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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: what is a 11-602 citation

girl ran a stop sign hit me and cited for 11-602A

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 8, 2021

That isn’t a violation. Probably 11-601. Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident most likely. Part of the speeding section. It’s a minor violation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: Can a person take a picture of my car to use as evidence in their case?

A petitioner took a picture of my car to use for their evidence because they say that my car resembles a car they have video of but not plate number. The person took the picture without asking me. I explained that just because my car is the same model in their video doesn’t mean it proves it’s... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 15, 2021

No one needs your permission to take a picture of your car if it is visible anywhere. In fact, the photograph may be offered into evidence as corroborating evidentiary exhibit that may show that the make, model, shape, color and the type of the vehicle matches the one on the video.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: If you have a accident with another vehicle and receive a ticket for ignoring traffic light. Should you sign and pay.

No one seemed to be injured and driving record great but don't want to admit guilt by signing ticket if there is another way or if it could turn out to bite me later.

Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Aug 31, 2021

You should not. It can be used against you in any potential civil claim.

Also, you have a decent chance of getting the ticket dismissed by pleading not guilty and requesting a bench trial. An attorney can be used to make sure this process goes smoothly and to ensure that you don’t say or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: boyfriend took car without permission and did a hit and run on someone else’s car. Everything is in my name. What to do?

He doesn’t want me to tell on him but I feel like I’m going to be responsible for his mess. He hit a car and left the scene. While I was sleeping. The police towed it and I never heard anything. Now I’m out of a car. What should I do? I don’t want to get him in trouble and gets mad if I... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Aug 2, 2021

Please consider the following:

1.) I have never counseled a client to lie and I am not telling you to lie. That said, you need to understand that if you tell the police that your boyfriend took your car, without your permission, you are telling your insurance company that they are not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I have a car with insurance but my brother drove my car with a revoked license. I was not aware. Will I be covered?

He drove my car while I was out of the country. Just waiting for my insurance to call back.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jul 26, 2021

It depends on your carrier. Your insurance only covers "licensed drivers." Given that his license was revoked, your brother was NOT a licensed driver. Any carrier could use such an opportunity to legitimately deny a claim. That you were unaware is irrelevant unless he stole the car.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: My BF was in a car accident, was sued. He doesn't work, I do. Can his attoney come after me?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 20, 2021

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could depend on whose name the car is under. In trying to offer a simplified response based on the limited details here, it would more likely be the other vehicle's attorney who could be a matter of more... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was involved in a minor accident & I have no insurance. Will I have to go to court? They sent me an attorney lien lett
Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on May 4, 2021

The short answer is that a lawyer for the party who may claim some injury has sent you the form letter that generally kicks off such a case. I'm sure the letter asks you to report this incident to your insurer, which you don't have. Many lawyers in your situation will turn to their... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I was in an accident other driver was charged with lane viol he's fighting it in court if win can state come after me?

I've been called in to testify

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Apr 27, 2021

You asked this under Illinois law so I assume the accident was in Illinois. I cannot comment on Nebraska law as I do not practice in Nebraska.

You have been subpoenaed to testify as a State's witness. ostensibly, your testimony will support the State's contention that the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Illinois on
Q: I'm uninsured and someone lets me drive their car also is uninsured, i got into totaled the car, i do i have to pay?

got into an accident and totaled the car*, is it required to pay them?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 5, 2021

If you are at fault in the accident and do not have insurance, then the victim or other party's insurance company very well may make demand on you and/or sue you for the damages. Also, it may impact your driving privileges. Depending on your financial situation, you may want to consult a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Recently my car was stuck in the snow I called a tow truck.

Upon the tow truck arrival I asked him to tow the vehicle from the front which there was room to allow that to happen. Instead he attached to chain to the bottom of the rear of the vehicle. As he drove off he began to snatch the vehicle several times slamming my vehicle into garbage cans after... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Get an estimate, file a claim with their insurance company.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I got a ticket for driving too fast for conditions and now have a curfew. I was 17 now I’m 18. So I still follow it?

I was 17 at the time of the accident and now I am 18. I just got the letter the other day for the curfew. Do I still have to follow it now that I am 18?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 24, 2021

if its an order it's an order. You want to change the order but don't disobey it until you do.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Can a 17 year old get sued / law suit on them ? Is that legal ? I am really scared, a minority and need advice
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2021

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Your insurance company would be able to meaningfully advise you on this, as insurance practices are governed by state law. But as a general rule, minors are not necessarily protected from being sued in motor... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Why does my daughter have a ticket for an accident where she was the only person or vehicle involved in Illinois

My daughter was traveling through Illinois on her way back to Arkansas from seeing a friend. She Hydroplaned on the freeway after hitting standing water going 55 in a 65 she went off the road and totaled her car and she got a traffic ticket. No other vehicles or personnel were involved. It was... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jan 6, 2021

Because it’s arguable that she failed to maintain control over vehicle, failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident, drove too fast for conditions and other possible violations. The state has to prove those but the fact that it was a one vehicle accident does not constitute a defense

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Got stuck called tow truck, tow driver winches my car out and my car hits his truck and damaged my car, is he liable?
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Dec 30, 2020

Yes. Once he took control over your car, he had a duty to return it in the same condition that he received it.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Why is an accident showing up on my driving record? I was issued a ticket, but it was thrown out in court.

A background check reveals the following information: *** ACCIDENT ***

CITATION ISS FOR TRAFFIC VIOLS OTHER THAN SECTIONS 11-501 OR 11-502 OF THE IVC

PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT

Can I somehow get this removed? Again, the citation was thrown out in court.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 17, 2020

Not sure what type of background check you are referring to, but Petty Traffic Offense typically do not show up on background checks. This will require further review by an attorney. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I need your advice, Someone ALLOWS you to drive their car. You have an accident. They claim it on their insurance.

The insurance totals it out and cuts them a check for $6300 which goes to the bank leaving them owing $700. They then turn around and say you need to pay them $6000. Does this seem right? Not denying that something has to be paid, but it seems that they are trying to get paid twice. Advice me... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Oct 25, 2020

Assuming that you agree that you were at fault for the accident, you would be obligated to pay the owner of the car $700 as that is the limit of the expense they incurred.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Will I Still Have A Driver's License?

So in August I have gotten a ticket for no insurance. But I had brought proof of insurance to bring to court on September 23rd, they said I have gotten the insurance too late about it. So I have to pay a fine and on court supervision. Today October 19 I had court for a terrible accident on... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 19, 2020

Your fact pattern about do not show any reason for your license to be suspended. Your 9/12/20 accident does not violate your 9/23/20 Court Supervision because it happened before you were placed on Court Supervision. You only violate Court Supervision when you pick up a new case while on Court... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: If I hire a lawyer to defend me in a case, what do I do if the attorney has done little to nothing for me. Pdf 2000$
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 21, 2020

If you are not happy with your attorney, you should hire a new attorney. The sooner you hire another attorney, the better. Make sure to tell your potential new attorney, what issues you had with your last attorney so the same issues do not come up.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: If my accident Medical paid $25.000 towards my Hospital Bills & put a lien for $8,514.84 on My Judgement, of $25.000 l

$25.000 left for pain & suffering. Can i despute this?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 17, 2020

You need to restate your question in terms that we can understand. A "judgment" can ONLY be rendered by a Court. If you really mean a "Judgment" of $25,000.00, you have an attorney and should discuss this with him/her.

Insurance companies CANNOT Lien anything. They...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I believe someone called the police on me but none have shown up yet.

I was at a light when someone honked and accelerated quickly as I did and tried to cut around me quickly getting very close to my car without using a turn signal, I didn't allow them to pass until we were both well over the legal limit and although I should not have we both drove recklessly as... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 15, 2020

The important thing here is that you recognize that your behavior was ill-considered and could well have ended in your arrest/and or loss of your driving privileges. Let it be a lesson learned. Wherever you are, stay there for the evening. No officer is going to issue a ticket for behavior that he... Read more »

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