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What is a Maryland Motor Tort?

The legal definition of a tort is “a civil wrong,” which can also be referred to as a breach of duty. By extension, a Maryland motor tort is a civil wrong arising from the negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Motor torts are some of the most common type of civil misconduct in Maryland involving property damage and/or bodily injury. The person who commits a “tortious act,” otherwise referred to as causing a traffic accident, is called the tortfeasor.

In situations involving negligence-related car accidents, the law decides who the negligent parties are. While there are instances when liability can be determined rather easily, a vast number of motor tort cases can be much more complicated, especially when multiple vehicles and drivers are involved. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, we have helped numerous clients who have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident resulting from the negligent actions of another individual.

It is important to note that when a breach of duty is committed by the State of Maryland, a local municipality or large city such as Baltimore, these entities are legally entitled to official government immunity with regard to personal injury lawsuits. However, the Maryland Tort Claims Act (MTCA) broadly waives government immunity in lawsuits involving total damages of less than $200,000. The MTCA can help plaintiffs to recover some damages without barring them altogether from filing a claim against a Maryland government entity.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an automobile, motorcycle or commercial trucking accident, we urge you to consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer. Our legal staff is well versed in handling injury claims related to motor vehicle collisions arising from negligence. Please call Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, today to set up your free initial legal consultation with one of our auto accident attorneys. There is no obligation and the information provided may help you to better understand your rights under Maryland law.

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Throughout the process [of the motor vehicle collision case] you were available, responsive and up front. You were available for my questions, and my need for reassurance, and when the opportunity arose to better the outcome of my case, you did not shy away from the extra work. You have proven yourself to be an honest, realistic and caring advocate for the little guy in need. I will refer your firm to any who may be in similar need. John C.
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I am proud to have had Lebowitz & Mzhen represent me in an automobile personal injury case I was involved with. Not only did they come through with a settlement worth far more than I thought possible, the entire office was always friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to answer any questions I had. Should an incident like this occur again, I will not hesitate to contact Lebowitz & Mzhen for their counsel, advice and representation, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking honest and effective attorneys. Mark B.
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