Maryland is just one of four states that still follow the common-law rule of contributory negligence. This means an accident victim cannot receive any compensation if a court finds they are even 1-percent at-fault for their injuries. So even if the defendant is 99 percent responsible, they walk away and have to pay nothing. In… Read More

Investigators believe that a man who was traveling the wrong way in Southern Maryland was probably impaired when he slammed into another vehicle, killing the driver; in a head-on crash. The accident occurred on Route 5 near the Huckleberry Drive exit. According to police and witnesses, 47–year–old Timothy Markin, of Silver Spring, was on the… Read More

Baltimore County Police informed reporters that a Dinora Aracely Flores, a 33-year-old Staff Sergeant of the Maryland National Guard, was the victim of the deadly crash that occurred on the morning of Tuesday, April 2nd in Reisterstown, Maryland, just outside of Camp Fretterd. Preliminary information indicates that Sgt. Flores stopped and waited to make a… Read More

Last month, the Maryland legislature received proposed legislation that aims to relax laws that govern motorcycle riding. The proposed legislation, Maryland House Bill 917, would require the Motor Vehicle Administration to change its guidelines for motorcyclists and would repeal current provisions of Maryland law that prevent motorcyclists from engaging in behaviors known as “lane-splitting” and… Read More

Car accidents in Maryland result in thousands of personal injuries each year and numerous preventable deaths. According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, Maryland residents and officials need to be paying closer attention to opioid-related motor… Read More

The Anne Arundel Fire Department reported that, on December 1st, an unidentified man died in a pedestrian crash.   First responders reported a man struck by an oncoming vehicle near Interstate-97 North in Glen Burnie, Maryland died at the scene. The driver remained at the scene of the accident, and no charges are filed. Notably,… Read More

On the morning of October 17th, a charter bus carrying at least 40 Maryland high school students suffered a fatality in a deadly collision outside of Baltimore.  According to information provided by local law enforcement officers, this charter bus was one of a group of three buses carrying students from local Catholic high schools. The… Read More

As four children waited for a bus to take them to Montgomery Kennedy High School, a Jetta veered off the road and hit them.   Police are still investigating the wreck, which involved a Ford Five Hundred and a Volkswagen Jetta. Apparently, the Ford driver pulled out of a gas station without adequately looking for… Read More

  How Maryland Contributory Negligence Laws May Affect Your Case   Contributory negligence is a term that the average Maryland resident has likely never heard of. However, once you’ve found yourself in the middle of a personal injury case, this term may become devastatingly familiar. Contributory negligence is a defense tool. In the event that… Read More