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Statute of Limitations

Illinois Statutes of Limitations

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

Accident and injury victims are often entitled to personal injury damages from the party whose negligence or intentional misconduct caused the accident and injuries. In order to recover personal injury damages, however, the plaintiff must bring a cause of action within the applicable time period. The time limitations during which a plaintiff can file a personal injury lawsuit are governed by statutes of limitations.

For more than 40 years, the Chicago personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. have been dedicated to protecting the rights of accident and injury victims. We not only explain your legal rights to you and advocate on your behalf, but we can help ensure that your personal injury lawsuit is filed in a timely manner that adheres to the application statute of limitations.

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to contact the Chicago accident lawyers at the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury lawsuit.

Illinois Statutes of Limitations

The applicable statute of limitations depends the nature and cause of the accident, along with other factors. In Illinois, the following statutes of limitations apply:

  • Personal Injury: generally two years from the date of the accident
  • Slip and Fall Accidents/Premises Liability: generally two years from the date of the accident if the accident occurred on private property, or within one year of the date of the accident if the accident occurred on public property
  • Medical Malpractice: generally two years from the date of the act giving rise to the injury, or four years if the injury cannot reasonably be discovered during two years
  • Wrongful Death: generally two years from the date of death
  • Product liability: generally two years from the date of injury
  • Workers’ Compensation: two years from the last payment of compensation from your employer’s insurance company or three years from the date of your injury, whichever is later

Types of Personal Injury Accidents

At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our Chicago personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits so we are able to quickly determine the appropriate statute of limitations and ensure that a personal injury lawsuit is filed in a timely manner. We represent clients in matters such as:

Act Now to Protect Your Rights

Because the statutes of limitations for accident and injury claims are very strict – and because it is important to preserve necessary evidence – you should act quickly following an accident to protect your legal rights. At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our experienced Chicago accident lawyers promptly embark on a comprehensive investigation in order to obtain the necessary evidence and ensure that the necessary legal documents are filed within the appropriate statute of limitations to preserve your right to a legal claim.

Moreover, we are committed to getting our clients full and fair recovery. Because we offer contingent fee arrangements, you don’t pay legal fees unless you obtain financial compensation.

If you have been in a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Chicago personal injury lawyers.