The statute of limitations is the time frame that a victim has to file a lawsuit for the damages suffered. In our legal system, if your lawsuit is filed too late, you can be barred from ever receiving compensation for your loss or injury, no matter the situation. Depending on your case, the time frame can vary, as shown in the following example for motor vehicle accidents in Illinois:
Statute of limitations vary among motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, and other types of personal injury cases. If you have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, contact one of our Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys immediately to avoid filing your lawsuit late and not being able to recover monetary compensation for your injury or loss.