O’Fallon Personal Injury Lawyer
Hipskind & McAninch, LLC: Dedicated to Clients in the Metro East
Personal injury can result from many different types of accidents, and can happen to people from all different walks of life. Unfortunately, what brings personal injury victims together are the life-altering effects of serious injury – the resulting medical bills, lost time at work, inability to perform daily functions, and emotional stress.
Even in a small town like O’Fallon, people are injured due to others’ negligence. If you have been hurt due to another person’s carelessness, you deserve justice. With an office just minutes away on 5111 W. Main St. in Belleville, the lawyers at Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, are well-versed in St. Clair County personal injury cases, and are ready to help you get back on your feet. Feel free to contact our office to discuss your case at (618) 230-3069.
What Kind of Cases Do Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, Handle?
The reality is that people are injured in many ways, some more common than others. Personal injury cases that we have taken on successfully in the past include:
- Truck Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Dram Shop
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
Personal injury also includes the concept of premises liability, which means that landowners, business owners, and property managers are responsible, or liable, for certain injuries suffered by people while on their premises. With O’Fallon Family Sports Park, Rock Springs Park, and other parks in town, community centers, and a public pool, O’Fallon provides a number of great ways for residents to get out and get active. However, the property owners and managers – including the City! – have a responsibility to keep facilities reasonably maintained and to adhere to safety regulations.
If your injury does not fall under one of these categories, you may still have a case. Personal injury law covers situations in which a person has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or intentional behavior. If you think this applies to your situation, reach out to us to discuss your case.
How Are Settlements Calculated?
The most pressing thought you might have after suffering an unwarranted injury is, “how much will I be able to win in a claim or lawsuit?” While it is impossible to predict compensation before getting to know the ins and outs of your case, most personal injury settlements are calculated based on similar criteria.
Primarily, this includes the cost of current and future hospital bills (for example, an ambulance ride and overnight stay at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital). Damages are likely to be much higher if the injury will require ongoing medical treatment for the foreseeable future. Lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional duress, any household or vehicle modifications, and permanent scarring or disfigurement are all considered when damages are awarded.
Work With Experienced O’Fallon Personal Injury Lawyers
Any injury, no matter how severe, takes a toll on your daily life. It can be even worse when that injury was caused by someone else’s carelessness. At Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, we understand the frustration and the stress that comes with personal injury.
If you’ve suffered an injury in O’Fallon, let us take over your legal issues, allowing you to focus on your medical recovery and getting your life back on track. Throughout the entire process, you won’t pay any out-of-pocket expenses because you don’t owe us a thing until we win your case.
We’re dedicated to our clients and it shows. Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, has a perfect five-star rating on Google. We’re looking forward to getting to know you and your case, and want you to get the chance to know us. For a free, no-time-limit consultation to discuss your legal options, give our office a call at (618) 230-3069.