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Fairview Heights Personal Injury Lawyer

After a major injury, it can be tough to recover. Fortunately, a Fairview Heights lawyer can help you work to get the compensation you need when someone’s negligence has left you hurt.

When you’re facing serious injuries and high expenses, your recovery isn’t easy. Worse, you might feel that another person is responsible and isn’t being held responsible, as they should be. Unfortunately, all these issues can make it difficult to overcome your accident in Fairview Heights.

If you’re struggling with an injury because someone wasn’t careful with your safety, you may need to seek compensation with help from a Fairview Heights personal injury lawyer. Our attorneys at Hipskind & McAninch, LLC know how tough it can be to recover, so we’ll help you fight back when the other party doesn’t want to cover your expenses.

Damages for Your Injury Claim

When you’re injured by someone else’s actions, you’ll need to pursue compensation for your losses. Unfortunately, that can be tough when you’re unsure what damages you can pursue for your recovery. Fortunately, you should have options for both economic and non-economic damages.

You might have already felt the impact of your economic damages. These losses are specifically financial, so they cover the economic losses you’ve suffered. For example, if you were in a motor vehicle accident, you might seek out compensation for your car or motorcycle repairs.

Make sure that you seek compensation for your non-economic damages as well. When you’re injured, you might suffer emotional and mental losses, too, not just financial losses. Because these damages are intangible, like pain or mental anguish, you’ll need the tools a Fairview Heights lawyer can provide to find the full worth of your compensation.  

Illinois Laws Affecting Your Accident Claim

Before you file, however, it’s important to understand the Illinois laws that can affect your personal injury claim. While your lawyer will need to review claim-specific laws before you file, you’ll need to know a few general laws before you head to your court date in Fairview Heights.

First, remember that you’ll need to file your personal injury claim within two years of the accident. If you fail to file your lawsuit within that time, you may lose your chance for compensation. Your claim will be dismissed, and you’ll be barred from recovery.

If you aren’t barred, you might still have some trouble getting the compensation you deserve. Illinois recognizes modified comparative negligence, which means that your part in the accident could reduce your compensation. For example, if you were texting when you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, you might be found partially responsible, even though they didn’t notify you of the wet floor.  

Seek Compensation for a Fairview Heights Injury

Unfortunately, it can be easy to miss out on part or all your compensation. Filing a claim can be difficult, and knowing what that claim is worth can be even more confusing.

That’s what a lawyer from Hipskind & McAninch, LLC is here for. When you’re struggling to get the full compensation you deserve after someone injures you, reach out for help. We can help you work to get the compensation you need, starting with a free consult.

When you’re ready to discuss your claim, your Fairview Heights personal injury lawyer is ready to help. To get started, reach out by calling 618-641-9189 or filling out the online form below.

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