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    Determining Fault in a Maryland Car Accident

    Determining Fault in a Maryland Car Accident snyder law group

    Understanding how Maryland determines responsibility and how it impacts the damages you receive is vital to the success of your claim.

    When determining who is responsible for a car accident, some cases are simple, while others are much more complicated. For example, in a fender bender accident, one may assume the at-fault party was the vehicle that collided with the car in front. But, if the lead driver suddenly stopped because they were texting and thus caused the rear vehicle to rear-end them, allocating fault between the parties could get tricky. In many car accident claims, establishing fault is crucial to your case. Understanding how Maryland determines responsibility and how it impacts the damages you receive is vital to the success of your claim. Let’s go over how fault is determined after a car accident.

    How Maryland Laws Differ

    Maryland is an at-fault state, meaning when a driver causes a car accident, they are responsible for paying for all resulting damages and medical bills. If the individual believes the other party is responsible, they can:

    • File a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company;
    • File a lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver;
    • File a claim with your insurance policy if the at-fault driver does not have insurance
    • Before taking this action, check to see if your plan covers “Uninsured Motorists Claims.”

    Pursuing these actions may invite you to be investigated for contributory negligence.

    Contributory Negligence in Maryland

    Contributory negligence means that if the other party can prove that you had any fault in the collision, you cannot recover any damages. Contributory negligence requires a suing party to provide evidence that the at-fault party is solely responsible for injuries and must pay for them entirely. However, if the at-fault insurance company can prove that an individual is responsible for the accident, they will likely be unable to receive any compensation.

    What to Do After a Car Accident

    If you have been involved in a vehicle accident in Maryland, seeking legal representation is an essential step. Because of Maryland’s contributory negligence laws, the other driver’s insurance company will do everything possible to delay, undervalue, or deny your claim. With the help of our experienced car accident attorneys at Snyder Law Group, we will handle all communications, so you do not have to speak with the insurance representatives without ensuring your rights are protected. We will also gather evidence and witness to ensure the fault is placed on the liable party.

    Contact The Snyder Law Group Today

    The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements. Please visit our website,, or call us at 410-843-3476, for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Call 410-THE-FIRM. Don’t just sue them. SNYDER THEM.

    Call 410-THE-FIRM. Don't just sue them. SNYDER THEM

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