3 Things to Know About Indiana's Car Accident Laws

Dec 9, 2019


At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr., we understand that getting involved in a car accident can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Knowing your rights and responsibilities under Indiana's car accident laws is crucial to ensure you are protected and receive the compensation you deserve.

1. Fault-Based System

Indiana follows a fault-based system when it comes to car accidents. This means that the driver who is at fault for the accident is responsible for the resulting damages. Our experienced attorneys can help you determine who is at fault by gathering evidence, conducting investigations, and working with expert witnesses if necessary.

1.1 Comparative Fault

It's important to note that Indiana follows the "comparative fault" rule. This means that if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced proportionately. However, you can still recover damages as long as you are less than 51% at fault for the accident. Our legal team will work to minimize any potential fault assigned to you, ensuring you receive fair compensation.

2. Statute of Limitations

Indiana has a statute of limitations that sets a deadline for filing a car accident lawsuit. In general, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim, and up to five years to file a property damage claim. It's crucial to take immediate action and consult with our attorneys to ensure your claim is filed within the required timeframe.

2.1 Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations

There are certain exceptions to the statute of limitations that may apply in specific cases. For example, if the injured party is a minor at the time of the accident, the statute of limitations may be extended. Our knowledgeable attorneys are well-versed in these exceptions and will guide you through the legal process to ensure your rights are protected.

3. Compensation and Damages

If you have been injured in a car accident in Indiana, you may be entitled to various types of compensation and damages, including:

  • Medical expenses, including past, present, and future costs
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Wrongful death damages, if applicable

Our skilled legal team will work diligently to build a strong case and maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries and losses. We understand the financial and emotional toll a car accident can have on your life, and we are committed to helping you recover.

Contact the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Indiana, it's crucial to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. have a deep understanding of the intricacies of Indiana's car accident laws and will provide you with the guidance and support you need.

Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. We are here to fight for your rights and help you navigate the complexities of car accident cases. Trust our expertise to secure the best possible outcome for your situation.

Chase Blalock
Great information! 👍
Nov 8, 2023