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How to Negotiate with Insurance Companies for a Personal Injury

After an injury in an accident, your thoughts may race as you deal with what has happened. One of the first things you worry about, after getting the medical attention you need, is how quickly you can recover and pay for it all. Many drivers assume that their first step should be to contact the…

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I’ve Been in a Car Accident—Do I Need an MRI?

Many injuries after a car accident show visible signs: A broken arm, a cut that needs stitches, or a bruised and swollen sprained ankle. But some injuries can only be detected by medical professionals using sophisticated diagnostic tools. An MRI after a car accident can find damage to soft tissue and internal organs that might…

Got a concussion in a car accident?

Got a Concussion in a Car Accident?

Head injuries are one of the most worrisome injuries you can get in a car accident. Unlike a broken bone or cut, they are not always easy to spot...but they can have serious long-term consequences. A concussion, which is one of the mildest forms of brain injury, will eventually heal, but it could be weeks…

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…