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How Maryland's contributory negligence law works

If you've been involved in a car accident, you're likely to have many questions and concerns about what you should and should not do. This is often especially true if you suffer injuries and require ongoing medical treatment and care. If you have auto insurance, it's important to contact your insurance company and file an accident claim. However, prior to doing so, it's crucial to understand how Maryland's negligence law may affect your ability to recover compensation.

Plane crash in Gaithersburg, Maryland, kills six


A tragic accident unfolded in Gaithersburg, Maryland, recently when a jet plane crashed into a Maryland home, killing six people. The plane also collided with two other homes, but no one was inside those dwellings at the time.

Accessing medical records in a wrongful death suit


When someone in Maryland goes to the doctor's office, they expect a certain amount of confidentiality between themselves and their physician regarding their medical care. Legally, this is known as the physician-patient privilege, and in general it means that unless the privilege is waived, a doctor cannot disclose a person's private medical information to another individual. However, this can cause issues when it comes to filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Filing a wrongful death suit in Maryland


There is nothing more tragic than losing a loved one due to the negligent actions of another. Whether it is through a car crash, a doctor's error, an occupational disease or through another wrongful act, losing a loved one is never easy. The loved ones left behind are not only suffering an emotional loss, but they may soon find they are experiencing financial difficulties as well. This may be particularly the case if the deceased was the main income-earner for the family. When this happens, the victim's loved ones may want to pursue a wrongful death suit.

What types of damages are recoverable in a wrongful death suit?


Maryland residents who have lost a loved one know that it is a very difficult situation, losing a loved one is never easy. Losing a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another person is even harder. People in these situations may be clamoring for answers as to "why?" Their emotional distress is only magnified by the financial setbacks they incur after the death of their loved one.

Maryland wrongful death suit involving cop sent to mediation


Police chases can be very dangerous and stretch for miles until completed. There is some controversy as to how police should handle these chases, especially when the chase reaches high speeds. Innocents sometimes get caught in the middle of the chase and some pay with their lives. This was the case in a recent police chase in Maryland where a police officer, rushing to assist another officer, was involved in a collision with an innocent bystander.

What types of recoveries can a wrongful death lawsuit bring?

Losing a loved one is never easy. However, it can be especially heartbreaking when the loss is sudden, unexpected, and caused by the negligence of another. In addition to having to cope with a sense of extreme emotional loss, families of those wrongfully killed often have to deal with the financial realities of their situation. Therefore, it may be helpful for these individuals to better understand what types of damages are recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit.

5 dead in catastrophic accident near Maryland


Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be very detrimental to their families. The grief alone can be overwhelming, but the unexpected medical expenses, funeral expenses and loss of income can permanently hurt a family. Pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit can help families recover some compensation for their loss.

Man killed on Maryland roadway after being hit by car


When drivers are on the road, they need to constantly be aware of changing conditions, especially at night and in the early morning. As fall turns to winter, more of the day in Maryland will be spent in the dark and drivers need to be extra cautious. Drivers need to be cautious of weather conditions, other cars and, especially, people. When drivers don't pay attention to the roadways and their surroundings, fatal accidents can occur.

Maryland motorcyclist killed in car accident


Drivers at all times must apply an appropriate level of care when driving to ensure the safety of others. There are certain travelers on the road that require that a driver use extra caution and follow the rules of the road, such as motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Each one of these travelers is on the road with less protection compared to the motor-vehicles with which they share the road. Motorcyclists are often the most at risk for accidents, due to the high speeds at which they drive. When a driver fails to recognize motorcyclists or other vulnerable travelers and cause an accident, they may be liable for any death or injuries suffered.

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