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Possible Outcome

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Rapid City Lawyers

Committed to Providing Our Clients with the Compassionate & Vigorous Legal Help They Deserve

Have you or someone you love been hurt by someone else’s negligence? Does your business require assistance handling a minor or major commercial matter? Or do you need help with an insurance claim, or another legal issue in the Rapid City area?

You deserve the help of a local, hardworking, and experienced law firm dedicated to helping every client succeed no matter what challenges they are faced with.

For decades, the attorneys of Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP have represented the varied interests of individuals and businesses both in and out of the courtroom.

With attorneys licensed in South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Minnesota, our Rapid City personal injury attorneys, courtroom attorneys, business attorneys, and professional liability defense attorneys operate with a simple goal in mind: providing the highest quality legal service in complex, difficult cases.

Whether fighting for damages in personal injury cases involving serious injuries or death, representing businesses involved in disputes or litigation, handling insurance disputes, or defending professional negligence claims, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation possible. We care about getting it right.

Since 2007, Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP has committed itself to winning cases on behalf of its clients. Our attorneys are trial tested and experienced in a broad range of legal matters. We are comfortable taking cases to court and recognize that good legal representation requires going the extra mile for our clients.

Contact us now to learn more during a free and confidential case evaluation with no obligation.

When the Results Matter
Let our firm's knowledge, experience, and attention to detail help you achieve the best possible results for your case.

Relentlessly Pursuing the Best Possible Outcome

Over the years, we have developed a reputation not only as a “go-to” firm for complicated and difficult cases, but also for delivering the results our clients desire, need, and deserve. We take pride in our thorough approach to case preparation. Many of our clients are referred from other lawyers and former clients who are familiar with our work, our attention to detail, and our standard of excellence.

Our primary areas of practice at Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP include:

  • Personal Injury: From accidents involving cars, motorcycles, or 18-wheelers to injuries or deaths resulting from defective products or equipment, we have decades of experience in personal injury law. Drawing upon this experience, we can help you secure fair compensation for your losses.
  • Business Transactions and Litigation: From navigating your company through a complex business transaction to representing your company in a lawsuit with another business, we are here to protect your commercial interests.
  • Insurance Bad Faith: We have helped many clients with all types of insurance issues and claim disputes. After a loss, you rely upon your insurance company to promptly resolve your claim. When an insurance company does not investigate your claim, fails to timely process your claim, or denies your claim, we can step in on your behalf and fight to ensure that the insurance company fulfills their obligations under your policy.
  • Professional Liability: Our legal team is adept at providing trusted and experienced guidance on issues pertaining to professional liability for clients in South Dakota and beyond. If you are facing claims related to professional negligence, the attorneys at Thomas Braun Bernard and Burke, LLP have the experience necessary to ensure you receive the best possible defense.

    We genuinely care about helping you, protecting your rights, and finding a real solution to your problem. We are committed to solving matters the right way. Give us a call today to learn what we can do for you.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in South Dakota?

How long an individual has to file a claim before they lose their right to do so is governed by a law called the statute of limitations, which puts a time limit on how long an injury victim has to file a personal injury claim and pursue compensation.

According to the South Dakota Codified Laws Section 15-2-14, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of South Dakota is three years. This means you have three years from the date your injury occurred to file, or you will risk losing your right to do so.

It’s important to note that some exceptions that change this time limit do exist, so it’s very important you speak to an experienced Rapid City personal injury lawyer about the details of your claim as soon as you can. Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today!

We are committed to solving matters the right way so give us a call today to learn what we can do for you.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • "Very Professional & Responsive"
    Very professional, responsive and gave my case the proper attention to make me feel like my concerns were heard and taken seriously.
    - Lindsay B.
  • "Focused and Empathetic"
    John was able to not only give us hope but deliver as well.
    - Sonia R.
  • "Outstanding!"
    My experience with Lora and John was outstanding. The amount of professionalism and dedication they have to their job is second to none. Their clients come first.
    - Tyler M.
  • "Highly Skilled Lawyers"
    The bottom line? All our legal concerns were positively resolved in a very timely and professional fashion. It's not often I write a review, but I have to say this law firm was extremely impressive and effective!
    - Jag

Why Hire Our Firm?

  • Exemplary Reputation
    Many of our cases come from the referrals of former clients and other lawyers due to our hard-won reputation for being relentless in fighting for our clients.
  • Results Focused
    We prepare every case as if we may go to trial to ensure the best results. When you hire an attorney who is experienced, it can be a game-changer for your case.
  • We Go The Extra Mile
    We are different than your run-of-the-mill firm. We want to win and will work to find an angle to get the win. We leave no stones unturned.
  • Client-Focused
    We believe in being selective in the cases we choose, allowing us to focus our resources fully and zealously in order to win your case.

Contact an Experienced Team of Attorneys

Since 2007, Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP has been committed to providing trustworthy, honest, and effective legal guidance and representation to people throughout the Rapid City community and beyond. Our dedicated legal team is available to provide counsel and representation to those who need it. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to book your free initial case review today!

To discuss your legal issue with one of our attorneys, call our Rapid City, South Dakota office at (605) 349-2221 or use the contact form to the right to book your free case evaluation.

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