Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death in South Dakota

 

If someone you love has been killed in South Dakota as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation in a wrongful death claim. However, there are specific rules on who is eligible to make a wrongful death claim in South Dakota. Here are a series of frequently asked questions about wrongful death in our state.

What is a wrongful death in South Dakota?

What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in South Dakota?

Who can bring a wrongful death case in South Dakota?

Are punitive damages recoverable in a South Dakota wrongful death case?

Does it matter if my family member did not leave any Will before his wrongful death?

Can I bring a South Dakota wrongful death action even if my spouse never worked outside the home?

Can a wrongful death action be brought for an unborn child in South Dakota?

Who can bring a wrongful death action on behalf of an unborn child in South Dakota?

How quickly should I hire an attorney in a wrongful death case?

Scott Swier
Founding Member, Attorney At Law