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.