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Statute of limitations can reduce timeline for accident lawsuit

Chicago residents do not have unlimited periods of time in which to file lawsuits based on injuries they suffered in car accidents. In Illinois, a person generally has two years from the date of his injury to initiate litigation for the recovery of his losses. However, as every vehicle collision is different, it is important that individuals understand their rights, the legal limitations, and other statutory and case law that may apply to their civil cases.

The law firm of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish includes as part of its personal injury legal practice the representation of people who have been harmed in car, truck, and other automobile crashes. Certain factors can influence the length of time after which an accident occurs that a person can sue the party or parties that caused his injuries. The attorneys of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish are prepared to speak with their clients about the facts and circumstances that may change the statues of limitation for their case, as well as the best strategy for seeking compensation.

If a person waits until after the statute of limitations for his case runs out he may lose his right to sue and collect damages for his injuries. As the law does not permit a person an unlimited amount of time to pursue his accident-related losses, it can be helpful for an injured party to begin investigating his litigation rights shortly after suffering harm.

Not every car accident situation can or should be litigated, but almost any potential claim from such an incident can be barred if the injured party waits too long to file a lawsuit. The attorneys of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish are prepared to discuss the facts and circumstances of car accident cases with new clients to determine if and when their claims should be filed to meet the requirements of the state's statutes of limitation.

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