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Can I Receive Money Even If The Maryland Car Accident Was My Fault?

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.

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Eric T Kirk

After graduating with honors from Albany Law School in New York, Eric Kirk has spent most of his 25 year legal career battling insurance companies to secure fair and just compensation for his clients in Maryland, New York, and Florida.