The maximum penalty for speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine - the minimum penalty is court supervision. Of course, the goal is to avoid jail time and a criminal conviction. Traffic school and community service are more common than jail. The ultimate result...Read more »
If should purchase insurance and bring proof to court. They would provide you court supervision and fine you but you would avoid a no insurance conviction, which would cause a suspension of your license.
Note: you will have to purchase SR 22 coverage, in addition to your regular insurance....Read more »
My insurance company denied my claim due to the EDR or black box in my car; it didn't show that any car hit my car. When it comes to the EDR system in the car, the only time it activates is when the airbags deploy. That being said, the vehicle that bumped me didn't hit me hard enough that... Read more »
United Equitable's denial is technically legal, but that does not make it completely right. Unfortunately, United Equitable is one of several insurance companies in Illinois that come up with a myriad of reasons to deny coverage for their own policyholders. Those reasons are oftentimes very...Read more »
I was driving to work when a car from the left lane swerved into my lane ended up bumping my front driver's side bumper and, making me swerve out of the way and having me lose control. My car hit the right side rail on the highway and then spun around, crashing into the median that separates... Read more »
United Equitable's denial is technically legal, but that does not make it right. Unfortunately, United Equitable is one of several insurance companies in Illinois that come up with a myriad of reasons to deny coverage for their own policyholders. Those reasons are oftentimes very questionable...Read more »
My son was just in accident, was turning left on a yellow and other female student driving in opposite direction sped up and they crashed, therefore he got ticket. My insc agent said for him to plead not guilty and as long the accident claim in processed before the continued court date she should... Read more »
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you haven't already done so, you should consider reaching out to a traffic ticket defense attorney in the Chicago area. I don't think the accident loss claim is going to be processed before the...Read more »
there was accident invoving my driver of truck and trailer , police never asked us to call towing. he calls "preferred towing", towing never asks us where to tow. tow us to there location and now they have 15000$. truck and trailer were towed separatelly and they do not wanna release my... Read more »
ABSOLUTELY! The police have a duty to clear the highway after an accident. To that end, in any given jurisdiction, tow operators must apply with the police agency or district and must be able to respond 24/7 (in good weather) within 20 minutes and meet other criteria, as provided by State Vehicle...Read more »
So I currently got into a car accident in where it was my fault. No one got hurt. But I got a ticket for reduce to speed/accident. I was trying to brake but my foot slipped off the brakes and it was too late. I took a court supervision in November. I was told no tickets between 6 months or 12 but... Read more »
They may grant you supervision twice in a year. But even if you were convicted, if the Nov ticket is the only one for 12 months it will not be a problem. Having said that, go to court and ask them if the other driver showed up. If they did not show up, most likely the ticket will be dropped. By the...Read more »
the vehicle owner stated he had no current insurance. i called the lienholder at their corporate headquarters; they are located in the state of Georgia. I was informed they would have to report the incident to the department of abandoned vehicles, which would probably involve a delay of 30-60 days... Read more »
Please ask a more specific question. If you are asking whether you are permitted to charge storage fees as permitted by Illinois statute, the answer is YES. Just to be on the safe side, I would send the lienholder a letter by certified mail with return receipt requested, memorializing your...Read more »
I know the value can fluctuate but looking for best guestimate range. Rear ended in vehicle accident when I was at a red light. Neck/back and shoulder pain. Neck/back was treated by chiro for a couple of weeks before I got into an orthopedic doctor. Received cortisone shot in right shoulder (right... Read more »
First of all, let me commend you for having the foresight to carry reasonable limits of insurance. It is exactly this type of situation where that pays off. Irrespective of the at fault driver's policy limits, you have at least $250,000 of coverage available, without looking at the policy....Read more »
Though it is true that a car has diminished value once it is involved in an accident, the amount by which the value is diminished varies widely. Illinois law provides for you to make a claim for diminished value on vehicles that you own. On your facts, this vehicle was involved in an accident...Read more »
I sold my car years ago and use rental cars for work so I don’t have my own personal insurance besides on my credit card. I had always thought that rental car companies legally had to have state minimum coverage on their vehicles. How do I fight this?
You can enter into a payment plan with the insurance company if you can agree upon an amount. As long as you stick with the payment plan your license will not be suspended. Or you can write off the debt and bankruptcy. Or win the case in court.
Otherwise, if they take a judgment and file...Read more »
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...Read more »
On your facts, you are not liable. Rather, the car that struck you is liable for the property damage to your vehicle, any injuries that you or your passengers sustained, any property damage to the car that you were forced into and any personal injury that the driver or any of the passengers of the...Read more »
I lost my entire family when a Semi Truck driver ran over their car from behind. I had an attorney who took advantage of my grief coaxing me to settle for a outrageously low amount. He didn't follow through with the suits he had promised and it has bothered me through the years.
You must file suit within 2 years. That said, once you signed the Release in exchange for the money, you lost the ability to sue. The situation that you describe is the "Holy Grail" of personal injury attorneys because most commercial semi's have virtually unlimited insurance. It...Read more »
The driver’s car insurance is American Family. Based on the State Police Trooper report as well as the American Family insurance company investigations, the driver behind me was at fault for the accident. Therefore, I was told by the American Family insurance company that they will fully cover... Read more »
By definition, whenever the cost of repair exceeds the fair market value of the vehicle, it is totally demolished. On your facts, your car is worth $1500 and would cost $12,000 to repair, accordingly, your car is totally demolished. You have choices.1.) You can accept $1500 and give the title to...Read more »
The only way that YOU could be ticketed on a rear-end accident is if your disabled car was in the roadway. If this is not the case, you should NOT have received a ticket AND you should be able to recover. Please contact my office and I am happy to answer any questions you may have without any...Read more »
If a vehicle was stopped on a roadway and ANY of the vehicle remained on the roadway, it constituted a hazard to other vehicles on the roadway and it is liable for ALL property damage and injury that results, no matter how many vehicles are involved. If the stopped car caused the car that hit you...Read more »
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