Thursday, May 5, 2011
HOW MUCH IS MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH? I was in a bus accident. Do I have a claim?
Many Baltimorepersonal injury lawyers routinely handle Baltimore bus cases against the MTA and/or an at-fault driver. The Maryland Transit Administration is considered a "common carrier" [one who engages in public transportation for a fee]. A common carrier owes a duty to its passengers of safe transport, and reasonably safe ingress and egress from the conveyance. Baltimore personalinjury attorneys know the obligation begins when the passenger enters property owned or controlled by the carrier. A common carrier owes an obligation to its passengers to use the highest degree of care. What about situation where there is no accident with another vehicle, but someone claims personal injury due to a sudden start or stop? In this instance, a Baltimore personal injury attorney must prove that the movement caused by the start or stop was "unusual or extraordinary" , and must show the start or stop created some "definite factual incident" that is "abnormal and extraordinary". Baltimore personal injury lawyers cannot rely on mere "adjectival descriptions of the nature of the stop" to prove his or her case. WMTA v. DJAN, 979 A.2d 194 .