Tuesday, June 28, 2011
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE? The Maryland Boulevard Rule revisited.
The general concepts involved in Maryland's Boulevard rule are explored in other chapters. Seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyers of likely dealt with the question of whether a "favored" driver be denied recovery? If sufficient evidence is put forth that the favored driver was in fact negligent, and the proximate cause of the accident, then the question of whether or not recover is barred on contributory negligence principles is for the jury. Speeding by the favored driver is rarely enough to relive that driver of their statutory preference. Dean v. Redmiles, 280 Md. 137 . Experienced Baltimore personal injurylawyers know that the favored driver's driving drunk on the wrong side of the road without headlights is enough to lift the statutory preference, and a person injured by that conduct may recover, even if technically the "unfavored" driver.