Maryland Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury CasesApril 29, 2013
When you are injured in a car or other type of accident, you may not want to think about anything but getting better. However, to put yourself in the best position possible to recover the maximum compensation that you deserve, focus on taking actions that assist and protect you. Among those actions is keeping you from running afoul of the Maryland statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations sets a distinct limit on the amount of time you have to bring your claim against the person who injured you. The statute of limitations is state law and different states have different time limits. For most personal injury cases, the Maryland statute of limitations is three years. Most car and truck accident cases therefore fall under this three-year statute of limitations.
In Maryland, some medical malpractice cases have a three-year statute of limitations, while others are five-years, depending on particular circumstances such as when an injury is discovered.
The reason you need to be aware of the statute of limitations is that if the time to file expires before you bring your claim, you are not able to file a lawsuit for the damages you sustained. Ask the skilled Baltimore personal injury attorneys at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. to examine the facts of your case and advise you on how the statute of limitations applies to your particular situation.