If you or a loved one is involved in an auto accident while pregnant, we are really dealing with two possible injury cases that are closely connected. If the injury is severe enough to impact an unborn child, there may need to be lengthy hospital stays to track and monitor the child’s health, labor may need to be induced, and, in some cases, the life could be taken due to an auto accident impacting the unborn child. Additionally, even if injuries to the unborn child don’t exist, it certainly makes treatment for the mother more difficult.
Certain physical therapy and chiropractic businesses may not be equipped to treat someone who is pregnant. Additionally, given how the body prepares to give birth with physical and bone structure changes in pregnant females, injuries to the lower back, hips, and spine could be exacerbated due to these changes.
If you have been in an auto accident and you are or could be pregnant, it is important that you go to the emergency room and follow up with your primary care physician immediately to ensure that any required or recommended treatment is followed closely.
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.
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