Is there a statute of limitations on filing a lawsuit?

There are time limits in which a lawsuit must be filed. In Illinois, most personal injury claims must be filed within two years from the date of the accident, but there are many exceptions to this rule. For example, if you are suing a municipality, you only have one year from the date of the accident to file suit. It is best to consult with a lawyer immediately after an accident or as soon as you become aware that you may have a claim.

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