Monday, January 23, 2012
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE? I was hit from behind, redux.
We are all familiar with the calculations showing that is takes about 55 feet to stop a car traveling 55 mph on dry asphalt. This does not take into account 'reaction time'- but rather runs from the moment the brakes are applied. Personal injury lawyers in Baltimore know that the mere fact that a rear end motor vehicle accident occurred does not create any presumption that the operator of the striking car was negligent. There is a duty to use reasonable care to stop from hitting the car in front of you, but as seasoned personal injury lawyers in Baltimore have seen, this duty necessarily takes into account things like road conditions, the flow of traffic, and the actions of driver of that initial|front vehicle.