Friday, June 3, 2011
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE? That person was speeding!
Evidence that a person was traveling faster than the posted speed limit – while perhaps difficult to prove- can be considered evidence that the speeder was negligent in the operation of the vehicle. Knowledgeable Baltimore personal injurylawyers have argued that, even if the person is within the posted limit, they still may be driving to fast for prevailing conditions, and therefore negligent. Experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyers may have handled racing [cars engaged in a "contest of speed"] cases. Haddock v. State, 192 A.2d 105. Whether or not cars were racing is a question of fact that must be proven to a jury. If there is a race, and there is an accident, it is considered negligence as a matter of law, and all participants are liable for any injuries caused, irrespective of which care actually caused the injury. Walker v. Hall, 369 A.2d 105. Note speeding and racing are separate offenses, but racing and reckless driving are not. Your Baltimore personal injury lawyer may know that is also, separately, illegal to serve as a "flagman" for a race.