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What does Alvine Weidenaar Specialize In?

What does Alvine Weidenaar Specialize In?

Here at Alvine|Weidenaar, we specialize in injury cases, including catastrophic injury and deaths. If you find yourself or your loved ones going through this horrific tragedy, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate these troubling waters that lie ahead.

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Getting a Second Opinion After Your Independent Medical Examination

Getting a Second Opinion After Your Independent Medical Examination

People come to see me because the workers compensation insurer wants to send the injured worker to a doctor for an “independent medical examination”. The law in South Dakota allows the workers compensation insurer to obtain such an examination every 30 days. This does not mean that the exam will be “independent”. Workers compensation insurers frequently select doctors that they are reasonably certain will write a report that goes against the injured worker. The workers compensation insurer will then use this adverse report to deny future workers compensation benefits.

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Why You Need a Lawyer for Semi-Truck Accidents

Why You Need a Lawyer for Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-truck accidents can cause devastating injuries and death. When a careless semi-truck driver causes an accident it changes people’s lives. These are not simple accidents for the injured party but “life-altering events”.

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We Know, because We Ride.

We Know, because We Ride.

No matter how safe you ride, collisions with other motorists will occur. If you are in a motorcycle accident while riding, you want an attorney who is experienced with motorcycling to represent you. I know the ins and outs of motorcycle accidents and I also know the games insurances will play when you are injured in a motorcycle accident.

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Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

I’ve often been asked, if I’ve been injured in an accident, do I really need an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent my interest? My answer to that is always yes, yes you do. Insurance companies have attorneys working hard for them, to protect their interest, and so should you.

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Get enough auto insurance. Your loved ones will thank you.

Get enough auto insurance. Your loved ones will thank you.

The question we always get asked is, "How much auto insurance for bodily injury should I have in case I'm involved in a serious accident?" Keep in mind, when you buy auto insurance, you're not only insuring your auto, you're insuring yourself and your loved ones. It...

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The difference between UNinsured and UNDERinsured.

The difference between UNinsured and UNDERinsured.

Often insurance terms sound complicated when they are actually quite simple. One big point of confusion is between UNinsured motors and UNDERinsured motorists. UNinsured motorist insurance is insurance that protects you in case you are injured by someone who has no...

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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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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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