How long do you have to file a lawsuit?
Under Illinois law, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case, such as for an auto accident, is two (2) years; the injury claim must be filed within two years of the date of the accident, or you will be barred from ever filing a claim for compensation for that accident (735 ILCS 5/13-202 [from Ch. 110, par. 13-202]).
For lawsuits related to vehicular or property damage, the statute of limitations is within five (5) years of the date of the accident (735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-205). If a local public entity or employee of it was responsible for the accident, the statute of limitations is only one (1) year (745 ILCS 10/8-101). There are also other factors which can potentially affect the statute of limitations for your case, such as if a municipal defendant or injured minor was involved in the accident.
Despite these lengthy deadlines, if you’ve been involved in an auto accident, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Many auto accident cases require a substantial period of time for investigations, gathering documentation, working with accident-reconstructionist experts, and potentially interviewing witnesses, and we will work to ensure that a full settlement is reached on your behalf in a timely manner while you focus on your recovery and readjusting to normal life.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.