What To Do If You have Been the Victim of a Personal Injury
Personal injuries are typically the result of the negligence of another person or business. A personal injury is also called a “tort.” Tort cases can include slip and falls, auto accident injuries, product defects, medical malpractice, dog bites, truck accidents and fires/explosions, just to name a few. The statute of limitations in the state of Illinois is two years for personal injury claims, so you must move fast if you want to be compensated for your injury.
- Seek immediate medical attention. Be sure to keep all written and signed copies of all your doctor reports, medical expenses, tests ordered, prescriptions filled and diagnoses given by medical professionals that are provided to you.
- Make a list of eyewitnesses and obtain their phone numbers and addresses. The statements of eyewitnesses can help strengthen your case against an insurance company representing the negligent party.
- Keep a detailed record of your injury, treatment and recovery process. It is helpful to take daily notes about your pain level, medication taken and time off from work. Also note rehabilitation sessions, doctor’s visits and any contact you have with your employer during this process.
Get Help Today
If you have been hurt through no fault of your own, you we encourage you to contact us at Newland & Newland, LLP to handle your personal injury case. We have more than 50 years of combined experience and our dedicated legal team is ready to take on the negligent party and their insurance provider to get you the proper recovery for your injuries.
At Newland & Newland, LLP, we meet the needs of different clients throughout Cook County, Will County, McHenry County, Kane County and Lake County. With offices in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Crystal Lake and Chicago, we are thoroughly prepared to defend personal injury cases throughout the metropolitan area. Contact us via phone or e-mail. We offer a free initial consultation and make home and hospital visits upon request.