They fixed the stairs after I fell.

This article addresses an evidentiary principle familiar to seasoned personal injury lawyers in Baltimore. When repairs are made to an instrumentality that has caused an injury, that fact is typically never comes out at trial. Maryland law provides that "subsequent remedial measures" are not relevant [and therefore not admissible] to prove fault or liability. There are exceptions to this rule, familiar to the seasoned personal injury lawyer in Baltimore; evidence of subsequent repairs is admissible to show the defendant had notice; or control of the instrumentality; or to show what the applicable standard of care owed to the plaintiff [e.g. were reasonable precautions, later taken, something that reasonably should have been in place prior to the accident].

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...
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