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Have You Babied Your Car Lately?

By Brady McAninch on April 9, 2018

Happy April-Is-Car-Care-Awareness Month

Car crashes are overwhelmingly caused by (you guessed it) human error. As people, we allow distractions and risky choices to get in the way of safe driving. This is one of the reasons that new automated vehicle safety features—like automatic emergency braking (AEB), for one—are so compelling, but in the meantime we have to focus on taking care of ourselves and our cars.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Driverless Uber Car Kills Pedestrian

By Brady McAninch on March 20, 2018

The fledgling autonomous car industry was dealt a serious setback after a female pedestrian was hit and killed by a driverless sports utility vehicle in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe on Sunday night.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Driverless Trucks May Be the Future of Freight

By Brady McAninch on March 19, 2018

It’s 2018, and while we may not have the robot maids and flying cars The Jetsons promised us, vehicle automation technology is moving full-steam ahead. We see occasional news articles about tech companies like Uber or Google testing driverless vehicles, but many of us really don’t understand much about the concept.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

When a Slip-and-Fall Causes More than a Couple Bruises

By Brady McAninch on March 12, 2018

March is National Brain Injury Awareness month, and according to the Brain Injury Association, each year an estimated 2.5 million children and adults sustain a traumatic brain injury. Today, we’re going to tackle the most boring cause of traumatic brain injuries: a slip, trip, and fall.

It’s funny in the movies. But not in real life.

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A Not-So-Silent Epidemic: Nursing Home Abuse

By Brady McAninch on February 16, 2018

It’s every family’s worst nightmare: they entrust their loved one’s care to a nursing home, and their loved one is ignored and mistreated. That’s exactly what happened to a family in Georgia when their 89-year-old father, grandfather, and World War II veteran was captured on video being laughed at when he called for help at his northeast Atlanta nursing home. The man died as nurses failed to take life-saving measures before paramedics arrived (Fox42).

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Long-Haul Truck Driving: Dangerous for Everyone

By Brady McAninch on February 1, 2018

Well, the results are in for 2016’s most dangerous jobs in the United States. (Drumroll, please.) The U.S. Department of Labor named logging the most dangerous job, with 135.9 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers. Loggers often work in rugged and steep terrain, handle dangerous machines and chainsaws, and deal with the unavoidable momentum of crashing, rolling, and sliding trees.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Illinois Winter: Pretty-Looking, Ugly Driving Conditions

By Brady McAninch on January 15, 2018

Winter in Belleville, Illinois, is hitting us full force and it’s frightful—but not in the charming “Let It Snow” sort of way. We’ve all been there: the snow is beautiful until you have to walk down your icy driveway, or worse, drive to work during rush hour. The fact of the matter is, snowstorms are coming, and you do not want to be a crash statistic.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Hipskind & McAninch, LLC Partners Selected as 2018 Rising Stars™

By Brady McAninch on December 19, 2017

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s…super lawyers!

But seriously, the legal team at Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, prides itself on providing superior legal services to its clients, particularly during times of adversity and duress.

This is why we find it so gratifying when our tireless efforts and dedication result in the recognition of our peers. In 2017, founding attorneys John Hipskind and Brady McAninch were selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™ list.

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What to Do After Your Car Accident, Take Two

By Brady McAninch on November 20, 2017

In our last post, we told you what to do after a car accident. Now, we’re going to dive deeper into the smell of asphalt; the crumpled bumpers; the expressions of dull horror—specifically, we’re going to talk about gathering information and taking pictures as the dust settles.

The better your evidence, the better your chances for recovering compensation for your injuries, vehicle damage, and aggravation. By “evidence” we mean photos. Lots of photos.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

What to Do After Your Car Accident

By Brady McAninch on November 8, 2017

No matter how carefully you drive or how observant you are on the road, you can find yourself involved in a car accident. And there is no sugar-coating it. Car accidents are dangerous and stressful situations that often have a long-lasting impact on those involved. At Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, we have worked with hundreds of clients involved in car accidents. That experience has taught us that every auto accident has its own unique set of facts and circumstances. As cliché as it sounds, car accidents are like snowflakes–no two are exactly alike. That is why you need an experienced car accident attorney to work with you to best develop your case.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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