The attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. always put client needs first.
We know how stressful the experience can be and we’ll be there for you 24/7, guiding you through it with compassion.
on a mission…
…to lend a helping hand to motor vehicle accident victims in Joliet, hold negligent drivers responsible and recover the most compensation possible. And we do this with our experienced team of injury lawyers and trial lawyers working tirelessly for our clients.
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As a result of our dedication, we’ve earned a number of legal industry awards, recognitions, and memberships.
At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we fight hard for our clients. And our case history shows this.
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 lawyer you can trust. Staver attorneys know what it takes to put things right again after serious injuries.a few quick car accident case results
Settlement for a car crash caused by a senior citizen.
Settlement for a commercial truck accident.
Settlement for a head-on collision.
Settlement for a rear-end collision.
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%.”
When you hire a Staver lawyer in Joliet, 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.
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.
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.
It can be tempting to accept the insurance company’s first offer, but it’s rarely a good idea. These low-ball offers are designed to make your claim go away for the lowest payout possible. But your Staver attorney is always focused on maximizing your claim, so you can recover everything you’re entitled to.
Lawyers rarely settle for the insurer’s first offer. Your lawyer will thoroughly go over the facts of your case in order to come up with a ballpark for fair compensation. If the first offer is unreasonable, your Staver lawyer will negotiate with the insurer to reach a fair and equitable solution.
Insurers avoid going to trial because it saves them time and money to settle out of court. But if you don’t threaten to sue in the Will County Circuit Court, the insurer will be far less inclined to settle. You may not be comfortable filing for yourself or threatening an insurance adjuster with legal action. We are your allies and we have got you covered.
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.
Car accident cases require a lot of evidence gathering. Police reports, debris fields, and eye witness accounts require a special set of investigative skills that we’ve honed for over 20 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.
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.
Even for the safest and most careful of drivers, accidents can still happen. Our personal injury lawyers can help with rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, t-bone accidents, and more. We will also work with the police to address hit and run accidents and drunk driving accidents.
Car crashes are always unexpected, unpredictable, and can be caused by a number of reasons, including speeding, work zones, parked vehicles, fixed objects, dangerous weather, and sideswipes. We will discover the cause of your accident and use it to build evidence to support your case.
We have helped clients who suffered all types of injuries in car accidents, including brain injuries, broken bones, neck and back injuries, spinal injuries, burn injuries, and more. You may think you don’t need medical treatment for a whiplash or other minor injury, but you should always see a doctor after a crash. We can also help with mental and emotional trauma, such as PTSD.
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 an accident, you’ll need to take a number of critical steps. We’ll guide you through the process so you’ll stay up to speed the whole way.
While the minutes, hours, and days following an accident are daunting, you have to gather evidence that will help your case. This includes taking photos and videos of the scene, along with any written notes and observations.| Next Step: Get Your Car Repaired or Replaced
We know that you and your family heavily rely on your vehicle. That’s why we’ll do everything we can to help you get your car repaired or replaced as soon as possible. If you need a vehicle in the meantime, we’ll help arrange for a rental.| Next Step: Dealing with Insurance
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
An insurance company will most likely deny your insurance claim or approve it and make a settlement offer. If the claim is denied, they’ll send you a point-by-point explanation 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
As soon as you can after your crash, call your insurer and let them know what happened. Most likely, they will carry out their own investigation, often sending an agent directly to the scene. Never agree to their first offer. It’s likely to be lower than what you need to compensate for damages and you could do better. Our attorneys will be able to negotiate and use the evidence gained to fight for the compensation you deserve.| Next Step: Settle or Trial
Sometimes a fair settlement with the insurance companies can’t be reached. If this happens, we’ll prep your case for trial and guide you through every step of the way. Only a small percentage of personal injury cases have to go to trial, but if yours does, you’ll need a lawyer on your side to fight for you.| Next Step: Crash Investigation
Your top priority should always be to seek medical care. Don’t skip out on it because you’re afraid of the cost. We’ll pursue compensation for all of your medical bills. The local hospitals in Joliet are Presence St. Joseph Medical Center (Level II Trauma Center) for emergencies and for ongoing treatment try Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic & DuPage Medical Group.
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.
We want to be part of your solution. Our Illinois attorneys 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 suit is even worth the trouble. Just know that people generally get bigger awards when they work with a qualified attorney.
Let us show what we can do in a free, no-risk initial consultation. 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.