South Dakota is believed to be a pure comparative fault state,
with varying time limits for filing a lawsuit against an auto accident.
The statute of limitation in the South Dakota auto accidents is as follows.
- Three years in an auto accident involving the personal injuries.
- Six years for a crash involving the property damage.
The state uses the pure comparative fault law,
to clear the at-fault driver disputes that arise during the case hearings and settlements.
This way, even the at-fault driver can collect some compensation for the recovery from the other minor at-fault drivers.