Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys
Trusted Counsel Who Will Fight for You
Sam C. Mitchell & Associates has been proudly serving individuals throughout Southern and Central Illinois since 1968. Our attorneys have over a century of combined experience in personal injury law. For over 50 years, our firm has represented those who have been seriously injured. We fight for our clients throughout the entire legal process so that they can focus on healing and getting better. Whether you were injured in a car accident, harmed by a defective product, or lost a loved one due to someone else’s careless or reckless actions, we encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation.
Treating You with the Respect You Deserve
Our Illinois personal injury lawyers know that our clients are at the core of our practice. We take the time to listen and learn about each client’s unique situation and goals. We pride ourselves on providing personalized attention and efficient legal service, as well as on doing whatever is necessary to protect the rights of the injured.
We will stand beside you from your initial consultation through settlement and, if need be, court judgment. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to fair compensation—and we work hard to achieve the results you need.
The Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases
Illinois’ statute of limitations law can be found in the 735 Illinois Compiled Statutes section 5/13-202 and it states that injury victims have two years to file a claim before the statute of limitations runs out. The statute of limitations is a law that governs how long a claimant has to file a personal injury claim before their legal right to recover compensation ends. This time limit, however, can be shortened or extended depending on the circumstances of your case. If you want to learn more about how the statute of limitations may affect you contact our office today.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Illinois?
How long a person has to file a personal injury claim is regulated by the statute of limitations. This law differs state by state and effectively limits how long injury victims have to file a claim before they lose their right to do so. Losing your right to file a claim can be devastating to your case as it also means losing your legal right to pursue compensation in most cases so it’s crucial to know how this law will affect your case.
According to the 735 Illinois Compiled Statutes section 5/13-202, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Illinois is two years from the date of your accident. It’s important to note that there are exceptions that can change this two-year time period. Don’t wait to be informed of your rights and options.
Call our experienced firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the details of your claim with a member of our firm.