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Wednesday, December 13 2017 @ 12:42 PM UTC

Maryland’s Contributory Negligence Law and How It Can Prevent an Accident Victim’s Recovery

Bike LawsVia Lebowitz & Mzhen

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After the trial, the jury determined that Turturro was 10% at fault for the accident, the City 40% at fault, and the driver 50% at fault. The City appealed the verdict, unsuccessfully arguing that it was entitled to government immunity. However, had this case arising in Maryland, the plaintiff would have been awarded nothing, due to Maryland’s application of the strict contributory negligence doctrine.
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http://www.marylandmotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/2017/01/marylands-contributory-negligence-law-can-prevent-accident-victims-recovery.html

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