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  • House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.

  • A West Frankfort, IL woman was involved in a collision on Interstate 57 that caused her vehicle to flip.

  • Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • A nurse was injured while working suffering a massive tear to her rotator cuff.

  • Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • An elderly woman who broke her leg due to a nursing home’s negligent care.

  • Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

  • A woman from Galatia suffered a tear to her Achilles tendon while she was working that required surgery.

  • A Mt. Vernon man was traveling on Route 15 when another vehicle pulled out in front of them. Our client suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder, and back.


Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys

Trusted Counsel Who Will Fight for You

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates has been proudly serving individuals throughout Southern and Central Illinois since 1968. Our attorneys have over a century of combined experience in personal injury law. For over 50 years, our firm has represented those who have been seriously injured. We fight for our clients throughout the entire legal process so that they can focus on healing and getting better. Whether you were injured in a car accident, harmed by a defective product, or lost a loved one due to someone else’s careless or reckless actions, we encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation.

Treating You with the Respect You Deserve

Our Illinois personal injury lawyers know that our clients are at the core of our practice. We take the time to listen and learn about each client's unique situation and goals. We pride ourselves on providing personalized attention and efficient legal service, as well as on doing whatever is necessary to protect the rights of the injured.

We will stand beside you from your initial consultation through settlement and, if need be, court judgment. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to fair compensation—and we work hard to achieve the results you need.

The Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

Illinois’ statute of limitations law can be found in the 735 Illinois Compiled Statutes section 5/13-202 and it states that injury victims have two years to file a claim before the statute of limitations runs out. The statute of limitations is a law that governs how long a claimant has to file a personal injury claim before their legal right to recover compensation ends. This time limit, however, can be shortened or extended depending on the circumstances of your case. If you want to learn more about how the statute of limitations may affect you contact our office today.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Illinois?

How long a person has to file a personal injury claim is regulated by the statute of limitations. This law differs state by state and effectively limits how long injury victims have to file a claim before they lose their right to do so. Losing your right to file a claim can be devastating to your case as it also means losing your legal right to pursue compensation in most cases so it’s crucial to know how this law will affect your case.

According to the 735 Illinois Compiled Statutes section 5/13-202, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Illinois is two years from the date of your accident. It’s important to note that there are exceptions that can change this two-year time period. Don’t wait to be informed of your rights and options.

Call our experienced firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the details of your claim with a member of our firm.

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Why You Can Trust Our Firm

The Right Firm Makes a Difference
  • Free Initial Case Evaluations
  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Over 3,700 Cases Handled
  • Committed to Integrity Above All Else
  • Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience

Client Testimonials

Hear From People We've Helped
  • “The sincerity that he showed is what separates Mr. Dihle from others I have interacted with. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, knowledgeable lawyer who gets the best for his client.”

    - Nathan
  • “Sam C. Mitchell & Associates handled my case fairly and professionally I was able to put the worry of the legalities and paperwork aside and focus on my rehabilitation after my accident.”

    - Sally
  • “My wife and I hired Mr. Dihle in an accident claim. He has proved very well versed in the law concerning the claim. He and his aid we're always pleasant and helpful in explaining what could and could not be done.”

    - Cathy
  • “Bill explained everything to me and kept me notified of how my case was preceding. Attorney Bill Alexander was very friendly and made my very comfortable.”

    - Keith
  • “They fight for their clients and their rights with passion. Their competitive nature gives them an advantage no one can compare to. On top of all of this, they give back.”

    - Iris

Areas We Serve

We Proudly Serve the Following Cities & the Surrounding Areas

Committed to Giving Back to Our Community

At Sam C. Mitchell & Associates, we believe in giving back to our local community. Our attorneys donate their time, resources, and support to several charitable organizations, events, and worthy causes throughout Illinois yearly. In 2019 alone, our firm participated in more than 70 different events and sponsorships, putting over $26,000 back into the community via donations and scholarships. Since 2016, we have donated about $76,000 to approximately 213 organizations and initiatives. Click below to learn more about all the ways in which we give back to our community!

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