We’d like to reach out to our Maryland clients and the greater community to provide some guidance on personal injury lawsuits and claims during the COVID-19 emergency. On March 25, Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued a new order extending the length of statewide restricted judiciary operations.
Due to the extended order, all Maryland courts and court offices have been restricted to emergency operations and are closed with limited exceptions from March 17, 2020 through April 3, 2020; in addition, the courts are closed to the public with limited exceptions through May 1, 2020. As with other court systems in states around the country, this decision was made to limit exposure to and spread of the COVID-19 virus among members of the public as well as court personnel and law enforcement.
So what does this mean for your Maryland personal injury claim, whether related to an auto accident, a work accident or Worker’s Compensation claim, a slip and fall accident, or some other cause of injury?
Our staff here at the Law Offices of Butschky and Butschky remain hard at work on our clients’ cases. We are available to answer any questions you may have — whether in regard to an existing case we are handling on your behalf, or if you’re new to us and have questions about whether you may have a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Please contact us by phone at our Sparks, Maryland office at (410) 472-3651, at our Baltimore office at (410) 625-1121, or toll-free at (800) 722-6616. You may also contact us on our website.
These are challenging times for everyone in Maryland and across the country and the world. Please rest assured that we are here for you — now and when life gets back to normal. Be well, be safe, and thank you!
Maryland state courts extend court closures through May 1,
continue to hear emergency court matters amid COVID-19
Maryland Courts, March 25, 2020
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND, ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER, EXTENDING THE LENGTH OF STATEWIDE JUDICIARY RESTRICTED OPERATIONS DUE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY. Read the language of the law here (PDF).