In Illinois, we have what is called the statute of limitations, which is a time limit for injured victims to bring a lawsuit against the person, business, or other party that injured them. The statute of limitations varies depending on the type of injury, but generally is two years from the date of the accident, or the date of the injury.
The statute of limitations can be increased if the injury was not known or was not discovered until later on. But generally, individuals who are injured as a result of the wrongful or negligent conduct of another individual, of a business, or of a company, have two years to bring their claim in court.
That’s why if you’ve been injured you don’t want to wait. You don’t want your case to drag. You want to make sure you get the right legal help and legal representation right away.