How The Coronavirus (COVID-19) May Affect The Statute of Limitations For Personal Injury Claims in Maryland

How The Coronavirus (COVID-19) May Affect The Statute of Limitations For Personal Injury Claims in Maryland

If you are someone who has been injured in an accident, there is a very good chance you are looking to recover financial compensation to help you heal. There are few things more important to us at Markey & Orsi than securing much-needed compensation for our clients. That being said, one of the most crucial aspects of winning a personal injury claim is filing the claim within Maryland’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, people will generally have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible for their injuries.

That being said, as the coronavirus shuts down court systems and other establishments across the country, we can’t help but feel concerned for certain people who’ve been wrongly injured who are approaching the statute of limitations. Let’s say you were injured in an auto accident, though you didn’t want to sue and figured you’d wait for your injuries to heal. However, you are now near the three-year mark, or perhaps you’ve been infected with the virus. Regardless, if, in the future, you are ordered to self-quarantine for one reason or another and pass the statute of limitations, will you still be allowed to sue? The answer to this is unclear, however, our hope is that the state will extend the statute of limitations in response to the impacts of the new coronavirus. As soon as we learn more, we will inform you. If you have any additional questions relating to the personal injury process, please do not hesitate to speak with our Maryland personal injury attorneys today.


The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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