Schaumburg, IL asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I got a ticket from an accident and the cop told me a court date verbally but on my ticket there is no info about court

The court box isn't checked off either. What do I do? Thanks

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: To provide a meaningful answer, you really need to tell us more. For example, what was the ticket for? If you got a ticket for no insurance, you should get insurance before you go to court. Also, if you caused the accident and did not have insurance, you need to contact the other persons involved or their insurance companies to arrange some sort of payment plan. Your failure to do this and to comply with whatever payment schedule is agreed upon, will result in indefinite suspension of your license, even if you have no other violations.

If there was significant damage to the other car and or the passengers sustained significant injury, you may wish to consult a Bankruptcy attorney to see if Bankruptcy is a viable option to discharge the debt. This is just another of the many, severe consequences of driving without insurance.

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