Home Table of Contents

§ 10-1104. Documentation provided to estate or beneficiary of individuals

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial ProceedingsEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 10. Evidence (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 11. Prelitigation Discovery (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 10-1104
§ 10-1104. Documentation provided to estate or beneficiary of individuals
Section applicable to claims by estate or beneficiary of decedent
(a) This section applies to a claim by the estate of a decedent who died as a result of an alleged tort or a beneficiary of the decedent.
Information provided by claimant
(b) A claimant may obtain the documentation described in § 10-1102 of this subtitle if the claimant provides in writing to the insurer:
(1) The date of the alleged tort;
(2) The name and last known address of the alleged tortfeasor;
(3) A copy of any vehicle accident report, police report, or other official report concerning the alleged tort, if available;
(4) The insurer's claim number, if available;
(5) A copy of the decedent's death certificate issued in the State or another jurisdiction;
(6) A copy of the letters of administration issued to appoint the personal representative of the decedent's estate in the State or a substantially similar document issued by another jurisdiction;
(7) The name of each beneficiary of the decedent, if known;
(8) The relationship to the decedent of each known beneficiary of the decedent; and
(9) A letter from an attorney admitted to practice law in the State certifying that:
(i) The attorney has made reasonable efforts to investigate the underlying facts of the claim; and
(ii) Based on the attorney's investigation, the attorney reasonably believes that the claim is not frivolous.

Credits

Added by Acts 2011, c. 76, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 77, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011. Amended by Acts 2015, c. 476, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015; Acts 2019, c. 748, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 10-1104, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 10-1104
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
End of Document