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Fairview Heights Car Accident Lawyer

Injured by a careless driver? Seek the answers you need for your Fairview Heights car crash and your options for compensation with the right attorney for you.

When another driver isn’t paying attention to the road, the results could be dire. Your injuries may be life-threatening, and while you might be recovering physically, your finances may suffer. Unfortunately, that makes it difficult to recover in other areas, too.

The other driver should be held accountable for the damage they caused, but it can be tough to fight back when you’re hurt and they don’t want to pay. At Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, we can help you fight for the full recovery you deserve. Get a Fairview Heights car accident lawyer on your side before you begin.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

When your accident first happens, your initial reaction might be to call your insurance company. While Illinois is a fault state, meaning the person responsible for the crash is also financially responsible, you may be able to file a claim with either insurance company. Settling with them may sound like a good way to avoid a long lawsuit.

Unfortunately, your insurance company may not be as interested in settling with you. Instead, they may be more interested in protecting their profits, and that’s particularly a problem when you’re facing expensive damages. That means they may offer a lowball settlement or no settlement at all.

You’ll need a lawyer on your side to fight back. You may need to write a demand letter, for example, for the full compensation that you’ll need.

Seek Your Full Compensation

When you’re injured in a Fairview Heights auto wreck, you’ll need to know what your claim is worth before you file. The insurance companies and the responsible party won’t want to pay for the economic and non-economic damages they caused, so you’ll need to know what your claim is worth, not what they’re willing to pay.

For example, your economic damages should cover all the monetary losses you’ve suffered because of your Fairview Heights auto accident. If your damages have a price tag, or if they leave you unable to earn compensation, you may be compensated for them.

You may also seek non-economic damages, which compensate you for the emotional or mental losses you’ve suffered. These damages are intangible, covering damages like your pain and suffering. Unfortunately, because these damages are intangible, it can be tough to get the full compensation you need. Seek out a lawyer before you file your claim for these damages.

Get Help for a Fairview Heights Car Crash

When you’re hurt by another driver, it can be tough to overcome the trauma, expenses, and injuries you’ve suffered. Fortunately, you don’t have to fight back alone. Instead, you may contact the attorneys at Hipskind & McAninch, LLC to get started.

After your accident, we can help you get the answers you need about your insurance policy and your options for compensation, starting with a free consultation. There, your lawyer can show you why we’re the right firm for you before you sign anything.

Ready to get started? Contact a Fairview Heights car accident lawyer today. Give us a call at 618-641-9189 or complete the following online form.

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