Is it too late to sue?

Most people who don't work in the legal system are familiar with the "statute of limitations". But, are there other time limits that apply? Maryland law provides special time limits and notification requirements. An experienced Baltimore personal injury attorney can provide you with guidance on these specific procedures. If your claim is a tort [e.g. negligence] claim against the State of Maryland, your personal injury attorney must notify the state treasurer of the claim with 1 year of the occurrence or the suit will be disallowed, even though statute of limitations may not run for 2 more years. If your claim is a tort claim against a local government entity, your personal injury lawyer must notify the designated representative within 6 months of the occurrence or the claim will be disallowed, even though statute of limitations may not run for 2 and one half more years.

Property damage in personal injury lawsuits

The notion that there is a correlation between the dollar amount of property damage in a motor vehicle accident, and the severity of a personal injury has some logical appeal. If a car’s front end is smashed in, then the occupants would seem...

Lost wages in personal injury settlements

The recovery of past lost wages in some personal injury claims amounts to little more than mathematics. The average weekly hours a person works before their accident, multiplied buy their hourly wage, multiplied by the amount of time missed....

Personal injury settlement: Medical bills

Maryland, like many states, has enacted a statute that sets the right of health insurance providers, or third party payors generally, to assert a claim on the proceeds of a personal injury lawsuit. Knowledge of these provisions is a key in getting...

How Much Will I get for my Personal Injury Case?

Of course the most important consideration in any personal injury award is the “in your pocket” number. After attorney fees, litigation costs, outstanding medical balances, and everything else has been accounted for: “How much do...

How much is the case worth?

Medical expenses are one variable in the value of any case. They impact the value in a direct sense. A claims adjuster, judge, or juror, at some point will be presented with those bills. The injured person is entitled to collect the amounts paid, in...

What is the value of an injury claim?

Two things remain true about the valuation of a personal injury case. One, it is one of the core functions of a personal injury lawyer – to assess the likely outcome of a claim at trial. Ideally, this is done with a balance of reason and...

How much is a personal injury case worth?

I’ve said elsewhere that it is by far any away the most common and frequent question that I’m asked. In addition, though, it is probably the most legitimate. The primary role of a personal injury attorney is getting their injured client...
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