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How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

The time limit you have to file a personal injury claim is called the statute of limitations and is dictated by state law. The length of statutes of limitations varies from state to state. In Illinois, you typically have two years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury, medical malpractice, or wrongful death claim. After the two years have passed, your claim will no longer be valid. However, there are some exceptions. In some cases, the statute of limitations might begin to run its course the day the accident occurs. In other cases, a discovery period is allowed, meaning that the statute of limitations begins on the date the injury was or should have been discovered. To determine exactly how much time you have to file a claim, contact one of the attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. today.

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