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Do I have to use the company doctor?

Do I have to use the company doctor?

We frequently get contacted by injured workers telling us that their company wants to send them to the company's doctor. The answer is generally no. The injured employee has the right to select their physician. We normally recommend that you go to your family doctor...

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Who pays medical bills after a serious accident?

Who pays medical bills after a serious accident?

One question we get all the time is who pays the medical bills following a serious accident and before the case is settled? Following an accident where you've been seriously injured, your own automobile policy has to pay the medical bills up to a certain amount. This...

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Who pays for lost wages in an non-work related accident?

Who pays for lost wages in an non-work related accident?

One of the questions we get asked a lot is, in a non work related injury, who pays for my lost wages? If you have to miss work or if you have been injured in an accident, there is no doubt it most likely will be financially draining and very stressful on you and your...

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Fighting for Injured Motorcyclists

Fighting for Injured Motorcyclists

There's a difference between an attorney that represents people that have been in a motorcycle collisions and a motorcyclist. My name is Bram Weidenaar and I've been an attorney for 25 years representing injured people. However, I've ridden a lot longer than that so I...

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How to Report a Work Injury

How to Report a Work Injury

Imagine yourself getting injured at work. First question we are usually asked is, "Do I have to report it?" The answer is yes. In South Dakota, if you don't report your work related injury within three days of its occurrence, you will lose your right to recover...

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Why hire Alvine Weidenaar?

Why hire Alvine Weidenaar?

If you've been seriously injured in an accident, not all attorneys have the same success and experience in representing injured parties. At Alvine Weidenaar, that's all we do is represent injured parties who've been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents, motor...

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When does an injured worker need a lawyer?

When does an injured worker need a lawyer?

Hi, I'm Bram Weidenaar with Alvine Weidenaar. I've been representing injured workers for over 25 years. Frequently I'm asked, "When does an injured worker need a lawyer?" There are three situations in which an injured worker should hire an experienced workers'...

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Purchasing Bodily Injury Auto Insurance

Purchasing Bodily Injury Auto Insurance

This is Grant Alvine with Alvine Weidenaar, your personal injury lawyers. I'd like to talk with you about a question I get asked quite a lot which is, "How much auto insurance for bodily injury should I have in case I'm involved in a serious accident?" Keep in mind,...

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What kind of legal work does Alvine Weidenaar do?

What kind of legal work does Alvine Weidenaar do?

One of the most common questions we get asked is what kind of legal work do you guys do? We are primarily an injury law firm. We have offices in Sioux Fall and Mitchell, South Dakota that handle all types of injury cases. Some of the most common types of injury cases...

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I was pulled over for a DUI, what should I do?

I was pulled over for a DUI, what should I do?

If you have been arrested or even accused of driving under the influence, you're probably thinking, why should I hire an attorney? If you think you are guilty, why pay the legal fees? The answer is simple. You needed a legal expert to review all facets of your claim....

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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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The cops want to talk to me, what should I do?

The cops want to talk to me, what should I do?

In almost every situation where the cops suspect criminal activity or when they are just fishing for information during a traffic stop, they will innocently ask you questions that you may not suspect have any relevance whatsoever. This is precisely the tactics law...

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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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Things To Do If You’ve Been In a Motorcycle Accident

Things To Do If You’ve Been In a Motorcycle Accident

Springtime in South Dakota begins the motorcycle riding season.  Unfortunately, with the increase in riding comes accidents that injure riders and passengers.  The South Dakota Department of Public Safety reported that motorcycles account for 7.6% of the motor...

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Doctor Choice After A Work Injury

Doctor Choice After A Work Injury

All too often, injured workers come to me after a work injury and tell me that their employer sent them to the “company’s doctor.” At first, the employer appears to be doing the injured worker a big favor by sending them to a doctor. But, if the worker’s injury...

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Working With a Managed Care Nurse

Working With a Managed Care Nurse

Does the insurance company nurse have to go into your doctor’s appointment? Frequently, I’m asked whether the insurance company nurse always gets to go into the examination room when the injured employee is seeing that employee’s treating doctor. Upon reporting an...

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