When you get knocked down by an accident, we can help you back up.
Loves Park is a municipality directly north or northwest of Rockford. With just under 24,000 residents, Loves Park has a number of State Highways, and the I-90 interstate that runs through its easternmost geographic area. Including one of the most dangerous local intersections in Winnebago County at E. Riverside Boulevard and Perryville Road. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Loves Park, Illinois our injury and accident lawyers can help.
If your case involves a car crash, one of the most important pieces of information we need when investigating a potential case is a crash report. In the event you do know what agency responded to your crash there usually are two primary law enforcement agencies that could respond to a Loves Park car accident.
First is the Loves Park Police Department which can be located at 540 Loves Park Drive, Loves Park, IL 61111 – 815-654-5015 or the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office which is located at 650 W. State St. Rockford, IL 61102 or 815-319-6000.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to take certain steps to protect yourself and ensure that you receive the appropriate medical care and compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’re likely facing a difficult and stressful situation. In addition to physical pain and emotional trauma, you may also be dealing with medical bills, lost income, and a host of other challenges. As you begin to explore your legal options and consider filing a personal injury claim, one of the most common questions you may have is how long the process will take.
While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, understanding the factors that can impact the timeline of your case can help you prepare for the road ahead.
After our initial work on your case, our office may be waiting for your treatment to finish. Once your treatment is completed, we obtain your medical records and calculate your bills to discuss a target demand with you. The timeline for recovering compensation is determined by the extent of your injuries and physical recovery.
Sometimes, a physical recovery may take longer than the two-year statute of limitations period, which means we may have to file a lawsuit before the client is fully healed. Our job is to educate the insurance company or a jury about the extent of your injuries and the fair value to resolve your case.
There is no hard and fast rule for how quickly a case may finish, especially if there are future medical expenses involved. In such cases, we may bring on qualified experts like a “life-care planner” to estimate lifetime costs associated with certain injuries.
For instance, if a client requires extended time in an assisted living facility or a nursing home, a life-care planner can estimate the cost of care for different periods.
Illinois personal injury recovery statutes work like an old-fashioned piggy bank, which has a negative aspect. Once a settlement is agreed upon by the insurance company or a specific amount of money is awarded to the client from a mediator, arbitration panel, or jury, there will be no more money paid out regarding the case. That is why it is vital to make the strongest possible case when trying to resolve a personal injury case. Failing to mention or overlook a crucial part of the recovery can cause significant financial difficulties for the client in the future.
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.
For an honest, free, and compassionate consultation about your Loves Park personal injury case, feel free to call or text message us confidentially at (815) 964-8303. Remember, our service comes at 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.