Legal Question in Personal Injury in Maryland

Is is possible for someone who, according to a police report, was at fault for an auto accident to sue the non at fault person for injury damages?

Asked on 8/13/13, 10:23 am

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Robert Sher Wagshal and Sher
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The police report is not necessarily determinative of who is at fault, and anyone can sue anyone in this situation. The real question is who can prove a claim of negligence in court under the requisite standard of proof. The police report probably wouldn't even be brought up at trial, since the officer was not a witness, although he/she could testify as to any admissions either party made and as to their physical observations of the aftermath.

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Answered on 8/13/13, 12:34 pm

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