Indiana Sets Up Special Process for State Fair Claims

September 19, 2011

The state of Indiana is asking families of those killed or injured in a deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair to complete a new customized claim form by Nov. 1 so the state can expedite settlements.

The attorney general's office said Monday the new form is available online at the agency's website and by calling 1-800-760-4616.

The form allows victims to apply for payments from the Indiana Tort Claim Fund. As of Monday, the agency said 21 claims had been filed against the $5 million fund.

The agency says claims can still be filed after Nov. 1, but the funds will likely be exhausted.

Seven people died and more than 40 were injured as a result of the Aug. 13 accident.

The claim form can be downloaded at

Story source: AP