Friday, June 24, 2011
HOW MUCH IS MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH? I was hit in the rear. Isn't the other driver at fault?
Most seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyers will tell you the answer, generally, is yes. All drivers must use reasonable care for the safety of others. If one of those drivers follows too closely, or fails to pay attention, and strikes the driver in front, then, yes, they are at fault. But that's not automatic. Many experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyers have argued that the driver of the car in front has responsibilities too. They must signal an intent to slow, stop, or turn. If they fail to adhere to these, it may well be that they caused or contributed to the accident. And of course, there is the "emergency doctrine", discussed in another chapter, sometimes seized upon by judges to deny a claim.