Its three years.
The general statute of limitations in Maryland, and the one applicable to car accidents, is three years. You have to file a lawsuit in a court of law within three years from the date the accident happened. Just because you have three years to file a lawsuit doesn't mean that you don't have to act before that in certain circumstances. If a defendant in the case is the State of Maryland or a local government entity in Maryland, they are entitled to receive written notice within one year from the date of accident, even though you don't ultimately file suit until three years from the date of accident.
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