CHICAGO, IL – Many people don’t understand what a personal injury lawyer exactly does or what constitutes a personal injury claim. You likely know that when someone is injured, they call a personal injury lawyer; however, do you know when to contact one yourself?
A personal injury claim may seek financial compensation for injuries resulting from an accident, medical malpractice or other factors.
The personal injury lawyers at the Dinizulu Law Group handle a wide variety of personal injury claims. Illinois law can be complex, but our team knows how to successfully pursue damages in even the most complex cases. If you were injured due to another’s negligence, we may be able to help recover compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial losses.
Common types of personal injury claims
Examples of the most common claims personal injury attorneys handle include:
- Auto Accidents
Various forms of driver negligence can lead to auto accidents. These accidents may also result from employer negligence including if an employer fails to perform an adequate background back on its drivers. It may also include product defects such as defective brakes or lights.
- Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners have the duty to ensure that their property is hazard free and is safe from injuries. Examples of slip and fall accidents include failing to clean up a spill on failing to fix a broken handrail.
- Medical Negligence
Medical malpractice can be very broad, but is alarmingly common. These types of causes normally involve unique circumstances, so it’s important to ask your attorney if they handle medical malpractice and personal injury cases since some do not.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Illinois?
The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years in Illinois. The two-year limit begins on the date that the injury occurred; however, the statute slight differs for medical negligence or medical malpractice cases. In cases of medical malpractice, the statute begins on the date of the injury, when you became aware of the injury or when you reasonably should have become aware of it.
When to contact a personal injury lawyer
If you suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of someone else, you should contact an attorney right away. The experienced team of personal injury attorneys at the Dinizulu Law Group have the knowledge, resources, and skills available to fight for justice and hold negligent parties accountable. To receive a free consultation, call our office today at (312) 384-1920.