The statute of limitations for a slip and fall cases in Illinois depends to a large extent on where you fell.
If you had a slip and fall accident or a trip and fall accident on property owned by a private person or company, such as a fall at a business or in a private home, the statute of limitations is 2 years.
However, if the slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident happened on property owned by a local governmental entity, such as on a city sidewalk or in a public school or government building, the statute of limitations is only 1 year.
This means that a lawsuit must be filed against the person or entity responsible for your injuries before the statute of limitations expires.
If you are uncertain as to whether the exact spot where you fell was on public property or private property, that is a good reason to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer so that he can determine what the correct statute of limitations is for your case.