White Marsh, MD asked in Personal Injury for Maryland

Q: What if both of you did something wrong in an accident - who is at fault?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Eric Todd Kirk

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Both. Unlike most states, Maryland does not employ comparative fault concepts.

Pawnee A. Davis

  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Maryland (as well as the other two neighboring jurisdictions, D.C. and Virginia), is a contributory negligence state, which means that if an individual is even one percent at fault for an accident, then he or she is ineligible to recover any damages from an injury claim or civil case.

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