Thursday, May 24, 2012
In another volume, we discussed the insurance company's obligation to act in good faith, and the consequences if they do not. Baltimore personal injury or accident lawyers are well aware that the insured person likewise has to act in good faith with regard his or her obligations under the policy. The insured person must notify the carrier of a possible claim, provide all relevant information, and cooperate [e.g. show up at trial, respond to discovery]. The penalty for not doing so is a "disclaimer" of coverage. Baltimore personal injury or accident lawyers know that before a carrier can unilaterally decide not to cover its insured, the must show that the were harmed by [legally: suffered prejudice] by the bad faith of the insured.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Baltimore injury and accident lawyers are familiar with "bus accident" claims. There is some popular wisdom holding that any time an MTA bus makes contact with another object [e.g. another car, another bus, a sign, a light pole, or practically anything else] then the passengers on that bus are entitled to a financial recovery. Of course, that's not the law. Like any other Baltimore injury or accident claim, a plaintiff must prove that they were, in fact, injured, and that they sustained damages, to be entitled to any type of recovery. Not all Baltimore injury and accident lawyers handle "bus accident" claims, and others say they handle only "serious bus accident" claims- although that might be a difficult concept to define.Ask your Baltimore injury and accident lawyer about their experience in prosecuting and trying bus accident case.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Baltimore personal injury lawyers, and any motorists, are well versed in the rule that a vehicle must remain to the right of the center-line of a highway. If you are in violation of the rule, and there is a Maryland automobile accident, you are responsible. Are there any exceptions? At least one Baltimore personal injury lawyer has successfully argued that this rule is not inflexible. In Longenecker v. Zanghi, 2 A.2d 20, the court determined that where there is a narrow road, and a wide truck otherwise being operated properly, the "keep to the right" rule does not apply.