Settling a Car Accident Without an Attorney—Is it Worth it?

Settling a Car Accident Without an Attorney—Is it Worth it?

A victim has only one chance to settle a claim after a car accident. Once an agreement is signed, there’s no going back. Some people feel capable of dealing with an insurance company and settling a car accident without an attorney...but that can be risky. When a wreck is someone else’s fault, the victim deserves…

I’ve Been in a Car Accident—Do I Need an MRI?

Many injuries after a car accident show visible signs: A broken arm, a cut that needs stitches, or a bruised and swollen sprained ankle. But some injuries can only be detected by medical professionals using sophisticated diagnostic tools. An MRI after a car accident can find damage to soft tissue and internal organs that might…

Who is at Fault in a Car Accident? How Missouri and Illinois Differ

Who is at Fault in a Car Accident? How Missouri and Illinois Differ

According to a 2017 article in the Belleville News Democrat, roughly one quarter of workers in the two largest Illinois counties of the Metro East commute to St. Louis for work every day. Add to that people from Missouri with jobs in Illinois, plus both states’ residents going back and forth for shopping, recreation, and…

Got a concussion in a car accident?

Got a Concussion in a Car Accident?

Head injuries are one of the most worrisome injuries you can get in a car accident. Unlike a broken bone or cut, they are not always easy to spot...but they can have serious long-term consequences. A concussion, which is one of the mildest forms of brain injury, will eventually heal, but it could be weeks…

How to prove you are not at fault in a car accident

How to Prove You Are Not At Fault in a Car Accident

Unless you live in a no-fault state, the person who causes a car accident—and their insurance company—is responsible for the cost of injuries and auto damage. (This is the case in Illinois and Missouri, where Hipskind & McAninch is located.) In the best-case scenario, the injured party files a claim and receives full compensation for…