South Dakota Car Accident Resources and Statutes

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If you are involved in a car accident in South Dakota—or are just curious about the legal landscape in the Mount Rushmore State—there are a number of resources available.  South Dakota personal injury and car accident laws are readily available for independent online research, and there are multiple websites designed to aid in choosing and retaining a South Dakota personal injury or car accident attorney. 

South Dakota Car Accident Lawyers:

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South Dakota Car Accident Articles:

How an Auto Accident Insurance Claim Works
What is Your Car Accident Injury Claim Worth?
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Car Insurance and Auto Accidents: Are You Covered?
What You Can Expect to Recover for Property Damage in Auto Accident Cases
Auto Accidents: Options if You’re at an Impasse with the Insurance Adjuster
Car Accidents Involving Government-Owned Vehicles and Government Workers
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Do I Need to Contact an Attorney After a Car Accident?

South Dakota Car Accident Resources:

South Dakota Department of Public Safety
118 W. Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605/773-3178

South Dakota Department of Public Safety
Office of Accident Records
118 W. Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605/773-3868
Email (Office Administrative Assistant):

South Dakota Department of Transportation
700 E. Broadway Ave
Becker-Hansen Building
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605/773-3265

South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles
445 E. Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605/773-3541

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: The official site for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a division of the United States Department of Transportation.

Traveler’s Information:  Road conditions and related information from the South Dakota Department of Transportation.

South Dakota Car Accident Statutes:

South Dakota Statutes Online: A link to South Dakota codes online

South Dakota Auto Accident and Personal Injury Laws: South Dakota Codified Laws Chapter 15-2 (Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury); South Dakota Codified Laws Chapter 32-35 (Insurance Requirements); South Dakota Codified Laws Chapter 39 Sections 45-78 (Small Claims Limits); South Dakota Codified Laws Title 15 Chapter 39 (Small Claims Procedure)

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