Personal Injury Case. Favored Roads, stop signs and the Boulevard Rule

Maryland law divides all intersecting roadways into two classes. A Baltimore personal injury lawyer will tell you that one class involves "favored" roadways [i.e. the Boulevard], the other "unfavored." The driver operating on the favored road has the right of way-as long as she is obeying the rules of the road [for example, not going the wrong way on a open-way-street]. He or she can assume the driver on the unfavored road will stop or otherwise yield. Typically, this involves a through highway intersected by a side street with a stop sign. Most Baltimore personal injury attorneys know that the purpose of the rule, at least in part, is to encourage the unimpeded flow of traffic on the Boulevard. The driver entering the favored road gains the right of way once they have entered the flow of traffic. The law in this area can become intricate, in particular where passengers have brought personal injury claims against drivers, and both of the drivers have contributed to the accident in some manner. An experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyer can advise you of the role of the Boulevard rule in your personal injury case.

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