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How long does a personal injury settlement take?

How long does a personal injury settlement take?

If you’ve been hurt in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, you’re probably focusing on getting your settlement as quickly as possible. Well, we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that most personal injury cases do not go to trial but...

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How to get money from a car accident without a lawyer.

How to get money from a car accident without a lawyer.

Have you been hurt in a car accident? It’s the worst. You need a new car, and you need treatment for your injuries. You might even have to miss work for medical care as you heal. You’re probably thinking about making sure that the other driver who caused the accident...

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What to do after a semi truck accident.

What to do after a semi truck accident.

Sharing the road with semi-trucks can be a bit frightening. They’re so much larger than cars, and because they drive long distances, the drivers may be tired or distracted on the road. If you’re ever in an accident with a semi, you need to know what to do. There are...

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What is a wrongful death settlement?

What is a wrongful death settlement?

Having someone you love pass away is terrible to start with, but when it’s due to someone else’s negligence or intentional act, that makes things so much worse. You know it was preventable, and there’s no small amount of anger involved. Wrongful death settlements are...

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The Process of Hiring a Lawyer After a Car Accident

The Process of Hiring a Lawyer After a Car Accident

Car accidents are unfortunately not something all victims can just walk away from unscathed. Even minor fender benders can pop, stretch, or pinch the wrong muscle or nerve. Sometimes, the pain caused by a car accident is not physical, but emotional and mental. Hiring...

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What does a personal injury lawyer do?

What does a personal injury lawyer do?

Personal injury lawyers - sometimes referred to as accident lawyers, car crash lawyers, or semi accident lawyers - perform a lot of different jobs. Yes, we'll try your case in court if it comes to that. But we'll also negotiate and communicate on your behalf, help...

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What To Do After A Car Accident

What To Do After A Car Accident

Everything You Need To Know To Start The Process Safely Out on the open road, things can sometimes get a little hairy – and if you’ve been fortunate enough to have never gotten into a car accident, then consider yourself one of the lucky ones. The fact of the matter...

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Dangers of Not Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Dangers of Not Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been in an accident or injured due to another person’s negligence, the first thing on your mind is getting better. That makes sense! However, it can hurt your ability to get the damages you deserve. If you don’t have anyone in your corner, it can be tempting...

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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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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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