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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.

MEET OUR PRIDE OF ATTORNEYS

More Than 60 Years of Experience Fighting for Injured Victims

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.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Google Reviews 5.0
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Nursing Home Top 10 Trial Lawyers
  • Maryland Gazette Readers Choice
  • The Bowie Blade-News Readers Choice
  • The Daily Record Reader Ratings
  • Super Lawyers
  • $26,000,000

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

  • $5,900,000

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

  • $2,900,000
  • $1,380,000

    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

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

MILLIONS rECOVERED FOR INJURED VICTIMS

Recent Verdicts and Settlements That Change Lives Everyday

* Each case is different and the law firm's past record in obtaining favorable awards, judgments, or settlements in prior cases is no assurance of success in any future cases.

  • Vehicle Defect
  • Premises Liability
  • Medication Error Settlement
  • Car Accident Verdict
  • Car Accident Verdict

ROARING REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS

Making Our Clients' Lives Better


190+ 5-Star Reviews On Google

  • “Professional, Kind, and Caring”
    My experience with the Potter Burnett Law firm was truly AMAZING. They were very attentive to my needs and kept me informed every step of the way of the options that were available to me. Their attitude towards me is one I’ll never forget, very professional, kind and caring. I highly recommend Potter Burnett Law firm to my family and friends. They won’t regret it.
    - Sandy Powell

MARYLAND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

Compassionate & Fair Treatment for Victims

Proudly helping the people of Prince George's, Charles, Calvert, Anne Arundel and surrounding 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) 820-7820 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.

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cELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY

CHAMPIONING JUSTICE FOR OUR CLIENTS

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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