How Will COVID-19 Affect The Statute of Limitations in Maryland?

How Will COVID-19 Affect…

When people are injured, they sometimes have to file lawsuits to receive the compensation they need to heal. However, to sue a negligent party, you will have to do so within the timeframe designated by your state. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is three years, giving the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to file their claim.

However, let's say you were injured in an auto accident. You don't want to sue the party responsible, and so you simply wait to see if your injuries get better. However, they don't, and now, you are approaching the state's statute of limitations. Under normal circumstances, you would simply file your claim now and your Maryland personal injury attorney will make a convincing case on your behalf. That being said, with the coronavirus now causing courts, restaurants, and many other aspects of our lives to shut down, what are you to do if a mandatory quarantine prevents you from filing your claim? Unfortunately, we do not have a clear cut answer to this question yet, however, once we do, you can be sure that we will bring it to you. Though these are uncertain times, we are confident that as long as we all remain positive and stay calm, we will get through this together. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak with Attorney Ruben today.

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Here at the Ruben Law Firm, we understand how much your legal situation means to you. That is why we pledge to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve, every step of the way. Our firm is more than happy to assist you through matters of personal injury law, bankruptcy, family law, criminal defense, and estate planning. Attorney Ruben has helped clients achieve favorable results in a wide array of legal matters for years, and he is ready to do the same for you. Simply contact the Ruben Law Firm today.