Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers South Beloit, Illinois

The Best Personal Injury Lawyers in South Beloit

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

Farm Accidents, Car Accidents, Workplace Accidents

The experience you need to help you through a tough accident.

South Beloit is at the very North-Central edge of our border with Wisconsin. Making up the quadrant of Roscoe/Rockton/South Beloit with a combined roughly 25,000 residents. With some exposure to the I-90 interstate, and IL 251, South Beloit is interconnected with our major roadways in the area. If you or a loved one has been injured in a South Beloit car crash, feel free to utilize these resources below and contact us if we can ever be of assistance.


What Happens After You’ve Been in an Auto Accident

Typically if someone is involved in a car accident their lawyer or insurance company will want to see a copy of what the crash report says. When a law enforcement officer arrives on scene they’ll take detailed notes, interview any witnesses, and then make an assessment of if traffic citations should be issued, and if so, to whom they’ll be given to. The contact information below lists off the law enforcement agencies most likely to be involved in any kind of traffic related accident in South Beloit.

South Beloit Police Department, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. #2 South Beloit, IL 61080 815-389-3491 or on the web, plus their new system here.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department can be contacted for a copy of your crash report directly at 650 W. State St. Rockford, IL 61102, at 815-319-6000, or on the web.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

One of the two things that we typically look for when handling any kind of personal injury or car accident related case is first, liability. Liability is who caused an injury. In Illinois we’re able to maintain a recovery for a client if we can show that the wrongdoer/tortfeasor is at least 51% responsible for a client’s injury.

The second step is what are the damages that the client experienced. This is where the role of the injury lawyer is at it’s most important. If someone is hurt they can face reduced work, loss of employment, loss of enjoyment of life, using up all of their vacation time to attend medical appointments, physical pain, the loss of spending quality time with their spouse, children, and other loved ones, a reduced capacity to enjoy hobbies and physical activities, and a competing wide range of challenges mentally and emotionally from being forced into a situation against their will that changes their quality of life.

Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney is Your Best First Step

What we do is start working immediately to preserve our client’s case, and protect their rights. From interviewing witnesses, to ordering crash reports, and any available video footage from relevant sources, we work to secure a favorable outcome for every client so that they can work on their physical recovery, while we work to preserve their financial recovery. The claim process is generally straight forward and typically goes like this:

  • We initiate a claim for our client’s bodily injuries. We also include a property damage claim so that if our client was injured in a South Beloit car crash we can work to have their vehicle repaired or the value of the vehicle awarded to the client so that they can obtain a new vehicle (note there are variations in how this works depending on if you have your own GAP insurance for one example). This type of insurance covers the difference between the value of your vehicle at the time of a total loss, and the amount you may have financed which could exceed the value of your vehicle in some situations.
  • We allow you to work towards your physical recovery by following your treatment professional’s guidelines and recommendations. Then when they release you, or notify you that you may have ongoing treatments for your injuries we order your medical records for all treatment you’ve been through.
  • We work with you to establish what a fair resolution to your case would be in your mind, and then compare similar injuries and what juries have awarded in such cases here in Winnebago County. Once we set a figure we compile the demand with your medical records and submit that to the wrongdoer/tortfeasor’s insurance provider. If they pay that amount we will work to reduce your medical bills to give you a larger recovery, and then disburse payments to your providers, and you. Which would resolve your case.
  • If the insurance company will not accept our demand then with your permission we can file a lawsuit and force the wrongdoer into court where we can ask a Judge, or Jury to hear about your case and determine what a fair resolution is.

While such a list can appear daunting, we are in court every day during the workweek and are trial lawyers, not settlement lawyers. If your case needs to have a lawsuit filed to protect your rights, and preserve your interests in a strong recovery for your car crash or other personal injury related case we can help.

Illinois Time Limits on Filing Suit

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.

Get in Touch

For an honest, free, and compassionate consultation about your South Beloit 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 our injury lawyers 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.

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