How convincing must my case be?

A plaintiff's Baltimore personal injury lawyer has what's known as the "burden of proof" in trial. The plaintiff must first produce evidence, through testimony, and tangible evidence- like photos or medical records. Secondly, that evidence must be sufficient, as judged by the applicable standard, to persuade a jury that the event  [e.g a car accident in Baltimore]   happened the way the plaintiff said it did. In a motor vehicle accident trial, the burden of proof is by a "preponderance of the evidence". In other works, that which is sufficient to create an impression in the minds of the jurors that it is more likely so than not so. The seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyer knows that juries are instructed that if they find the evidence presented to be evenly balanced, they must find against the plaintiff.

When Can the Police Search Me or My Car

There are limits on what they police can and cannot do. The Constitution, and, in this instance, the Fourth Amendment, provides an important buffer of protection between citizens, and the power of the State. We are all guaranteed the right to be...

How much is an average personal injury settlement?

Every personal injury clients asks, understandably, “what is the value of my case?” The second question, invariably, and appropriately, is “what do I get in my pocket?” The first question, frankly, is a difficult question to...

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We’ve seen that the plaintiff has the obligation of carrying the day in a car accident or negligence case. In law school, the burden of proof is sometimes discussed as being a both an obligation to produce sufficient supportive evidence, and...

Insurance coverage and the out-of-state car accident

Maryland law provides that polices issued to Maryland residents must provide at least 30,000 in liability insurance coverage. [i.e. to pay for someone loss or damage in the event you hit and injure them] Maryland law also provides that if the...

Black ice and personal injury lawsuits.

The American Meteorological Society tells us black ice is “a popular alternative for glaze. A thin sheet of ice, relatively dark in appearance, may form when light rain or drizzle falls on a road surface that is...

Ice, parking lots, sidewalks and personal injury cases

The owner of person in control of property owes a variable duty to protect people on that property from harm. The responsibility depends on the class of individual assigned under the law. The law recognizes four classes of people who could be...
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