How Soon After an Injury Do I Need to File a Lawsuit?

Being injured can change your life in an instant.

If you’ve been injured, getting proper medical care is your first step. Depending on the severity of your injuries, it can take months to see improvement. Some injuries cause chronic pain and other issues that require ongoing treatment.

Taking legal action might not be top of mind for you and your family as you focus on recovery, but the medical bills can certainly add up quickly.

When to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Indiana

In the State of Indiana, the statute of limitations for a civil tort action is two (2) years from the date of injury. You’ll need to file your claim within this period; after two years, the claim is forever barred, which means it’s banned from court.

If the incident involves a state or government entity there are also additional deadlines that occur sooner. If you’ve been injured, it’s important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. The right attorney can help you and your family navigate the complexities and answer your questions.

Get Legal Advice

Insurance companies often try to get you to settle out of court. If you sign a release or accept a check you may lose the ability to get future medical expenses or lost wages paid. Don’t sign anything until you’ve spoken with a personal injury attorney.

Did you know that you’re entitled to recover any and all damages caused by another parties’ carelessness or negligence that resulted in your injury? Medical bills, prescription costs, lost wages, auto repair, pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent injuries, and other damages are examples of areas where you may be eligible for financial compensation.

Talking with an attorney who has extensive experience with personal injury cases can help you determine your next steps.

If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.