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What Is The Statute of Limitations in Illinois?

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Hi. I’m John Perconti, one of the founding partners of Levin & Perconti in Chicago.
Many prospective clients ask us, what is the statute of limitations for a particular case?
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations limitations means a specific period of time that is required for a lawsuit to be filed for that particular claim. Generally, it is 2 years from the date of the negligent act. That could be the date of the car accident, the date of the fall, the date of a nursing home incident, the date a medical injury occurred in a hospital. There are different exceptions with respect to medical malpractice actions. Generally, you have 2 years from the date of the negligent act to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. However, it allows a person to bring an action 2 years from the date that they knew or should have known malpractice was committed. However, it cannot be longer than 4 years under most circumstances. It is crucial that you understand these time limitations and the variance of these time limitations. It takes a long time to investigate these claims and gather all the necessary information, so it’s really important that you contact us as soon as possible so that all of your rights can be protected. If you have been seriously injured and have questions about your rights, please feel free to contact us at or call us at 312-332-2872. Thank you.

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