Q: HI, Does the statute of limitations regarding auto accidents apply to the state in which the accident occurred?
Or is it the state of residence of the at fault driver? Thanks
A: If you sue in MD, you get the benefit of the 3 year SOL. If you chose to sue in PA, it is possible the 2 year SOL would apply, but there may be a conflict of law analysis that could lead to the MD statue applying. The later issue is a complex one, and you should discuss this with a seasoned attorney.
A: In almost all cases, the statute of limitations that applies is that of the state where the accident occurred.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.