Readers who enjoyed our recent articles about personal injury damage claims and statutes of limitation should look through these great websites for more information:
- Investopedia explains when and how compensatory damages are awarded in a personal injury lawsuit.
- In Illinois, the statute of limitations in a personal injury case is 2 years from time of discovery of the injury. The Illinois Legal Aid website contains a list of other important state statutes.
- The American Bar Association answers frequently asked questions about the personal injury claim and settlement process. Click through to explore the website.
- For an explanation on how punitive damages in tort cases can be used against car companies and other defendants, read this LexisNexis article.
- Illinois state law section 735 ILCS 5/2-1115.05 notes that punitive damages can only be awarded if actual (compensatory) damages are also awarded to the injured party. You can’t have one without the other.
The Chicago personal injury attorneys at McCready, Garcia & Leet, P.C. can help with all facets of personal injury. We work to apply the law so that you receive the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car collision or other negligent accident in the Chicago area, contact our office at (773) 779-9885. Call today for a free consultation.