Countless accidents occur at intersections. Drivers, passengers, and pedestrians are all at risk for serious injuries due to other drivers’ negligence. Not only that, but particular intersections are known to be especially dangerous. Accidents in an intersection can be particularly dangerous depending on visibility, weather, and traffic at the time of the accident. Injuries from these accidents can range from mild to severe, and may result in death. We at the Law Office of Paul M. Marriett have the expertise to help you pick up the pieces after an intersection accident.
We will strategize your case to get the most for you. Effective advocacy when it comes to intersection accidents requires work. We will work tirelessly to collect evidence for use in your case. Depending on the facts surrounding your case, we may visit the intersection in question and collect photographs, hire experts to hammer out the nuts and bolts of the accident, contact witnesses, and even collect red-light footage for use at trial or settlement conferences.
Compensation You Deserve
Under Illinois law, if you are involved in an intersection accident, you may be entitled to reimbursement of medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, permanent impairment, lost wages, and property damage. If you or a loved one was killed as a result of a vehicle back-up accident, you may be entitled recovery under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act (740 ILCS 180/1). Consulting with an attorney early on in your case is the best way to ensure that your damages have been properly documented so that you receive fair value for your claim. Also, be sure to seek medical treatment right away if you believe that you have been injured, as more often than not, this is a big factor in car accident case outcomes.
Illinois Time Limits on Filing Suit
Illinois sets a time limit of two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in the state’s civil court system. In most cases, this two-year time limit, known as a “statute of limitations,” begins to run on the date of the accident. Sometimes, however, a statute of limitations might run from the date that you discovered you were injured, rather than the date of the event that injured you. This later date is known as a “discovery date.”
For injury claims against a city or county, you have one year to file a lawsuit. The time limit to sue the state is generally two years, but you must file a formal claim within one year in order to sue.
A qualified personal injury attorney can help guide you through this difficult time and alleviate some of the stress.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
For a confidential, compassionate, in-depth, free, and, most importantly, thorough consultation with a Rockford Personal Injury Lawyer about your uninsured driver auto accident injury case in Rockford, Belvidere, Freeport, Rochelle, Oregon, Loves Park, Byron, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, or elsewhere in the State of Illinois, call or text message us at (815) 391-0089, or e-mail us 24/7/365. We offer in-office consultations, and routinely make visits to clients’ homes, hospital rooms, nursing homes, and other off-site locations to make retaining our services as easy as possible.