contributory negligence

Personal Injury Cases in Maryland

Given the broad spectrum they cover, personal injury cases are fairly common here in Maryland. They can come about because someone slipped and fell on someone else’s property, because of a dog biting someone, an auto accident, [...]

Personal Injury Cases in Maryland2018-08-16T10:16:38+00:00

Hurt in a DUI Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you have been in a vehicle accident and the collision was caused by a drunk driver, then you do need to know that you have legal recourse. To begin with, driving under the influence of alcohol [...]

Hurt in a DUI Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know2015-07-24T12:59:45+00:00

5 Reasons Why People Lose Their Personal Injury Lawsuit

Over the last two or three decades, the media has convinced the public that most personal injury lawsuits are frivolous and deserve to lose in court. Unless you’re familiar with the legal system, it may shock you [...]

5 Reasons Why People Lose Their Personal Injury Lawsuit2015-06-16T13:50:31+00:00

Rules for Dog Bite Injury Claims in Baltimore Maryland

Dog bites fall under the category of personal liability claims in Maryland. A person who’s been a victim of an animal attack in this state can claim personal injury damages and may get compensated. As with every [...]

Rules for Dog Bite Injury Claims in Baltimore Maryland2015-03-11T15:25:10+00:00

Contributory Negligence and Personal Injury Cases

If you were walking through downtown Baltimore and came to a crosswalk, there’s always the risk that someone could hit you while you were traveling to the other side of the street. However, you’d probably feel pretty [...]

Contributory Negligence and Personal Injury Cases2015-02-17T13:27:55+00:00

After an Accident Seek Legal Advice

At some point in our lives, most of us will either be in an accident or know someone who has. Not all accidents are the scary kinds that involve rollovers. More often than not, they involve a [...]

After an Accident Seek Legal Advice2015-02-11T13:44:43+00:00

Seat Belts, Helmets and Contributory Negligence

Some people mistakenly believe that because they did not wear a seat belt when involved in a Maryland automobile accident, that they are not entitled to a car accident settlement.  People on bikes or motorcycles sometimes make [...]

Seat Belts, Helmets and Contributory Negligence2014-08-13T19:52:48+00:00

Personal Injuries for Fly Balls

Especially in the post-Ravens Super Bowl win, Marylanders are fanatic about their sports.  From time to time we field questions about baseball spectator injuries, which are frequently reported in the media and the case law.  In most [...]

Personal Injuries for Fly Balls2014-08-13T19:43:05+00:00

Maryland Automobile Accident Lawsuits: Last Clear Chance

  We’re going to finish out the trio of complex Maryland legal principles, starting with contributory negligence and assumption of the risk, and ending today in last clear chance.  First, a quick recap: Contributory negligence:  a plaintiff [...]

Maryland Automobile Accident Lawsuits: Last Clear Chance2014-08-13T14:02:23+00:00

Assumption of the Risk

  Two of the most confused legal principles (even among lawyers) are assumption of the risk and contributory negligence. Contributory negligence applies when, even though a defendant is negligent, the plaintiff is also negligent and contributes in [...]

Assumption of the Risk2014-08-11T18:42:16+00:00

Contributory Negligence: Completely Preventing Plaintiff Recoveries

Maryland is one of five jurisdictions, including Virginia, the District of Columbia, Alabama and North Carolina, that continues to hold onto the old rule of contributory negligence.  Contributory negligence is a complete defense to a victim’s claims [...]

Contributory Negligence: Completely Preventing Plaintiff Recoveries2014-08-13T19:49:17+00:00