Every state in the country has its own unique way of deciding who should be held responsible for injuries. While there are certainly times when a single person or business is 100% to blame for an innocent victim’s injuries, there are many situations where the victim may share at least a little blame. This is known as contributory negligence (“comparative fault” in some jurisdictions).
At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A., we are committed to helping victims of injuries recover compensation. We understand that this is sometimes complicated by situations where the at-fault party tries to shift the blame to the victim. This happens more in places like Maryland than in most states. Here’s why.
There are generally three different ways that states can deal with shared liability. These are:
There are certainly those (mostly insurance companies and defense attorneys) who feel it is fair to entirely penalize a victim for having even the slightly responsibility. However, the vast majority of states in America disagree. In fact, as an article in the Baltimore Sun explains, 46 other states have chosen a different model.
By hiring a local and experienced attorney, you have someone on your side who understands what arguments work and what arguments don’t. An attorney can investigate the case, gather necessary evidence, and pursue justice through civil litigation, rather than just leaving the decision up to the insurance company. With decades of experience, you can count on Maryland attorney Todd K. Mohink to fight for you.
Call or visit us online today to set up a free consultation with an attorney. When it comes to auto accidents and other personal injuries, we never charge you for the consultation, and we don’t even take a fee unless we recover money for you.
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