Lawsuits against municipalities at the local and state level are complicated cases. Our lawyers at Sklare Law Group recently settled a $250,000 case against a local Chicago municipality for a client who sustained a back injury after a car accident caused by a snowplow. Snowplows are government run vehicles, and we were able to successfully pursue damages for our injured client.
How Personal Injury Cases Against Municipalities Work
Towns, cities, counties and states have specific immunities to some personal injury cases. In the State of Illinois, these immunities involve negligence claims for injuries caused by:
- Unsupervised activities on public property.
- Health and safety inspections.
- Dangerous conditions on government property, as long as the government wasn’t previously notified of the problem.
Additionally, there is a statute of limitations for personal injury cases against a municipality. You have one year to formally file your claim and two years to sue in Illinois. Our lawyers understand Illinois laws surrounding municipalities and can ensure your claim is filed within the time constraints.
These lawsuits require skill and experience in order to reach the best possible outcome and recover compensation for the injured individual. It’s important to reach out to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident or as soon as you notice the injury. We are proud to have helped our client recover compensation for their snowplow accident.
If you’ve been injured at the hands of a government run institution or motor vehicle, please call our lawyers in Chicago today at (800) LAW-0300 to schedule your consultation. Sklare Law Group helps clients throughout Northern Illinois find justice for their pain and suffering.