Should I Go to the Doctor After a Car Accident?

Should I Go to the Doctor After a Car Accident?

In 2019, the Illinois Department of Transportation reported a total of 63,834 crashes involving injuries. Of the state’s reported 312,988 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois that year, 938 involved fatalities, which is less than 1 percent but averaging nearly three a day. The Missouri Department of Transportation reported a total of 23,576 seriously injured…

Settling a Car Accident Without an Attorney—Is it Worth it?

Settling a Car Accident Without an Attorney—Is it Worth it?

A victim has only one chance to settle a claim after a car accident. Once an agreement is signed, there’s no going back. Some people feel capable of dealing with an insurance company and settling a car accident without an attorney...but that can be risky. When a wreck is someone else’s fault, the victim deserves…

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…

How much can someone sue for a car accident?

How Much Can Someone Sue for a Car Accident?

An accident victim’s best chance of getting the amount of money they deserve from a negligent driver might be a lawsuit. But exactly how much can someone sue for a car accident? Technically, a plaintiff can sue a defendant for any amount they choose. But realistically, the amount of an accident settlement is meant to…

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…