Madison County Personal Injury Lawyer
Hipskind & McAninch, LLC: Caring Toward Clients, Aggressive in Court
Madison County may have shrunk since 1812, but its population keeps growing. And with more people come more accidents.
It only takes one careless act by another person to drastically change your life. A driver glancing at his phone on Interstate 55, a bartender serving one too many drinks at a bar in Granite City, a tractor-trailer operator driving too fast for conditions—any of these negligent actions could lead to an accident that causes serious injury to you or a member of your family.
It just isn’t right that the carelessness of another person can result in unpayable medical bills, loss of a career, permanent disability, pain and suffering, and even an untimely death. We can help. Our experienced attorneys at Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, can take legal action against the parties responsible for your injury that will allow you to recover your losses and secure your future. Call our office for a free consultation at (618) 230-3069. We know the courts of Madison County. Get the compensation you deserve!
What Is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is a legal term referring to an injury or injuries to a person’s body, mind, or emotions. The term is used to differentiate between bodily injury and damage to property. A personal injury claim is a civil lawsuit, though in some cases it may be accompanied by criminal charges brought by a county, state, or the federal government. An example of this would be a criminal assault at the Madison County Fairgrounds. The victim could file a civil lawsuit against the defendant for injuries he suffered, while Madison County could file criminal charges against the defendant as well.
Personal injury claims usually arise from:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip/trip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Dram shop and social host liability
- Wrongful death
There are many other types of negligence that can result in personal injury claims. When you’ve been hurt by another person being careless or aggressive, you’ve probably got a claim. To find out more, talk to us at Hipskind & McAninch, LLC.
Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim
The purpose of a personal injury claim is to force the party responsible for your injuries to pay you compensation for losses the injury cost you, and for related losses you will incur in the future. These losses are often referred to as “damages,” and may include:
- Present and future medical bills
- Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Permanent injury or disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of a limb
- Household and vehicle modifications to accommodate your injuries (wheelchair ramps and lifts, etc.)
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Psychological therapy related to your injury
- Lost wages from missed work
- Loss of career or earning capacity
- Reduced earning capacity
- Hedonic damages for loss of joy of life
In cases where your family member was killed by the recklessness of another person, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim for separate damages.
Why Hire a Madison County Personal Injury Attorney?
In most personal injury claims, you’re up against the liable party’s insurance company. Insurance companies employ lawyers whose job is to diminish or deny their client’s liability for your injuries. If they do offer you a settlement, it probably won’t be sufficient to cover your losses.
Don’t speak to any representative of the liable party or insurance company. Get your own local attorney. The representation of an experienced personal injury attorney will ensure that the liable party’s insurer doesn’t take advantage of you and that you get the settlement you deserve. If you choose Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, to represent you, you will pay no retainer fees, upfront costs, or out-of-pocket expenses. We only get paid if we recover on your behalf. For a free case evaluation of your Madison County matter, call 618-641-9189 today.