How long do I have to consider a lawsuit?
In this video, Sevenish Law answers the question: How long do I have to consider a lawsuit? It depends on the kind of claim you have, who you would be suing, and where the accident took place. All states have laws called statutes of limitations. These laws set strict deadlines for filing a lawsuit, ranging from a few months to a year to five years or more, depending upon the type of claim and defendant. If you miss the deadline, you lose your right to make any claim at all. In Indiana you generally have 2 years from the date of accident to file a lawsuit to protect your rights. That's why it's very important to talk to an experienced injury lawyer as soon as you start thinking about filing a claim. An experienced injury lawyer will help you through the tangled web of statutes of limitations.