When a person is injured because of another party’s negligence, the injured party may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit is a civil action that works to hold a negligent party responsible for the injuries that happened as a result. Sometimes, people may hesitate to bring a lawsuit against another party for a long period of time after an accident happens. This may be out of a fear that they cannot afford certain legal fees that are associated with a lawsuit. It may also be because they do not wish to cause any further trouble. This can sometimes be seen if the claim would be filed against a relative or friend.
Many times, people do not realize that personal injury attorneys are paid on a contingency basis. This means the attorney is only paid if they recover an award for the injured party. In addition to this, the attorney’s payment is generally taken out of the award that is recovered, not personal expenses.
Maryland’s Statute of Limitations
It is important to know that if someone is injured in a personal injury accident and wishes to pursue a lawsuit, they should not wait long to do so. This is because there is a statute of limitations on the lawsuit. A statute of limitations is a time limit that people are given and are required to meet in order to file a lawsuit against another party. In the state of Maryland, injured parties have a three-year statute of limitations on a personal injury case to file a lawsuit.
If an individual fails to file a lawsuit within this three-year time limit, the state of Maryland will not allow them to bring a lawsuit against the negligent party.
Notice of Claim Requirements
If an individual is injured as a result of the negligence of a municipality, there is a different process in place. In the event of this, the injured party is required to file a Notice of Claim if they wish to pursue a lawsuit. This notifies a municipality that the individual plans to bring a lawsuit against them. A personal injury attorney can be beneficial for individuals during this time to help navigate their case.
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If you or someone you know sustained an injury in a car accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.
If you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in Maryland, it is important to consider your legal options. The legal team at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can represent you through each step of your case and will help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today.