We Fight 
for You 
Like Family

We are a personal injury law firm made up of a special breed of attorneys who will ferociously fight for the justice you deserve, even if that means going to trial. With us, you'll be treated like family, receiving compassionate representation while we battle big business insurance companies on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Millions Won for Injured Victims

Recent Verdicts That Change Lives Everyday

  • $26,000,000 Settlement Vehicle Defect

    In 1996, a Clarksburg man was in a motor vehicle accident while driving his 1987 Ford F-150 pickup.

  • $5,900,000 settlement Premises Liability

    Debbie Potter secured a $5,900,000 settlement of a premises liability case in 2023.

  • $2,900,000 Medication Error Settlement
  • $1,380,000 Car Accident Verdict

    Our client suffered a comminuted fracture of his arm when a commercial vehicle pulled out in front of him on the highway.

  • $1,100,000 Car Accident Verdict

    Baltimore mother and daughter rear-ended on route 301 in Virginia. Physical therapy treatment only.

  • $1,068,000 Car Accident Verdict

    Charles County client injured when a car turned left in front of him.

  • $993,650 Car Accident Verdict

    Woman rear ended by a hit and run vehicle and suffered lower back injury.

  • $750,000 Anesthesia Error Settlement
  • $650,000 Car Accident Verdict

    Client was a passenger in a car, and suffered serious injuries.

Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys

Compassionate & Fair Treatment for Victims

Proudly helping the people of Prince Georges, Charles, Calvert & Anne Arundel counties!

After you’ve been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of others, you deserve all the support and compassion in the world. Accidents like car crashes and falls caused by nursing home negligence often result in severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment and therapy. Sadly, some cases also result in death of the victim.

Unfortunately, many victims are left in pain and faced with medical bills, property damage, and other expenses they can’t afford to pay. Insurance adjusters also frequently prey on individuals at their most vulnerable to avoid giving them the compensation they need.

At Potter Burnett Law, our goal is to give victims the care they’re entitled to after accidents. Our firm is proudly led by nationally acclaimed personal injury attorneys Deborah L. Potter, Suzanne V. Burnett, and Andrew T. Burnett. Our entire team understands the importance of standing by your side and confidently representing injured individuals throughout the state of Maryland and Washington, DC.

Call us as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation at (301) 804-6784 or fill out our online form. We can take the pressure off while you focus on healing.

Heart of a Lion

At Potter Burnett Law, we care deeply about our clients and are ready to stand by your side through this difficult time. We will fight aggressively against insurance companies and aren’t afraid to take your case to trial to get you the full and fair compensation you need to recover.

Maryland Statute of Limitations Personal Injury

The statute of limitations is a law which limits how long injury victims have to file a personal injury claim before they lose their legal right to do so. 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.

Specifically, this means you have three years from the date your injury occurred to file your claim, or you will lose your right to file and recover compensation. It’s important to note that exceptions exist that can change this time limit. The most notable exceptions include:

  • If the injury victim was a minor at the time of the accident, the three-year time period will begin once the claimant turns 18.
  • If the injury victim has a condition that qualifies them as legally mentally incapacitated, the statute of limitations will end two years from the date they are declared mentally capable again.
  • If the alleged negligent party intentionally conceals their identity to avoid a lawsuit the three-year clock won’t start until the injury victim discovers the fraud

The statute of limitations has a big impact on your ability to file a claim so it’s crucial that you speak to a skilled attorney about the specifics of your case as soon as you can.

Potter Burnett Law offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm to discuss your case today.

Leader in the Legal Community

Our firm has been recognized among our peers and beyond for our commitment to obtaining compensation on behalf of victims throughout Maryland. Our lawyers are trained professionals with decades of combined experience in personal injury and trial law.
  • Best Law Firms 2018
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Google Reviews 5.0
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo 10.0
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
  • 10 Best Attorney 2019
  • National Women Top 25 Trial Lawyers
  • Nursing Home Top 10 Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Maryland Gazette Readers Choice
  • The Bowie Blade-News Readers Choice
  • Daily Record - Leading Women
  • The Daily Record Top 100 Women
  • Maryland Association of Justice
  • MSBA
  • The Daily Record Reader Ratings
  • Find Law
  • Leading Lawyers - Annapolis & Central Maryland 2022

What is Personal Injury Law?

By Your Side Throughout the Entire Process

When individuals are harmed in accidents caused by the negligence and carelessness of others, they deserve to be compensated for their losses, period. In the realm of personal injury law, our lawyers fight to protect the rights of victims by holding at-fault parties accountable for their actions. Filing a personal injury claim is your best chance of recovering damages, which is why you need a team of seasoned trial lawyers, like ours, on your side.

Personal injury law also involves a knowledge of local and state laws. Our lawyers are all well-versed in Maryland's statutes governing injury claims, which gives us the competitive edge we need to get results.

Common types of personal injury claims involve the following:

If you have sustained an injury due to the negligence of another individual or business entity, early legal intervention is crucial. Call our Maryland office today to discuss your claim during a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. We can fight to help you recover damages for the harm and loss you may have suffered and are prepared to go to court for you.

Call us as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation at (301) 804-6784 or fill out our online form. We can take the pressure off while you focus on healing.

Roaring Reviews

Making Our Clients' Lives Better
  • Andrew was so patient with my many questions

    ““My husband and I dealt with Andrew Burnett. I could not have been happier. Andrew was so patient with my many questions. He explained everything that I should expect to happen and he was correct. He ...”

    - Linda Giannini Wilson
  • Suzanne is awesome and super personable!

    “The entire team I worked with was amazing. Everyone was welcoming and made sure I was clear on what was going on step by step. Suzanne is awesome and super personable.”

    - Tracy McLean
  • Debbie is a straight shooter

    “Potter Burnett is an outstanding firm. I recommend to anyone from any walk of life. Debbie is a straight shooter who fights vigorously for her clients.”

    - Carey Nelson
  • I was always informed of where we were with the process

    “Just wanted to take a moment and share with everyone how happy I was with my experience with Debbie Potter and her cracker jack team. I was always informed of where we were with the process and ...”

    - Bob Dyer
  • Great people!

    “They were so helpful and consistent with my case great people who really cares about you! I absolutely would do business with them again.”

    - Ceona Monae
  • Nothing short of amazing!

    “The Potter Burnett firm were nothing short of amazing. The services that they provided was of the highest standard of excellence.”

    - Tasha Brown
  • They go above and beyond !

    “I highly recommend Potter Burnett Law firm to anyone needing legal help. They go above and beyond to get the client complete satisfaction. I recently had a legal matter that was extremely personal and ...”

    - Kimberly Russell Benny
  • Awesome lady!

    “The Potter Burnett Law firm are a set of professional and thorough group of individuals who will represent and defend you to the max. Deborah Potter has represented me for years, and has never let me ...”

    - Niyi Gbadamosi
  • Top-notch!

    “Top-notch, relatable attorneys who go the extra mile for their clients. Highly recommend this firm.”

    - Marcia Seeman McManus
  • They care more about you than the money they earn.

    “Very Efficient and organized. They care more about you than the money they earn. Answer all your questions and emails fast, fight for the goal and get disappointed when not met. Very Awesome team, I’m ...”

    - Dallana Flores

Championing Justice for Our Cleints 

Personalized Legal Representation You Can Count On
  • We're Not Afraid to Go to Trial

    It takes a special breed of attorneys to take a case to trial, if needed. Our attorneys have done that - and have won!

  • High Quality Representation

    We are accessible, responsive and do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible result for our clients.

  • Female Leadership

    We are proud to have two female partners leading our team with their experience and compassion for victims.

  • Good Reputation among Peers and the Bench

    Our firm is known for our commitment to our clients and fighting with passion and integrity for the justice they deserve.

  • Actively Involved in the Legal Community

    Staying involved in the legal community helps our attorneys stay informed, while building important relationships that benefit our clients.

  • Featured Speakers at many Trial Lawyer Seminars

    As a leader in personal injury litigation, it's important to us to share our knowledge and experience with other legal professionals.

Unrivaled Courtroom Prowess

At our firm, we take the phrase "fight like a girl" seriously. Deborah L. Potter and Suzanne V. Burnett are award-winning attorneys who have been recognized for their achievements nationwide by organizations like the National Women Trial Lawyers Association. We are trial-tested attorneys with an impressive track record of results and aren’t afraid to stand up against big insurance companies and their lawyers.

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