Monday, December 12, 2011
HOW MUCH IS MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH? Surely I don't have to let someone assault me.
That seems consistent with common sense, and, personal injury lawyers in Baltimore will advise you that is also the law in Maryland. We've discussed in other chapters the concepts of civil assault and civil battery- so called 'intentional' torts. The assaulter, or batterer, must have intended to cause the contact or fear of contact. Unintentional contact that cause personal injury, e.g. a Baltimore car accident, may be pursued as a negligence claim. Is every person that batters another answerable in damages to the person battered? Seasoned personal injury lawyers in Baltimore know that all Marylanders possess a privilege to use reasonable force, including battering another, to defend themselves, their property, third persons, or the property of their employer.