Every state has a statute of limitations put in place for different legal actions. A plaintiff cannot file a lawsuit in court if the date of the alleged event happened past a certain amount of time. A defendant commonly uses the statute of limitations against a plaintiff if a lawsuit was filed. In Indiana Every type of case has a different statute of limitations set in place. For example, suing someone for personal injury has a two-year statute of limitations, meaning you would have to file a lawsuit against a defendant in that time frame. Product liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death also have a two-year statute of limitations, they commonly fall under the umbrella of personal injury.
Nuances of the Statute of Limitations
It's important to note that statute of limitations can change, and according to Indiana law "court rulings determine the way statutes are interpreted; court rulings can even make statutes or parts of them unenforceable" and that exceptions exist.
If you want more information about the statute of limitations in Indiana, you can learn more from the Indiana government website.
It's important for personal injury attorneys to understand the statute of limitations and for potential plaintiffs to be aware of the law because it can have a big effect on their case or potential case. At Fountain Law Firm, our accident lawyers can answer more questions regarding personal injury lawsuits in Indiana.