In the United States, premises liability is a legal doctrine that says a property owner is obligated to keep their property hazard-free and safe for visitors. It is important to have a firm grasp of premises liability if you’ve been hurt on another’s property.
In personal injury cases, there is always a period of time within which you must file for your case to be heard by the court. This is called the statute of limitations. The extent of the statute of limitations in Washington, D.C. is three years. The same limitation exists in Maryland. In the event that the person attempts to file after the three-year period has expired, the court will not hear the case. Note that the three-year period begins after the date the accident happens or the date the person realizes the extent of the injury.