Maryland injury court cases are postponed by the coronavirus. What's going to happen to them?

covid 19 maskAs many of Clark and Steinhorn's clients are now aware, the coronavirus has closed the Maryland courts and postponed personal injury cases for the foreseeable future

What does that mean for the victims of personal injury who are seeking legal redress in the courts? First, if their cases are set for trial between the present and April 6, 2020, they will not go forward in that time period. That is because the Maryland courts are closed for most cases until at the earliest April 7, 2020.

Those cases that are disrupted will be rescheduled for future dates. Candidly, it is the view of Clark and Steinhorn, LLC that courts will resume significantly later than April 7, 2020. We will routinely update this website and keep our clients in the know. 

The coronavirus is also postponing many necessary pretrial activities such as depositions and this will likely result in existing trial dates being shifted into the future. This will be a more case by case phenomenon but should be expected.

If recent actions by the Maryland courts are any guide, early April hearings are being moved to June. Hopefully, this will be feasible while still preserving public safety. Any questions give us a call at (301) 317-1001.

Robert V. Clark
Maryland Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
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