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Pedestrian Injuries

In Maryland, striking a pedestrian walking in a crosswalk is a serious crime which can result in a fine of $500 or imprisonment for 2 months. A violation of a statute such as the one requiring an automobile to yield the right of way is also prima facie evidence of negligence. However, since Maryland has adopted the doctrine of contributory negligence, all pedestrians may need to continue to watch carefully before crossing the street to recover on a personal injury claim. As many of us who walk places know, there are many drivers who remain clueless about pedestrian crosswalk markings. These inconsiderate drivers not only speed through crosswalks, they lay on their horns demanding that pedestrians get out of their way. Be careful out there! 

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Frederick Office
170 West Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Phone: 301-668-5111
Fax: 301-668-2770
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12114B Heritage Park Circle
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906

Phone: 240-833-2284
Fax: 301-942-8296
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14452 Old Mill Road
Suite #301
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Phone: 301-736-5432
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