Annandale, VA asked in Personal Injury for Maryland

Q: If a patient is at the age of 16 and suffers a nerve injury, when does the statue of limitations end?

Where does the statue of limitations say it starts at age 18? Can someone provide a link?

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
Answered
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Three years from the day you turn 18; however, because your parents are responsible for your medical bills while you are under 18, if they want to recover the full value of all the medical treatment you received, suit should be filed within three years of the injury to claim those damages.

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

A: Maryland three year statue for negligence would generally be tolled during minority, and start running upon age 18, expiring 3 years thereafter.

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