Generally, you have two years to bring suit for personal injuries that you sustain in a train accident.
What Are Illinois' Rules For Bringing Train Accident Claims?
Victims of personal injuries arising out of train accidents have 2 years to bring a lawsuit. 735 ILCS 5/13-202. Plaintiffs with property damage arising out of train accidents have 5 years to bring a lawsuit. 735 ILCS 5/13-205. Persons wishing to bring a wrongful death action following a train accident have 2 years to file suit. 740 ILCS 180/2.
What Do I Have To Do Before I Bring A Suit For Damages?
Most people want to jump to the end of a case and see what they could get. Of course, this is natural. The point of a case is compensation. It's why you wait and put up with the hassle. However, you should also consider the great work that goes into a lawsuit in order to grasp what is possible. So what do you need to do before filing suit after a train accident? Take a look at this list:
- Hire an experienced and capable personal injury firm.
- Investigate the circumstances of your incident and injuries.
- Consult state and federal law as well as all regulatory rules that pertain to your accident.
- Draft a complaint that adequately summarizes the event, your injuries, and your claims for relief.
- File the complaint in the appropriate courthouse before the appropriate statute of limitations has expired.
This summarizes the main tasks that will occupy your time prior to filing the case. Naturally, there will be more things to do but this should give you a good overview.
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For additional information see the following pages:
- Can I Pursue a Claim For Personal Injuries if I Work For a Railroad or Train Company?
- Does It Matter Where The Train Accident Occurred?
- How Are Crossing Areas Supposed to Be Secured?
- How Can Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Help With My Illinois Railroad Accident Claim?
- What Are The Facts About Train Accidents?
- What Are The Laws Underlying Train Accident Claims?
- What Are Typical Illinois Train Accident Claims?
- What Have Past Train Accident Victims Recovered?
- What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive if I Have Been Involved in a Train Accident in Illinois?
- What Must a Train do As It Nears a Crossing?
- What Responsibilities do Pedestrians or Other Vehicles Have At Railroad Crossings?
- Who Can I Pursue For a Train Accident Claim Taking Place in Illinois?