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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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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.

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 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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6/28/2014
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A Criminal Defense Attorney Can Weaken Evidence Against You

If you are worried about evidence against you in a South Dakota criminal matter, an experienced trial attorney can help you strengthen your case.

Category: Criminal Defense

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6/23/2014
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Seeking Immediate Medical Help After a Head Injury

Brain injuries can be surprisingly serious, despite a lack of external signs. Our Sioux Falls team urges victims of head trauma to seek immediate medical help.

Category: Personal Injury

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6/18/2014
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Afraid of Launching a South Dakota Injury Claim?

Many injured victims in South Dakota share the same fears, but you can’t let those fears keep you from learning about your rights and getting the help you need.

Category: Personal Injury

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6/16/2014
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Hiring the Right Contractor to Make Repairs in Sioux Falls

It is important to make sure you hire a licensed contractor to make repairs on your home following the recent severe weather in Sioux Falls.

Category: General

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6/12/2014
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Insider Knowledge Makes a Difference in Car Accident Claims

The “insider knowledge” that comes with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you make your case a success. Our Sioux Falls team can help.

Category: Auto Accident

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6/7/2014
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Dealing With Embarrassment After a First-Time DUI Charge

Our Sioux Falls criminal defense team understands that first-time DUI offenders may be embarrassed about what happened. Here are some tips for taking control.

Category: Criminal Defense

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6/2/2014
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Don’t Be Pressured Into Choices About Your Legal Counsel

You can choose the attorney who defends you against criminal charges in South Dakota, and you don’t have choose someone who won’t benefit your case.

Category: Criminal Defense

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5/28/2014
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South Dakota Car Accidents That Keep You Away From Work

Car accidents sometimes cause serious injuries that keep you off the clock for weeks or months—even forever—but you may be able to recover your lost wages.

Category: Auto Accident

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5/23/2014
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Why Personal Injury Claims for Brain Injuries Are Different

Brain injury claims aren’t like other personal injury claims in South Dakota. There are complicating factors that make it hard to get the compensation you need.

Category: Personal Injury

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5/18/2014
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Distracted-Driving Awareness for South Dakota Motorcyclists

April’s Distracted Driving Month has passed, and May’s Motorcycle Awareness Month has begun. Are you taking distracted driving seriously when you’re riding?

Category: Auto Accident

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5/12/2014
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Uncomfortable Seeking Help After Domestic Abuse Charges?

Don’t skip reaching out for legal help because you are embarrassed about domestic abuse charges. An experienced attorney can help you manage your privacy.

Category: Criminal Defense

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5/7/2014
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Wreck at 41st Street and Larch Avenue Sends One to Hospital

A multiple-vehicle accident at 41st Street and Larch Avenue sent one Sioux Falls motorcyclist to the hospital with serious injuries. No one else was injured.

Category: Auto Accident

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5/2/2014
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Are You Overlooking the Consequences of a DUI Conviction?

Think you’ll get away with a fine and a short license suspension? The consequences of a South Dakota DUI conviction may be more severe than you believe.

Category: Criminal Defense

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4/26/2014
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Hands-Free Devices Still Cause Distracted-Driving Accidents

Think you’re being responsible by using a hands-free device for your phone? You might be shocked to find out you’re not as safe as you seem behind the wheel.

Category: Auto Accident

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4/20/2014
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Mistakes When Waiting to Resolve a South Dakota Injury Claim

Caution is important, but don’t wait too long to resolve your injury claim after a South Dakota accidents. It’s easy to make mistakes as time passes.

Category: Auto Accident

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4/18/2014
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Don’t Let Delays Ruin Your South Dakota Accident Claim

Delays in the claims process can be hard on injured car accident victims and their families, but don’t give in to tricks and traps from the insurance company.

Category: Auto Accident

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4/9/2014
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Avoid Facebook While Your South Dakota Criminal Case Is Pending

If you’re facing criminal proceedings after an arrest in South Dakota, it might be a good idea to avoid Facebook and other social media sites entirely.

Category: Criminal Defense

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