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Vehicle Accidents in Maryland and Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury

Familiarize yourself with vehicle accidents within Maryland and how personal injury claims are typically handled.

The statute of limitations that affects most personal injury claims in Maryland (including car accidents) can be found at Maryland Courts & Judicial Proceedings Code section 5-101. The law states that a civil action should be filed within three years from the date it accrues, with various exceptions. Learn more about filing a personal injury claim in regards to a car accident that occurred in Maryland. 

Statute of Limitations

In Maryland, a plaintiff has three years after the date of the injury to file an initial claim. There are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if a family member passes away as a result of a car accident, their loved ones have three years from the date of their death to make a claim, rather than three years from the accident. The three-year statute applies to all vehicle accident injuries, whether the claimant was the driver or a pedestrian. 

Contributory Negligence 

Under Maryland’s contributory negligence rule, a plaintiff cannot receive damages if they are found to have played a role in the accident. The plaintiff may walk away with nothing if they shared responsibility, even if the accident was 95% at the fault of the other driver. If your car accident case makes it to court, the contributory negligence rule binds judges and juries in Maryland. 

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Don’t let Maryland’s contributory negligence law keep you away from filing a personal injury claim. If you were injured in a vehicle accident that occurred in Maryland, the individual(s) at fault should be held responsible. Filing a claim can help you or your family member recover costs of medical treatment, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you haven’t done so already, contact a law firm that specializes in personal injury claims, including injury-related auto accidents. 

Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today

Have you experienced an injury as a result of a vehicle collision? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Cardaro & Peek, LLC today. 

The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.

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