Bel Air, MD asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Maryland

Q: My car was involved in a hit and run in 2021 can I still sue

3 Lawyer Answers
Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Generally yes. You have the same statute of limitations as you would if there was a defendant you could name. But you want to consult with a lawyer to see if the general rule matches the unique facts of your case.

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Eric Todd Kirk
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You would generally have three years to file a claim with, and then sue if necessary, your insurance company for an uninsured motorist claim. There may be other claims with shorter time frames. You should consult with a lawyer in a confidential setting.

Tim Akpinar and Scott Scherr agree with this answer

Lee Eidelberg
Lee Eidelberg
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: In short, yes. If you know the identity of the driver, you can sue the responsible party within three (3) years, per Maryland's statute of limitations. If you do not know the identity of the driver and can satisfy your own insurance carrier (usually through the production of a police report corroborating the occurrence) you can also file an "uninsured motorists" claim against your own insurance policy. If your carrier denies your claim, you can also file a breach of contract action against your own carrier within three (3) years for refusal to honor your "UM" claim.

Tim Akpinar and Scott Scherr agree with this answer

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