Attorney David J. King


Sioux Falls Fatal Car Accident Attorney

Last updated on June 20, 2024

Car accidents are unfortunate, but when the accident is fatal, it undoubtedly leaves the victim’s loved ones dealing with immense loss. An experienced car accident lawyer can help pursue justice for the loss of a loved one.

For more than 30 years, King Law Firm, P.C., has relentlessly sought justice for victims of fatal car accidents in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and beyond. We provide compassionate legal guidance and representation, fighting for our clients’ rights with a zealous focus.

Who Can File A Claim After A Fatal Car Accident?

In South Dakota, the following can file a claim after a fatal car accident:

  • Personal representative: If the deceased had made provisions in their will or estate plan, the personal representative appointed by the court can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate.
  • Family members: Immediate family members such as the spouse, children and parents, have the right to file a claim. Other dependents who relied on the deceased for financial support may also be eligible.

A King Law Firm, P.C., attorney will guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim, ensuring that all necessary documents are prepared and submitted accurately and on time.

How Long Do I Have To File A Fatal Car Accident Lawsuit In South Dakota?

The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in South Dakota is generally three years from the date of the deceased’s death. If you miss this deadline, you may forfeit your right to seek compensation. A King Law Firm, P.C., fatal car accidents lawyer will help ensure that all legal deadlines are met and your case is handled with the urgency it deserves.

What Damages Can Be Recovered?

When you file a wrongful death claim in South Dakota, you may recover the following damages:

  • Medical expenses incurred before death
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of the deceased’s income
  • Pain and suffering endured by the deceased before passing
  • Loss of companionship

With a King Law Firm, P.C., attorney, your case will be handled with dedication, compassion and a relentless pursuit of justice to secure the compensation you deserve.

Contact Us Today

Reach out to King Law Firm, P.C., today for a free consultation. Call 855-201-0098 or send us an email.