Lawsuit Regarding Failure To File Lawsuit On Time

This site discusses the many reasons that one may wish to file an Illinois legal malpractice lawsuit over the mishandling of a personal injury case.  These reasons vary in nature.  Some of the most common reasons are listed on the “Chicago Legal Malpractice Trial Lawyer” page, and are further discussed elsewhere on this site.

The various reasons underpinning legal malpractice are somewhat broad.  One of the most well-known reasons, and one that is often cited in legal malpractice lawsuits, is the failure of a personal injury lawyer (or law firm) to meet deadlines, including the failure of the law firm to file a personal injury lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires.

A recent lawsuit filed in The Circuit Court of Cook County illustrates a law firm that is being sued for the alleged failure to file a lawsuit in time.  The underlying personal injury lawsuit was for an injury suffered when a bus collided with a passenger car in Harvey.

The legal malpractice lawsuit, which alleges a missed statute of limitations, is discussed in the Cook County Record article of November 19, 2014 titled “Woman accuses Slocumb Law Firm of failing to file her lawsuit on time.”


Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC is an Illinois personal injury law firm that handles personal injury legal malpractice cases.

Elman Joseph Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities, proven over the last 20+ years and over 10,000 Illinois personal injury cases. This court trial performance is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

To speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Joseph Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.