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 unless 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. 

The Top 5 Reasons Why Workers Compensation Claims Are Denied.

It's been noted elsewhere in these Guides, that the workers' compensation law is supposed to be self-executing. What we see in practice is that is simply not the case. Injured workers are denied benefits by insurance companies each and...

The Top 5 Reasons Not To Post Legal Questions Online

Perhaps the single most important benefit of representation by a skilled attorney is that of confidentiality. Although there may be limited exceptions to the rule of confidentiality, a lawyer may not disclose communications had with the client. A...

Can I Switch Lawyers?

The answer is yes. Lawyers are no different in this respect than any other profession. If you were not happy with the work that an auto mechanic was doing on your car -you would find a different mechanic. If you were not happy with the work your...

Is My Car Accident Captured on Film By A Surveillance Camera?

The factual details surrounding a car accident are obviously important. The sequence of events, the timing, the “how” and “why” of the occurrence determines who is responsible for the accident. In Maryland, causation looms...

Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims can be thought of as falling into three broad categories. Perhaps the most common are those resulting from negligence. An example would be the careless operation of a car leading to an accident causing injury. Claims may also...
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