At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we always encourage injured victims in Indiana to contact us right away after an accident. Doing so helps us get a head start on collecting evidence and building their claims. But when victims wait too long, they not only run the risk of having a less effective claim, they may be legally unable to pursue compensation at all!
That’s because Indiana has a statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit. As with criminal cases, there’s a timeframe where civil cases are considered valid in the eyes of the law. That timeframe begins the day the accident or injury occurred, and for many victims, they may not be physically or mentally ready to even consider pursuing compensation until the deadline is fast approaching.
The last thing you want to happen after an injury is to find out the time limit has expired on pursuing damages for your medical bills and lost wages. That’s why remembering these deadlines is extremely important:
Many states have statutes of limitations of around two years after accidents and injuries, and Indiana is no different. And while 24 months may seem like plenty of time to file a compensation claim, it’s common for victims to delay the to file for months while they take time off to rest and recover. But eventually, they discover their injuries aren’t getting any better, and they may even be forced to quit their jobs or retire.
By then, they may have only a few months left on their statute of limitations, or it may have expired altogether. It’s important to never risk losing out on the compensation you deserve due to waiting too long to pick up the phone. A single call or click is all it takes to begin your claim.
Our Indiana personal injury lawyers know that time is of the essence when it comes to building successful claims. That’s why we’re always available by phone 24/7 to learn about your accident or injury. Whether you need help on a weekday, late at night, on the weekend, or on a holiday, you can count on our team to be ready to listen to what happened, determine your best options, and help you move forward with your life.
Don’t wait another day to get the help you deserve and to get started on the path to compensation. Call us today for a free consultation. And remember, you don’t owe us a penny unless we get money for you.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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