Elk Grove Village, IL asked in Civil Litigation and Car Accidents for Illinois

Q: What can I do?

On May 4 2024 I was in an accident. While at a stop light a vehicle hit me from behind, causing a chain reaction resulting in a 5 car accident. Luckily my daughter and I were not injured. My car sustained front end and rear end damages. The at fault driver was cited for texting while driving and failure to reduce speed causing an accident. At the moment my new car (Dodge Durango RT 2023) is still in the preliminary stages for estimate of damage. (At approximately 20k and still rising) I have the police report stating she was texting and speeding. My question is what can be done to recuperate the loss of value for my car? I paid 70k for it and now I am upside down on it. Is there someone local that can help me navigate this mess?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Your post requests a local attorney to assist you on a PD claim. Attorneys here can't offer their services - there is no soliciting. You'd need to reach out to attorneys on your own. In addition to your own searches, the "Find a Lawyer" might help you find a local attorney. Attorneys are listed under area of practice and region. There are also state and local bar associations that offer attorney referrals. Those resources are outside this Q & a forum. Good luck

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