Journey Account Law and Legal Definition

Journey account refers to number of days after the abtement of a writ. It is a writ that is based on how many days it took for the plaintiff to travel to the court. The purpose of the journey account is to preserve the right of a diligent suitor to pursue a judgment on the merits.

The journey account applies by its terms to preserve only a new action that may be a continuation of the first. Its typical use is to save an action filed in the wrong court by allowing the plaintiff enough time to refile the same claim in the correct forum.[Eads v. Cmty. Hosp., 909 N.E.2d 1009 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009)].