Belleville, Illinois Personal Injury & Auto Accident Attorney
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Clients in Belleville, Illinois
Did you know the city of Belleville, Illinois recently celebrated its 200th anniversary? The long history of this city makes it particularly important to keep it a safe place for residents. Making it a point to avoid preventable accidents and injuries will help preserve the Bellville residents for generations to come.
Personal injury law allows an injured person to file a claim or lawsuit against the party responsible for causing injury. A personal injury claim is to recover money damages for losses suffered by the injured party. Personal injury is a broad area of law and many types of legal claims can be brought in personal injury lawsuits. For instance, if your child gets hurt by a dangerous product that is defective, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for the damages the product caused. If you are injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you can file a personal injury claim to recover money for your injuries and damages. These are examples of personal injury law and they represent two of the many injury claims we handle at Page Law.
At Page Law we help injury victims in Illinois that sustained injuries because of someone else’s negligence and carelessness. Our dedicated Belleville personal injury lawyers will discuss the facts of your case and let you know your options for free.
File Your Personal Injury Claim as Soon as Possible
When you get hurt in an accident, it’s difficult to find time to contact an injury lawyer. Medical treatment for injuries can take weeks, months, and even years. It’s crucial to discuss your case with an experienced Belleville personal injury lawyer right away so you can determine what the statutory deadline to file your personal injury lawsuit is.
There is a statute of limitation that determines how long a personal injury victim has to file a lawsuit after an accident. Usually the clock on the statute of limitation begins “ticking” on the date of the incident that caused the injuries. Under 735 ILCS 5/13-202, most personal injury claims must be brought within two years from the date the injury occurred. To be clear, if you sustain an injury in a car accident or in a slip and fall accident, typically you must file a personal injury within two years from the date of injury or else you may lose your right to seek compensation. There are exceptions to this rule and it’s crucial to talk with an experienced injury attorney right away to determine the exact statute of limitation that applies to your specific case.
Some personal injury claims have a different statute of limitation. For instance, medical malpractice claims typically have a two-year year statute of limitation, but sometimes the clock can start either from the date the injury was sustained, or the date upon which you found out about (or should have been able to find out about) your injury. Why are medical negligence cases slightly different? Sometimes injuries associated with a medical malpractice lawsuit, such as a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis, are not discovered by the plaintiff for quite a long time. Again, you need to talk with an experienced injury attorney right away to figure out what the exact statute of limitation is for your specific case.
Types of Injuries that Commonly Occur in Belleville Auto Accidents
Many types of injuries result from auto accidents and they can range from minor to catastrophic. Personal injuries from motor vehicle accidents, including trucking accidents and motorcycle accidents, can vary widely. Some collisions result in minor injuries, while other crashes cause debilitating and sometimes fatal injuries. At Page Law we help clients maximize the value of injury cases that include these and other injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other head trauma;
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs);
- Neck and back injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Facial lacerations and scarring;
- Amputations; and
- Other types of debilitating and disfiguring injuries.
We know how difficult it can be to sustain an injury that requires surgery after an auto accident. It’s likely you will be unable to work for some time and medical bills will accumulate rapidly. You should not have to pay the financial costs associated with another driver’s reckless actions. Our Belleville car accident attorneys will discuss your options for compensation and come up with a game plan to maximize your recovery.
Contact a Belleville Personal Injury Attorney Today
At Page Law, our attorneys have been assisting clients in Illinois for decades with a wide range of personal injury cases. We tailor our strategy to meet the individual needs of each client, and we fight for the best possible outcome. Our Belleville personal injury attorneys know how important it is to obtain compensation for losses related to surgeries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you recently suffered a serious injury and have questions about your personal injury claim, call Page Law today to discuss your case.