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What Documentation do I Need to File my Accident Claim?

What Documentation do I Need to File my Accident Claim?

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If you or a loved one are injured were injured in an auto accident, it can be financially and emotionally stressful to try to cope with the fallout from the accident. If you were seriously injured, your energy should be focused on your recovery. If your loved one was injured, you could be forced to spend more caring for him or her or taking over tasks that he or she is unable to perform. In addition to the stress, submitting an auto accident claim can be a time consuming and detailed procedural process. The attorneys at Holland & Holland, LLC can help you with this process. As experienced Indianapolis personal injury attorneys, we are equipped to help you navigate your claim as efficiently as possible.

Statute of Limitations

Generally, under Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4, there is a two year statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim. The statute of limitations is set by the state and refers to the length of time that you have to file a claim to recover damages or compensation for your personal injury or injury to your property. This means that if you were injured in an accident or if a loved one died as a result of an accident, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim to recover compensation. For a wrongful death claim, the claim must be filed within two years of the victim’s death. Depending on the other parties involved and other circumstances present with your specific case, the statute of limitations for your claim could be shorter than two years. For this reason, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Once the statute of limitations passes, you are no longer entitled to file a personal injury claim.

Important Documents

As you prepare to file your case, gathering and organizing the following information can significantly help you, your attorney, and all involved insurance companies. Depending on the situation, not every piece of documentation listed below will be applicable to your claim. However, the lists below can give you a sense of the types of documents you need to support your claim. Your attorney can help you collect these documents.

  1. Documentation Related to the Accident
  • Tickets or citations;
  • Police report;
  • Statements from witnesses;
  • Photos, videos or other visual evidence from the scene.
  1. Insurance Documentation
  • Health insurance information;
  • Car insurance information;
  • Medicare or Medicaid information;
  • Communications from insurance companies.
  1. Medical Documentation
  • Medical bills;
  • Receipts for payment of medical bills;
  • Medical records;
  • Communications from medical providers.
  1. Other Documentation
  • Employment related documentation detailing time missed and lost income;
  • Documentation of any funeral or burial expenses.

Work with an Experienced Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney

While compiling all the information on the list above can seem overwhelming, you should not be discouraged. At Holland & Holland, LLC, it is our job as Indianapolis personal injury attorneys to work with you and the other parties involved in your accident to collect the necessary documentation. We are here to answer any questions you have about your claim and to support you through this detailed process. Contact us today by calling (317) 581-4400 or by filling our online contact form.

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