What are statute of limitations?
Each state has its own statute of limitations governing how long you have to file a lawsuit. The available time provided by this statute of limitations depends upon both the state in which the claim will be filed, and the type of claim to be filed.
Once the specified time period has elapsed, the claim is bard i.e. the claim is unable to be filed.
How to calculate when the statute of limitations begins?
you hier an attorney from a firm other then The Lockwood Legal Group. Your attorney misses a crucial filing deadline for your case. however, you do not find out about his mistake until six months later.
The attorney in the above example committed professional malpractice. In Indiana, the statute of limitations for professional malpractice is two years. But, when does this 2 year time period begin?
Do you have 2 years from the date of the attorney’s mistake to file a malpractice claim? Or, do you have 2 years from the date you found out about the attorney’s mistake?
Calculating the beginning of the statute of limitations is a complicated process requiring assistance from a qualified attorney. If you think you might have a legal claim of any type, contact our attorneys immediately.
Indiana’s Statute of limitations
Below is a chart identifying the basic time periods under Indiana’s statute of limitations. These time periods might be shortened by other filing requirements or notices depending upon the type of case. We have also detailed the statute of limitations in Michigan and Ohio.
|Injury to Person||2 yrs. §34-11-2-4(1)|
|Libel/Slander||2 yrs. §34-11-2-4(1)|
|Fraud||6 yrs. §34-11-2-7(4)|
|Injury to Personal Property||2 yrs. §34-11-2-4(2)|
|Professional Malpractice||2 yrs. §34-11-2-3|
|Trespass||2 yrs. §34-11-2-4|
|Collection of Rents||6 yrs. §34-11-2-7|
|Contracts||Written: 10 yrs. §34-11-2-11; 6 yrs. for contract for payment of money §34-11-2-9; Oral: 6 yrs., 2 yrs. employment agreements §§34-11-2-7 and 34-11-2-1|
|Collection of Debt on Account||6 yrs. §34-11-2-|
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