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What Insurance Policy Limits Mean After an Accident

By Brady McAninch on July 23, 2018

Managing insurance policies for your home, car, and life is difficult enough already. It’s easy to get lost in the sea of options, sales pitches, and fine print. But after a car crash, it suddenly becomes much more important for you to understand your insurance policy, and what your policy limits mean.

Here are the basics of the policy limits on your own insurance from the Belleville car accident lawyers at Hipskind & McAninch, LLC. If you have any questions about your policy, feel free to pick up the phone and give us a call at (618) 641-9189 today.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

What Happens If You Slip and Fall at Walmart?

By Brady McAninch on July 9, 2018

There are plenty of Walmarts in the Metro East area. From the Supercenter on Green Mount Commons to the one off Highway 50 in O’Fallon, these massive retailers are popular because they seem to have everything….plus the exciting danger of falling on a wet floor and splitting your chin.

A slip-and-fall can catch you off guard and take you from “feeling great” to “seriously injured” in a matter of seconds. When your slip-and-fall was caused by the carelessness of a large corporation, things get complicated.

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Seeing a Lot of Privacy Policies in Your Inbox?

By Brady McAninch on June 22, 2018

Meet the New Data Protection Regulations Now in Effect

If it seem like you’ve been getting a lot of emails lately asking you if you want to unsubscribe from a particular mailing list, or alerting you to an update in a website’s privacy policy, you’re not alone.

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Posted in: Privacy

An Overworked Delivery Driver Hits You – Who’s to Blame?

By Brady McAninch on June 21, 2018

In this day and age, the majority of us are familiar with a delivery-service-gone-wrong scenario, whether it’s receiving the wrong size shoes before your big conference, or a Christmas gift arriving on your doorstep well into the New Year (and in pieces). What do you do when this happens? You go straight to the source—the shoe company or gift shop where you purchased the items is responsible for making the order right.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

How a Hot Car Can Lead to Tragedy

By Brady McAninch on June 6, 2018

The hot Illinois summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to break out the shorts and turn up the air conditioning. Unfortunately, summer also brings with it the potential for serious tragedy in an unexpected place. More than 36 kids die in hot cars every year, according to CNN, and the hottest months inevitably bring the highest numbers of incidents.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Tractor-Trailer Underride: Not Your Average Rear-End Accident

By Brady McAninch on May 21, 2018

Rear-end car accidents. They’re equivalent to a fender bender, and all parties can leave with just an exchange of insurance information, right? Wrong. These accidents can be quite dangerous, especially when a tractor-trailer enters the mix.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Regulations on Rover: Understand Your Local Dog Bite Laws

By Brady McAninch on May 7, 2018

Between an outraged dog bite victim and a defensive dog owner, things can get heated. Fortunately, most states have specific laws regarding dog bites, which lay out how to determine fault and what bills get paid. Since we at Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, are located in the Belleville and practice in the Metro East area, we’ll cover both sides of the Mississippi River today as we talk dog bite law.

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Posted in: Dog Bites

New Transportation Safety Laws? Maybe Not…

By Brady McAninch on April 23, 2018

New Administration = Rollback of Transportation Safety Legislation

A new presidential administration brings many changes. One such change under the Trump administration is the rollback of many federal transportation safety rules and regulations. At least a dozen safety rules that were under development or already adopted have been repealed, withdrawn, delayed, or put on the back burner during Trump’s first year in office, according to an Associated Press review of the Department of Transportation’s rulemaking activities.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

When a Deck Collapses, Is Someone to Blame?

By Brady McAninch on April 17, 2018

Many homes, condominiums, and apartments in the greater Belleville-Metro East area are equipped with decks of various sizes. Decks are great places for people to get together and socialize in warmer weather, and we all have fond memories of attending a barbecue or party on a neighbor’s deck.

Unfortunately, some decks are poorly constructed or maintained, resulting in tragic collapses.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

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

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