So back in 2020 I was in a car accident and because of the accident I did have to see get physical therapy I got injections in my back the first offer was like 13,000 something and I turned it down because I felt it was highly unfair that was a commercial vehicle that hit me they ran a light was... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2023
That is not possible. You should get a minimum of $16,000.
Though you do not tell us the amount of your medical liens, they must have exceeded $24,000 (40% of your recovery). Under the Illinois healthcare lien act, when that happens, by operation of statute, provider liens are limited to... Read more »
I was in an accident And i panicked for whatever reason and I drove off. I checked online and there was a report made with no injuries but there was damage over 1500 dollars. I have insurance and I have a license I don't know why I panicked. But now I don't know what to do should I turn... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2023
Doing Nothing is NOT an option! Consult a local traffic/criminal defense attorney with further details to assess your options. Do NOT provide any further details online as you are admitting to a crime. If you had a valid license and insurance, there could be no immediate consequence beyond your... Read more »
Mount Prospect Illinois
answered on Feb 5, 2023
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 »
answered on Jan 11, 2023
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 »
answered on Dec 7, 2022
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 »
answered on Dec 7, 2022
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 »
answered on Nov 16, 2022
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 »
answered on Oct 6, 2022
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 »
answered on Oct 5, 2022
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 »
answered on Sep 12, 2022
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 »
answered on Aug 30, 2022
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 »
showed no accidents, and two years later, during a repair, discovered it had been involved in a left frontal accident, checked carfax again, and it was reported a year later after my purchase?
answered on Jun 30, 2022
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?
(Update #2): Providing a second... Read more »
answered on May 13, 2022
Please don't say that you thought car rental companies were obligated to provide insurance. They all DO provide insurance as a DEFAULT.
The application requires you to SPECIFICALLY DECLINE insurance coverage and additionally makes you sign or initial that choice. Additionally, rental... Read more »
Untill this year I didn't know that the other driver filed a claim, the approximate damage looked around $1000 but it turned out that he filed a claim for more than $11.000.
I’m not sure if it’d suspend my driver license if I’m not capable of paying that amount. I can’t let... Read more »
answered on Apr 13, 2022
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 »
The court box isn't checked off either. What do I do? Thanks
answered on Mar 31, 2022
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 »
i was not insured at the time of accident
answered on Mar 18, 2022
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.
answered on Feb 13, 2022
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 »
Police said it was my fault and what was on the citation was inpoper turn usage
answered on Feb 6, 2022
You need to ask a question. If you are asking whether you should hire a traffic attorney, it is always better to be represented by counsel.
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 »
answered on Feb 2, 2022
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 »
There is a restraining order so this is why it’s difficult. What do i do about the car situation and the title? I believe he’s getting money from the insurance company.
answered on Jan 13, 2022
Is your ex your ex husband? If so, does the Divorce Decree state who retains possession of the vehicle? Is the restraining order against you or your ex?
These factors will have an impact on what your relief may be in this situation.
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