At Marriett & Murati, we stand up for the rights of injury victims throughout Illinois. Our services have been utilized in over 30 of Illinois’ 102 counties for a reason: we get results. When you or a loved one have been hurt or injured due to the negligence of another, or while at work, we fight for you. There’s never a fee unless we win, it costs absolutely nothing to have us start working for you, and we actually care. Our office keeps a tailored caseload so that we can work directly with our clients without the need for abundant support staff. This means not only are you not kept at arms length from your lawyer, but you actually have our personal phone numbers, e-mail, and can even text message us about your case.
If your case involves an auto accident, the responding law enforcement agency will prepare a crash report based on Illinois Statute that will list of a number of important items that will help us, help you. First, the report lists off what the responding officer’s observations were at arrival and during the interaction with the crash scene. Second it will provide us with the relevant insurance company of the person who injured you so that we can initiate a formal claim. If you were hurt in Belvidere, Illinois, or in Boone County generally you likely had one of these two agencies being responsible for preparing your crash report: The Belvidere City Police Department at 615 N. Main St. Belvidere, IL 61008 , 815-544-9626, or on the web at https://www.ci.belvidere.il.us/departments/police-department OR the Boone County Sheriff’s Department at 615 N. Main St. Belvidere, IL 61008, 815-544-9322, or on the web at https://www.boonecountyil.org/government/departments/sheriff_s_office/
If you have been injured in a car accident in Belvidere, Illinois, or in a surrounding community, there are essentially two ways to recover compensation for your injury.
The car accident settlement process roughly flows in this order:
Illinois sets a time limit of two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in the state’s civil court system. In most cases, this two-year time limit, known as a “statute of limitations,” begins to run on the date of the accident. Sometimes, however, a statute of limitations might run from the date that you discovered you were injured, rather than the date of the event that injured you. This later date is known as a “discovery date.”
For injury claims against a city or county, you have one year to file a lawsuit. The time limit to sue the state is generally two years, but you must file a formal claim within one year in order to sue.
The qualified personal injury law firm of Marriett and Murati can help guide you through this difficult time and alleviate some of the stress.
For an honest, free, and compassionate consultation about your Belvidere, or Boone County, Illinois personal injury case, feel free to call or text message us confidentially at 815-315-4967 or contact us here. Remember our service is absolutely no cost to you unless we earn a recovery on your behalf. Let the trusted pro’s at Marriett & Murati help you or your loved one navigate the legal side of your case and fight for your financial recovery, while you focus on your physical recovery.