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What is Meant by “Clear Liability”

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What does it mean by "clear liability" for the purposes of your motor vehicle accident and personal injury claim in the state of Maryland? What clear liability means is that usually on the police report the investigating police officer states that the other driver is clearly at fault and negligent and caused the motor vehicle accident resulting in your injuries.

Now why is this so critical for your personal injury claim against the at fault driver? Well, when the police report renders the other driver clearly liable, your personal injury claim can usually result in a pretrial settlement with the at fault insurance company.

Motor Vehicle accident personal injury claims that go to trial usually involve what is called a liability dispute. What that means is that the police officer is unsure and eyewitnesses are unsure of which driver is actually at fault and caused the accident.

However, clear liability where the at fault driver clearly is the one who caused the accident; there's no dispute as to liability. And the only matter that the at fault driver's insurance company is looking at is your amount of damages and the actual value of your personal injury claim.

With all that said, if your motor vehicle accident is quote unquote clear liability, you should still immediately consult an experienced injury lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, especially if there's clear liability involving serious injuries you suffered. You will be prompted to file a lawsuit against the at fault driver and usually litigate the matter with the hopes of getting a pre-trial settlement at some date in the future.

If you have any questions regarding how an injured victim can bring a personal injury claim in the state of Maryland, feel free to call me. I do this every single day and would love to answer any questions you may have Thank you.