Is the Person Who Broke the Law at Fault for an Accident?

One may think that if someone was involved in criminal activity, or, at least in conduct that violated a statue or ordinance, and that conduct played a part in injuring another person, the violator would be responsible for the injury.

Showing a violation of a statue is only half of the battle.

Certainly, proof of the violation can be presented, and may be considered as some evidence of negligence. [e.g. a car accident in Baltimore caused by a driver who violated the 'rules of the road] Seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyers, representing the defense, have successfully argued that Is the Person Who Broke the Law at Fault for an Accident? - Attorney Blog Baltimore MD - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Lawyer - Eric T. Kirk - baltimore_maryland_personal_injury_trial_lawyer_iiunless the conduct that constituted the violation was also a negligent act that directly caused the injury, there is no responsibility. The law calls this concept "proximate causation". I've handled hundreds of personal injury cases over the years. Knowing the type of proof that may be persuasive to a judge or jury is a key component of any personal injury trial. I'd be happy to personally meet with you to discuss the specifics of your claim. Please feel free to call me today. 

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