When an individual in Maryland is injured because of the negligence of another party, they are often subject to serious burdens that are both financial and nonfinancial in nature. Of course, no one can really be prepared completely for the impacts that such an accident can bring. Often, individuals who have been injured in an accident wish to hold the negligent party accountable by bringing a personal injury lawsuit in an effort to recover compensation.
It is important to be aware that when one does want to bring a personal injury case against the negligent party, they must abide by the statutes of limitations set in place by the state of Maryland. Statutes of limitations simply act as a guideline to those who wish to bring a lawsuit against another party. This is true for many types of claims, including but not limited to personal injury, fraud, legal malpractice, libel, and more.
For matters of personal injury and product liability, an individual must file a claim within 3 years of the date of the accident. For matters of wrongful death, the appropriate party must file within 3 years of the date of death. For matters of medical malpractice, an individual must file within either 3 years from the date that the injury was discovered or 5 years from the injury itself if immediately known.
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