Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyer

Client Testimonial

Merkle Law was great.  Bret Merkle was professional, effective, and courteous.  The team at Merkle Law was able to provide guidance and a solution.  Their caring personability helped make a traumatic situation more bearable.
-Ron T.

Merkle Law Firm is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Attorney Bret Merkle and his legal team have represented injured people throughout South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska for over 25 years. They have recovered millions for their injured clients through jury trials, court trials, mediations, arbitrations and negotiated settlements. Whether a small injury to life-changing injuries and death cases, Merkle Law Firm has the experience to effectively help people who have suffered damages.  People who are injured by the fault of others need a top rated law firm to guide you through the insurance claim or trial process. The results Merkle Law Firm  has obtained for their clients and their testimonials speak for themselves.

Bret Merkle began practicing personal injury law in 1992.  He is a member of the South Dakota Bar Association, the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, and a staff instructor for the Trial Lawyers College.  Bret and his staff are committed to the people they represent. Bret personally communicates regularly with his clients through phone calls, text messaging and email, nights, weekends and holidays included. Bret and his staff know the work of a lawyer for injured clients is not an 8 to 5 job.  There is no problem too big or too small to help those who have entrusted the problems of their lives with Bret and his Law Firm. They  know the importance of having a legal team what are available to help people get through tragedy. Something as simple as an unpaid medical bill or a call from an insurance adjuster can be stressful. Bret and his staff know how to get the best possible results.


Most clients say: “This office is so comfortable.” That is important to us because it means we are doing our job well. The stress from the injuries, medical bills, time off work, missing out on family and leisure activates creates a stressful and uncomfortable life. Merkle Law Firm exists to take all that stress away so you can get back to life as you knew it before the injuries.

Many clients say: “I don’t want to go to court.” Most injury cases can be settled without going through the court process, but it takes an experienced lawyer to get that done.  Many cases are settled directly with the insurance company. However, a lawyer with years of litigation experience is crucial to getting a fair settlement. Claims adjusters handle thousands of claims every year and they are experts at saving the insurance company money. Merkle Law Firm knows how to deal with the Insurance Company to level the playing field. First, you are just a claim number to them. The adjuster is paid to save the company money. Their loyalty is to the company, not you. Our loyalty is to you alone. We are professional lawyer advocates who have been in the fight for over 25 years. We will protect you with honesty and professionalism.


These are the type of cases Merkle Law Firm has successfully handled in the past for their clients:

  • Car Accidents
  • Speeding, Careless and Reckless Driving Accidents
  • Distracted Driving Accidents, Talking or Texting on cellphone
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end Collisions
  • Whiplash Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Sideswipe and T-bone Accidents
  • Stop Sign, Stop Light, and Failure to Yield Violation Accidents
  • Parking Lot Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Brain Injuries (MTBI)
  • Broken Bone Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Surgery Injuries
  • Scarring Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Drunk Driving (DWI) Accidents
  • Hit and Run Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Animal Attacks
  • ATV Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Diving Accidents
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Farm Accidents
  • Gun Accidents
  • Nursing Home Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slips on the snow or ice
  • Falls on slippery surfaces
  • Property Accidents
  • Slips and Falls
  • Truck Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • UTV Accidents
  • Snowmobile Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Work Injuries
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Underinsured Motorists Claims
  • Insurance Claims

MILLIONS RECOVERED for Injured Clients

25 Years Legal Experience Representing People with Injuries
When you need a top rated injury lawyer, do not hesitate CONTACT US today for a FREE CASE REVIEW.

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