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.
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 at https://southbeloit.org/police/ plus their new system at https://southbeloit.org/accident-reports-now-available-online/
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 at http://www.winnebagosheriff.com
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.
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:
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 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 South Beloit 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.