Statutes of Limitations for an injury

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Accidents are witnessed almost every day across the country. According to the latest statistics, motor vehicles are the leading in terms of accidental injuries and deaths.

In case you get injured through an accident caused by the careless driving of another person, you have a right to file for monetary compensation. All you have to do is hire an experienced Aurora IL personal injury attorney.

The personal injury lawsuit process

  1. Initial consultation

The first step begins by talking to a personal injury lawyer Aurora IL. Most personal injury lawyers provide a free consultation.

During this stage, you will discuss with your lawyer all the details of the case such as the nature of the accident and the severity of the injuries.

  1. Filing court documents

The next step is where your lawyer files a personal injury lawsuit and all other documents relevant to the case.

  1. Discovery

After all the parties have filed and been served with initial documents, the next stage is called discovery. It is where evidence is shared formally. The lawyer representing you will send a list of questions to the defendant.

  1. Pretrial and hearings

This is where lawyers try to force the other side to produce evidence. Nonetheless, the lawyers can also file a motion to have a case resolved before reaching the trial stage.

  1. Settlement negotiation

Lawyers from both sides try to agree on a settlement and prevent the case from going to a full trial.

  1. Trial

If both parties fail to agree, the case will proceed to a full trial. Your Aurora IL personal injury lawyer will present the evidence and a judgment will be delivered after the defendant has also presented his side of the case.

Personal injury statutes of limitations

The state of Illinois has a two-year limit for all personal injury claims. This means that you can’t file a case after the two years have elapsed. It is important to contact Woodruff Johnson & Evans within the stipulated period.


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