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Don’t wait too long to claim your auto accident injury

Richard S. Lundin
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Personal injury and family law attorney licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia

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5/6/2011
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Anyone who has been involved in a serious Maryland auto accident can tell you it takes time to know how badly injured you are.

Some injuries, such as frequent back pain or hairline fractures, may not even show up until weeks later. It may take your doctor several more weeks to determine just how bad the injury is and how long and extensive your recovery will be.

While it's important not to settle until you know just how much compensation is necessary to pay the medical bills, it's also important that you not wait too long.

There is a time limit for filing a claim for injuries received in a Rockville accident. Maryland state law requires such a claim be submitted within three years of the date of your accident.

This is specifically for a lawsuit. In most cases, you will have started the negotiating process with the responsible parties much earlier.

However, if you are coming up to that three year statute and still do not know the extent of your injuries or have been unable to come to an agreement with the insurance company, it's a good idea to file a lawsuit.
Of course, filing a lawsuit is just the beginning of the legal battle. As long as you have started the process within three years of your accident, you are within your legal rights to request compensation.

To protect your rights on any future Maryland personal injury claim, follow our tips about talking with an insurance adjuster.

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