Friday, September 23, 2011
HOW MUCH IS MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH? When Can I Sue? Is there time limit, redux ?
In a previous chapter, I discussed the general three year statute of limitations for a negligence action. The three years starts to run from the date of the wrongful conduct. A seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyer is aware that this three years may be "tolled" for a time [i.e. it does not start to run], e.g. in the case of injury to a minor. But what is someone does not initially know they have been injured? Imagine a situation where the symptoms of the injury do not appear until years later. In certain circumstances, Baltimore personal injury lawyers have successfully argued that the limitations period should not start until the plaintiff discovered –or reasonably should have discovered- the injury and the wrongful conduct.