Category: Blog Posts

17 Jan by Steve M. Christensen

Experienced South Dakota Personal Injury Lawyer

When you have suffered a serious personal injury, you want an experienced attorney to help you recover full and fair compensation for all your losses, including lost wages or income, the costs of physical therapy or rehabilitation and any medical expenses you incur. We can help you get your life back on track.

At the Christensen Law Offices, we have represented resident and non-resident victims of personal injury throughout Western South Dakota and the Black Hills for over 35 years. We know that personal injury often brings long-term change to your life. It can take you years to recover, but your financial needs are immediate.

We handle all types of personal injury claims, including those involving:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Car accident injuries
  • Truck wrecks
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Accidents involving pedestrians
  • Boating accidents
  • Animal attacks, including dog bites
  • Negligently maintained property
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Premises liability cases
  • Dangerous and defective products

We also work with men and women throughout the area who have been injured in the workplace, whether the result is temporary or permanent disability.

We represent personal injury clients facing life-changing injuries such as head or back injuries, and we serve as legal counsel to individuals and families who have lost a loved one because of an accidental or wrongful death.

When you have been hurt by someone else's negligence, you may feel anxious and afraid. You may be unable to work or provide for yourself or your family. You may have mounting medical bills. You may be in constant pain.

We understand your concerns. At the Christensen Law Offices, our entire staff is committed to easing your anxiety during the process of resolving a personal injury case. Our office is a safe place where you know your interests are being protected. We are committed to helping you make good decisions based on knowledge and understanding, not on fear, and to helping you get full and fair compensation for all your losses.

We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorney's fees unless we recover for you.

27 Oct by Steve M. Christensen

Experienced South Dakota Elder Law Attorney

At the Christensen Law Offices in Deadwood, we know that planning how your assets will be divided upon your death or how you will pay for nursing home care can be unsettling. We have represented individuals and families throughout Western South Dakota and the Black Hills for over 30 years.

Estate Planning There are many different strategies for protecting and transferring your assets. We will help you understand the difference between a will and a trust, so that you can make an informed decision about which approach meets your needs. We will talk to you about the advantages and disadvantages of the probate process, so that you can determine whether you want to use tools that help you avoid probate.

When you have decided what is best for you, we will prepare all the documents you need to implement your plan, including simple and living wills, trusts and durable powers of attorney.

Elder Law Issues If you are reaching the age of retirement or have loved ones who are, you may have concerns about the issues that affect seniors in America: nursing home care, asset protection, the availability of Medicaid and Medicare. At the Christensen Law Offices, we understand elder law issues and will work closely with you to help plan for the payment of nursing home or convalescent care in a way that minimizes the loss of your personal assets.

When you are trying to decide the best approach for protecting your heirs and dividing your property after your death, you can often feel uneasy and uncertain of how to proceed. If you have a loved one who needs nursing home care, you may worry how you will pay the costs of care and whether your personal assets can be used to defray the expense of assisted living.

We understand how you feel. At the Christensen Law Offices, our entire staff is committed to easing your anxiety and providing a safe place where you know your interests and the interests of your loved ones are being protected. We help you make good decisions based on knowledge and understanding, not on fear.