We have over 120 years of combined experience advocating for injured clients throughout Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia.
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer in Maryland is a crucial first step when you’ve been victimized in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, on-the-job mishap, or any other incident. The most qualified attorney for your case has the seasoned skills and experience to forcefully fight for justice and maximum compensation on your behalf. When you put McGowan & Cecil, LLC on your side, the attorney who takes your case can provide the personalized representation and extreme attention to detail needed for success.
Our attorneys possess more than 120 years of collective legal experience.
We return calls! Our goal is to provide "Platinum Concierge Service."
Every case will be assigned at least one attorney and one paralegal.
We’ve won financial compensation in excess of $1 million on a multitude of cases.
We handle PIP & property damage issues at no additional fee.
We’ve represented thousands of injured clients over three decades.
"If you are looking for a powerful and well-connected personal injury attorney, first consult McGowan and Cecil and you won’t need to look any further. They are exceptionally skilled in handling traumatic and life altering personal injury cases."Anonymous
"I am beyond pleased with how Attorney Scott Stengel handled my case. From our the first conversation he made me feel comfortable with his knowledge in law and I felt like my case was a priority."Arlondria
"If you are looking for a lawyer that is going to be up front and honest and truly give it their all then Scott is the man. I would highly recommend him for any personal injury case that you may have."Ciara
An Acclaimed Injury Firm
Nearly a Century of Combined Experience
Our team handles every matter with the utmost professionalism and integrity. Throughout the 120 years we have collectively been in practice, our firm has built a reputation as one of the most proven and dependable injury firms in the Laurel area. Thousands of cases have successfully been handled by our firm. We have reached millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of the victims we’ve represented. When it comes to choosing the right attorney for your personal injury case, experience matters most.
How Long Is the Statute of Limitations?
How long injury victims have to file a personal injury claim is determined by a law called the statute of limitations. According to the Maryland Courts & Judicial Proceedings Code section 5-101, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Maryland is three years. More specifically, this means you have three years from the date your injury occurred to file, or you risk losing your right to file along with your right to pursue compensation.
It’s important to note that there are exceptions that can change this three-year time limit. Some examples of these exceptions include:
- If the injury victim was a minor when the accident occurred
- If the injury victim has a condition that qualifies them as mentally incapacitated under the law
- If the alleged negligent party intentionally tries to hide their identity to avoid a lawsuit
The statute of limitations has a big impact on your ability to file a claim so it’s crucial to speak to an experienced Laurel personal injury attorney about the specifics of your case as soon as you can. McGowan & Cecil, LLC offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today!
Call (301) 761-2007 to contact McGowan & Cecil, LLC and discuss your legal matters in a free consultation.
We're The Team That Won't Give Up
Our experienced team of attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for thousands of injury victims throughout our 120 years of collective experience. Whether we’re settling a case in a conference room, or representing a client in the courtroom, serving as advocates for the injured is what we do best. But our advocacy extends beyond negotiation and litigation — we are dedicated to providing injury victims with the resources they need to understand their rights.
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Aggressive Advocacy. Proven Results.
The Zealous Representation You Need for Your Case
Many injury victims turn to our firm because they know that our legal services are of the highest caliber. From lost limbs and back injuries to brain damage and broken bones, we have advocated on behalf of victims suffering from a broad range of injuries.
Our Laurel injury attorneys have also handled many wrongful death cases on behalf of our clients’ loved ones. We utilize our years of experience and insightful knowledge vigorously when pursuing your best interests. Committed to attaining the most favorable outcome for your case, you can depend on us to steer it in the right direction once our counsel is retained.