Accident with property damage but no other cars involved and i had no car insurance what are the consequences in illinois

Asked over 2 years ago - South Holland, IL

I swerved to miss a car that stopped suddenly at a light that turned yellow and hit a light pole and had no insurance

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  1. Nima Taradji

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    Answered . Likely, if there was a police report made, you will have to pay the City for the damage to the light pole. Further, if you got a ticket for no insurance, you will have to go to court and then show proof of insurance and then make sure you maintain insurance for a certain amount of time.

    I hope this helps-

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  2. Chad Guevara Boonswang

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    Answered . You would have to pay for all damages out of your own pocket.

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  3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman

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    Answered . Report to your insurer and it should be covered.

    Stephen L. Hoffman
    Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC
    Chicago, Illinois
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    stephen@hofflawyer.com
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  4. Marc Sean Hurd

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    Answered . If you had property damage coverage on your car, your insurance company should pay for your damage (and for any damage caused to the pole-since the local utility will likely want to get paid for its repair as well). As for "consequences", depending on the carrier, you may see a rate increase.

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  5. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . You would have to cover the damages.

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