Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys
Powerhouse Representation to Help You Get Back on Your Feet
No one can prepare for the moment an accident strikes. Although accidents happen, some incidents can cause substantial injuries and other losses for the victims. These losses can inflict great pain and suffering on victims, resulting in job loss, high medical bills, loss of future earnings, mental anguish, and much more.
For these reasons, negligence and wrongdoings should not be unaccounted for, which is why our Chicago personal injury attorneys are here to help hold the responsible party accountable for causing your injuries.
Whether you are a victim of medical malpractice, railroad accidents, motor vehicle collisions, and other accidents, you can count on Cogan & Power, P.C. to stand up for what you deserve. Through tireless negotiations and strict focus, we can help you achieve a favorable settlement to help you move forward. Rest assured that we are well-qualified to handle even the most complex cases, as our Chicago personal injury lawyers have achieved groundbreaking settlements for our clients.
One particular case we are proud of is one where we achieved a $41 million settlement on behalf of a client who became paralyzed after being thrown out of a bar. Our team of dedicated Chicago personal injury attorneys fought to hold the bouncers responsible for their actions and prevailed.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Illinois?
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. The statute of limitations is a law that determines how long injury victims have to file a claim to pursue compensation for their injuries before they lose their legal right to do so.
This means you have two years from the date your injury occurred to file, or you risk losing your right to do so. It’s important to note that there are exceptions that can change this time limit, so it’s important you speak to an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney about the specifics of your case as soon as possible.
Examples of some of these exceptions include:
- If the injury victim was a minor when the accident occurred
- If the alleged negligent party leaves the state of Illinois before a claim can be filed
The statute of limitations has a big impact on your ability to file a claim so it’s important to speak to an experienced lawyer about the specifics of your case as soon as possible. Cogan & Power, P.C. offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today!
Allow us to help you achieve a successful outcome in your situation as well. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your situation, contact our Chicago personal injury law firm online or at (312) 477-2500!