Personal Injury Accidents

Our South Dakota Personal Injury Attorneys Demand Justice

No one ever expects to be in an accident. But accidents happen all the time, often when you least expect them. You might hurt yourself in a slip-and-fall accident. Or you or your child could be injured in an animal attack. There are countless ways you or a loved one can sustain a severe injury without warning.

Whatever the circumstances of your accident, it's critical to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, looking out for your best interests. Otherwise, you might not receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. And since many accidents can easily add up to tens of thousands of dollars, the financial impact can be significant.

At Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP, we understand the legal issues many injury victims face after an accident. That's because we have years of experience working with people in Sioux Falls and throughout South Dakota. Our attorneys are respected throughout the state for being detail-oriented, driven litigators. We're not intimidated by the challenges many injury victims face. Instead, we consider such obstacles opportunities to improve people's lives.

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We regularly obtain sizable verdicts and settlements for our clients because we have the vision to see what other law firms often overlook. Critical pieces of evidence can often make a dramatic difference in the outcome of a legal case. And we know how to find such information and turn it into a winning legal strategy.

Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating ­dog bites and pursuing premises liability cases against negligent property owners. We also handle wrongful death claims after fatal accidents.

What sets us apart

What's the secret to our success? We take the time to get to know our clients and find out exactly what they're going through. We then work with a select number of injury victims and carefully craft a legal strategy that addresses their specific legal needs.

Our forward-thinking attorneys think long term. Instead of just focusing on injury victims' short-term needs, any strategy we develop always takes into account the long-term implications of a serious personal injury accident.

You can expect the same personalized attention when you contact our law firm. Founded in 1948, our firm features attorneys who add value to every case. We take our jobs seriously and we're eager to work with you. Schedule a free consultation with us today.

What type of injury do you have?

A severe injury caused by an accident can have a profound effect on your life. In an instant, you might not be able to work or move normally for weeks or months or perhaps never again. Some of the most serious injuries we regularly deal with at our law firm include:

If you or a loved one has sustained a serious or fatal injury due to someone else's careless or negligent behavior, take strong legal action now. Often, you only have a limited amount of time in South Dakota to take action.

In most personal injury cases in South Dakota, you have 3 years or less to file a lawsuit or take other legal action, according to the state's statute of limitations laws. That deadline starts the second your accident took place. There are many other potential legal complications and pitfalls that may affect your claim. Visit our personal injury FAQ page to learn more.

Three years might seem like a long time, but building a solid case often takes months or years. Don't miss out on your opportunity for justice. Contact our law firm and find out how we can help you. Schedule your free case evaluation right now.

Head injury

Concussions, skull fractures and permanent brain damage are just some of the injuries people often sustain in accidents that happen through no fault of their own. We can help you with whatever type of head injury you or a loved one has suffered. From filling out insurance forms to negotiating with insurance companies, we're prepared to do whatever it takes to help you get full compensation for your losses.

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Neck injury

An injury to the neck can significantly impact your life. Depending on the severity of the injury and its location, you or a loved one might experience serious pain and suffering, muscle spasms and perhaps even lose the ability to move parts of your body temporarily or permanently. Common neck injuries include neck sprains, broken or fractured neck bones, nerve damage, disk injuries and fractured vertebrae, which can sometimes result in paralysis. Whatever type of neck injury you're dealing with, you can count on us to provide exceptional representation.

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Spinal cord injury

Depending on the location of your spinal injury and its severity, you or someone you love might not be able to walk or move normally ever again. Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe injuries we deal with at our law firm. That's why we take such cases so seriously. We realize that many people who sustain a spinal cord injury permanently lose movement in their legs (paraplegia) or arms and legs (quadriplegia). If someone else's actions or inaction caused your injury, we can help you hold that person or company accountable.

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Back injury

There are 33 vertebrae (bones) in the spinal column, each cushioned by an intervertebral disc and surrounded by muscle, ligaments and tendons. Any of these could be injured in an accident. Vertebrae can fracture and discs can slip or bulge. Nerves can get pinched. Muscles, ligaments and tendons can tear or sprain. Back injuries are often painful and can severely limit your mobility. They can also leave you unable to work or function normally. Recovery can take weeks, months or years. Our attorneys help you get financial compensation so you can get the treatment you need.

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Leg injury

Leg injuries cover a wide range. From broken or fractured bones in the leg or foot to amputation of part or all of a leg, it's a serious matter when you or a loved one sustains a leg injury in an accident. Depending on your job, you might not be able to work for several weeks or months if you can't walk due to your leg injury. During that time, medical bills and other expenses can add up fast. Don't wait another minute. Contact our law firm right away and find out how we can help move your case forward.

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Injuries requiring surgery

Many accidents require injury victims to undergo surgery. From back surgery due to slip-and-fall accidents to facial reconstruction surgery due to a vicious dog attack, these operations can have serious long-term effects. The financial impact of such surgical procedures and the recovery time afterwards can often be significant. Make sure you don't have to pay for someone else's careless or reckless behavior. Contact our law firm. We can guide you toward the result you deserve for your injury accident.

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Hearing loss

Partial or total hearing loss due to an accident demands strong legal action. If you or a loved one has lost the ability to hear in one or both ears, you should not have to worry about how you will be able to pay for hearing aids (which can cost thousands of dollars) or medical treatment associated with your accident. We want to help you hold the person or company that caused your accident responsible for their actions. We have years of experience investigating complicated cases, and we will not rest until justice is served.

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Blindness

If you or a loved one has lost the ability to see due to a serious accident, knowing what to do afterwards can be overwhelming. But we can help you get through this. Contact Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP as soon as possible and schedule your free consultation today. We can help you navigate the legal process associated with your vision loss accident. Such cases can often be extremely complicated. That's because the stakes are so high in blindness accidents. We have years of experience investigating complex personal injury claims. And if necessary, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf. We're prepared to do whatever it takes to move your case forward.

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Amputation

Some accidents are so severe that the victim's arm, leg or another body part must be amputated. Amputation injuries sometimes are the result of reckless or negligent behavior. Perhaps safety measures were not in place that should have been there. Or perhaps you or a loved one severely injured an arm or leg that had to be amputated due to infection or some other medical complication. Whatever the circumstances of your accident, we want to help you effectively address your serious personal injury accident. We're here for you when you need us most.

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