Understanding Maryland’s Statute of Limitations in Motorcycle Cases

Although motorcycles offer a convenient, fast, and mobile alternative to a traditional commute plan, they also come with a number of risks. After all, motorcyclists are often difficult for other drivers to see and if involved in an accident they can often suffer from significant injuries or even death. Because motorcycles also lack the metal exterior and protection a passenger vehicle would typically provide a driver, the risk of injury and death is often even higher.

According to a recent news report, a motorcycle accident left one individual injured. Based on a preliminary investigation, a motorcyclist was traveling east with a passenger vehicle traveling behind them. The passenger vehicle then attempted to change lanes to pass the motorcycle, but its front bumper crashed into the rear end of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist lost control and was thrown from their bike but remained alert. They were transported to a local hospital with significant injuries and were listed as in critical condition. The accident remains under investigation.

Following a major accident, filing a lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind. After all, if you experienced any injuries following a motorcycle accident, your primary focus is likely on getting the treatment and medical support you need so that you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, however, you should consider filing a personal injury claim as soon as possible. In a successful lawsuit, you could be compensated for any medical expenses, physical therapy, or treatments you receive as a result of the injuries you suffered from the accident.

How long do I have to file a Maryland personal injury case?

Maryland, like most other states, has a statute of limitations on personal injury claims. This means that all lawsuits must be filed within a certain amount of time or they will be considered invalid and unlikely to be heard by a court. Filing late or past the deadline can also result in the loss of the ability to recover compensation for your injuries. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date the harm accrues. Usually, but not always, this means that you have three years from the date you were injured to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Depending on the circumstances of your case and injury, the clock on the statute of limitations may vary.

Consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer will provide you with the clarity you need to proceed with your claim, but time is of the essence. It is better to start earlier in the process than to be late and unable to receive compensation. Often, collecting all the details and facts necessary to file a lawsuit can take significant time and resources.

Do You Need a Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you or someone you know was recently injured in a personal injury accident, contact the lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen for assistance today. Our lawyers have years of experience fighting for the injured and will work to get you the compensation you deserve. To schedule a consultation today, contact us at 800-654-1949.

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