How Much Time Do I Have to File A Claim
In Maryland, if you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another, you have only three (3) years to file suit to recover for your injuries and damages or your claim will be forever barred. Statutes of Limitations vary by state. Generally, the Statute of Limitations in Maryland is three years from the date of the accident. A Statute of Limitations is the maximum time period after an accident that legal proceedings based on that event may be initiated. The purpose of having Statute of Limitations is because over time memories can fade, evidence can be lost and records can be destroyed. Another purpose is so that the injured parties can move on with their lives after being injured in an accident.
However, in these types of cases there are issues and concerns which must be handled immediately, such as who is going to pay your medical bills, who is going to compensate you for your lost wages, for your pain and suffering, for your damaged vehicle, and for your other losses and damages.
It is difficult to properly handle all of the issues on a timely basis, while you are trying to get medical attention and treatment so that you may fully and properly heal and recover from your injuries.
The last thing you can afford at this point is to be taken advantage of by an insurance company. If you don’t properly protect your legal rights, you may jeopardize your rights or worse yet, you may not be able to make a claim at all.
To that end, it is important to protect your interests as soon as possible. Witness statements should be obtained before the insurance company gets involved. The injured victim should NOT speak with any representative of the insurance company because their job is to protect their insured and not to protect you.
I will fully and properly advise you and protect your legal rights right away, while maximizing your insurance recovery. I will ensure that you are compensated fairly not only for your personal injuries but also for your property damage and all of your losses and damages.
For more information about your car accident case and what you need to do right now, call me directly at: 410-983-3022 and I will discuss, review and evaluate your case with you at no charge. You may also contact me by completing the Contact box on the left side of this page, or by email. You can also protect your case by reading my advice in my Free Bike Accident Fact Book.