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How long do I have to file for a personal injury claim?

On Behalf of | Jun 26, 2024 | Personal Injury |

You may file a personal injury claim after getting into an accident due to someone else’s negligence. The crucial part is knowing how much time you have to file that claim. This time limit, or the statute of limitations, sets the maximum period you can initiate legal action following the incident.

The statute of limitations in Indiana

In Indiana, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is usually two years after the accident. You must complete the deadline to avoid losing your right to pursue legal action, regardless of your valid claim.

What to do in case of permanent injuries

In permanent injuries, it is essential to consider your future needs, including ongoing medical treatments, physical therapy, home modifications and vocational training if you can’t return to your previous job. Your attorney can help calculate these future costs to ensure they are included in your claim.

Additionally, you may be eligible for various government resources to help manage your condition and support your recovery.

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) offer financial assistance to people with disabilities who cannot work.
  • Medicaid and Medicare can help cover medical expenses, while state vocational rehabilitation services provide job training and placement.
  • Veterans may access benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Medicaid’s Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers can support home modifications and personal care services. 

You may want to seek a legal professional to help you file your claim on time and identify and apply for these resources, ensuring comprehensive support for your medical, financial, and vocational needs.

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