Personal Injury Claim Against Police Officer Allowed

The Maryland Court of Appeals has allowed a personal injury lawsuit against a Baltimore City Police Officer to proceed to trial. The Plaintiffs in the case were seeking money damages for personal injuries sustained when a car driven the wrong way, down a one-way street, without headlights, by a Baltimore City police officer, struck their vehicle. The Court determined that because the police officer was only investigating criminal activity, rather than pursuing a specific criminal suspect, or involved in emergency operations, the officer was not immune from the lawsuit.

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...

Property damage in personal injury lawsuits

The notion that there is a correlation between the dollar amount of property damage in a motor vehicle accident, and the severity of a personal injury has some logical appeal. If a car’s front end is smashed in, then the occupants would seem...
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