What is considered in determining the amount of an award?

Maryland law provides that jurors are instructed to consider several factors in fashioning an appropriate award: the nature and extent of plaintiff's injuries, and the length of the process of recuperation; the effect those injures have on the mental and physical condition of the plaintiff; physical and mental pain and aguish, past, present, and future; disfigurement, scarring, and embarrassment; medical expenses past, present, and future; loss of earning-or earrings potential- past, present, and future. Many of these components are explored in greater detail in other chapters of this volume.

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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