FAQs

How long do I have to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim in Illinois?

In general, the statute of limitation for injury and death claims in Illinois is two years. Some cases, however, have limited periods that apply only to those types of claims. Further, there are methods that can be used to extend the statute of limitations. Because each case is unique, your lawyer must assist you in determining whether your case is viable.

How long do I have to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim in Wisconsin?

In general, the statute of limitations for injury and death claims in Wisconsin is three years. Some cases, however, have limitation periods that are case specific. In certain situations, such as cases involving minors or disabled persons, the limitations period can be extended. Your lawyer can best determine the statute of limitations that apply to your case.

Do you require a retainer or any money up front to investigate a case?

No. All costs of investigation and case expenses through trial are the responsibility of the firm. Even if the case is not accepted after investigation, the costs are borne by the firm. Further, no legal fee or expense is chargeable to the client unless recovery is made through verdict or settlement.