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How Our Elgin Car Accident Attorneys Can Help You.

Auto accidents in Elgin, Illinois have a physical, psychological, and emotional impact on your life.

Fortunately, you don't have to go through these life changes alone. An Elgin car accident lawyer from Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. will fight by your side throughout your recovery and the entire legal process. Focus on recovering from your injuries and leave the lawsuits to us.

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

Meet Our Team of Attorneys

Founding Attorney Jared Staver

Jared Staver

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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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Attorneys Jared Staver and Tyler Kobylski named 2024 Super Lawyers

The Staver team is proud to announce Jared Staver and Tyler Kobylski’s selection as 2024 Super Lawyers. We’re honored these attorneys have been recognized by their peers for their achievements in personal injury representation.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Our Elgin Accident Attorneys' Dedication is Award-Winning

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

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

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Our Elgin Accident Attorneys Work Tirelessly for You

Our Elgin car accident lawyers fight hard for every client, and always seek to recover all your owed.

Auto accidents in Elgin leave large, difficult messes to clean up. Even as the dust from your accident settles, you should call a trustworthy car accident lawyer. Our Elgin car accident attorneys know how to make things right again after a severe injury.

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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 to work with a compassionate injury attorney near you. 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 Elgin 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

When people are injured in car accidents, their main concerns are around medical bills and healthcare expenses. Remember, you have rights, and Filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit allows you to hold at-fault parties accountable and be made financially whole again.

Car accident cases could get complicated. But our Elgin accident lawyers have been doing this for a while and recognize hidden losses as well as the obvious ones. The exact amount of possible compensation largely depends on the severity of injuries, past and future costs, the overall impact on your life, and other details of your case.

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Why you need a lawyer

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

When people are hurt in auto accidents, they often wonder if filing a lawsuit and pursuing compensation is worth all the hassle. You expect that the insurance company will do what's right and give you what you need to cover your losses.

Although you’re not legally required to hire a lawyer after a car accident in Elgin, it makes for a smoother legal process and increases the chances for a better payout.

Your attorney will…

Get you more money

You may be tempted to accept the insurance company’s initial offer, but that's just what they want. They want to make your claim go away as quickly as possible and for the lowest possible payout. But our Elgin accident attorneys are always focused on getting you the most for your claim.

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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Our car accident attorneys won't accept any lowball offers. We'll review the facts of your case to determine the compensation you need to recover. If the first offer doesn't cut it, your Elgin accident lawyer will negotiate to reach a fair and equitable solution.

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Types of Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, our Elgin injury attorneys help you with practically any personal injury case, but we have in-depth 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 extensive evidence and knowledge of the local area. Eye witness testimonies, police reports, and other types of evidence require special investigative skills that only our Elgin car accident attorneys have. We know the insurance companies, and they know we mean business. We know that you’re going through a lot. That’s why our accident attorneys are available 24/7 in case you have questions about your case or the recovery process.


Elgin Accidents Involving Commercial Trucks

Car accidents with commercial trucks differ from regular motor vehicle accidents drastically. For example, commercial trucking companies must carry a significant amount of insurance, which benefits you in an accident claim. Further, all commercial trucks have electronic control modules (the black box) that provide compelling evidence to strengthen your case.

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 head-on collision, rear-end collision, rollover accident, or T-bone accident. If you were involved in an accident with a drunk driver 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 fearless and determined when carrying out our claims process, allowing you to rest assured that we're fighting for the best possible outcome.

After an Elgin car accident, you must take several vital steps. We’ll guide you through the claims process and keep you updated along the 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 to prove liability in your accident.

| Next Step: Get Your Car Repaired or Replaced

Get your car repaired or replaced

You won’t be the only one in need of repair. We’ll help you secure a rental while your car is in the shop, and ensure your repairs are well-documented. If you need a new car altogether, we’ll make sure you get fair market value for your damaged vehicle.

| Next Step: Dealing with Insurance

We’ll Deal with Insurance Companies on Your Behalf

The claims process involves tons of work. From answering phone calls to sifting through mountains of paperwork, our accident attorneys handle the whole process, which increases the chance of winning your claim.

We go through this process daily and can notice any potential roadblocks ahead. We’ll negotiate with insurers, and make sure they get all of the information they need without having to surrender your privacy.

| Next Step: Settlement Offer

Claim denial or settlement offer

After their investigation, the insurance company either denies your claim or approves it and offers a settlement. If the claim is denied, the insurer should send you an explanation in writing. We’ll discuss appealing the denial, or pursuing your compensation in court. If offered a settlement, we’ll analyze it and negotiate for more.

| 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.

| Next Step: Crash Investigation
After the Accident

1. Get Medical Treatment

After your car accident in Elgin, you should seek medical care. Severe 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. Receiving treatment immediately after your accident makes all the difference in your 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.

You most likely never spoke with the police if you went straight to the hospital after your accident. You should provide them with a statement that completes their report. There’s a chance the police could visit you in the hospital. However, you should take time to heal and exercise your right to speak to an attorney before making a statement.

3. Call Our Elgin Car Accident Attorneys

We want to help you after your car accident. Our Elgin car accident lawyers utilize all our resources to benefit our clients and get you what you need to recover. If you think filing a lawsuit isn’t worth it, know that you have a greater chance of getting more substantial compensation when you work with an attorney familiar with how the system works.

Let us explain how we can benefit you 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.


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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