If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to understand the statute of limitations for personal injury cases. The statute of limitations is the time limit within which a lawsuit must be filed. If you fail to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases varies by state and by the type of injury.
In some states, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the accident. In other states, it may be longer or shorter. It is also important to understand that the statute of limitations can be tolled, or extended, in certain circumstances. For example, if the injured person is a minor at the time of the accident, the statute of limitations may be tolled until they reach the age of majority.
Additionally, if the injury is not immediately apparent, the statute of limitations may be tolled until the injury is discovered or should have been discovered through reasonable diligence. Failing to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations can have serious consequences. You may be barred from seeking compensation for your injuries, even if you have a strong case. That is why it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident to ensure that your rights are protected.
In Indiana, general personal injury claims have a statute of limitations of two years. However, if you are dealing with a tort claim, that Statute is One Hundred and Eighty (180) days. Again, it could be longer or shorter depending on the situation. To know when the statute will toll, you must understand the facts of the case and know the law in your State.
To be sure you are protecting your rights you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Tabor Law Firm offer a free consultation to discuss your potential claim. If you have any questions about your Statute of Limitations reaching out to one of our attorneys is the first step in protecting your rights.
In summary, understanding the statute of limitations is a critical aspect of any personal injury case. Make sure to consult with a personal injury attorney in your State to determine how the statute of limitations may apply to your case and take action accordingly. You can call Tabor Law Firm at (317) 236-9000 for a free consultation TODAY!