Indiana state law contains statutes designed to protect both parties’ rights concerning a dispute arising personal injury claims. One of the most important statutes relevant to Indiana personal injury claims is the Indiana statutes of limitation. As in some criminal matters, there are time deadlines mandated by Indiana state law in which a case must be filed with the courts. If a matter is not filed within the statutory time limits, then a case or charge is no longer considered valid.
The statute of limitations (regarding to medical negligence, defective products, personal injury and accident matters) is the time frame in which a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit with the court system. Should the “time limit” or statute of limitations expires on a personal injury claim or accident claim, the plaintiff loses the right to file a claim or file a lawsuit for compensation.
Statutes of limitations do vary from state to state and it is important that you do not delay contacting an attorney concerning your claim. Also, the statutes of limitations will vary depending on the type of lawsuit that you are seeking compensation. For example, medical malpractice claims, wrongful death actions, injuries to children, and lawsuits against governmental agencies all vary in the amount of time that you have to bring an action or file a lawsuit.
The countdown to filing a lawsuit begins at the time of the accident in most cases. For a more specific explanation concerning the time you have to file for your claim, call Indiana injury lawyer Marc Sedwick for a free initial consultation.