Understanding The Statute Of Limitations In A Personal Injury Claim

Making Certain You File Your Complaint in a Timely Manner

Understanding the Statute of Limitations in a Personal Injury ClaimIn Maryland, as in all states, there’s a written law, known as the “statute of limitations,” which requires that legal action be filed within a certain period of time. The statute of limitations varies, based on the type of legal matter. For personal injuries in Maryland, you must file legal action within three years of the date of the injury. There are some exceptions, however—situations where the time period may be suspended or extended:

  • If the person who suffered the injury is a minor or is otherwise legally incompetent at the time of the injury
  • The person who caused the injury attempts to conceal their involvement or liability

Proven Anne Arundel County Personal Injury Lawyer

Jonathan Scott Smith, a Maryland Super Lawyer, has effectively advocated for personal injury victims in and around the Baltimore metropolitan area for more than three decades. He is a skilled, experienced and respected trial lawyer with reputation for getting positive results at trial.

Smith has been AV-rated (the highest rating possible) by his fellow attorneys under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System every year since 1988 and has also been honored with Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award, an award given to less than 4% of all attorneys listed there. The National Trial Lawyers Association, a “by invitation only” professional organization, has named him one of the state’s top 100 attorneys.

Attorney Smith has earned a 10.0 (Superb rating) as a litigation attorney from AVVO, as well as AVVO’s Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of 5 stars. Smith has been named one of the top 100 lawyers in Maryland by Super Lawyers, and was listed as a Top-Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer Magazine in 2012. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys listed him as one of the “10 Best Attorneys in the State of Maryland in Client Satisfaction.” He belongs to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, given to less than 1% of all American lawyers who have obtained million dollar judgments, awards or settlements.

Proven Columbia, Maryland Personal Injury Accident Attorney

If you have been hurt because of the wrongful act of another person, we can help. Contact our office by e-mail or call us at (410) 441-5054┬áto schedule an appointment. There’s no cost for your first consultation. We represent injured people in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince Georges County and Montgomery County in Maryland.