Generally speaking, people often understand that in the State of Illinois, one has a time limit on filing a personal injury claim of any type.
But when that claim involves a defective product complaint, further time restrictions do apply, setting even more limitations on how long you have to file that claim. It’s vital to know when the clock starts ticking on your claim and how long you have to file it.
For every state, the statute of limitations is different. In Illinois, plaintiffs have to bring action in their defective products claims within a span of two years from the date on which the injury occurred. For other states, the clock starts on the date the injury was first discovered.
So right away, you have an important distinction you don’t want to confuse in your case. Ensuring you know which is appropriate to your own state is important to your claim.
Further, there is the statute of repose, as enacted in Illinois. The statue of repose similarly restricts the timeline for defective product claims in that it sets a limit that begins on the day the product is sold or delivered to the consumer.
These limitations highlight just how important it is to ensure no delay in bringing your claim before the courts. Equally important is the need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney, who can help identify the potential damages in your case as well as the array of possible defendants that can be held liable in your claim.
Statutes of limitations and statutes of repose can often be the easiest routes for defendants and insurers to avoid responsibility in your claim. Working with experienced personal injury attorneys like those at Bizzieri Law Offices can ensure your rights are protected and that you receive the highest award possible in your case.
We work hard to uncover evidence in your case, identify the responsible parties and negotiate the highest compensation for your injuries. If you have questions about filing a personal injury claim, call us today at 773.881.9000. There is no cost for the initial consultation, and we don’t collect a fee unless we recover damages for you.