Whether you were
attacked by a vicious dog or injured in a
car accident, our seasoned team of litigators can walk you through your legal options
and rights. We will conduct a thorough case investigation in order to
determine what parties may be held liable for your injuries. Our firm
takes a meticulous approach to each and every case.
Is There a Time Limit for Filing an Injury Claim?
It is common in the area of civil law for different types of claims to
have a statute of limitations. This is the legal term for the time limit
a plaintiff (injured person) has to file their claim for damages. Many
people don't know how long the statute of limitations is, or even that
there is a deadline for filing their claim, and as a result, miss their
opportunity to pursue compensation.
If you've suffered an injury, it's imperative that you know how much time
you have to submit your initial personal injury claim. In Illinois, the
statute of limitations for injury claims is two years from the date the injury occurred. This includes civil claims for
medical malpractice, product liability, and wrongful death. We highly recommend that you speak
to a personal injury lawyer as quickly as you can after your injury. The
sooner your lawyer can start preparing your case, the better your chances
of recovering the compensation you deserve.
Type of Compensation You Can Recover After a Personal Injury
What types of damages are covered by a personal injury claim? In Illinois,
you are free to pursue compensation for both economic and non-economic
damages, which includes items like:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Property damages
- Therapy costs
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
When preparing for a personal injury case, it is incredibly helpful to
your attorney if you keep a detailed record of your medical costs and
other expenses that resulted from your injury. Additionally, unlike many states,
Illinois law does not cap the amount of compensation that you can recover from a personal injury claim.
Help is Just a Phone Call Away!
Don’t be taken advantage of! Many insurance companies and other businesses
only have themselves in mind when working through these sorts of cases.
With representation from an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney,
you can rest easy, knowing that your rights are being upheld throughout
every step of case proceedings.
“Working with Matt Leonard and Leonard Law Group was great. I had
a different lawyer before Matt started working on my case. The other lawyer
stopped returning my calls so I turned to Leonard Law Group. They made
me feel like I mattered, and they won for me. I would recommend anyone
to Leonard Law Group.”
Contact Leonard Law Group today to learn more about your legal options.