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How Long Can I Wait to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Maryland?

The deadline, or statute of limitations on filing a Maryland personal injury claim occurs, generally, three years after the date of the injury accident. Without question, potential plaintiffs must keep this timeframe in mind as they consider legal action against a responsible party or parties.

It is critical that you, as the plaintiff in a Maryland personal injury case, abide by this deadline when planning your legal strategy. A skilled Maryland auto accident attorney should be well aware of the cutoff for filing your lawsuit. However, even if you only make an insurance claim, it is wise to allow a decent amount of time should the insurance settlement not be to your liking. The option of a personal injury lawsuit is always a good fallback position, but not if you wait so long that a personal injury attorney doesn’t have sufficient time to prepare your case.

Remember, if you don't file your personal injury case with before that three-year window closes, you will lose your right to have a Maryland court hear the case, not to mention any potential monetary awards that could have resulted from a favorable judgment.

At Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, our personal injury attorneys are ready and willing to assist you with your injury claims. Even if you aren’t sure that a lawsuit is the best course of action, we will be happy to provide you with a free initial consultation so that you can better understand your legal options going forward.

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Throughout the process [of the motor vehicle collision case] you were available, responsive and up front. You were available for my questions, and my need for reassurance, and when the opportunity arose to better the outcome of my case, you did not shy away from the extra work. You have proven yourself to be an honest, realistic and caring advocate for the little guy in need. I will refer your firm to any who may be in similar need. John C.
I can't thank you enough for your efforts and dedication to resolving my case. I also want to thank you for your consistent professional manner, touched with that extra personal care that I sensed whenever we communicated. . . . You are a wonderful person and I wish you continued success. Again, thanks for everything. Hallie W.
I am proud to have had Lebowitz & Mzhen represent me in an automobile personal injury case I was involved with. Not only did they come through with a settlement worth far more than I thought possible, the entire office was always friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to answer any questions I had. Should an incident like this occur again, I will not hesitate to contact Lebowitz & Mzhen for their counsel, advice and representation, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking honest and effective attorneys. Mark B.
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