Nashville, TN asked in Car Accidents for Illinois

Q: What penalty will I face if the other person doesn’t report a car accident?

I merged into the lane next to me and as I was doing so the person sped up and I clipped their car minor damages occurred the person never reported the accident but is now trying to make a police report

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

A: If they do not report it, nothing happens. I think you mean to ask what will happen if they DO report the accident and that is the question I'm answering.

Failure to Stop at the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and Improper lane usage are the first to come to mind. On your facts, YOU misjudged and YOU caused the accident so it was YOUR responsibility to notify the police and your insurance.

If you did not have insurance, add driving without insurance to the list with a minimum license suspension and the need for SR-22 insurance (read very expensive).

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