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Frequent posts contain valuable information and commentary about South Dakota auto accidents, family law, criminal defense, will contests, business litigation, estate litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. Learn more to win your case today.


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9/28/2014
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Effective Journaling Helps Brain Injury Victims Recover

What’s the point of keeping a journal after a brain injury? Our Sioux Falls legal team explains exactly how effective journaling can bring big benefits.

Category: Personal Injury

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9/26/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 6

Over the next several weeks ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week.

Category: Personal Injury

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9/23/2014
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Simple Questions Can Become Minefields After an Accident

When the insurance adjuster asks how you’re feeling after a car accident, it could be a trap. Our Sioux Falls team explains why some questions aren’t so simple.

Category: Auto Accident

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9/18/2014
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Some South Dakota Drivers Are Unfairly Charged With DUI

Drivers aren’t always drunk when they’re arrested for drunk driving, even when police note signs of intoxication or tests come back over the legal limit.

Category: Criminal Defense

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9/12/2014
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Understanding Marijuana Possession Charges in South Dakota

While marijuana reform sweeps the nation, South Dakota still enforces its marijuana laws, and people charged with possession still face strict penalties.

Category: Criminal Defense

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9/12/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 5

Over the next several weeks ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week.

Category: Personal Injury

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9/7/2014
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Brain Injury Costs Put a Strain on South Dakota Parents

The cost of a child’s brain injury can overwhelm South Dakota families, so it is important to take care with your injury claim against the responsible party.

Category: Personal Injury

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9/2/2014
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Sioux Falls Victims Shouldn’t Ignore Pain After a Wreck

Although it’s easy to blame your pain on a few minor bumps and bruises, Sioux Falls victims shouldn’t ignore any symptoms of pain after an accident.

Category: Auto Accident

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8/28/2014
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Exaggeration and Lies Wreck South Dakota Accident Claims

Don’t be tempted to overstate or lie about your injuries after a car accident. Our Sioux Falls legal team explains why “bending the truth” can wreck your claim.

Category: Auto Accident

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8/23/2014
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Don’t Overlook Paperwork Related to Your South Dakota DUI

A DUI can generate a lot of paperwork to sort through, but don’t be tempted to ignore it. Our Sioux Falls team explains why you should read and keep everything.

Category: Criminal Defense

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8/22/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 4

Over the next several weeks ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week.

Category: Personal Injury

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8/18/2014
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Few South Dakota Criminal Cases Dismissed Without a Fight

Even in cases where police make major mistakes or evidence is thin, you and your attorney may face a fight to have your South Dakota criminal case dismissed.

Category: Criminal Defense

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8/13/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 3

Over the next several weeks ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week.

Category: Personal Injury

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8/12/2014
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How Insurance Companies Minimize Brain Injuries

Insurance companies sometimes manipulate the uncertainty of brain injuries in order to minimize South Dakota personal injury claims from victims.

Category: Personal Injury

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8/7/2014
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Four Causes of Catastrophic Injuries in South Dakota

Tragic injuries happen for a number of reasons, but here are four common reasons clients come to our Sioux Falls legal team with catastrophic injury claims.

Category: Personal Injury

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8/5/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 2

Over the next several weeks ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week.

Category: Personal Injury

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8/2/2014
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South Dakota Cyclists Deal With Bias After Injuries

Some people have a poor opinion of cyclists, but this bias shouldn’t cloud reason when it comes to fair compensation in a South Dakota injury claim.

Category: Auto Accident

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7/28/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 1

Over the next several weeks, ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week for more important tips.

Category: Personal Injury

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7/28/2014
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Difficulty Remaining Silent During a South Dakota DUI Stop

It’s a good idea to “remain silent” during a South Dakota DUI stop, even if you aren’t read your rights. In reality, it’s not always easy to do.

Category: Criminal Defense

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7/23/2014
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Understanding Entrapment in South Dakota Criminal Cases

The legal concept of police entrapment is far more complicated than commonly understood. Find out more about how entrapment impacts South Dakota criminal cases.

Category: Criminal Defense

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7/18/2014
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Brain Injury Recovery Is More Than Surgery and Medication

Recovering from head trauma isn’t like recovering from a broken arm, and victims of brain injury often need more care and support for a positive recovery.

Category: Personal Injury

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7/12/2014
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Saving All Documentation After a South Dakota Injury

It’s normal to be unsure about acting on your legal options after a serious injury, but it’s not an excuse to ignore the importance of careful documentation.

Category: Personal Injury

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7/7/2014
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Kids and Car Crashes: What South Dakota Parents Need to Know

If your child was hurt by a negligent driver, our Sioux Falls team knows you have a lot of questions. We’re here to make sure you get the answers you need.

Category: Auto Accident

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7/3/2014
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South Dakota's Texting While Driving Laws

South Dakota's two new laws regarding the use of cell phones and texting while driving are now in effect.

Category: General

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7/2/2014
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Summer Begins With Closed Roads and Flooding in Sioux Falls

Serious flooding led to closed roads, accidents, evacuations, and dangerous driving conditions across South Dakota, taking many unwary drivers by surprise.

Category: Auto Accident

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