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    Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Maryland

    Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Maryland snyder law group

    Maryland imposes statutes of limitations when it comes to filing personal injury lawsuits.

    If you were seriously injured in an accident, you only have limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation. As in every other state, Maryland imposes statutes of limitations when it comes to filing personal injury lawsuits. The statute of limitations acts as a deadline for filing a lawsuit. The deadlines depend on the type of lawsuit the plaintiff is filing, but there are some common aspects of statutes of limitations. If you were injured due to another party’s negligent behavior, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure you do not miss your chance to file a claim.

    What is the Statute of Limitations in Maryland?

    The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in Maryland gives you three years from when the injury occurred to file your complaint. If you miss the deadline, your claim will likely be barred, and you won’t be able to take it to court. Usually, statutes of limitations deadlines in car accidents, slip and fall, battery, and most injury claims are clear and straightforward. 

    When Does the Statute of Limitations Begin to Run?

    In Maryland, the statute of limitations starts to run on accrual. Accrual refers to when a person knows or should have known they have a legal compensation claim. For example, if you are involved in a car accident, you know you have a legal claim on the date of the accident. 

    Consequences of Missing the Statute of Limitations

    If you miss the three-year deadline for the accident that caused your injuries but choose to file a personal injury lawsuit anyway, your case will likely be dismissed, barring any rare exceptions that exist. To avoid missing out on your chance to file a lawsuit and obtain the compensation you deserve, starting the process as soon as possible is crucial.

    Regardless of where you are on this three-year timeframe, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The last thing you want is to miss out on vital compensation for your recovery.

    Contact The Snyder Law Group Today

    The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements. Please visit our website,, or call us at 410-843-3476, for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Call 410-THE-FIRM. Don’t just sue them. SNYDER THEM.

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