We solve the problem of establishing $\mathcal{C}^1$-regularity of (length) maximizing causal curves of Lorentzian metrics of a given (low) regularity. In particular, we show that maximal causal curves for a Lipschitz continuous Lorentzian metric admit a $\mathcal{C}^{1,1}$-parametrization and that they solve the geodesic equation in the sense of Filippov in this parametrization. Our proof shows that maximal causal curves are either everywhere lightlike or everywhere timelike. Furthermore, the proof demonstrates that maximal causal curves for an $\alpha$-Hoelder continuous Lorentzian metric admit a $\mathcal{C}^{1,\frac{\alpha}{4}}$-parametrization.

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