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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Edwardsville, The Floyd Law Firm is here to help you. Our dedicated team of Edwardsville car accident attorneys is ready to listen to your story, evaluate your case, and provide the legal guidance and support you need during this difficult time.
Father-son attorney team Walter and Mark will fight for your rights and work towards a brighter future for you and your family. Call (314) 863-4114 to book your appointment with our Edwardsville accident lawyers or schedule online today.
How The Floyd Law Firm Helps Edwardsville Car Accident Victims
At The Floyd Law Firm, we understand the challenges faced by car accident victims in Edwardsville. Our experienced team of Edwardsville car accident attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support and seeking justice for those injured in car accidents. We handle many car accident cases, including rear-end collisions, intersection accidents, T-bone collisions, hit-and-run incidents, and more.
With our experience handling car accident claims, we strive to maximize compensation for our clients. We investigate each case to ensure our clients receive fair and full compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Case?
Many states have different statutes of limitations (meaning the amount of time you have to bring a case against the defendant) for different personal injury case types; Illinois is not one of them. Illinois’s statute of limitations for car accidents is two years from when “the cause of action is accrued.”
It’s important to make note of and understand the language used in this definition, as it can change the amount of time you have to file a claim. “Accrued,” as found in Illinois Compiled Statute 735 5/13-202, is different from the meaning of the word “discovered,” which is found in statutes of limitations in other states.
Discovered means that even if an injurious incident happened on a specific date, if injuries were not discovered until later, the statute of limitations would begin to tick down from the date of that discovery. In contrast, accrued means that the damages happened on a specific date, and the clock on the statute of limitations starts ticking down from that date.
If the injuries or complications arising from a car accident were not discovered until much later than the accrual date, that could mean you have significantly less time to file a claim in Illinois.
That’s why our Edwardsville personal injury lawyers always urge those seeking legal action against negligent third parties to file a claim as soon as possible.
Common Injuries From Car Accidents
As one of the leading causes of preventable injuries, car accidents can cause near-irreversible medical consequences to those who experience them.
Typical injuries that arise from car accidents include:
- Broken Limbs
- Crushed Limbs or Digits
- Cracked Ribs
- Internal Bleeding
- Damage to Internal Organs
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
Is Illinois A No-Fault State For Car Insurance?
Illinois is not a no-fault state. In a traditional “fault-based” insurance state, those at fault for your accident will file a claim on their insurance.
In contrast, a “no-fault” insurance state dictates that individuals who experience a car accident must file a claim on their insurance.
Contact Our Edwardsville Car Accident Attorneys Today
Book your free, no-obligation car accident case review and consultation by calling our Edwardsville car accident attorneys at (314) 863-4114 or by scheduling online today.