Often, we are reminded that life teaches us to expect the unexpected—and nothing can be a more painful reminder of that than an unexpected car accident that results in injury, property damage, or in extreme cases, death. Although no one ever plans for or is able to be fully prepared when these incidents take place, understanding what potential next steps are available for you or for someone you know or love when they run into these accidents can make a huge difference in your road to recovery and compensation.
According to a recent local news report, a tractor-trailer accident resulted in one individual injured and another dead. Troopers responded to a report of a four-vehicle crash, where a tractor-trailer collided with a Dodge caravan, which pushed it off the road and into the jersey wall. The tractor-trailer then crashed into a Hyundai and sideswiped a Toyota. The driver of the Dodge was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where she later died. In addition, the driver of the Hyundai was also transported to a hospital for treatment of her injuries. The accident remains under investigation by local authorities.
Following a significant accident, you may be considering filing a lawsuit for monetary and compensatory damages, especially if significant injury or property damage was involved. In Maryland, time is of the essence when choosing to move forward with a legal claim. Maryland adheres to a three-year statute of limitations, which means that if your case is not filed before the three-year window closes, it is likely the court will refuse to hear your lawsuit. For claims involving a Maryland government agency, the statute of limitations is one year for a formal claim, and three years for a formal lawsuit.