What Happens When You Make a Personal Injury Claim?

Filing a personal injury claim can feel overwhelming and complicated, but our firm works hard to make it as easy as possible for you. If you are considering making a personal injury claim, visit Hipskind & McAninch, LLC’s homepage to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney after a car accident or any other type of injury claim. 

Understanding personal injury claims and the personal injury claim process

The personal injury claims process follows certain stages. With minor injuries, some stages may be skipped. Our team of knowledgeable attorneys will walk you through each stage so that you fully understand the process.

The importance of seeking legal representation after a personal injury

The personal injury process can be complicated without the help of a lawyer. When you have legal representation, you have a better chance of receiving fair compensation to fully cover the damages you suffered.

Initial consultation and case evaluation with a personal injury attorney

During the initial consultation, you will sit with an attorney for a full case evaluation to determine the viability and possible outcome of your personal injury case. Hipskind & McAninch, LLC offers legal representation in various practice areas.

Making a personal injury claim: step by step

The following steps take place when you file a personal injury claim. Your attorney will ensure the process goes smoothly and all filing deadlines are met.

  1. Discover the responsible party 
  2. Collect evidence
  3. Assess any injuries 
  4. Find medical treatment or rehab 
  5. Follow through with recovery
  6. Assess compensation amount
  7. Negotiate a settlement 
  8. Receive payment from the insurance company 

Depending on the complexity of your case, these steps can vary slightly, and your attorney will keep you informed throughout the process.

Gathering evidence and supporting documentation for a personal injury claim

To prove your claim, your attorney will collect evidence, including police reports, eyewitness statements, and photos or video taken at the accident scene.

Negotiating with insurance companies during a personal injury lawsuit

Our team will carefully calculate your compensation amount by looking at injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, property damage, and more. We will then try our best to reach a fair settlement amount with the negligent party’s insurance company. This process can go quickly or take an extended time with back-and-forth settlement offers.

What happens when you make a personal injury claim after filing a lawsuit and the litigation process

When negotiations between your attorney and the insurance adjuster cannot meet a fair settlement amount, your attorney will file a legal lawsuit on your behalf. During the litigation process, they will question eyewitnesses, present evidence to the judge or jury, and litigate your case to the fullest.

What to expect when making a personal injury claim and  potential outcomes and settlements

Since no two personal injury cases are the same, their potential outcomes and settlements also differ greatly. After reviewing your case, your attorney will inform you of the potential outcome and possible settlement amount.

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Working with Hipskind & McAninch, LLC: advantages and experience and how the firm focuses in handling various personal injury cases

The skilled team of lawyers with Hipskind & McAninch, LLC brings legal experience to your case with over a decade of experience defending injury victims. Legal representation gives you a huge advantage when fighting for compensation from the insurance company. To learn more about most personal injury attorneys at our firm and how we will handle your personal injury trial, visit our About Page .

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do you get for a personal injury claim?

Every personal injury claim will differ, but court awards and settlements for personal injury cases generally range between $3,000 and $75,000.

Why make a personal injury claim?

There are many reasons to file a personal injury claim if you have suffered injuries from the negligence of another person. Some of the main reasons to make a personal injury claim include:

  • Your losses and medical bills total more than a few thousand dollars
  • You suffered a significant injury such as a concussion or broken bone
  • The negligent party is fighting about key issues like the legitimacy and nature of your injuries or who was at fault.

You deserve compensation if another party caused you injuries, and our team can help.

How many years do you have to make a personal injury claim?

The time allowed to file a personal injury claim varies by state. The statute of limitations for Illinois is 2 years, while Missouri allows 5 years.

Hipskind & McAninch, LLC is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to providing superior legal representation to clients

If you have been injured by another person and need fierce legal representation, Hipskind & McAninch, LLC can help defend your legal rights and get you the compensation you deserve. To discover how our legal team can help with your personal injury claim, use our online contact form to reach us.


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