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?).