It’s critically important that you seek out an experienced car accident lawyer if you’ve been injured by another driver or as a passenger in Illinois.
You want to have an experienced car accident lawyer advise you in advance on how to successfully navigate your case. An experienced attorney will advise of any pitfalls that exist with any type of accident case and be prepared to deal with problems that could arise in the future. They will immediately gather all of the relevant evidence before the evidence becomes stale, will not under-value your possible recovery, and will seek out all forms of potential recovery.
Also, a lawyer who is not experienced with these types of cases may not be familiar with different statutes of limitations that apply for various defendants. For example, if a municipal vehicle hit you, typically, you would only have one year to file a lawsuit in the appropriate circuit court. A lawyer who doesn’t handle these cases may not know that there is a shortened period to file and allow the statute of limitations to lapse thus barring your case forever.