Maryland has a statute of limitations on personal injury claims, which includes semi-truck accidents. The limit is three years, based on the date of the injury and not the date when you may have reported the accident to the police or insurance company.
If you allow the statute of limitations to expire, it is very unlikely to be extended by the court, so don’t miss your chance. Find an experienced truck accident lawyer to help as soon as possible after the crash.
WHEN SHOULD I CALL A LAWYER?
When it comes to truck crashes it is important to call a lawyer immediately. Most large trucking companies have lawyers on retainer. When the trucking company is involved in a crash they will usually have a lawyer race to the scene of the crash. The lawyer for the trucking company is trying to gather evidence that will negatively effect your case. It is important that you get a lawyer right away to gather evidence that will help your case in a positive way. The trucking company will have their lawyer working for them on day one. You need to make sure you also have representation that can match them step by step.