Is Speeding Contributory Negligence in Maryland?

Is speeding Contributory Negligence?

Speeding is one example of contributory negligence. Let’s say the other driver loses control of his car. You, the claimant, are going 25 mph over the posted limit and can’t brake in time. Traveling at that speed contributed to the crash and injury. If you’d been going slower, the accident might have been avoided altogether. Unfortunately, many defense attorneys will use speed as a reason to deny your Maryland personal injury claim and state that you contributed to the accident. The usually have little or no evidence of this.

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