How the Coronavirus in Indiana will Affect Personal Injury Claims


The coronavirus/COVID-19 has made significant disruptions in day-to-day life and business operations in virtually all industries. Trying to run simple errands is difficult due to shelter-in-place restrictions, but more complicated tasks are even more complex than before. Specifically, all sorts of legal claims have been delayed due to courthouses needing to close their doors and send nearly all staff home.

Should You File an Injury Claim Now?

After being in an accident of any sort – from car accidents to slip and fall accidents – you need to consider filing your personal injury claim sooner than later. Your memory of your accident will likely only get fuzzier as time goes on. Waiting too long to speak with an attorney and get your claim moving could hinder your own chances of success by blurring the key details of your accident.

Indiana’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims is still in effect, too. The state requires you to file your claim within two years after the accident or two years after your injury became noticeable to a reasonable person. The coronavirus pandemic has not extended the state’s statute of limitations, even though getting to a courtroom to file a claim is now much more difficult.

Remote Services are Crucial Right Now

How can you deal with a personal injury claim if the coronavirus is keeping you in your own home and closed up the courthouses? Remote, digital services can help. Depending on your local courthouse and where you live in Indiana, you might be able to schedule certain court proceedings through remote services like video conferencing or over-the-phone. For example, some courts are allowing for hearings and depositions to be conducted entirely remotely.

It is also important to work with a personal injury law firm that has adjusted its services to be remote as well. Tabor Law Firm proudly serves the entire state of Indiana. We have taken multiple steps to make our services and casework procedures remote. We can talk to new clients through phone calls, discuss and share evidence as claims progress using video conferencing, and so forth. We can even coordinate with the appropriate local courthouse to get your claim filed remotely, doing as much as we can so you don’t have to worry about it.

The coronavirus has changed our lives in so many unprecedented ways, but Tabor Law Firm, LLP is committed to doing all we can to keep things simple and stress-free for our clients. During these confusing times, it is more important than ever to deliver five-star legal services with genuine compassion, which is exactly what you’ll find when you let us handle your personal injury claim.

Please call us at (317) 236-9000 as soon as you need our help with a personal injury claim. Initial consultations are, of course, still free for inquiring clients.


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