Our personal injury lawyers are the premier resources for any car crash, or other personal injury related matter in the Rockton, Illinois area here in Winnebago County and throughout Illinois. From the moment you contact our office you gain a team of trusted professionals that will help you or your loved one navigate the issues that arise after an injury has occurred.
Immediately after a crash, the following information may help you in gathering some of the initial information that we will need in order to help. In Rockton you are most likely to have either of these law enforcement agencies respond after a car accident. Obtaining a crash report is the first step in our review of our case so we can see what the first responding officer may have seen, who they interviewed, what the interview consisted of, and if there were any witnesses not involved with your crash.
After we have this information we can begin your case by opening up a claim with the other insurance company, and/or your own insurance company to notify them that an injury has occurred, and to initiate a property damage claim for your vehicle. From there we can assist you and your family in the following ways:
If you have been injured in a car accident in Rockton, 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.
For an honest, free, and compassionate consultation about your Rockton personal injury case, feel free to call or text message us confidentially at (815) 964-8303. 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.