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Man Charged with Felony Fraud for Faking a Slip on a Banana Peel

It is a classic vaudeville trope: hapless pedestrian slips on an errant banana peel, taking a broad slapstick fall to th... Continue Reading->


New C. Diff Treatment May Be On the Horizon

 C. diff is a disease that, if misdiagnosed through medical malpractice, can result in permanent damage. However, rese... Continue Reading->


Recent MD Case Shows Importance of Filing Medical Malpractice Suits As Soon As Possible

The Maryland Court of Appeals filed an opinion in September of this year, Mummert v. Alizadeh, which illustrates the imp... Continue Reading->

How Much Time Do I Have?

If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another,
there is generally a time limit in which you must claim your damages
(file a court case); otherwise your claim is forever barred and you will
not be able to recover your damages. This time limit is not extended
even if you are still receiving treatment or in the process of negotiating
with the insurance company. In Maryland, the limit is three (3) years
from the time of the accident to file suit to recover your damages.
This limit differs from state to state.

Although this three (3) year limit may seem like a short time, the late
filing of a claim is generally not a problem. Usually issues that need
to be handled immediately, such as who is going to pay for your medical
treatment, lost wages, and damages to your vehicle (if a vehicle accident),
necessitate that you claim your damages quickly. Moving quickly is
important since memories fade, people move away, and documents get lost
or destroyed.

The last thing you can afford is to be taken advantage of from an insurance
company. If you do not properly protect your rights, you might jeopardize
your case or you might even be prevented from making a claim.

To that end, you should protect your interests as soon as possible.
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