How Do I Get Treatment After an Accident If I Don’t Have a Primary Care Physician?

How Do I Get Treatment After an Accident If I Don’t Have a Primary Care Physician?

Getting medical attention is at the top of the list of things to do after a car accident. When someone is hurt, EMTs will give first-aid at the scene and if necessary, an ambulance will transport the patient to a hospital. Once released, either by the EMTs at the crash site or from the ER,…

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…

car crash someone else driving my car has accident

What Happens If Someone Else Drives Your Car and Gets in an Accident?

Having an accident in your car and having to file an insurance claim is a hassle. But what happens if someone else drives your car and gets into an accident? Who is responsible for fixing it? What about injuries? Will the fact that you weren’t behind the wheel prevent you from making a claim? Luckily,…

can a car accident cause ptsd man holding head trauma

Can a Car Accident Cause PTSD?

It takes a while to feel good again after a car accident. A victim’s wounds need time to heal. But while cuts, scrapes, and broken bones mend, psychological pain can still linger. It’s possible for car accidents to cause PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other mental personal injuries. When a car accident is not…

older man on crutches injured in accident but also collecting ssdi

Will a Personal Injury Settlement Affect SSDI?

Car accidents, slipping and falling, and medical malpractice can cause serious injuries. When it’s someone else’s fault, the injured party deserves compensation. But some victims might skip seeking a settlement, thinking it will jeopardize their disability income. This can be a costly mistake: They might miss out on collecting money that can help pay their…