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How We Help

How Our Waukegan Car Accident Attorneys Can Help You.

A car accident 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 Waukegan 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.

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

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Attorney 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 Car Accident Lawyers in Waukegan, IL Are Award-Winning

As a result of our Waukegan accident attorneys' dedication to personal injury law, our law firm has received numerous legal industry recognitions and awards, including:

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 Car Accident Lawyers Work Tirelessly for You

We fight hard or 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 Waukegan 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 accident lawyers in Waukegan, 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 a Waukegan car accident lawyer can help you, call Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. at (847) 249-4148. You can also contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer near you.


Compensation in 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 You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident

Findings from the 2017 personal injury study conducted by Martindale-Nolo research state that having a car accident attorney made a significant difference in getting a payout.

Of those who hired a lawyer, 91 percent received a payout. And only 51 percent of those who didn’t hire a lawyer got a payout.

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 low-ball offers are designed to make your claim go away for the lowest payout possible. But your Waukegan accident attorney is always focused on maximizing your claim, so you can recover everything you’re entitled to.

Handle the insurance company

Lawyers rarely settle for the insurer’s first offer. Your Waukegan 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 accident lawyer will participate in negotiations to reach a fair and equitable solution.

File a lawsuit

Filing a lawsuit in the Lake County Circuit Court or threatening to file a lawsuit can get you results. Having an accident attorney by your side means they can use this tactic to show the insurer they mean business and help you claim a higher settlement amount.

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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 Waukegan

Car accident cases require a lot of evidence gathering. Police reports, debris fields, and eyewitness 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.


Waukegan 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.

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Types of Car Accidents in Waukegan

At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we have handled all types of car accidents, including rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, T-bone accidents. We can help with your distracted driving accident or drowsy driving incident. If you were the victim of a drunk driving accident, we will work with the police to hold the other driver accountable.

Common Causes of Car Accidents In and Around Waukegan

At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., our Waukegan car accident lawyers have handled car accident injury claims arising from all types of accidents. Through our years of experience, we have found some of the most common causes of car accidents include speeding, reckless driving, aggressive driving, and road rage.

Common Serious Injuries in Car Accidents

Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. has handled claims involving all types of injuries, including broken bones, sprains and strains, soft tissue injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). You may think if you have a simple whiplash you can recover on your own, but you should seek medical treatment for any injury. We can also help you with emotional stress, like PTSD after an accident.

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 an auto accident in Waukegan, Illinois, 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.






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Crash Investigation

To receive compensation for your injuries, you have to prove that the other driver was negligent.

Your Waukegan car accident lawyer will investigate the crash to gather evidence, including obtaining the police report, photos and videos, gathering witness statements, and hiring experts when needed.

| Next Step: Get Your Car Repaired or Replaced

Getting your Vehicle Repaired or Replaced

We know that one of your top priorities after an accident is getting your vehicle repaired or replaced. We’ll help you make this happen.

And while you’re waiting, we’ll help you rent a car. If you have rental car coverage under your own insurance, you won’t have problems renting.

But if you don’t, we’ll fight to have you compensated for this expense in your settlement.

| 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 investigation conducted by the insurance company — 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 written explanation. We’ll then 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 your lawyer has thoroughly investigated the accident and gained a comprehensive understanding of your injuries, then they can make a demand for full and fair compensation from the insurer.

This is often a counter to an insurer’s first offer- which is typically low. With an experienced attorney by your side, you’ll have someone who will fight for the compensation you deserve.

| Next Step: Settle or Trial

Settle the case or go to trial

When we represent you after a car accident, we will help you recover appropriate compensation.

If negotiations break down, we’ll represent you at trial. We’ll take your claim before a jury, and seek to get them to understand your side.

If the jury decides in your favor, it will also decide how much compensation you receive.

| Next Step: Crash Investigation
After the Accident

1. Get Medical Treatment

You should seek medical care right after the accident. Don’t be daunted by how much it will cost you. We will pursue the compensation you deserve for all of your medical bills.

Vista Medical Center East has a Level II Trauma Center. For ongoing medical care, you can check out Vista Health System’s ‘Find a Doctor’ service. For spine and joint problems, visit Waukegan Medical and Rehabilitation.

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2. Finish the Police Report

If you were taken in an ambulance, you probably didn’t have a chance to talk with the police. You would still need to provide a statement to complete the accident report. If officers show up in your hospital room and ask for your statement, but don’t hesitate to ask for more time. You have the right to speak with an attorney before you provide any statement. Contact the Waukegan Police Department for more information. You can also file a report online here.

3. Call Our Waukegan Car Accident Attorneys

We want to be part of your solution. Our Waukegan accident 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.


To learn more about how our law firm can extend a helping hand to you after a car accident, call us at (847) 249-4148. There is no cost for speaking with us. You won’t be charged anything until you recover your compensation.

You can also contact us online to schedule your free consultation with a Waukegan car accident lawyer.

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(847) 249-4148
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