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Understanding Illinois Injury Limitations and Timelines That May Affect Your Case

When you face a personal injury in Illinois, it can come with a lot of struggle. There is dealing with the initial injury, getting seen, recovering, and then trying to put the pieces of your life back together. If you are not sure what options you have, the best thing to do is reach out to an experienced injury attorney. We can guide you through the stages of recovery and help fight for your rights in court.

What You Need to Know About Injury Timelines

For most types of personal injury cases in Illinois, you need to file your lawsuit within two years of when the injury took place. There are some circumstances where that may not apply, but those are rare. One time where it may not apply is if you were unaware you were injured until recently. For example, if you had surgery a few years back, but today found out a piece of equipment was left behind thanks to an x-ray, then your timer may start now if you had no way of knowing sooner.

Kids are another example of when the statute of limitations may not apply. If the injury happened to someone under the age of 18, then most of the time, their 2-year timer is not up until they day they turn 20. Those with mental limitations may also not have the same timer, depending on the situation.

It is important that you speak to an injury attorney in Illinois if you suspect you were injured in any way. Find out what you need to do to keep your rights intact, and what sort of timeline you can expect to apply to your case.

To Find Out More, Contact Us Here at Grewer Law Group, P.C.

If you are not sure where you are on the timelines Illinois has in place, then reach out to us here at Grewer Law Group, P.C. We will take the time to get to know your case and help point you in the right direction. It is always best to go to court with a lawyer on your side, especially in injury cases. Put our expertise and experience to use for you. Call for a consultation today.

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