In South Dakota, is there a minimal personal injury settlement amount?


No, there is no minimum or maximum settlement amount in personal injury cases in South Dakota. Every case depends on its own unique set of facts. The amount of a settlement in a personal injury case depends on many things, including:

  • the nature and extent of the injuries
  • the amount of economic damages (such as lost wages and medical bills)
  • the amount of time the injury is expected to last, and
  • the other person's liability (in other words, how obvious is it that the other person caused the accident?).