Traffic Charges and Traffic Accidents
Cars help us get from point A to point B on a daily basis, but you can quickly end up in a heap of trouble if something goes wrong on the road. Speeding on the freeway can result in a traffic ticket, and it only takes a few seconds of inattentive driving to end up in a ditch. If you find yourself on the wrong side of a traffic ticket or accident, give Appelman & Associates a call.
Traffic Tickets in Illinois
Thousands of people are pulled over by police in Illinois every day. Sometimes the officer will let you off with a warning, but other times you won’t be as lucky. Some possible penalties for a traffic violation include:
- Increases to insurance premiums;
- Loss of driving privileges.
To help keep individuals from getting a traffic ticket, we created a list of five tips to remember the next time you’re pulled over. Not only will these tips put you in a good light with the officer, but it will also ensure your interaction is non-memorable, which goes a long way in helping to fight your ticket in court. Because an officer must remember key details from your case from memory, the less you do to stand out, the better. If you need help fighting a traffic ticket in Illinois, give our traffic attorneys a call.
Traffic Accident Attorneys
A traffic accident can be a very emotional experience, but it’s important to remember that you don’t need to go through the process on your own.
In the event of an accident, the first thing you’ll want to do is make sure both you and your passengers are safe. If possible, maneuver your car to a safe location and address any open wounds. Once you’ve made sure everyone is safe, begin memorizing details from the accident. Ask yourself who was at fault for causing the accident, and collect as much evidence as possible. Write down your version of events, and if you have a camera on your cell phone, take pictures of any injuries and car damage. The more evidence and testimony you collect, the stronger your case will be.
Another thing you can do to strengthen your case is to see if there were any witnesses. If someone saw another car run a red light and hit your car, the witness will be able to verify your version of events.
Facing a Traffic Accident Lawsuit?
In the event that you caused the traffic accident, you may find yourself facing a lawsuit. If you’re charged with a criminal or traffic offense in the wake of an accident, we can help protect your rights.
Most people have very little experience dealing with the aftermath of a traffic accident, but that’s where we come in. Not only will we be able to guide you through the complicated legal issues that can arise after a traffic accident, but we can also offer you peace of mind knowing that we’ll be fighting for your rights every step of the way.
We’ve handled numerous traffic accident lawsuits, ranging from simple fender benders to complicated impaired driving cases. Although no two cases are exactly the same, odds are we’ve defended a case similar to yours in the past. Let us put our previous experience to work for you.
Fighting For You
The Attorneys of Appelman & Associates LLC are very experienced in handling all the facets of fighting your traffic ticket. We have a highly successful record of fighting and beating traffic and criminal charges stemming from traffic accidents. We will fight to preserve your driving privileges as well as protect you from any civil liability arising from the accident. Do not let the police determine that you are liable for causing the accident! Contact our experienced team today.