Indiana Personal Injury Guide

IN personal injury cases & accident info

Indiana is an outdoorsman's dream, but please remember to be careful — those activities can lead to a lot of accidents, and you don't always know where liability lies. Perhaps it was you who was hurt, or maybe it was a friend or family member.

Whatever the case, if you need guidance for your personal injury suit, Enjuris has the answers.

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Indiana personal injury law: the basics

Indiana statutes online

This is where you’ll find Indiana's laws. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, damage caps on personal injury cases, and other important information that you will need.

Indiana Revised Statutes

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Indiana's car accident statutes of limitation

In Indiana, you have two years to bring both a personal injury claim and a property damage claim. That doesn't mean the whole lawsuit has to be completed in just two years; it just needs to be filed with the court before that time is up.

Indiana's Statute of Limitations

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Accident worksheets

Your First Meeting with an Attorney
A worksheet to prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury attorney – what to bring, what they'll ask
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Documents & Evidence Checklist
Checklist of 30 items to help you prepare for making a personal injury or accident claim
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Personal Injury Attorney Interview Sheet
Worksheet with questions to ask a personal injury attorney to help determine if he or she will be a good fit for your case
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Damages/Expenses Worksheet
Damages worksheet to track expenses for your injury claim (medical treatment, property damage, lost wages, prescriptions)
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Post-Accident Journal Form
Sample accident journal/diary to help you document the effect on your daily life
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Accident Report Form
Sample post-accident report form to keep in your glove box - fill out at the scene or as soon as you can after a car accident
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Hiring a lawyer in Indiana

The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney should be free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as real estate law or tax law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency fee, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus office expenses.

If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't set by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.

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Examples of personal injury cases and accidents

Personal injury cases (also know as a tort lawsuit) come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability (slip/fall) are a few examples of the most common types of personal injury cases, but there are many more. In fact, torts are among the most common legal actions in the United States. Read more

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Law libraries in Indiana

There are lots of issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer, surprisingly enough. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.

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