Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers for Belvidere, Illinois

Belvidere Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers

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If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured in Belvidere, we can help.

Belvidere – City of Murals | We’re here to help.

We’ve worked legal cases in over 30 counties in or near Belvidere. Our law firm is recognized as a leader when it comes to personal legal matters.

If you or a loved one has been hurt due to the negligence of another person – call us right away.

There is NO FEE, it cost ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Call or Text – (815) 964-8303

Belvidere Personal Injury

Get back to normal – Hiring an attorney can help

If you’ve been injured by the neglect or carelessness of someone else consider hiring our personal injury lawyers to help you get back to normal.

Getting hurt can set you back not only financially, but medically and personally. When an accident could have been avoided is when you should consider hiring a lawyer who can help you navigate the legal, and insurance systems.

Hiring a lawyer is your best first step – but it won’t cost you anything when you work with our law firm. There is NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN. We work on contingency, meaning that we only take a portion of any settlement you receive. And when you work with a personal injury lawyer settlements are much larger than fighting for your rights on your own.

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Types of Accidents and Injuries We Can Help With

Belvidere Car Accident Lawyers

We routinely handle automotive accidents in and around Belvidere. If you’ve been in an accident give us a call and tell us what happened, we’ll be able to give you legal advice about how strong your case is.

If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our Car Accident Checklist.

Get a Crash Report

If Your Accident Had a Law Enforcement Response — Get a Crash Report. Many auto accidents will have a law enforcement officer generate a crash report. This report is VERY IMPORTANT and will help us with a number of factors with your auto accident claim.

If you haven’t already, get a copy of your accident report. Your accident likely had one of two agencies responsible for the crash report in Boone County. Contact them by phone or their website below:

  • Belvidere City Police Department
    615 N. Main St. Belvidere, IL 61008
  • 815-544-9626 or
    visit their website

  • Boone County Sheriff’s Department
    615 N. Main St. Belvidere, IL 61008
    815-544-9322 or
    visit their website

Car Accident Settlement Process

The car accident settlement process roughly flows in this order:

  1. The accident occurs.
  2. You seek treatment and a lawyer (we can refer you to various healthcare providers if you don’t have your own providers).
  3. You work on getting better through treatment (physical recovery). Yes, this can be a time-consuming process, but we take care of everything with your insurance, and handle your property damage claim to get your vehicle fixed in as short a time period as possible.
  4. We investigate your claim, and perhaps bring on an accident reconstructionist or other useful experts to build your case in preparation for a jury to hear your story.
  5. When you are back to how you were prior to your accident, or as close to 100% as your doctor believes you will get, we start to compile your medical bills.
  6. We then compile any of your lost wages (e.g., time missed from work for medical appointments, time lost to various treatments, and time you were out of work from the injury).
  7. We then assess how your quality of life has been impacted from your accident. So, if you can no longer participate in the activities you did prior to the accident, if you can’t pick your children up anymore, or if you have problems grocery shopping, among other limitations, we start to formulate what we may be seeking in pain and suffering amounts for an accurate idea of what to ask an insurance adjuster or jury to award you.
  8. We then submit what is known as a “demand” letter to the other driver’s insurance company, requesting a specific amount to avoid litigation. From there, they have the choice to accept the demand, counter offer a different amount, or reject settlement.
  9. If we cannot arrive at a resolution that you are satisfied with, the next step is to pursue a trial. Steps 2-9 can occur while a lawsuit is pending. If negotiations don’t work, we move into a trial or arbitration stage of your case, in which we make an argument to a Boone County, Illinois judge, jury, or panel of arbitrators, and argue over liability (i.e., who caused your accident) and/or what a fair amount of money is to resolve your case (i.e., damages).

We’re Less Than a 20-Minute Drive or a Phone Call Away

We’re very familiar with the Belvidere area. If you plan to visit our office it’s only a 20-minute drive away.

But we recommend you call us first, (815) 964-8303.

We’re not always readily available. We routinely travel to victims, investigate locations, and have court. It’s best to call and schedule an appointment.

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Time Limits on Filing Personal Injury Suit in Illinois

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In most cases in Illinois, there is a two-year time limit on personal injury lawsuits.

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.

If you need help we can guide you through this difficult time and alleviate some of the stress.

Learn More About Our Lawyers or Contact Us Below

For an honest, free, and compassionate consultation, call or text us confidentially at (815) 964-8303, or use the form on this page.

Remember our service is absolutely no cost to you unless we earn a recovery on your behalf.

Let us 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.