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Morton Grove Car Accident Attorney
Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. is comprised of an experienced team of personal injury, car accident, and wrongful death attorneys who represent Cook County clients. Cook County continues to experience a significantly higher car accident rate, when compared to all other Illinois counties. Morton Grove is a small Chicago suburb located in Cook County, Illinois. The car accident lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. are dedicated to providing the residents of Morton Grove, and neighboring Illinois cities, with superior legal representation for the victims and family members of those injured or killed in car accidents.
Victims of car accidents often have the misconception that they may rely solely on the accident report in proving negligence in a car accident. However, when a negligent motorist is determined to be the at-fault driver by the officer preparing the accident report, this form of evidence, in and of itself, is typically insufficient in proving fault. Pursuant to 625 ILCS 5, §11-412, car accident reports are confidential, and therefore cannot be used as evidence, as follows:
No such written report shall be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of a motor vehicle accident, except that the Administrator shall furnish upon demand of any person who has, or claims to have, made such a written report, or upon demand of any court, a certificate showing that a specified written accident report has or has not been made to the Administrator solely to prove a compliance or a failure to comply with the requirement that such a written report be made to the Administrator
Morton Grove, like other Chicago cities, has codified the above-stated Illinois statute, in substantially similar wording, into Morton Grove’s Village Code. Our car accident attorneys understand which evidence is necessary, and which evidence will be admissible in proving an auto accident claim. Often time testimony from the officer will be necessary. Such evidence may include statements admitting fault or negligence. Some cases require the presentation of testimony from other witnesses such as eye witnesses. Our Morton Grove auto accident lawyers can evaluate your matter to determine the most appropriate course of action when it comes to evidentiary and testimonial issues.
Expert testimony is another method employed by Morton Grove car accident attorneys in proving negligence and fault. Accident reconstruction experts provide an effective means of presenting supporting evidence to a jury tending to prove the existence of fault or negligence. In other scenarios, evidence in the form of expert testimony is required to show the negligence of parties other than the motorists involved in the car accident. For example, car accidents commonly result from defectively manufactured or defectively designed components in automobiles, and therefore may require expert testimony in support of such claim.
Our team of Morton Grove car accident attorneys possess the experience and skill necessary to evaluate and overcome evidentiary issues presented by each car accident.
At Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C., we believe that our Morton Grove clients should never have to pay for a consultation with a licensed Illinois auto accident attorney. Call our office today for a FREE personal injury consultation with one of our Morton Grove personal injury, car accident, and wrongful death attorneys at 773-516-4100.