CHICAGO, IL – Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is far from relaxing. It becomes a stressful time full of uncertainties about your health and finances. If you delayed your car accident claim, it isn’t necessarily too late to go after compensation for your personal injuries. Here are a few tips from the Dinizulu Law Group if you find yourself in this situation:
Pay attention to your symptoms
It can be difficult to tell if symptoms are a result of a car accident, which is why anyone involved should keep a close eye on their symptoms and overall health over the following days and weeks. Some common delayed symptoms include:
- Chronic headaches
- Psychological changes
- Neck or shoulder pain and/or stiffness
- Back pain
- Abdominal pain, swelling or bruising
Statute of limitations in Illinois
Under Illinois law, the statute of limitations for car accident claims is two years under most circumstances. From the date your motor vehicle accident occurred, you have two years to file a claim. It’s best to consult with an attorney immediately after an accident. Delaying a car accident claim can have serious, unintended consequences including lost evidence or credibility which will only make your case harder to fight in court.
How can the Dinizulu Law Group help me or someone I loved who has been injured in a car accident?
If you have delayed filing a car accident claim in Illinois, the personal injury attorneys at the Dinizulu Law Group are here to assist you and overcome the challenges that come with an injury claim. Our skilled attorneys will take evaluate your case and transparently tell you if you have a viable claim for compensation. Call our office today for a free initial case evaluation at (312) 384-1920.