Statutes of limitations are laws that exist to provide a time frame for how long someone has to file a lawsuit. These statutes of limitations vary from state to state, so it's important to understand the laws that apply to your personal injury claim.

Illinois law provides different limitation periods for different types of injury actions, and depending on who the defendant is. Minors in general have an extended period to file suit as opposed to people of age. In general, there is a 2 year period from the date of accident to file suit. But there are many exceptions.

If you've been injured and think you may have a case, it's important to act as fast as possible and find a personal injury lawyer, since once the time period passes for filing suit, you essentially have no recourse. The team of experienced Illinois personal injury attorneys at Lipkin & Apter is here to handle your case promptly and efficiently in these areas: