Are there time limits for filing or settling a dog bite case in Maryland?
Yes. In Maryland, there is a three year statute of limitations on personal injury cases. This means that within three years of the date of your injury, you must have either settled your dog bite case or filed a lawsuit. Otherwise, you will not be able to recover a dime.
It is important to get a Maryland dog bite attorney involved long before the statute of limitations runs out on your case, however. The policy in our office is (with limited exception) not to accept dog bite cases with less than 90 days left on the statute of limitations. We do this in order to give ourselves enough time to establish who owned the dog, whether there is insurance in place and what sort of injuries you have.
If you were bitten by a dog in Maryland, give us a call before it’s too late.