Is there a time limit for me to file a claim?
Every state outlines a time limit, known as a statute of limitations, that govern how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. In the state of Illinois, the statute of limitations is set at two years from the date the injuries were sustained. If the date of the injury is not known, then you will have two years from the date you discovered you were injured.
For any injury claims that are made against a city or county, you only have one year from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. If your lawsuit is against the state of Illinois, you will have two years to file a lawsuit, but you must file a formal claim within one year of the date of the injury in order to sue the state. If any of these statutes have expired and directly apply to your situation, your case will likely be thrown out and you will lose any opportunity to seek compensation for your injuries.
Don't wait. Let me fight for your rights.
When you've suffered injuries due to the negligent actions of someone else, you shouldn't have to go through the recovery process on your own. At Ghantous Law Offices, I handle injury cases big and small. From auto accidents and wrongful death cases to slip and fall injuries and cases of abuse and neglect.
Whatever the circumstances that led to your injuries, I want to help you through these difficult times. If you or someone you know is in need of an experienced injury attorney, call the Ghantous Law Offices today. Your health and well-being are my top priorities, and I won't back down against any opposition.