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Our Car Accident Attorneys Fight for You

Every car accident is different, but accident victims can expect the same problems: they need money. Money for car repairs, their medical expenses, and their pain and suffering. Victims also need time to recover from their injuries, which means time off from work.

The right lawyer can give you straight answers and legal guidance after a Chicago car accident. They’ll work for you, not themselves.

The Staver team will help you prove someone else caused your accident, calculate your total losses, and file your claim. If the insurance company refuses to pay you an appropriate settlement, we’ll represent you in court to fight for your fair compensation.


  • Attorney Jared Staver understands that a car accident can change your life. He knows how much you’ve suffered and the struggle you face after a crash.
  • Jared is ready to fight for your right to compensation. He believes in getting you the money you deserve so you can recover physically and financially after a Chicago car accident.
  • He understands that you might have questions about the legal process ahead of you, and he’s ready to help every step of the way.
Building Your Case

We Focus on Your Needs After a Chicago Car Accident

Chicago car accidents happen far too often, leaving victims injured and facing financial burdens. If you’ve been hurt in a crash, we can help you build a strong case for compensation. Here’s what the Staver team will do:

Aftermath of a car accident in Chicago

Investigate Your Accident & Identifying Liability

We’ll investigate the accident, gather evidence, and identify the at-fault party. We’ll ask questions about your accident, and the more detailed you can be, the better. Here are tips to prepare for your consultation.

Illinois is an at-fault state, which means you’ll file a third-party claim with the responsible driver’s insurance company. We establish negligence based on Illinois law, proving that the other driver owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused your injuries.

Calculate Your Damages

Your claim’s value will primarily be based on your injuries, like neck and back injuries, whiplash, or broken bones. We meticulously document your medical expenses, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket costs.

Our Chicago car accident lawyers will consider non-economic damages like pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and emotional distress.

Negotiate a Fair Settlement

We aggressively negotiate with insurance companies to maximize your compensation. You don’t want to settle a car accident case too fast. You might need more treatment or the insurance company’s offer might be too low.

Our trial lawyers won’t accept lowball offers and will take your case to court if necessary.

Fight for Your Best Interests

We handle all communication with the insurance company, allowing you to focus on recovery.

We keep you informed throughout the process and explain your options clearly. Many cases don’t go to trial, but we’ll prepare like we’re going to court in case it becomes necessary to get the compensation you deserve.

Don’t wait. Contact Staver Accident Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.

Determining the Cost of Your Car Accident Claim

Accident attorney Jared Staver explains how insurance companies try to avoid paying you compensation for your injuries, and the elements of a tort that your car accident lawyer will have to prove in order to receive compensation.

Car Accident Injury Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois

If you or a loved one are hurt in a Chicago car crash, you deserve qualified representation to ensure you get the maximum settlement available. The Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., are located downtown in the Republic Bank building next to St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Call us to schedule your free initial consultation.

120 W Madison St Ste 400
Chicago, IL 60602-4177

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What Evidence Do I Need for My Chicago Car Accident Claim?

You might think whoever caused the accident is obvious, but you must prove negligence even if the case seems open and shut. You’ll need to show that someone was speeding, distracted, or intoxicated to have a successful claim.

The burden of proof for a civil lawsuit is based on a preponderance of the evidence, which means that enough evidence exists to prove that the other party is more likely than not to have caused your injuries. Photos, eyewitness testimonies, and other forms of evidence could be used to prove fault.


Staver Knows How to Win an Auto Accident Claim

We Have Proven Results

We’ve recovered millions for car accident victims in Chicago, and our place in the top 100 trial lawyers of America shows we’re tough opponents fighting for our clients.

We Are Client-Focused

We put your needs first. We know that car accidents change lives. We’re here to give a voice to crash victims so that insurance adjusters take notice and fewer people suffer. Our 4.95-star Google rating proves that.

We Are Experienced & Respected

Our award-winning attorneys are leaders in car accident law.

We Are Aggressive Negotiators

We fight for maximum compensation, not lowball offers. We won’t back down or let you be bullied into taking a smaller settlement than what you need to recover after a crash.

We Don’t Charge Upfront Fees

We only get paid if you win.



  • Charles was in a head-on collision during a drunk-driving car accident. He suffered a very bad concussion, a knee injury, many trips to the hospital, a canceled family vacation, time off work, and his vehicle being totaled.
  • Referred to Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, Charles contacted us to handle all the legal aspects of his case, which were causing him additional stress on top of his recovery.
  • Our team was able to obtain the full limits of the policy, which covered a brand-new vehicle, medical bills, and some pain and suffering compensation.

Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. represented me after I was hit from behind in July 2017. The staff at Staver were compassionate, understanding, and very professional. I was updated on my case status upon my request, and all of my concerns were addressed in a timely manner. My case was settled, and I received my settlement money within six months. I would definitely recommend Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.

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We Get Results In Chicago Car Accident Cases

Our Chicago car accident attorneys fight hard every day for our clients hurt in car crashes. We’ve handled all types of car accidents, helped good people deal with truly catastrophic injuries, and recovered millions in compensation on their behalf.

We’ve made thousands heard, and we’ll do it for you.

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Award-Winning Accident Attorneys Working For You

Our awards are a testament to our ability to help our clients, and with each new award, we cement our position as leaders in meeting Chicago’s car accident victims’ needs. Our business rating speaks to our commitment to our clients, and our place in the top 100 trial lawyers of America shows we’re tough opponents fighting for our clients.

Our Recognition & Reputation Speaks Volumes.

Jared Staver: Named 2024 SuperLawyer
Tyler Kobylski: Named 2024 SuperLawyer
Paul Ciesielski: Super Lawyers Rising Star
Patrick Gill: Super Lawyers Rising Star
Melanie Buckmaster: Super Lawyers Rising Star
Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
American Association of Personal Injury Attorneys
The AV Peer Rating
Top 100 Trial Lawyers of America
The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Attorney & Practice Magazine's Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firm

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Understanding Car Accident Laws in Chicago, IL

Car accidents are unexpected, and they happen to even the most cautious drivers. You can protect your claim for compensation by remembering these key points.

Car accident victim gives statement about their auto accident

Don’t Forget The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

Under Illinois law, you have two years to file a claim after a car accident. That might feel like a lot of time, but you should consider that there are many factors to build your case like investigating what happened and calculating your losses. The longer you wait to file, the more evidence you might lose.

Available Compensation for Damages & Losses in Car Accident Cases

Under Illinois personal injury laws, you can seek compensation after someone’s negligence hurts you. You can seek monetary and non-monetary damages after a car accident.

Calculating monetary damages is relatively straightforward. You can prove these losses with the right documentation. These damages can include:

Non-economic damages can be more challenging to calculate. They include:

Punitive damages are also available in car accident cases, but only in extreme situations. Reckless and drunk driving are common examples.

What are the Elements of Negligence?

In personal injury, someone is negligent when they fail to behave in a way that a reasonable person would have in the same situation. Either they behaved recklessly, or they failed to act.

To prove a defendant was negligent, you must prove five elements of negligence:

  • Duty of care: the defendant had a responsibility to act safely.
  • Breach of care: the defendant failed their responsibility and acted recklessly.
  • Harm to the plaintiff: this breach of care caused your accident.
  • The Defendant knew they could cause harm: you must prove that the defendant should have known they could injure you.
  • The Defendant directly caused you harm: you must show the jury that your accident wouldn’t have happened if not for the defendant’s actions.

People agree to drive safely whenever they get behind the wheel. If the defendant chooses to drive unsafely, they are breaching that duty. You’ll need to prove they should have known that their breach of duty could have catastrophic effects, and that their actions led to your accident.

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FAQs About Chicago Car Accidents

What’s the First Thing I Should Do After a Car Accident?

You should get medical care right away. Call 911 to ensure that the police arrive to complete a report.

When Should I Contact a Car Accident Lawyer?

You should call a Chicago car accident lawyer as soon as possible. This will ensure that your rights are protected throughout the claim process. You’ll also have better chances of recovering the compensation you deserve.

What Kind of Evidence Helps My Car Accident Claim?

You should be keeping an accurate record of everything dealing with your crash. Useful evidence includes receipts, your insurance police, police reports, photos or videos of the scene, and the contact information for the at-fault driver or eyewitnesses.

What if My Insurance Claim Was Denied?

If your insurance claim was denied, the insurer should have told you why, in writing. You should contact a Chicago auto accident attorney and give them this information so they can advise you on how to appeal the claim.

You may be able to appeal the denied claim with the insurer or pursue compensation through a lawsuit.

What if My Loved One Died in a Car Accident?

If another driver’s negligence killed your loved one, you may have a valid wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are somewhat different than typical personal injury lawsuits; however, you can still win compensation for the death of your relative.

Under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, you may be able to get money to cover medical expenses, property damage, funeral and burial expenses, estate administration expenses, and more.

Is Insurance Required in Illinois?

In Illinois, all drivers must carry what’s called 25/50/20 coverage:

  • Minimum of $25,000 for injury or death of one person
  • $50,000 for injury or death of two or more people
  • $20,000 for property damage

Is There A Car Accident Lawyer Near Me?

We cover the whole of the Chicagoland area: Chicago, Aurora, Elgin, Hinsdale, Naperville, Joliet, Waukegan.


Work With Staver For More Money, Faster

We understand you’re under financial pressure. After a Chicago car accident, you’ll need a substantial settlement to cover your expenses, including non-monetary damages like pain and suffering. That’s where Staver steps in. Let us strengthen your accident claim and pursue EVERYTHING you’re owed.

Jared Staver
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