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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Collections, Identity Theft and Small Claims for South Dakota on
Q: I have been trying to find out information about my identity being stolen and having my life threatened in jail.

I had a hypoglycemic episode in Brule County Jail. The chief of police didn't call the ambulance for 3 hours and spilled a can of soda on my hands to make my bloodsugars read above 500 when they were below 30. I am under a watchful eye by the local authorities and the people who benefit from... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

The situation you describe raises serious concerns regarding the treatment you received while in custody, and the subsequent impact on your life. It's important to understand that everyone has the right to proper medical care and humane treatment, especially when in the custody of law... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Public Benefits and Small Claims for South Dakota on
Q: Looking for a lawyer that takes pro Bono cases

Will tell if I can find a lawyer who takes pro Bono cases.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 27, 2022

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could go online and look up pro bono attorneys and legal aid attorneys. Personal injury, which is one of your chosen categories, is usually not handled pro bono. However, law firms typically handle such... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for South Dakota on
Q: I have a question about handling small claims lawsuit regarding a medical bill

Over 5 years ago I sent a letter of dispute to a collection agency on the amount owed and showed proof of the amount I owed. The agency did not respond for 3 months. Then I was called about paying it in which I stated they did not contact me in 30 days and that I proved what I owed and was will to... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 28, 2021

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks, and time is of the essence in your actions. One possibility is that the first agency contacted your attorney and was not able to come to an agreement, or another possibility is that they did not contact your... View More

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