Unfortunately, accidents happen here as well. And when they do, the injuries can be serious, sometimes even fatal. During the 75th annual rally in 2015, there were a record number of fatalities in connection with the event. Some of the accidents that happen each year occur because of mistakes made by motorcyclists. But many motorcycle accidents occur due to the reckless or dangerous behavior of other drivers.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident while attending or traveling to the rally at Sturgis, contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our knowledgeable Sioux Falls motorcycle accident lawyers at Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP have years of experience handling complicated cases throughout the state.
What makes accidents involving the Sturgis Rally so complicated?
If someone else caused your motorcycle accident in Sturgis, you might think you don't need a lawyer to handle your claim. All you have to do is deal with the other driver's insurance company and everything will be fine.
Don't be so sure. In most cases, motorcycle accidents turn out to be much more complicated than people first suspected. The driver who caused your crash might be from another state or another country. While initially apologetic, drivers often change their minds and claim they did nothing wrong. They might even try to blame you for causing your crash.
But even if the other driver admits fault, there's no guarantee you will be fairly compensated by the other driver's insurance company. Motorcycle accidents tend to be high-stakes cases. Many insurance companies hire entire teams of attorneys to fight your claim every step of the way and take every measure to reduce or deny your claim altogether.
"How can a lawyer help me with my motorcycle accident?"
At Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP, we know how to negotiate with insurance companies and hold them accountable. That's because we know South Dakota's motorcycle accident laws inside and out. Many of our attorneys were born and raised in South Dakota. We've been practicing law here for years and have a strong track record of success. Reputation matters - and so does your case.
Depending on your circumstances, we can take a variety of legal actions on your behalf. This can range from filling out official accident forms to filing a lawsuit in the Meade County Clerk of Court's Office or wherever your accident took place in South Dakota. We'd be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
The financial toll of your motorcycle accident could be significant. Beyond your immediate medical expenses and lost income, you could sustain a permanent injury that affects your ability to work or function normally ever again. We take all these factors into account when building a legal case. That's why we're eager to meet with you. Don't think of your accident as an obstacle in your life. Consider your crash an opportunity for justice. Put the power of Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP to work for you.