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 With over 150 years of combined attorney experience, 
Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP will protect your personal, family, and business rights.

Rapid City Personal Injury Lawyers

Compassionate & Experienced Lawyers Serving the Black Hills Area

If you’re seeking trusted legal counsel, look no further than Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP. Our legal team has a combined 150 years of legal experience, and we provide our clients the care and compassion their cases deserve. Car accidents and work injury or traumatic events, especially when you cannot work and need continued medical attention. Let us walk you through the legal maze and provide you with the advice necessary to give you comfort that your case is being properly handled.

Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP, specializes in representing clients in a variety of different cases. Our team can protect your personal, family, and business rights. We have the knowledge and expertise you’ll need to help you get back to the things that matter in your life. Our services go beyond the details of your case.

We have all the benefits of a large firm with the compassion and client-focus of a small boutique law office. We’re here to help. Contact us today at (605) 519-6136 to get started on your case.

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Personal Injury FAQ:

Answering Your Injury-Related Questions
  • Q:When Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

    A:While you are not required to have a lawyer represent you in a personal injury or workers' compensation claim, there are certainly times where having an attorney on your side can help ensure you receive justice and fair compensation for your injuries. If any of the following are true, you should consider hiring a Rapid City personal injury attorney from our firm: 1. You have suffered serious injuries as a result of your accident. 2. You want to pursue compensation for pain and suffering. 3. The insurance company is refusing to offer you a fair settlement, or they have denied your claim. 4. The accident was complicated and there is some debate over who was at fault. 5. You are facing mounting medical bills, long-term treatment, or a long recovery process. 6. You are unfamiliar with the claims process or the legal system in your state.

  • Q:What Kind of Damages Can You Sue for in a Personal Injury Claim?

    A:When filing a personal injury claim in South Dakota, you may pursue compensation for 3 different types of damages, depending on the details of your case: Economic Damages - These types of damages attempt to repay out-of-pocket expenses including lost income, medical bills, damaged property, long-term care, and funeral costs (in the case of wrongful death). Noneconomic Damages - These damages are meant to compensate victims for non-monetary losses, including: pain and suffering, mental distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of companionship. Punitive Damages - These types of damage are reserved for especially serious cases where there was criminal activity involved. Punitive damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and discourage the same thing from happening again.

  • Q:What Makes a Good Personal Injury Lawyer?

    A:When comparing one attorney to the next, you may feel at a loss as to what qualities you should even be looking for in an injury lawyer. Here are some guidelines to help aid your search: Experience - You want a lawyer who has been through the legal process dozens if not hundreds of times and knows the ins and outs of filing, fighting, and winning a case. Good track record - The best way to find out if an attorney is right for you is to read their case results and reviews from previous clients; nothing speaks louder than an injury lawyer's past track record. Professional connections - A great attorney has the resources and connections needed to strengthen their cases; this can be anything from medical experts to expert witnesses. Oftentimes winning a lawsuit is a team effort. A desire to fight for your best interests - At the end of the day, you want to hire an injury attorney who has your best interests in mind and is willing to fight until the very end to ensure your case is resolved fairly. Don't settle for an attorney who doesn't truly care about you.

  • Q:What Kind of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

    A:A personal injury lawyer specializes in handling cases involving accidents or injuries caused by someone else's negligence. This can include a number of different types of cases including: car accidents, premises liability, product liability, wrongful death, pedestrian accidents and much more. Unsure whether we handle your type of case or not? Reach out to our team for a free initial consultation! 

  • Q:How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

    A:Our team of personal injury lawyers provide representation on what is known as a "contingency fee basis." This means that if you don't recover compensation for your injuries, you don't pay us. If we do successfully recover compensation on your behalf, we deduct our fee as a percentage of your total settlement amount. This means you don't have to pay anything out-of-pocket and you are able to focus on your recovery while we focus on getting you the settlement you deserve. 

  • Q:What Is the Statute of Limitations in South Dakota?

    A:Every state enforces its own laws that limit the amount of time you have after your accident to file a lawsuit. This is referred to as the "statute of limitations." In South Dakota, people who have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence may file a personal injury lawsuit against the other party for up to 3 years after the date of your accident. If you wait too long to file a claim, your lawsuit will likely be dismissed by the South Dakota court system.

  • Q:How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

    A:No two personal injury cases are identical, that also means that there is no one-size-fits-all settlement amount. When it comes to determining the value of your claim, your attorney will take into account several things: the severity of your injuries, your medical expenses, whether or not you were forced to take time off work, and whether or not you experienced pain or suffering as a result. Personal injury settlements can range anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 or more. To get the best idea of what your case may be worth, reach out to your personal injury attorney today.

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Since no two cases are ever the same, decades of legal experience is vital to finding success for our clients. The Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP team has developed deposition techniques and relationships with doctors and other experts that will support the seriousness of injuries and provide evidence for damages. Our technique is tailored to each of our clients' needs. We listen to the client, go to their home, understand their struggles, and tell their story. We are the compassionate yet aggressive ally you need to fight for your rights.
Our combined experiences equate to over 150 years of dedicated commitment to our Rapid City community. We provide the same level of diligent care associated with smaller boutique firms while taking cases at state, national, and international levels. No matter the situation, you can trust we will bring integrity, determination, persistence, and knowledge to every case we handle. Contact our firm today to learn about how we can be of service to you.

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Legal issues cause stress. At our firm, we work hard to ensure our client’s causes are handled in a way that alleviates the anxiety. We understand the importance of having a strong, impenetrable case to present to the jury. We interview our clients, conduct investigations, draft motions, handle settlement negotiations, conduct depositions, and take every other step necessary to seek the best outcome for you and your case. We are dedicated to the needs of our clients and provide them every tool they may need.

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