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Pignatelli & Associates P.C. is the premier car accident lawyer in Illinois. With our experienced team and personalized approach, we’re here to guide you through your recovery process and fight to maximize your claim.

We Win on Your Behalf

Trusted Illinois Local Hit and Run Attorney

At Pignatelli & Associates P.C., we are renowned as one of the personal injury law firms with the largest injury recovery settlement in Illinois. We have a long history of securing substantial financial compensation for thousands of clients facing hit-and-run cases. Through our 50 years of combined experience, our team has secured $90 million worth of verdicts and settlements for all our injured clients. Our legal team was able to help these clients not just financially but also in recovering physically, and emotionally.

In addition, our hit and run attorneys are renowned for their strategic approach to every case. We meticulously analyze the details, leveraging our extensive negotiation skills to pursue equitable settlements while remaining fully prepared for aggressive litigation when the situation demands. Don’t let an accident turn your life upside down! Call (779) 204-7795 to schedule your free consultation now and take the first step toward justice.

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Certified Hit and Run Accident Legal Support

Pignatelli & Associates P.C. specializes in providing legal support and navigating the governing laws for hit-and-run accidents in Illinois. Our hit and run accident law firm guarantees strategic solutions aimed at securing the maximum compensation possible for our clients. Our experienced attorneys are adept at handling cases involving:

DUI

Drunk Driving

We specialize in navigating both liability and DUI laws to seek liability.

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DUI

Drunk Driving

We specialize in navigating both liability and DUI laws to seek liability.

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Leaving Without Aid

Leaving Without Aid

Holding accountable drivers who fail to render aid after an accident.

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Leaving Without Aid

Leaving Without Aid

Holding accountable drivers who fail to render aid after an accident.

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Lack of Insurance

Lack of Insurance

We handle insurance matters and ensure victims receive fair compensation.

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Lack of Insurance

Lack of Insurance

We handle insurance matters and ensure victims receive fair compensation.

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Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular Manslaughter

Our attorneys have the resources to defend clients facing grave charges.

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Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular Manslaughter

Our attorneys have the resources to defend clients facing grave charges.

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Lack of Insurance

Our Car Accident Resolution Process

Consultation

Our hit and run defense lawyer listens attentively to your case details to assess the merits of your case and discuss potential legal strategies moving forward.

Consultation

Our hit and run defense lawyer listens attentively to your case details to assess the merits of your case and discuss potential legal strategies moving forward.

Preparation

We conduct an exhaustive preparation phase by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, accident report, and working with experts to pursue the best outcome.

Preparation

We conduct an exhaustive preparation phase by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, accident report, and working with experts to pursue the best outcome.

 

Litigation

If negotiations fail or defendants deny responsibility, we're prepared to take your case to court and employ strategic legal tactics to advocate for your rights aggressively.

Litigation

If negotiations fail or defendants deny responsibility, we're prepared to take your case to court and employ strategic legal tactics to advocate for your rights aggressively.

Your Path to Justice

Why Entrust Your Case to Our Hit and Run Accident Lawyer?

Governance

Influential Legal Partnerships

Affiliations with Legal Organizations Across Illinois

Our firm maintains active memberships with various legal organizations and local bar associations in Illinois and its surrounding areas. We are proud of our affiliations with a network of esteemed legal organizations which further enhance our commitment to excellence and staying at the forefront of legal advocacy. These affiliations include prominent entities such as the American Bar Association (ABA), the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), The Chicago Bar Association (CBA), and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

These organizations enable our legal to enrich our knowledge with invaluable resources, professional development opportunities, and a vast network of legal professionals nationwide. Through these memberships, we stay updated on the latest legal trends, collaborate with like-minded attorneys, engage in continuing legal education programs, and uphold the highest standards of legal excellence and professionalism.

Recognized by the Legal Community

Award-Winning Hit and Run Accident Law Firm in Illinois

Pignatelli & Associates P.C. is honored as the 2018 NAOPIA Top Ten Attorney and Martindale-Hubbell 2018 Peer-Rated for High Professional Achievement, highlighting our unwavering dedication to excellence and ethical standards in legal practice. This advocacy has garnered industry-wide acclaim, validating and reinforcing our reputation as a trusted leader in litigation. Building on our distinguished honors, we extend our award-winning expertise to provide a comprehensive range of legal services to uphold client rights:

Empowering Legal Representation

Client-Centric Hit-and-Run Crash Legal Service Model

Our client-centric hit and run legal service model is founded on the principle of putting our clients’ needs and well-being first. From the moment you reach out to us, we ensure that you feel heard, supported, and empowered. We also offer a complimentary consultation and legal case review. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your situation with our experienced attorney for hit and run in a no-pressure environment.

During this initial meeting, we take the time to understand your unique circumstances, concerns, and goals. This will lay the foundation for a personalized legal strategy tailored to your specific needs. Moreover, we provide realistic expectations and strive to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Regardless if it’s through negotiation, mediation, or litigation, our legal team handles all legal aspects of your case and allows you to focus on full recovery.

What We Do

How Our Accident Claim Recovery Experts Can Assist You

We believe that every individual deserves compassionate support and expert guidance during such challenging times – from physical injuries to emotional distress and financial burdens. That’s why our team of auto accident claim recovery experts is dedicated to providing you with hassle-free comprehensive assistance throughout the entire process. Here’s how we can help you:

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Filing a Claim

We gather every piece of evidence, including police reports, witness statements, photographs, and

physical evidence, to establish the circumstances of the incident. Then, we prepare and submit all necessary documentation accurately and within deadlines to build a strong foundation for your claim.

Accident Reconstruction

Our legal experts meticulously analyze physical evidence like skid marks, debris patterns, and vehicle

damage to reconstruct the events preceding the collision. Piecing these details provides crucial insights into factors such as speed, direction, and impact. All of these are instrumental in determining liability and strengthening our client’s claims for compensation.

Arbitrate Right

We assess the complexity of your case, its likelihood of success in arbitration, and your preferences as the

client. If arbitration is deemed the best option, we prepare and present your case, addressing the arbitrator’s concerns and countering any opposing arguments to advocate for a fair resolution.

Plea Bargaining and Trial

We collaborate with expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists or medical

professionals, to increase our case’s credibility. Our trial strategy involves comprehensive preparation, including witness preparation, evidence presentation, and anticipating counterarguments.

Claims and Settlement Negotiation

Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may engage in mediation sessions or direct

negotiations with the insurance company or opposing party. Our goal is to reach a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your losses while avoiding the need for lengthy litigation.

Your Road to Financial Relief

Financial Recovery Options for Hit and Run Victims

Lost Wages

If your injuries from an accident prevent you from working, you may be entitled to compensation

for loss of income earning. This allows you to focus on your recovery without worrying about your expenses.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation for pain and suffering aims to address the intangible losses experienced

by the victim. 

Medical Expenses

From hospital bills to ongoing medical record treatment, the costs associated with treating

injuries sustained in an accident can quickly add up. We aim to account for all the medical bills associated with the sustained injury and your overall compensation.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Our team works diligently to document the ways an accident has diminished our client’s

ability to experience joy, fulfillment, and normalcy in their lives.

Emotional Distress

This includes pursuing damages for the psychological trauma, therapy expenses, and other

necessary treatments to support their recovery.

Rehabilitation Benefits

Punitive Damages

In cases where the at-fault party’s actions were particularly reckless or egregious, punitive

damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future.

Looking For A Hit and Run Injury Attorney Near You?

Seeking justice for your hit and run accident personal injury? Connect with a trusted lawyer in your area for expert guidance and support throughout your legal journey.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s crucial to take immediate steps to protect yourself and your legal rights. Seek medical attention for any injuries and call the police to report the incident. Fill them in with details about the other vehicle, including its make, model, color, and license plate number if available. Don’t forget to contact an experienced hit and run car accident defense attorney like Pignatelli & Associates P.C. to guide you through filing an hit and run claim and pursuing restitution for your injuries and damages.

Yes, insurance coverage for hit-and-run accidents in Illinois typically depends on the type of insurance policy you have. If you have uninsured motorist coverage, it may cover damages resulting from a hit-and-run accident where the at-fault driver cannot be identified or located. You can schedule an initial consultation with our car accident lawyer to navigate the insurance claim process and ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.

Yes, you can sue someone for a car accident in Illinois if you’ve suffered injuries or damages as a result of their negligence or recklessness. Illinois operates under a fault-based system for car accidents, meaning the at-fault party is responsible for compensating victims for their losses. To pursue a lawsuit, you need to establish that the other driver breached their duty of care, directly causing the accident and resulting injuries.

The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after a hit-and-run accident depends on the type of claim being pursued. For personal injury claims arising from a hit-and-run accident, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the incident, as outlined in 735 ILCS 5/13-202. However, waiting too long to take legal action can result in the loss of your right to seek compensation.

The fine for a hit-and-run offense can range from $2,500 to $25,000 and may lead to license suspension, depending on the severity of the incident. Particularly, whether it resulted in property damage, injury, or death. Individuals convicted of such offenses may face imprisonment for up to three years for a misdemeanor and up to seven years for a felony. Take note that these penalties are subject to change based on the circumstances of the case and any prior offenses.

Yes, in Illinois, police investigate all hit and run incidents, regardless of severity. The level of investigation may vary depending on factors such as the extent of damages and injuries involved. If you’re involved in a hit and run, it’s crucial to report the incident to the police promptly. Their investigation can help identify the responsible party and aid in pursuing legal recourse for any damages or injuries sustained.

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