Belleville Personal Injury Lawyers

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    “I can’t say enough good things about John. He truly cares…

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    “Brady showed compassion and was always there to answer any of my questions.”

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    John Hipskind was amazing! He was reliable, honest, and made me feel confident. John was always there when I had questions and very responsive…

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    I can’t say enough good things about John. He truly cares about providing the best possible representation for his clients. I would highly recommend him!

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    Brady did an outstanding job. I didn’t have to do anything or miss any work due to his exceptional service!! I would recommend him to anyone!

    Erin H.
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    I had a wonderful experience with my attorney Brady. He showed compassion and was always there to answer any of my questions.

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    Brady helped facilitate my medical appointments, and made sure everything went smoothly. He settled my claim in a relatively short time.

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    John Hipskind was always a phone call or text away (we heard back from him within minutes). We are so pleased! You will be happy to have chosen him!

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    Not
    A Lawyer
    Your Lawyer

    Injuries can be life-altering, and getting the personal care you need after an accident is not easy. If you’ve been hurt, you need more than a corporate law office that treats you like a number. You need an injury lawyer who cares about your wellbeing—physical, emotional, and financial. We do. That’s how we get results for our clients.

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    Belleville Injury Lawyer at Your Side

    Not Just Any Personal Injury Attorney

    “You need a firm that’s ready to fight for you. You need a lawyer who cares.”

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    Our
    Practice
    Areas

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      Car Accidents

      Car crashes are terrifying, and victims may struggle to recover for months or years. While you handle your injuries, your lawyer can help you sue the at-fault party or parties.

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      Truck Accidents

      Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are massive, which is why truck crashes are so dangerous. When truck drivers are careless behind the wheel, they need to be held responsible for their actions.

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      Slip & Fall Injuries

      You should be warned of dangers on someone else’s property, such as a business or store. If you’re harmed on private or public property, you could be entitled to compensation.

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      Motorcycle Accidents

      Motorcycles provide little protection, so a crash on one of these machines can be devastating If another person caused your accident, you may need a lawyer’s help to recover compensation.

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      Dram Shop

      When a bar or other establishment serving alcohol doesn’t serve drinks responsibly, people may be seriously injured. These cases can be difficult to prove, so you may need legal guidance.

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      Wrongful Death

      Losing a loved one is a shocking, painful experience, but what if someone else was responsible for their untimely death? An attorney can help you get fair compensation and closure.

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      Nursing Home Negligence

      When we leave a loved one in the hands of a nursing home, we expect them to get the care they need to stay healthy. Abuse and negligence are unacceptable.

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      Dog Bites

      Our furry friends aren’t always safe to be around. When a dog bites or otherwise harms you without provocation, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.

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      Serious Injuries

      Some injuries are devastating, leaving you struggling financially and physically for years to come. You may never recover in full, so you deserve maximum compensation for all you’ve been through.

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      Car Accidents

      Car crashes are terrifying, and victims may struggle to recover for months or years. While you handle your injuries, your lawyer can help you sue the at-fault party or parties.

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      Truck Accidents

      Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are massive, which is why truck crashes are so dangerous. When truck drivers are careless behind the wheel, they need to be held responsible for their actions.

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      Slip & Fall Injuries

      You should be warned of dangers on someone else’s property, such as a business or store. If you’re harmed on private or public property, you could be entitled to compensation.

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      Motorcycle Accidents

      Motorcycles provide little protection, so a crash on one of these machines can be devastating If another person caused your accident, you may need a lawyer’s help to recover compensation.

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      Dram Shop

      When a bar or other establishment serving alcohol doesn’t serve drinks responsibly, people may be seriously injured. These cases can be difficult to prove, so you may need legal guidance.

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      Wrongful Death

      Losing a loved one is a shocking, painful experience, but what if someone else was responsible for their untimely death? An attorney can help you get fair compensation and closure.

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      Nursing Home Negligence

      When we leave a loved one in the hands of a nursing home, we expect them to get the care they need to stay healthy. Abuse and negligence are unacceptable.

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      Dog Bites

      Our furry friends aren’t always safe to be around. When a dog bites or otherwise harms you without provocation, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.

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      Serious Injuries

      Some injuries are devastating, leaving you struggling financially and physically for years to come. You may never recover in full, so you deserve maximum compensation for all you’ve been through.

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    Meet
    The
    Attorneys

    Brady McAninch

    Brady McAninch is a founding member of the firm. He graduated magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law before working as a trial lawyer. Earlier in his career, he fought on the side of big corporations, and he now brings that experience to his personal injury practice.

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    John Hipskind

    A founding member of the firm, John Hipskind practiced as a private-sector defense attorney before focusing on injury victims who need a compassionate defense. He brings his experience with large corporations to the table for his personal injury clients.

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    Brady McAninch

    Brady McAninch is a founding member of the firm. He graduated magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law before working as a trial lawyer. Earlier in his career, he fought on the side of big corporations, and he now brings that experience to his personal injury practice.

    About Brady McAninch

    John Hipskind

    A founding member of the firm, John Hipskind practiced as a private-sector defense attorney before focusing on injury victims who need a compassionate defense. He brings his experience with large corporations to the table for his personal injury clients.

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    Awards
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    Avvo-Rated Excellent

    John and Brady have perfect 5-star reviews on Avvo, the largest lawyer listing service online.

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    The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

    As members of BAMSL, John and Brady keep current of everything in the big-city legal scene.

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    Super Lawyers® Rising Stars

    Only 5% of all attorney are chosen as SuperLawyers. John and Brady have been chosen 3 years in a row.

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    The St. Clair County Bar Association

    Located in Belleville, this nonprofit provides services to its members and the public alike.

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    NTA Top 40 Under 40

    Only premier trial lawyers from each state are invited to join NTLA’s Top 40 Under 40.

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    Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney

    This independent organization ranks the nation’s best personal injury lawyers.

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    Illinois State Bar Association

    Founded in 1877, the ISBA devotes itself to the practice of law and justice.

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    AIOFLA 2015 10 Best Client Satisfaction

    In 2015, John and Brady won an AIOFLA’s 10 Best Client Satisfaction award.

    Understanding
    Your
    Case

    “Guiding you to a successful outcome is our top priority. We’re here to win for you.”

    Top Rated Injury Lawyer

    “Guiding you to a successful outcome is our top priority. We’re here to win for you.”

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    Hipskind
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    McAninch
    Frequently Asked
    Questions

    Unless you’ve spent a lot of time in civil court or received a law degree, you’re probably going to have a lot of questions about your personal injury case in Belleville. You’ll need answers to get your claim started, and finding answers is difficult if you’re unfamiliar with your rights and the relevant laws.

    Fortunately, we can get you the answers you need. We’ve gone ahead and answered some of the common questions our clients have below, but we’re happy to answer all of your questions during a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Just give us a call or fill out our contact form at the bottom of this page.

    • I was partly at fault for my accident. Can I still sue?

      Even if you’re partially at fault, you may still be able to sue and recover compensation from another at-fault party. Illinois recognizes “modified comparative fault,” which means that your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault you’re found to hold. If you’re more than 50 percent at fault, however, your claim can be dismissed. An attorney can help you avoid accusations of fault.

    • Is there a time limit on my claim?

      Unfortunately, you’ll need to act in a relatively short amount of time. Illinois injury victims will only have two years to file a personal injury claim. If you hesitate and that time limit passes, you may be unable to recover compensation.

    • How much time will I have to speak to my attorney during free consultation?

      There is no time limit during your case evaluation. We make sure to walk you through the process and answer any questions you have. We cannot put a time limit on making clients feel welcome and at home. Our personal touch and winning record are why our clients think of us as more than just another lawyer—they think of us as their own on-call legal team. We’ll talk about your options and get you the justice you deserve.

    • How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

      What you pay will depend on how much we win for you. We’ll be paid through a contingency fee, which means that our payment only comes out of what we win for you as a percentage. Put simply, our Belleville injury law firm won’t receive anything until we win your case.

    • Will I have to go to court?

      You don’t always have to go to court when you file an injury claim. In many cases, we’ll be able to settle your claim with the at-fault party outside of court. They may agree to give you the full settlement you deserve, giving you the chance to recover without a trial.

      However, we won’t hesitate to fight for your claim in court. We know how important your compensation is, and if the other side won’t negotiate, we’ll take them to court. No matter the situation, we’ll make the process as simple and easy on you as possible.

    Your Right to the
    Compensation
    You Deserve

    When you’ve been injured by another person, recovery isn’t easy. You may need to fight for the compensation you deserve from the initial claim filing to the courtroom. Unfortunately, the other side may be unwilling to pay. You’ll need to make sure your rights are protected, or you could be left with nothing to pay your bills. We’ll fight hard to make sure you get the full compensation you deserve.

    What You Should Know Before You File a Personal Injury Claim in Belleville

    When you’ve been injured, it’s easy to feel that you’re being taken advantage of by the at-fault party. And the insurance company might not be willing to help, leaving you victimized by big corporations (like commercial trucking companies, for example) and other parties. They’ll leave you struggling to recover.

    That’s why you may need an experienced Belleville personal injury attorney to review your rights and make sure you’re protected.

    First, keep in mind that the insurance company is not looking to protect you. Insurers don’t hesitate to do what it takes to avoid compensating injury victims. They may claim you were partly at fault, or they might claim your injuries aren’t as serious as you say.

    That’s because insurance companies are for-profit businesses. While they’re supposed to protect you when the worst happens, they also want to make a profit. Multimillion-dollar settlements don’t help them achieve that goal, so you can expect trouble from them. We’ll be ready to fight for you when they try to avoid compensating you fairly.

    That’s also why you should talk to a lawyer before you take the insurance company’s first settlement offer. You need a full settlement, but they might claim that your case isn’t worth as much as you think. You’ll need to know what you should receive before you get started. If they offer you a lowball settlement, your attorney will know how to fight back and get every cent you’re owed.

    Unfortunately, insurers may also outright refuse to compensate you. Luckily, that’s not the end of your case. Instead, you have the right to fight back during negotiations or in court. With a Belleville injury attorney on your side, you’ll have a chance to get your full compensation when insurers refuse to pay.

    Fortunately, we’ll be able to fight for the full compensation you deserve after an accident. While many states cap their damages, meaning you can only receive a certain amount for your injuries, Illinois residents have a right to full compensation. We’ll be ready to fight for the full amount you deserve—no matter what the other side tries to throw at you.

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