You Have a 2-Year Window of Opportunity
In Illinois, the statute of limitations (or, more simply, the time limit) to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years. This means that you have a maximum of two years to seek the compensation you need after a car accident. If you wait too long and your claim gets denied, your window of opportunity will close, and you will not be able to file a lawsuit in order to pursue your claim more aggressively.
To avoid this legal and financial headache altogether, the best thing you can do is meet with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. That way, you will know from the get-go what your case is worth, how aggressive you (or rather, your legal team) will need to be, and approximately how long it will take to put this whole thing behind you.
Insurance Companies Are Pushy
When you talk to an insurance adjuster about your case, you are almost guaranteed to hear that your case is worth little to no money. They may tell you that the accident was actually your fault, that your case is worth half of what it’s actually worth, or — even worse — that your case isn’t worth any money at all.
Don't let them push you into a deal. Instead, set up a free consultation with our firm and find out the truth about your case. The insurance adjuster’s job is to pay you as little as possible. Ours is to get you as much as we possibly can and to deal with all those insurance personnel so that you don’t have to.