Decatur Injury Attorney Gives A Brief Overview of Personal Injury in Illinois
To be sure, the area of personal injury law is very broad and it includes a wide variety of injuries that can occur to both people and property. That said, personal injury law can be quite confusing, not only for the injured party, but also for the attorney handling the case. Still, certain injuries are handled differently than others, and some attorneys elect to focus specifically on a particular aspect of personal injury law, such as in the case of workers’ compensation or medical malpractice.
The key thing that injured individuals need to remember with regard to these types of cases is that in order to have an injury case, there has to be an injury of some kind because if you haven’t been hurt either physically, monetarily, or emotionally (in some instances), there is no case. Additionally, in order to have a successful case, you (or your attorney) will need to demonstrate that the person or business that injured you either did so purposefully or because of their carelessness or negligence.
Depending on your case, the amount of compensation that you receive for damages can cover anything from medical costs and lost employment and/or wages to pain and suffering and property damage. However, take note that in a lot of personal injury cases, you will have to deal with the other party’s insurance company, and you really do not want to deal with them on your own or provide any statements to them without having an attorney by your side.
Statute of Limitations
Generally speaking, the state of Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations period for filing a personal injury lawsuit, and it begins on the date of your injury. However, if you’re bringing a case against a government entity, you will only have a year to do so. Still, in instances where an injury isn’t immediately apparent, or if you’re a minor when the accident occurred, you might be given additional time.
Get a Good Decatur Injury Attorney
You should select an attorney who primarily handles personal injury cases and has a substantial amount of experience with your particular injury. Once you’ve chosen an attorney, ask him or her plenty of questions in order to assess whether or not he or she is a good fit for you and your situation. If you would like to setup a free initial consultation, please contact John Cannon at 1-800-373-6050 as soon as possible.