The personal injury lawyers at Hipskind & McAninch: Extensive trial experience, impressive client dedication
Mounting medical expenses. Permanent disabilities. Lost wages. Unfortunately, for victims of accidents, these things can become their reality.
But it doesn’t have to be yours.
If you or a loved one were injured due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else, filing a personal injury suit against the party responsible for compensation can be a way to get your life back on track.
You deserve recompense for your expenses, as well as your lost time, enjoyment and even the strain put on your relationships. Personal injury compensation can go a long way toward helping you feel ”normal” again.
At Hipskind & McAninch, we know how to win personal injury claims, even against the biggest insurance companies. How?
Because John Hipskind and Brady McAninch have worked on both the defense and prosecution side of personal injury cases. We know how insurance companies approach personal injury cases—and we can counter their every argument.
Insurance companies work for a profit. They want you to take the lowest possible settlement. But as your personal injury lawyer, we want you to win the compensation you deserve.
With extensive trial experience and a history of winning personal injury cases like yours, Hipskind & McAninch is the legal team you need to win your case. We’ll work with you to build the strongest case possible and maximize the value of your damages.
Still, experience isn’t the only thing you need to look for in a personal injury attorney. You also need a team you can trust, and someone who genuinely cares about your case’s outcome.
We do. It’s why we give every client our cell phone number because important questions and emergencies don’t always abide by business hours.
It’s also why we have a perfect 5-star rating on Google with nearly 90 reviews. That doesn’t happen by accident—it requires a dedication to the client and a passion for turning bad situations into winning outcomes. Feel free to read some of our reviews here, or just Google us yourself.
Since we work on a contingency basis, you won’t pay a dime until we win. Schedule a free consultation with Brady and John today to learn how we can get your life back on track.
“John [Hipskind] handled a case for me that was very stressful. He took care of business all the while reassuring me he’s got it under control. John did have my back and continues to do so as I need him. He’s down to earth, relatable, and professional—all of what you need when dealing with real life situations. I highly recommend him to anyone in need.”
– Tony Bean
Personal injury compensation: How much do I stand to win in damages?
Understandably, it’s not easy to predict the precise figure a jury might award you since every case is different.
Personal injury damages vary widely by the type and severity of the injury sustained, the impact it’s had on your life, and the culpability of the organization or person at fault.
Of course, there are the tangibles, like medical expenses and loss of income. Even those are complicated by estimating future medical bills, and loss of earning capacity—the amount you might be able to earn in the future were it not for the accident.
But it’s the intangibles that win cases: the quality of your attorney’s case, and their argumentation skills. In great part, it’s these intangible qualities that will sway juries to award more compensation for pain and suffering, future medical expenses and even punitive damages against the party at fault.
Your personal injury attorney also needs to prove the liability of the organization or person responsible for your injury. Illinois and Missouri have ”comparable fault” damages, meaning that if the jury perceives that you are—even partially—at fault for your injury, then your compensation will be lessened.
Let’s say you were injured and your total damages were decided to be $100,000. If you were determined to be 15 percent at fault, while the defendant was deemed to be 85 percent at fault, you would only receive $85,000. So the better your attorney builds the case of liability against the defendant, the bigger your net compensation.
The details specific to your case will greatly impact your outcome, so it’s impossible to give a precise estimate of your potential damages. Once we have a comprehensive discussion about your claim, we’ll have an honest discussion about your case and what you might be able to expect in court.
Let us take a look at your personal injury case and figure out how best to represent you. Schedule a free consultation today! You won’t pay a dime until we win.
Because of these serious issues, it is important that you find an experienced lawyer to assist you in handling your claim. We represent clients who have suffered from various injuries, including: