If you’re involved in a Baltimore Automobile Accident, do everything in your power to prevent your vehicle from being towed to the Baltimore City Yard. The Baltimore City Yard, on Pulaski Highway, has a reputation of not exactly safeguarding the vehicles towed to its premises.I have personally watched several local Baltimore TV News investigative reports in the past detailing how vehicles brought to the City Yard have been vandalized. Is this still a problem in 2008? I don’t know but do you really want to take the chance? My advice applies to not only Baltimore City car accidents but to all Maryland auto accidents. Don’t trust bureaucrats to protect your vehicle. I understand that there are plenty of times when a Maryland Car Accident victim has no choice as to where their automobile is towed. All I’m saying is that you need to do everything in your power to have your vehicle towed to your own body shop. If that’s not an option, be sure to empty all of your valuables (money, CDs, garage remote control) from your car before it’s towed away. Better safe than sorry!
As a Maryland Auto Accident lawyer who has practiced for nearly twenty (20) years, it is my experience that nothing stirs more emotion among car accident victims than their automobile’s property damage. I’ve had clients who were seriously injured in an Auto Accident get more upset over how much the insurance company was offering for their totaled vehicle than over the fractures or disc herniation they received in the accident. The purpose of this article is to educate you about what you need to know if your automobile has been damaged in a Maryland Motor Vehicle Accident. If your car is seriously damaged and is not drivable it will likely be towed away from the site of the crash. The police from the county where the accident occurred will usually call the tow operator who has the contract with that county to tow vehicles involved in accidents. The towing company will transport your vehicle to its facility or to the county tow yard. Some jurisdictions, such as Baltimore City, will actually give the driver of the damaged vehicle the choice of having the automobile towed by the operator who has the city contract or the driver’s own tow operator. If[…..]
I am happy to announce a new feature on the Injury Lawyer website. The Personal Injury Legal Assistance Headquarters contains important and useful information for personal injury victims. Please check it out and let me know what you think. One of the sections at the Headquarters provides you with details you need to know if you are injured as a result of the negligence of a local or state government in Maryland. THERE ARE TIME LIMITS IN WHICH TO PUT THE LOCAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT ON NOTICE AND IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE YOUR CLAIM WILL BE DISMISSED!!! Do not confuse this with the Maryland Statute of Limitations. The Statute of Limitations is the total period of time you have to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. The Maryland Local Government Tort Claims Act and the Maryland Tort Claims Act is the law that requires an injured party to notify the local or state government that you are making a claim and may be filing suit in the future. So if you’re in an auto accident and the at fault driver was operating a Local or State Government vehicle, or if you slip[…..]