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Q: What it means when court can't find your claim #?

Former attorney didn't file lawsuit. No information shows up when court clerk searches claim #. There is also another claim # (I think is filed with defendant's insurance). What does this mean?

3 Lawyer Answers
Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Who knows? What were you told the status of the case is?

Did your lawyer say it was in suit? Do you have a copy of the Complaint? You can simply ask for it.

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
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  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Typically the claim number would be something an insurance company would use to reference a claim, internally, and in communications with your lawyer.

Jack D. Lebowitz
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Jack D. Lebowitz
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Owings Mills, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The insurance company claim numbers will not help you determine the status, if any, of your case within the court system. The court will assign a case number that has nothing to do with claim numbers assigned by insurance companies. I would suggest that you go online to the "Maryland Judiciary Case Search" website and do a search with your name and see if the case comes up.

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