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How Long After a Car Accident Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Indiana?

September 30, 2015 Automobile Accidents

A devastating car accident is a life changing event. Your first priority is the health and safety of those involved in the accident. Many times after an accident hospital stays and surgeries are required. When a loved one is injured, your focus is their well-being, not obtaining compensation. This is fully understandable and even expected, but the law limits your time for seeking compensation.

Time Limit to File Personal Injury Claim in IndianaAn Indianapolis auto accident lawyer explains, according to Indiana law, the time is limited for filing a lawsuit in civil court.  This time limit, or statute of limitations, is generally two years and the clock starts ticking on the day of the accident. While you are focused on your loved one’s recovery after an accident, time is already slipping away. Watching legal deadlines is vital to obtaining fair and adequate compensation.  If the statute of limitation passes, so do your chances of potentially collecting compensation for injuries.

If your accident involved a government entity, your time is even further limited. Formal injury claims involving a city or county must be filed within 180 days.

Indiana laws are complicated. Contacting an attorney after an accident ensures you can focus on what you do best, caring for your family. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact us. Our experienced and caring attorneys understand the consequences of missing a legal deadline. We work tirelessly to ensure your family receives compensation for their injuries and suffering.

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