from these responsible parties.

Give us a call to help with all your personal injury product liabilty cases. Located in Sioux Falls and Mitchell, we’ve got you covered.

Wrongful Death

When someone is killed as a result of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person or business, the victim’s surviving family members may be entitled to compensation. One call to personal injury attorneys Alvine Weidenaar LLP will put the wheels of justice in motion when it comes to wrongful death personal injury cases.

Workers Compensation

Worker’s Compensation is an insurance benefit available to nearly all employees who suffer an injury in the course of their employment. Laws are designed to ensure that employees injured on the job receive fixed monetary awards, making workers’ comp an important safety net for many people.

Alvine Weidenaar, LLP, has extensive experience with Worker’s Compensation (work comp) claims large and small and is standing by with a powerful and aggressive legal team to help you get everything you’re entitled to receive. If you or your family’s injury is classified as permanent, results in disability, or results in death, additional benefits may be available to you and your family.

At Alvine Weidenaar, LLP, we have successfully collected millions of dollars in all types of injury accidents including electrocutions, permanent and disabling back injuries, and anything in between. No case is too big or too small to ensure your rights are protected. Do not simply take the insurance company’s word for what you are entitled.

If you’re injured as a result of your job, we’re here to help you understand your rights and help in the workers’ compensation benefits claim process. Please do not wait until it is too late, call right away after your injury to ensure the maximum recovery. 

Do I need a Workers Comp lawyer?
Worker’s Compensation or “Work Comp” is a most likely a foreign subject matter to most people. Keep in mind that the insurance adjuster or lawyer handling your case for your employer is not looking out for your interests and often has vast experience in the work comp arena.

Representation in a court of law or in any negotiations needs to be presented in a very specific manner. The more experienced, professional, and knowledgeable your legal representation, the better the outcome of your case will be.

Insurance companies and organizations have adjusters and lawyers on their side. When you hire Alvine Weidenaar, LLP, you will have a powerful and aggressive attorney who can fight effectively for you. In numerous cases, we have successfully collected 5, 10, or 20 times more than what was offered by the insurance company before we took over the case.

The short answer is most often a resounding yes. Alvine Weidenaar, your Sioux Falls personal injury and workers comp law firm can help you along the entire journey from your free consultation to if you need trial lawyers for your case.

How long do I have to resolve my claim?
In the state of South Dakota, the law limits the time for you to either settle your case or file a petition. Called the statute of limitations, the amount of time depends on the type of case and the identity of the other party. Since the specifics of your case determines the statute of limitations, Alvine Weidenaar LLP can quickly answer this in your free initial consultation.

If you miss the time to file a Petition with the Department of Labor your case may be barred forever. Do not wait until it is too late. Call us today!

Will they pay my lost wages?
If you were hurt on the job and must miss seven consecutive business days or longer, you are legally entiteld to any amount of time you missed for an appropraitely reported injury. For more details and specifics on how you can collect your lost wages, call us today to!

Criminal Law

Do I need a criminal law lawyer?
With any criminal allegation, chances are your liberty is at stake. There could also be many more and serious ramifcations you are unaware of. For instance, what civil rights could you be losing if convicted? What about your driver’s license?

The Government will have a lawyer representing them every step of the way. When you hire Alvine Weidenaar LLP, you will have a powerful and aggressive attorney who can fight effectively for you. We have successfully defended clients in all types of cases ranging from simple DUIs to Murder.

How long does the State have to bring a case against me?
In the state of South Dakota, the law limits the time the State can charge you with minor offenses and some felonies to seven years. For serious crimes, there is no required time frame and you can be charged up until death. Call us today if you are unsure which time frame applies to your case.

Will my criminal case go to trial?
Without looking at all the facts and circumstances, it is impossible to tell you if your case will go to trial from the outset. Upon review of the facts, the law, discussions with you, and discussions with the State, an educated decision can be made to proceed to trial or not. Keep in mind you have the absolute to go to trial if you so choose.