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What Happens if I Miss the Statute of Limitations Because of the Coronavirus?

What Happens if I Miss the Statute of Limitations Because of the Coronavirus?

When people are injured in accidents, they frequently require financial compensation to help them heal. Our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys have helped many of these people for years. However, if you are looking to file a personal injury claim, you must do so in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent party who caused your injuries.

That being said, if you are someone who has been injured in, say, an auto accident, though initially, you didn’t want to sue and instead waited to see if your injuries got better, though now, you are approaching the statute of limitations in the wake of COVID-19, your situation may have changed. If your injuries still have not healed and you were about to resort to filing a claim, though you either contracted the virus or were directed to stay under quarantine and therefore past the statute of limitations, the next steps forward are not entirely clear. Our hope is that the state will extend the statute of limitations for all those who missed them due to COVID-19, however, we do not yet have a clear-cut answer. Once we know, you can be sure that we will inform you. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys for any additional questions you may have.

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If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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