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What types of injuries are considered personal?

A:

Any injury to your body, mind or emotions.

Q:

What should I do after the accident?

A:

Take photos, gather witness information, visit a doctor and follow your doctor’s care plan if applicable.

Q:

How do I file a personal injury claim?

A:

You will file your claim with the court, and after it has been accepted, you will have to serve the defendant with the paperwork.

Q:

Is there a time limit on when I can file a personal injury claim?

A:

You have to file your lawsuit within two years of the accident.

Q:

Will I have to go to court?

A:

Most personal injury cases are resolved outside of court. Your lawyer and the defendant’s lawyer will seek a resolution that is satisfactory. If you and the defendant cannot agree or there is a contested legal issue, then your case may end up in court.

Q:

What if I am partially at fault for my injuries?

A:

In Illinois, if you are found to be less than 50 percent at fault for your injuries, you can still file a lawsuit.

Q:

What should I expect during my personal injury case?

A:

After the defendant has filed their response, you will have to begin gathering evidence against them to prove your case. The resolution of your case will depend on how long it takes for you and the defendant to agree.

Q:

How long does the process last?

A:

These cases can be resolved in a few weeks in mediation but may take a few years in litigation.

Q:

How much is my case worth?

A:

There are various factors that determine the amount of compensation you may receive. Discussing your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer will provide you with better insight.

Q:

How can a lawyer help?

A:

A lawyer will guide you through each step of your case and the filing process so that you have the time to heal. Each case differs, and your attorney will be able to provide guidance for your specific case. You will want to consult a lawyer to determine your options for obtaining compensation for any injury you have sustained.

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