If you are in an accident and it was partially your fault, you may be wondering if you have the right to sue the other party. While you do have the right to sue, it does not mean you will be successful. While in most states throughout the Union, the percentage of fault correlates to one’s entitlement to damages, Maryland handles the matter differently. In Maryland or the District of Columbia or Virginia, the answer is no. If you are considered contributorily negligent, it means that you had some degree of fault. In Maryland, if you are in any way contributorily negligent, you cannot recover damages from the other motorists or the other party, regardless of whether they are the primary at fault party.
If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.