Minor accidents and inadvertent mishaps occur rather frequently in Chicago and throughout Cook County. For many of the people involved in these common incidents, the loss experienced due to personal injury or property damage is small or even nonexistent. An unfortunate number of people, however, sustain significant damages from their unplanned and accidental ordeals, leaving those victims considerably harmed from their involvement in unintended misfortunes.
In Illinois and many other jurisdictions across the country, statutes of limitation apply in personal injury cases. A statute of limitations is a law that establishes how long after an accident or the incurring of a loss that a person may file a lawsuit against the presumably responsible party. Readers of this blog who are outside of the state of Illinois should check with the laws of their jurisdictions in order to learn what limitations could apply to their potential personal injury lawsuits.