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How We Help

How Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Can Help You.

A car accident in Elgin, Illinois can massively impact your life physically, emotionally, and psychologically.

But the good news is, you don’t have to adjust to sudden life changes alone. A local car accident lawyer from Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. will help you get up and fight for your side. Just focus on recovering from your injuries and leave everything else to us.

on a mission…

…to lend a helping hand to car accident victims in Elgin, hold negligent drivers responsible and recover the most compensation possible. And we do this with our experienced team of accident attorneys and trial lawyers working tirelessly for our clients.

Meet Our Team of Attorneys

Founding Attorney Jared Staver

Jared Staver

Founding Attorney

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Attorney Tyler Kobylski

Tyler Kobylski


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Attorney Patrick Gill

Patrick Gill


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Attorney Paul Ciesielski

Paul Ciesielski


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Attorney Melanie Buckmaster

Melanie Buckmaster


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Our Dedication to the Legal Industry is Award-Winning

Our personal injury law firm is also consistently recognized within the legal community. Our awards and accolades and memberships include:

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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
The Chicago Bar Association
The Illinois State Bar Association
The American Bar Association
Brain Injury Association of America ‘Preferred Attorney’

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We Work Tirelessly for You

We fight hard for all our clients, always seeking the fairest compensation possible.

Life after an auto accident leaves large, difficult messes to clean up after. Even as the dust is settling, your first call should be to a car accident lawyer you can trust. Our Elgin car accident attorneys know what it takes to put things right again after serious injuries.

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We’ve Earned the Support from Our Clients

Every time I’ve called, I’ve been asked how I’m feeling and how my medical treatment is going first. I’ve had every question answered as thoroughly and completely as possible, never been put on hold for more than about a minute, and all calls and emails are returned within less than a day. . . . I’d recommend them 100%.”

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When you hire one of our car accident lawyers in Elgin, you’ll get an attorney with compassion. We make sure that you understand the law, your rights, and your legal options. We will never leave you hanging.

To learn more about the ways in which an accident attorney can help you, call Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. at (847) 488-1866. You can also contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer near you.

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Compensation in Elgin Car Accidents

Usually, when people are hurt in car accidents, their primary concerns revolve around health care costs. Remember, you have rights and options. By filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you can hold the appropriate people accountable and be made financially whole again.

Yes, it can get complicated. But we’ve been doing this for some time and recognize hidden losses as well as the obvious ones. The exact amount of possible compensation will largely depend on your individual case – the severity of injuries, past and future costs, and the overall impact on your life.

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Why you need a lawyer

Why Do You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident in Elgin?

When people are injured in car accidents, they wonder if chasing compensation is worth the trouble. After all: “What can a lawyer really do?” and “Won’t the insurance company just pony up as they should?”

No, you’re not legally required to hire a lawyer after a car accident, but it sure makes the process easier and increases the likelihood you’ll be offered an adequate settlement.

Your attorney will…

Get you more money

It can be tempting to accept the insurance company’s first offer, but it’s rarely a good idea. These initial low-ball offers are designed to make your claim go away for the lowest payout possible. But our Elgin accident attorneys are always focused on maximizing your claim, so you can recover everything you’re entitled to.

Handle the insurance company

Once an insurance company is notified of an accident, they will likely attempt to devalue your claim. Also, insurance adjusters may pressure you into making unfavorable statements, and their legal teams may dispute their obligations. The only way to even things up is to work with a skilled accident attorney of your own.

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Lawyers rarely settle for the insurer’s first offer. Your car accident lawyer will review the facts of your case to determine the appropriate ballpark for fair compensation. If the first offer is insufficient, your Elgin accident lawyer will participate in negotiations to reach a fair and equitable solution.

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Types of Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, we can help you with virtually any personal injury situation, but we have particularly broad experience with motor vehicle accidents.

Whether involving 2, 4, 6, or 18 wheels, we’ll always be there for you when you need us


Car Accidents in Elgin

Car accident cases require a lot of evidence gathering and knowledge of the local area. Police reports, debris fields, and eye witness accounts require a special set of investigative skills that we’ve honed for years. We know all the insurance companies. And they know we mean business. We know you’re hurting. When you call, you’ll always speak with a Staver attorney, not an assistant.


Accidents Involving Commercial Trucks

If you were in a car accident that involves a commercial truck, know that they are handled very differently. It’s like comparing apples and oranges. For example, commercial trucks are required by federal law to carry a substantial amount of insurance, which can be helpful during your claim. Data can also be collected from the electronic control modules (the black box), right away.

Car Accident Details

Types of Accidents in Elgin

Our attorneys have years of experience handling all types of collisions. Call us right away if you were involved in a rear-end collision, head-on collision, rollover accident, or T-bone accident. If you were involved in a drunk driving accident or hit and run, we will work with the police to gather evidence.

Common Causes of Car Accidents In and Around Elgin

We know that discovering the cause of your accident can help build the proof we need to hold the other driver accountable. We will determine if speeding, reckless driving, road rage, or another cause resulted in your accident.

Common Car Accident Injuries in and Around Elgin

Though not a complete list, these are the kinds of injuries most likely to result from a significant car wreck: broken bones, sprains and strains, soft tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and more. You should get medical treatment even if you think your injuries are minor, such as whiplash or seatbelt bruising.

Our Process

Our Unique Approach to the Claims Process


We are bold, relentless, and passionate in how we carry out our claims process. As a result, you can be more confident in the potential outcome.

After a car accident, you’ll need to take a number of critical steps. We’ll guide you through the car accident process so you’ll stay up to speed the whole way.






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Crash Investigation

A careful review from a car accident attorney who knows what to look for is key to crafting a convincing argument in your favor. We’ll collect evidence – photos, videos, medical records, witness statements, expert testimony, and anything else that can put you in a favorable light.

| Next Step: Get Your Car Repaired or Replaced

Get your car repaired or replaced

Part of the healing process includes getting a handle on your transportation. We can help secure a rental car in the short-term under your own policy. We’ll make sure that all repairs are documented for reimbursement. If you need a new car altogether, we’ll make sure you get fair market value for your wrecked car.

| Next Step: Dealing with Insurance

We’ll Deal with Insurance Companies on Your Behalf

The claim process means plowing through a pile of paperwork, mail, and answering dozens of phone calls. An experienced accident lawyer will handle the whole process, from start to finish. And their involvement will greatly improve your chance of a win.

We do this type of work every day and can pre-empt any potential problems. We’ll communicate with the insurer, and make sure the insurer gets all of the information it needs without having to surrender your privacy.

| Next Step: Settlement Offer

Claim denial or settlement offer

After the insurance company investigates— and while we conduct our own — it will either deny your insurance claim or approve it and make a settlement offer. If the claim is denied, you should receive a detailed reason in writing. We’ll review and discuss appealing the denial, or pursuing your compensation in court. If you receive a settlement offer, we’ll analyze the specifics and make a counter-demand.

| Next Step: Negotiations

Participate in negotiations

Once we gather all the details and understand the full scope of your injuries, we will request an amount that accurately reflects your losses and needs. Know that we’re fierce advocates for our clients. And we work hard to secure every dollar you deserve under the law.

| Next Step: Settle or Trial

Settle the case or go to trial

While most car accident claims don’t get anywhere near a courtroom, preparing as if it can, will provide a fair bit of leverage. It allows you to build the strongest possible case for the best possible result. But, if your case is not resolved through settlement, we will indeed be ready to get after it in court.

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After the Accident

1. Get Medical Treatment

If you’re injured in the car wreck in Elgin, you may seek medical treatment from an emergency room. Serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), neck and back injuries, and whiplash should all be treated at a hospital such as Advocate Sherman Hospital or AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin. Getting the appropriate medical treatment at the right time can make a difference in your car accident claim.

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2. Finish the Police Report

If you’re in an emergency situation and someone is injured, you should dial 911. However, to report your accident, you can contact the Elgin Police Department. You can also obtain a copy of your Traffic Crash Report to bring to your free legal consultation.

If you were taken in an ambulance, you probably didn’t have a chance to talk with the police. You’ll need to provide a statement to complete the accident report. Officers might even show up in your hospital room, but don’t hesitate to ask for more time. You have the right to speak with an attorney before you provide any statement.

3. Call Our Elgin Car Accident Attorneys

We want to be part of your solution. Our Elgin car accident lawyers bring every possible resource to bear for our clients and strive to get you everything you need and deserve. You may be wondering if filing a lawsuit is even worth the trouble. Just know that people generally get bigger awards when they work with a qualified accident attorney.

Let us show what we can do in a free, no-risk initial consultation in our law offices or somewhere that is convenient for you. We work on a contingency basis – there’s no fee unless you win. So, there’s no cost for speaking with us and you will not be charged anything until you recover compensation.


Being injured in an accident need not define your life. Call Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. at (847) 488-1866 or submit a request online. We will be in touch. Quickly.

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