Last Day to File Tort Claim for State Fair Stage Collapse

By Scott Sarvay

November 1, 2011 Updated Nov 1, 2011 at 12:21 PM EDT

INDIANA (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse must file their tort claim by the end of the day in order to claim part of the state’s $5-million Tort Claim Fund.

The state's Tort Claim Fund was created to settle claims and lawsuits against the state in connection with the Aug. 13 incident that killed seven people and injured dozens of others.

So far, 76 tort claims have been filed.

Victims can also apply to receive money from the State Fair Relief Fund. That fund is comprised of money donated by Hoosiers and others interested in helping the victims. Under the guidelines for distribution of the relief fund, victims must have died or spent at least one day in a hospital in order for families or victims to receive money.

Victims can apply to receive money from both funds. The application deadline for the relief fund is Nov. 14.

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