Can I Receive Money Even If The Maryland Car Accident Was My Fault?
As Attorney Eric T. Kirk will tell you.
If you are at fault, Maryland law prohibits recovery.
Unfortunately, no. Maryland is one of five remaining jurisdictions that still has the ancient doctrine of contributory negligence. Now, most states have gone to a system of comparative fault where the relative degrees of responsibility amongst the participants arebalanced against each other, and someone that’s less at fault can generally recover from someone that’s more fault. Not so in Maryland. In Maryland, if you’re 1% responsible for causing an accident -even as opposed to 99% on the other side-the doctrine of contributory negligence precludes any recovery whatsoever.