If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision or car accident and the police showed up, more likely than not you were provided with a document called “an Illinois Motorist Report.” Drivers that are involved in a motor vehicle crash in the state of Illinois must report the crash to the Illinois Dept of Transportation (IDOT) within 10 days of the crash using the Illinois Motorist Report. See 625 ILCS 5/11-406 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
In the case where the driver cannot make the report, either because they are injured or unavailable, the vehicle owner or other related person is required to comply. This reporting is typically done via a paper report that is distributed by law
enforcement when they respond to the crash.
You are also able to use the online Illinois Motorist Report wizard by visiting https://motoristreport.illinois.gov. If you have been involved in a car accident, it never hurts to contact an Illinois personal injury attorney like the professionals of Argento Law Group, P.C. A competent Illinois car accident attorney can assist you with completing the Illinois Motorist Report and other important paperwork.
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