Maryland Personal Injury Resources

Maryland is one of the smallest states in terms of area but it is one of the most densely populated. It is located in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States and borders Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. It was the 7th state to ratify the United States Constitution. Officially, Maryland is claimed to be named after Queen Henrietta Maria, but many historians believe that it was named after Mary, the mother of Jesus. Maryland has a Statute of Limitation, meaning there is a limited time to file a personal injury claim. For most personal injury cases, the deadline is 3 years. Medical malpractice, on the other hand, is 3 years after the injury was discovered but no more than 5 years after the incident.
Maryland had an estimated population of 5,884,563 in the year 2012, which makes it the 19th most populous in the United States. The state had a total of 1,042,848 civil incoming cases, which is 18,024 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 9,950 are tort cases, tried in the Circuit Court. A recent case happened on December 9, 2013, where there was a fatal accident involving a pedestrian and a tractor trailer. The plaintiff was granted $500,000 for pain and suffering damages plus an additional $12,000 to cover funeral expenses.
In Maryland, the judicial system can be somewhat different compared to the rest of the nation. Where the lawsuit is filed depends on the amount of compensation the 2 parties are requesting. Lawsuits seeking less than $5,000 in damages should go to the District Court while more than $5,000 in damages should be filed in the Circuit Court. Like the rest of the country, in Maryland, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in Maryland.

Maryland State Resources
State of Maryland: http://www.maryland.gov
Official Portal of Maryland: http://www.maryland.gov/
Maryland Legislature Online: http://mlis.state.md.us/
Maryland Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://www.maryland.gov/pages/government.aspx
Maryland Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.md.us/
Montgomery County Official Website: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov

Maryland Court Resources
Maryland Courts Online: http://www.courts.state.md.us/
Links for Maryland Courts: http://www.courts.state.md.us/courts/
Maryland Office of Court Administration: http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/33jud/html/02admin.html
Supreme Court of Maryland: http://www.courts.state.md.us/coappeals/
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Maryland Legal Associates
State Bar of Maryland: http://www.msba.org/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Montgomery County Bar Association: http://www.montbar.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Maryland Legal Resources
Personal Injury in Maryland: http://research.lawyers.com/Maryland/Personal-Injury-in-Maryland.html
Maryland Legal Resources: http://lib.guides.umd.edu/content.php?pid=131120&sid=1126003
Maryland Constitution: http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/43const/html/const.html
Maryland Legislature and Statutes Online: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutes.aspx
Maryland Rules of Evidence: http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2953&context=mlr
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Maryland Public Records finder: http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiry-index.jsp
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com
http://www.marylandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/