Find Lawyers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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It is important for a defendant not to ignore the deadline to answer the complaint, because doing so can lead a court to decide in favor of the plaintiff and award money damages. Many times, a defendant will have insurance that covers any allegations being made in a complaint. For example, if you are being sued for an auto accident, you probably have car insurance. If someone was injured on your property, you probably have homeowner’s insurance. If you believe you have insurance for the claims being made against you, immediately contact your insurance agent to report the claim and to provide information about the complaint. Failing to do this could result in an insurance company refusing to pay for any money damages awarded in the lawsuit. If you do not have insurance for the claims being made against you, it is important to contact an attorney so that they can protect your interests in court.
When you are a defendant in a civil lawsuit (a matter not involving a crime) you need to consult with a civil defense attorney who specializes in litigation (i.e., matters pending in court). Civil defense attorneys tend to specialize in a specific area. Some examples include: auto claims, homeowner claims, business/contract claims, property disputes, etc. Before hiring a lawyer, you should determine if a particular lawyer has experience in the subject matter relevant to the complaint. If you have insurance that covers a specific claim, your insurance company will typically hire and pay the lawyer for you.
Roger was born on January 29, 1968, in Yankton, South Dakota. He graduated from Yankton High School in 1986 and then attended South Dakota State University. Roger graduated from SDSU in 1990 with a degree in economics with high honors. Following his graduation from SDSU, Roger attended law school at the University of Nebraska where he graduated in 1993 with distinction. Upon graduation from the University of Nebraska, Roger joined the Boyce Law Firm in 1993 and has practiced with the firm con...
Matt grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota and then attended the University of South Dakota for both undergraduate studies and law school. During his undergraduate time, he played football for the University and was named Academic All-American (Second Team). In law school, he was involved in various organizations, including trial team, and he graduated with Sterling Honors (top 10% of class). Following law school, Matt completed a clerkship with the Second Judicial Circuit in Sioux Falls, South...
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