Robert J. Rohl Trial Lawyer

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For Life’s Toughest Trials


Your Personal Injury Lawyer in Rapid City Making You Whole After An Injury

A personal injury can happen in an instant and leave you with a lifetime of consequences caused by someone else’s actions. When the recklessness or negligence of someone else results in your suffering, you deserve compensation to cover the cost of your injuries and recovery.

Our personal injury attorney in Rapid City is committed to helping clients throughout South Dakota seek justice after someone else has harmed them or their loved ones. Lawyer Robert Rohl knows what it takes to maximize the compensation you receive for your personal injury claim. He is ready to fight for you.

Compensation That Reflects Your Injuries

The reality is, to an insurance company your case is just a number. The less money they pay for your injuries, the more money they make. Rapid City personal injury lawyer Robert Rohl works with trial lawyers and expert witnesses across the country to ensure that your case is fairly valued. He can help you determine an accurate value of the current and future costs of catastrophic injuries:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain injuries/Cognitive Decline
  • Amputation
  • Permanent Injury and Loss of Function
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Scarring or burns
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of motor skills

Motor vehicle accidents collisions, i.e. car accidents, trucking collisions and motorcycle disasters commonly result in these serious injuries. The responsible party and their insurance company is responsible for the cost of your recovery, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. South Dakota Personal injury attorney Robert Rohl can act on your behalf to protect your best interests while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Let Robert J. Rohl, Trial Lawyer, Fight For Your Future

If you or a loved one recently suffered the consequences of someone else’s actions, allow personal injury lawyer Robert Rohl to take immediate action on your behalf and guide you through your claim to earn the outcome you deserve. Call his Rapid City office at 605-519-7750 or email him here to schedule your free initial consultation and take the first step toward the closure you deserve in your personal injury claim.

Frequently Asked Questions for our Personal Injury Lawyer in Rapid City, South Dakota:

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?

For the most part, these are contingent fee cases.  What this means is that the attorney fee compensation amount is contingent on the outcome.  All consultations are free and expenses associated with prosecuting the case are fronted by Plaintiff’s attorney.  The customarily charged contingent fee to expect is 33.333%, i.e. ⅓, of all amounts recovered on behalf of the Plaintiff against the at-fault party and/or their insurance company.   

What percentage of my case value will I have to pay you?

Typically a usual and customary contingent fee is 33.333% or ⅓ of all value added by the Plaintiff’s attorney.  Amounts offered to you prior to retaining a personal injury attorney are (or should) not subject to the contingent fee.

Do you take personal injury cases on contingency?

Yes, the majority of cases we handle at Robert J. Rohl, Trial Lawyer, are on a contingent fee structure.  We understand that victims suffering from personal injuries, negligence, catastrophic injuries, brain injuries, malpractice, malfeasance, breach of fiduciary duty, and similarly situated individuals are often unable to shoulder the financial strain that comes with high stakes litigation.  For this reason, we carefully investigate every claim we pursue.  We only take cases that we believe in and are willing to try to jury.   

What are my chances of winning my personal injury case?

If we take your case, we are confident that we will prevail.  No lawyer can make you a guarantee, such warranties are unethical and against the professional rules that personal injury lawyers are obligated to follow.  That said, we can guarantee that we will take all action(s) and step(s) necessary to maximize your recovery at every stage of your case.    

How long will it take to resolve my personal injury case?

This is another difficult question to answer and it varies on a case by case basis.  Variables that factor into this answer include, but are not necessarily limited to,  the type of case, nature and extent of injuries/damages, amount of available insurance coverage, and the desired outcome of the client.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in South Dakota?

All personal injury lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations or a statute of repose depending on the cause of action(s).  This is the deadline by which a lawsuit must file against the at-fault party.  Generally, you have three years from the date of the incident to file your lawsuit in South Dakota.  However, there are exceptions. 

What types of personal injury cases do you handle?

We handle all types of personal injury cases, including but not necessarily limited to, wrongful death, brain injury, loss of limb/amputation, spinal cord injuries, fire and carbon monoxide injuries, motor vehicle collision (accident), trucking cases, motorcycle crashes (accidents), premises liability, legal malpractice, and federal tort claims act cases.

How do I file a claim with the insurance company?

Generally, I would recommend contacting a qualified and experienced trial lawyer prior to attempting to deal with insurance companies on your own.  Understand, the insurance company makes money by devaluing your claim.  Insurance companies make a lot of money because they are good at attempting to devalue your claim.  Don’t let them – get a personal injury trial lawyer involved.

What is your track record of success for your personal injury clients?

Robert J. Rohl, personal injury lawyer in Rapid City, South Dakota has an earned reputation for obtaining meaningful compensation on behalf of his deserving clients.  This is because we are both willing and capable of taking your case to trial to obtain the right result.  The reality is, trial lawyers are not created equal.  An incredible amount of work, study and dedication is necessary to understand the dynamics at play in any jury trial.  Case framing, Jury Selection, Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Closing Statement, Witness Preparation, are all vital components to any successful personal injury trial.  Your case’s value is ultimately dictated by what a jury will award in the form of a verdict.  For this reason, arguably the most important decision you make that directly impacts your case’s outcome is the personal injury trial lawyer you select to handle your case.    

What should I expect at my personal injury trial?

By the time you get to your personal injury trial, you should have already been provided with a very clear picture of what trial looks like.  Jury trials require an incredible amount of preparation.  You and your personal injury lawyer should spend time working together in effort to develop the right case to present to the jury.  The reality is, in my experience, few people actually go into a case wanting to go to trial.  Generally speaking, insurance companies and/or at-fault parties are not quick to pay full and fair value for the loss they are legally responsible for.  You are entitled to full and fair compensation for the loss incurred and oftentimes a trial is the only way to obtain justice.  An experienced and accomplished personal injury trial lawyer will always get much better settlements because the other side knows the trial lawyer is willing to take it all the way and has a strong chance of a favorable outcome.