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§ 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.


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.
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