Chicago, IL asked in Car Accidents for Illinois

Q: A car rear-ended me at a stoplight and I, in turn, hit the car in front of me. The person in the front-most car got

injured. Can they sue me?

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Barry Zlotowicz
Barry Zlotowicz
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Glenview, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: They theoretically could but doesnt sound like you were "negligent" or at-fault for the accident.

Turn it over to your auto insurance company and don't sweat it.

If you suffered injuries or if you would like to discuss this further, I'm happy to take the time to speak with you about it.

Barry Zlotowicz

Chicago Legal Group

Drew Ball
Drew Ball
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes, the injured party could sue you. However, the specific factual circumstances of the accident will dictate whether or not you are a named defendant should they file a lawsuit. If you were injured as well, or if you went to the emergency room, etc. than you also should speak to a personal injury attorney before you do anything further. If this is purely a property damage accident, and you did not suffer injuries - you should submit an insurance claim to your insurer and they should handle it.

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
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Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: They can sue you, but would not do so because of the obvious fact that your involvement was caused by the party who rear-ended you. If you were injured you could bring a claim or lawsuit against the party who rear-ended you.

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