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Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Sioux Falls

in the U.S., drunk-driving related accidents account for 41% of all vehicle related fatalities.

Drunk Driving Accidents

The tragedy of being injured or losing a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver is an injustice that most people can never fully overcome. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver on a South Dakota road, arrange a no-cost consultation with a personal injury litigation attorney at Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP.

Managing partner Scott Abdallah is a former state and federal prosecutor with more than seven years of experience successfully prosecuting DUI accident cases under South Dakota law. Our firm's attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the criminal issues related to DUI and driver negligence cases in South Dakota, which are often the factors that lead to a successful recovery for injured parties pursuing compensation in motor vehicle accident litigation. Our attorneys have received some of the highest recognitions possible in our state.

Consider these professional credentials:

  • A former U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota
  • A partner named as South Dakota trial lawyer of the year
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, one of the most prestigious lawyer ranking publications
  • One of only seven South Dakota law firms to receive the highest ranking by Benchmark Litigation, a national publication of America's leading litigation firms
  • Six members of the staff have been recognized by Super Lawyers
  • A partner listed as top 25 highest ranked attorneys by Great Plains Super Lawyers, a publication ranking the top regional lawyers
  • Two partners recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel which recognizes only the top 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States

According to the law, all drivers must exercise "reasonable care under the circumstances." A failure to use reasonable care is considered negligence. When that negligence is caused by a drunk driver, you need legal representation. 

In the event that an individual causes an injury accident because he or she was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, civil charges can be filed against the liable party. In the event of a loved one’s death, we can help you and your family file a wrongful death claim to ensure that you are justly compensated for funeral costs, loss of income, pain and suffering and loss of companionship.  

At Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, our attorneys have extensive personal injury litigation experience and an exhaustive understanding of the law and insurance contracts.  Our attorneys have an excellent understanding of the intricacies of the law as well as Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage that may be available to you.  We will fully investigate your case and determine which parties are liable to compensate you and/or your family for damages. It is in your best interest to promptly bring actions against any and all liable parties to help ensure you obtain the compensation that you deserve. 

State Troopers and Police Officers Injured by Drunk or Negligent Drivers

Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, has successfully represented state troopers injured when struck by drunk drivers while making traffic stops or attending accident scenes. The firm's attorneys have represented troopers and law enforcement officials injured because of drunk and negligent drivers throughout the state. If you were injured in the line of duty by a drunk or negligent driver in South Dakota, or your department is seeking legal counsel for representation, arrange a no-cost consultation with an attorney on the personal injury litigation team as soon as possible.

Full and Fair Compensation for Your Injuries and Financial Damages

Damages caused by drunk drivers every year are staggering. Our firm has represented countless clients in cases involving DUI accidents and works closely with independent professionals to use the latest technology to investigate, prepare and present the strongest case possible for full and fair compensation to victims.

Call 605-338-4304 and contact one our attorneys today for a free evaluation of your case. 

It is great to work with the attorneys at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah. They always provide excellent advice and service that is second to none.

Mike Miller | former NBA player

The lawyers at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah are consistently ranked as the top business lawyers in the state. Our business can always count on them to aggressively fight for our rights and provide straight-forward advice on complex issues.

Mark McNeary | Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC

Lawyers from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah regularly participate in legal education by judging intramural student skills competitions; helping prepare our nationally competitive litigation skills teams; serving or leading the South Dakota State Bar's Law School Committee; and, from time to time , providing guest lecturers. The Law School is grateful for the generous participation of lawyers like those from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah.

Tom Geu | former Dean, USD School of Law