In Maryland, personal injury cases have a fixed period within which you must start your claim or lose your opportunity forever. This is usually three years from the date of the accident, although some exceptions make the period shorter or longer due to specific circumstances.
For example, if the injury involves a government organization or municipality, you likely have just 180 days to start your claim. Or if you were injured while under the age of 18 and no action has ever been taken, you can start the claim when you turn 18. Ask your personal injury lawyer about which rules may apply to your case.