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Will County Motor Vehicle Accident Ticket Defense Attorney

Accident Tickets

Car Accident Traffic Ticket Lawyer Serving Joliet, Plainfield, and Bolingbrook

When you are involved in a car accident, it is understandable that you might feel frightened and overwhelmed. In addition to the damage to your car, you may be dealing with injuries to yourself, your passengers, and the occupants of the other vehicles. Sometimes, however, things may become even more complicated when a responding police officer issues you a traffic ticket related to the accident. If you have received a citation following an auto accident, the Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C. can help you decide how to proceed.

Bolingbrook Defense Counsel Protecting Your Rights

Police officers in Illinois must have reasonable suspicion that a traffic violation or another crime has occurred in order to initiate a legal traffic stop. In the vast majority of cases, an officer will issue a traffic ticket based on what he or she has observed or measured. For example, if an officer issues you a citation for failing to obey a traffic signal, it is probably because the officer saw you run a red light.

Motor vehicle accidents, however, are often exceptions. Very few accidents occur directly in front of a police officer, yet many drivers are cited for their driving behavior prior to the crash. This is particularly common following a rear-end collision. The responding officer will gather information from the involved parties and available witnesses, observe the accident scene and damage to the vehicles, and develop a conclusion about what happened. If the officer has reasonable suspicion that one or more drivers violated the law, the officer may issue citations. In some cases, the citation may even come in the mail several days after the accident.

Traffic Citation Defense in Plainfield

At the Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C., we understand that it can be upsetting to receive a ticket related to a recent accident. It is especially frustrating when you believe that you did not do anything wrong but were cited anyway. We know that officers commonly issue citations for "Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident" following a crash. Our team also realizes that a driver does not need to be exceeding the speed limit to be found guilty of this violation. If the court finds that you did not exercise "due care" in attempting to avoid the accident, you will be found guilty, regardless of how fast you were driving.

Our experienced traffic ticket defense lawyer can assist you in understanding your available options when you have been cited after an accident. Attorney Eric J. Blatti and his team will work to help you avoid points on your driving record, expensive fines, and increased insurance premiums. Preventing a finding of guilt could also be important in protecting yourself from personal injury lawsuits related to the crash.

Call 815-744-2500 Today

If you have been involved in an auto accident and received a traffic ticket related to the accident, contact our office. Call 815-744-2500 to schedule a free consultation today. We represent clients throughout Will County, including in Joliet, Plainfield, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Shorewood, and Lockport.

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