Questions: What does the tolling of the statute of limitations mean?
Answer: It allows for an extension for filing a claim in certain circumstances.
Indiana provides that an action for injury to person or personal property must be commenced within 2 years after the cause of action accrues. Statutes of limitations are favored because they afford security against stale claims and promote the peace and welfare of society. they are enacted upon the presumption that one having a well-founded claim will not delay in enforcing it. A cause of action accrues, and the statute of limitations begins to run, when a claimant knows or in exercise of ordinary diligence should have known of the injury. The claimant bears the burden of bringing suit against the proper party within the statute of limitations.
Based on Covid, the Indiana Supreme Court issued orders that declared an emergency exists in the Indiana Supreme Court and Clerk of Courts and ordered as follows to ensure the orderly and fair administration of justice during this emergency, effective immediately and through April 6, 2020 or further order of the Court which included 1. The Court hereby tolls all laws, rules, and procedures setting time limits for appellate filings through April 6, 2020, …. Since this emergency has now passed, statute of limitations are no longer being tolled due to Covid by the Indiana Courts.