Belleville Legal Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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