The time after an incident that causes you personal injury can be confusing, and knowing what way to turn can be difficult. The simplest things can windup being a bigger challenge than you can imagine, which makes learning how the law can work in your favor near impossible without a bit of help.
We thought we’d take a brief moment to outline how Indiana personal injury laws work, and what you need to know so we can help get you what you deserve.
- Statute of limitations
You’ve probably heard crime show detectives and prosecutors complain about statutes of limitations. Those aren’t just for crime, they apply to civil law as well. Personal injury claims in Indiana have a statute of limitations of two years, with the clock starting generally the day of the accident.
For claims against the government, different limitations apply. For city and county governments, the statute of limitations is only 180 days. For claims against the state, you have the slightly longer time of 270 days.
- Comparative fault
In Indiana, being partially to blame for an accident doesn’t mean that you lose the ability to be compensated. Comparative fault allows the court to look at the case as a whole, determine how much at fault each party is, and make awards based on that. This means that if you, like most drivers, were perhaps taking the speed limit as more of a suggestion, those few extra miles per hour won’t mean you lose your right to become whole.
- Let us help you
The Ken Nunn Law Offices have nearly fifty years of experience fighting for victims just like you. No one should have to face the tragedy of personal injury by themselves, and we’re here to help. To find out how hard we’ll fight to get you what you deserve, contact us today.