Although not known as a top tourism destination compared to other states such as Florida or New York, Indiana still had over 80 million visitors in 2022, which accounted for $15 billion in spending and over $2 billion in tax revenue. Approximately 30 million of these visitors came to Indianapolis alone, flocking to popular events such as the Indianapolis 500.

With this amount of visitor volume, it is inevitable that accidents and injuries will occur, particularly for those who are navigating unfamiliar driving routes and destinations. If you or a loved one have been injured while visiting Indiana from out-of-state, it’s important to know your rights and legal options in order to receive compensation for your injuries and damages.

The key takeaway from vacation-related accidents is that the legal jurisdiction will typically fall in the state where the injury occurred, not where the injured person lives. This means that in most cases, Indiana laws will apply, which is critical when considering statutes of limitations, liability standards, and other legal frameworks. Consequently, the injured party will need to seek representation from a personal injury attorney who is licensed to practice in the Hoosier State.

Filing a personal injury claim in Indiana involves determining who is at fault and the crux of any case will revolve around negligence. If negligence is established, accident victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. It’s important to note that Indiana recognizes the Modified Comparative Fault Rule, meaning the injured party can recover damages only if their fault is 50% or less. If they are found to be more than 50% at fault, they cannot recover any damages. This rule is followed by 32 other states.

If an injury is related to an automobile accident, individuals may need to file claims with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. For premises liability cases, such as slip and fall accidents, one would typically file claims with the property owner’s insurance.

Being involved in an accident can be an extremely distressing and life-changing event. Events are compounded when an incident occurs in unfamiliar surroundings. Traveling back to Indiana for court appearances, depositions, or medical evaluations may be required, adding to the complexity and expense of the process. An experienced personal injury law firm will help mitigate these challenges, ensuring that your case is handled efficiently and that you are adequately compensated for your injuries and related expenses. Seeking legal counsel promptly will help protect your rights and streamline the process of suing for a vacation-related accident.

If you or a loved one have been injured while visiting Indiana, contact an attorney at Hurst Limontes and we will be happy to review your case. We work on a contingency basis, meaning there is no cost to you unless we reach a settlement or jury verdict award on your behalf.

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