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What is negligence anyway?

Maryland juries are instructed that negligence is doing something that a person using ordinary care, caution and prudence would not do, or, in fact doing something that a reasonably cautions person would not, under the circumstances. The standard is typically that of hypothetical "reasonable person". The question is "How would that reasonable person react under similar circumstances". If the person that hurt you has acted in a way that this imaginary reasonable person would not have acted- that's negligence. To prove up a case for negligence in court, a plaintiff must show that 1] the defendant owed them a duty to conform their conduct to specific standard of care that prevents harm- or the risk of harm- to others 2] the defendant did not conform their conduct 3] that failure fairly directly led to an injury that 4] damaged the plaintiff. If you've been injured by someone else, an experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate if you have a claim, and help you document, quantify, and prove it.

 

 

New Maryland Criminal Laws are Going Into Effect
Each year there are dozens of bills that are signed into law in Maryland.  Although the governor typically signs these bills in the spring, the laws often don’t go into effect until 6 months later, on October 1st.  There are a...
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Do I Have a Slip and Fall Case?
People are injured all the time in what are called “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accidents. That’s unfortunate, of course, but just because there is a fall doesn’t mean there is a lawsuit.  How does one...
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Am I Owed Compensation for a Personal Injury?
Have you suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence? If so, you are eligible to receive compensation. Damages, both economic and non-economic, are intended to compensate the injured party for losses incurred as a result of their...
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Tips for Filing a Successful Worker's Compensation Claim in Baltimore
If you’ve been hurt as a result of your job, then Maryland law gives you the right to collect worker’s compensation benefits. While the system is supposed to be “self-executing” experience has shown us that insurance...
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Do I Need a Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorney?
Facing a criminal charge, regardless of the severity, can be a life altering experience. When your freedom, job, and financial security are at risk, there is no room for guesswork. It goes without saying there are no second chances in a criminal...
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Advantages of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident
Your actions immediately after a car accident are pivotal when seeking compensation. Many victims of car accidents caused by negligent drivers suffer from serious personal injury, incur steep medical bills, and face lost wages. The process of...
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Can I Recover if I'm Negligent?
The law of five jurisdictions, Alabama, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, contains the doctrine of "contributory negligence". An experienced Baltimore car and automobile accident lawyer will advise clients that this...
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The Insurance Company
THE INSURANCE COMPANY   Fortunately, there is mandatory insurance for car and motor vehicle accidents in Baltimore. Unfortunately, the minimum mandatory amount is not much at all [25k]. Maryland car and automobile accident lawyers know that...
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Who is At Fault? The Maryland Boulevard Rule
Maryland law divides intersecting roadways into two classes. 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...
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When Can I Sue? Is There a Time Limit?
When Can I Sue? Is there time limit ?
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How Much is My Case Worth?
I lost my job. Can I recover my lost wages? What about future wages?   Yes. If you are hurt by the negligence [e.g a car accident in Baltimore] of another, and are kept out of work by a doctor, the wages you've lost are recoverable. If you...
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What is the Value of My Personal Injury Case?
Does the amount of physical damage to my car matter?
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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Personal Injury Award?
You just got your personal injury award check. Do you get to keep all of it? An experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyer will advise you that the general rule is that physical injuries or physical sickness settlements are generally not ...
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Can I sue a business if their employee injures me?
If an employee of a business commits an act of negligence [ e.g. a Baltimore car accident]  that injures another, while conducting the business of that employer, an injury victim may seek to recover damages from the employee that hurt them, or,...
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