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Illinois Personal Injury Attorney

Many of us in our lifetime will be involved in at least one automobile accident. When an accident happens and it’s someone else’s fault, you need the experience of an Illinois personal injury attorney. A specialized attorney can help you receive a fair settlement for your injuries.

Why An Illinois Personal Injury Attorney?

Illinois law requires that those affected by a personal injury that occurred in the state work with an attorney who’s licensed in our state. There are approximately 4,700 personal injury attorneys in Illinois for you to choose from.

Deciding which attorney to go with can be overwhelming with so many choices. All in all, you want to find one that has a vast amount of experience working with those affected by personal injuries. If your accident involved a motor vehicle, searching for an attorney with experience in that area is helpful.

The advantages of hiring a personal injury attorney can’t be overstated. They can help with many things regarding your claim.

First, they can help you evaluate how strong your case is. Once it’s determined you have a valid claim, they can advocate for you with insurance companies. An insurance company is likely to deny responsibility or offer you less than they should.

A strong personal injury advocate won’t let them get away with it. They have the experience to know what your claim is worth. And, they will fight to ensure you receive it.

What Else Can An Attorney Help Me With?

There are other things to consider besides dealing with the car insurance company. Perhaps of most importance is restoring your health back to what it was before your accident.

Your accident has likely caused you a great amount of pain. Your injuries likely require ongoing medical care. In the meantime, you’re probably unable to work or have missed a great amount of work.

An experienced personal injury attorney understands how your accident has affected your life. They also understand that when it’s because of someone else’s negligence, they must be held accountable for the expenses you’ve incurred and lost wages.

They understand how to leverage the Illinois law to be sure you get the monetary compensation you deserve. They also understand how an accident with a public transportation system, such as the Chicago Transit Authority, may affect your rights.

Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys

How Does My Claim Get Filed?

You should file your personal injury claim in the courthouse of the county where your accident occurred. The following are some of the major courthouses in Illinois:

  • Cook County (Includes Chicago, Aurora, Elmhurst, Naperville, North Lake, Oak Forest, and Prospect Height)
    Richard J. Daley Center
    50 West Washington Street, Room 601
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

  • Winnebago County (Includes Rockford, Loves Park, and South Beloit)
    400 West State St.
    Rockford, IL 61101
    Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

  • Peoria County (Includes Peoria, Elmwood, and Chillicothe)
    Peoria County Circuit Clerk
    324 Main Street
    Peoria, IL 61602
    Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Sangamon County (Includes Springfield, Auburn, Leland Grove, and Virden)
    Sangamon County Courts Complex
    200 South Ninth Street
    Springfield, Illinois 62701
    Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Fill Out Our Free Case Evaluation Form

If you’d like to contact a licensed personal injury attorney in Illinois, fill out our Free Case Evaluation form. We’ll connect you with an experienced attorney who can help.

It’s important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. This is due to the Illinois statute of limitations. The law allows two years for you to file your claim from the date of your accident.

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