Some cases, including a personal injury lawsuit or worker’s compensation lawsuit, you take may arise in other states but can be filed in Illinois. If you have a case like this, be sure to check the statute of limitation in the other state before you begin the representation. You must verify that the statute has not expired. Other states may have widely different statutes of limitations that can even vary, per claim, within one area of law. Be sure to verify the statute on paper or using an internet-based legal research tool as word of mouth may not be enough.