Across the nation, personal injury cases are filed every day. Personal injury lawsuits are legal disputes arising from the harm of one or more individuals as a result of an accident or injury where some other party or parties may be responsible for this harm. These types of cases may be formalized through a civil court proceeding – in other words, filing a lawsuit in court – that seeks to find the other party legally at fault through a judgment. On the other hand, a personal injury case may be resolved through informal settlement even before a case is filed in the appropriate court.
Personal injury law is perhaps one of the most misunderstood areas of the legal field by the public. Common myths include:
It is important to know that an individual seeking damages from a personal injury – referred to as the plaintiff – has a limited time during which he or she may file a lawsuit in the appropriate court. This period is called a statute of limitations. Generally, this time period is dictated by state law and typically begins either when the plaintiff is injured or when he or she discovers the injury. It is not uncommon for the statute of limitations to vary by type of injury suffered.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact a Rockford personal injury attorney today to learn about your rights under Illinois state law. While personal injury cases can be complicated and stressful, they do not have to be with the right legal counsel. The attorneys at the Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd. will protect your interests every step of the way and aggressively advocate for you. Click here or call (815) 398-9700 today to schedule your initial free consultation.
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