Auto accident claims have a two-year statute of limitations following a car accident. This means that after two years since the accident took place, you can no longer file a claim against the erring party. For property damage resulting from a car accident has a statute of limitations of 3 years from the date of the accident. If the other party involved is a government entity, the statute of limitations shortens to only 6 months. However, if the government entity denies the claim, the injured party has another 6 months from the date of the denial to file a lawsuit for the personal injury claim against the government entity responsible. These rules are sometimes too complex to understand and that is why hiring a lawyer in Maryland is essential.
If someone dies in a car accident, the injured party has the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the other party. The same statute of limitations applies. It is important to note that recovery from serious injuries can take a very long time. A treatment plan must also be in place before settling your claim as this will include the expenses as proof of your claim. Our law firm in Silver Spring, Maryland can work with medical providers to ascertain the amount and costs of care and treatment in order to ascertain and quantify your claim. There are a lot of instances that victims of auto accidents require further treatment but can no longer be compensated for future treatment because they have settled their claim too early.