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Maryland Automobile Accident Law
Allstate Insurance v. Kponve

The parties to this appeal are appellant, Allstate Insurance Company (“Allstate”), and
appellee, Austria Kponve (“Mrs. Kponve”). At all times here pertinent, Allstate provided
underinsured motorist coverage to Mrs. Kponve. On April 10, 2009, while Allstate’s policy was in force, Mrs. Kponve was involvedin an automobile accident with a motorist named Douglas Leonel Mendoza (“Mendoza”).
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   $0 (11-09-2015 - MD)

Marjorie Gayle Hendrix v. Charles Robert Burns

Marjorie Gayle Hendrix, the appellant, was injured in an automobile accident caused by Charles Robert Burns, one of the appellees. In the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Mrs. Hendrix sued Mr. Burns and Candice Marie Burns, his wife, the other appellee, alleging battery and negligence against Mr. Burns and negligent entrustment against Mrs. Burns.

Mrs. Hendrix prayed a jury trial. Before... More...
   $0 (03-29-2012 - MD)

Nicole Leake v. Dondi Johnson, Jr.

This appeal involves litigation arising from the death of Dondi Johnson, Sr., after he was arrested for public urination. Appellees, and cross-appellants, Mr. Johnson’s estate and his two sons,1 filed a wrongful death and survivorship action in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City against appellants, Officers Sendy Ferdinand, Michael Riser, and Nicole Leake. A jury found in favor of appellees, a... More...   $0 (04-05-2012 - MD)

Kelly Swartzbaugh v. Encompass Insurance Comp0any of America

Appellants, Kenneth, Lynne, and Kelly Swartzbaugh,1 challenge the Circuit Court for Carroll County’s entry of a declaratory judgment on behalf of appellee, Encompass Insurance Company of America (“Encompass”). In obtaining personal automobile insurance for her family, Lynne signed a Waiver of uninsured motorist benefits2 that otherwise would have been in the same amount as the liability cove... More...   $0 (09-07-2011 - MD)

Kevin Antoione Mitchell v. Housing Authority of Baltimore City

In the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Kevin Antoine Mitchell, the appellant, sued the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (“HABC”), the appellee, for damages for injuries he allegedly sustained due to childhood lead paint poisoning. The HABC moved for summary judgment on the ground that neither Mitchell nor a representative had satisfied the notice requirements of the Local Government Tort ... More...   $0 (05-25-2011 - MD)

Janay Barksdale v. Leon Wilkowsky, et al.

This appeal arises from a lawsuit filed by appellant, Janay Barksdale, against appellees, G&S Real Estate and its two partners, Stewart Sachs and Ronald Greenwald, in which she alleged that she suffered “severe and permanent brain damage” as a result of exposure to lead-based paint in a rental property owned by appellees.1 Following a five-day trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the... More...   $0 (05-07-2010 - MD)

Deborah L. Pfeiffer v. Phoenix Insurance Company

Appellant/cross-appellee Deborah L. Pfeifer (“Ms. Pfeifer”) appeals the sufficiency of a jury verdict in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County for $100,000 in damages against appellee/cross-appellant Phoenix Insurance Company (“Phoenix”) for breach of contract regarding an underinsured motorist claim. Ms. Pfeifer presents one issue for our consideration, which we have rephrased as such:More...   $0 (01-04-2010 - MD)

Mona Electrical Services, Inc., et al. v. Wade O. Shelton

Section 9-736(b)(3) of the Workers' Compensation Act ("Act")provides that the Workers' Compensation Commission "may not modify an award unless the modification is applied for within five years after the last compensation payment." Md. Code Ann. (1991, 1999 Repl. Vol.), § 9-736 of the Lab. & Empl. Article1. The question presented by this appeal is whether the five-year limitations period of that... More...   $0 (11-07-2002 - MD)

Tammie Lynn Smith v. Cara Nicole Cylus

On August 17, 1998, Tammie Smith ("Smith") was involved in an automobile accident with Cara Cylus ("Cylus"). The accident occurred on Charles Street, a major thoroughfare running from Baltimore City's inner harbor north through Baltimore County. Smith filed a complaint against Cylus in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on July 10, 2001, five weeks before the statute of limitations expired... More...   $0 (09-18-2002 - MD)

Joshua Singleton v. Jerry Travers, et al.

This appeal involves consolidated cases where both plaintiffs alleged that they suffered personal injuries arising out of a November 18, 1999, automobile accident. The lawsuits each contain a $25,000 ad damnum clause, and both plaintiffs filed a notice of intent to introduce medical records and writings “without the support of a health care provider’s testimony.” That notice... More...   $0 (06-06-2002 - MD)

Rita Underwood-Gary v. George J. Matthews, Jr.

The issue in this case is whether a plaintiff who enters into an agreement and has marked as satisfied a judgment against one tortfeasor is barred from maintaining a second action against two other alleged tortfeasors for the same harm. The Court of Special Appeals held, inter alia, in Mathews v. Gary, 133 Md. App. 570, 758 A.2d 1019 (2000), that petitioner could not maintain the second action... More...   $0 (11-30-2001 - MD)

Richard M. Kremen v. Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund

On 7 November 1989, an automobile accident occurred in Anne Arundel County involving Gary Jones and David Boyce. At the time of the accident, Jones carried an automobile insurance policy with a $20,000 policy limit per individual. Boyce had a policy with underinsured driver coverage and a $50,000 policy limit. Boyce filed a motor tort lawsuit against Jones in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel... More...   $80000 (04-13-2001 - MD)

John Popa, et al. v. West American Insurance Company

Automobile Accident - Wrongful Death - Insurance - The plaintiff's son was killed when his car was struck by a Maryland State Police car. The car was owned by the deceased parents and insured by West American Insurance Company. The plaintiffs filed suit seeking underinsured motorist benefits.... More...   $250000 (01-18-1994 - MD)

Frederick W. Piquette v. Seth Herman Stevens, et al.

Automobile Accident - Bicycle - Personal Injury - The tragic event that precipitated this appeal occurred on 30 April 1993. On that day, Piquette, a Naval Academy Midshipman First Class, was riding his bicycle in preparation for an impending triathlon. Near the intersection of Crownsville and Chesterfield Roads, in Anne Ar... More...   $0 (10-28-1999 - MD)

Bonnie Lee Hurt v. Sedrick F. Chavis, et al.

Automible Accident - Pre-existing Condition - This case arose from an April 22, 1993, automobile accident in Baltimore City. Plaintiff Bonnie Lee Hurt was a passenger in a Jeep Grand Wagoneer being driven by Dan Beall, her then-husband. Defendant, Cedric Chavis, in the course of his employment with Cedric Chavis Construction Company, ... More...   $0 (10-28-1999 - MD)

Judith A. Nave et al. v. Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., et al.

Products Liability - Automobile Accident - Semi-trailer - On March 25, 1994, Donald Nave was driving a 1989 Nissan pickup truck when he crashed head-on into a jack-knifing tractor-trailer. The accident occurred near the intersection of Ridge and Braddock Roads in Carroll County, Maryland. As a result of the collision, Nave str... More...   $4034000 (11-04-1999 - MD)

Brenda Bendel, et al. v. Ronald Ellis, et al.

Negligence - Personal Injury - Automobile Accident - On November 22, 1995, the Eckles child, then twelve years of age, was a front-seat passenger in an automobile owned by appellee Joan Brendel, his grandmother, and operated by Ellis, his seventeen-year-old cousin. Ellis was driving the car on West Street in Baltimore City. B... More...   $0 (12-06-1999 - MD)

Brenda L. Smallwood v. Hilton P. Bradford

Survival Action – Plaintiff sued Bradford for damages following an automobile accident in which Bradford's car crossed a center median and collided head-on with William Todd's vehicle in the oncoming lane. Todd was killed instantly upon impact. Smallwood sought damages as Todd's personal representative for pre-impact fright, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life and liability.... More...   $0 (11-20-1998 - MD)

Helena Martin v. Mau-En Lee

Automobile accident - rear-end - soft tissue. Plaintiff had to stop her car because of traffic conjestion and was hit from behind by defendant who failed to stop. Plaintiff's car was not materially damaged.... More...   $6000 (08-09-1996 - MD)

Scott Jones v. Virginia Groft

Automobile accident - failure to yeild the right-of-way. Defendant pulled out of a shopping center in front of plaintiff. Plaintiff, age 32, claimed that he suffered neck and back injuries as a result of the accident. Defendant admitted liability but contected the amount of plaintiff's damages which were $9,426 in medical specials and $9.095 in lost wages.... More...   $9000 (10-23-1996 - MD)

Shadeed Rahman v. Sandra Randolph

Automobile accident - rear-end - soft-tissue with medical expenses of $2,370. Plaintiff was a 40-year-old male. Plaintiff and defendant were traveling in the same direction and when plaintiff attempted to stop defendant ran into the back of plaintiff's car causing minimal damage.... More...   $0 (03-13-1997 - MD)

Karen A. Patty v. Raymond Herrell, et al.

Automobile accident - rear-end - uninsured motorist claim. Plaintiffs were stopped at an entrance to the Baltimore Washington Parkway when the car in which they were riding was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Herrell, who was uninsured. Herrell failed to appear at the trial. Plaintiff had $2,438 in medical specials and claimed $40,000 in future medical expenses.... More...   $42438 (10-09-1996 - MD)

Ernest Laster and Tara Spencer v. Andre Taylor

Automobile accident - Intersection accident - Plaintiffs claimed that defendant ran a red light and hit their car. Plaintiffs alleged that they suffered soft tissue neck and back injuries as a result of the accident. Tara Spencer claimed $4,548 in medical specials and $407 in lost income and Ernest Laster claimed $3,203 in medical expenses and $100 in lost income. Defendant did not appear at th... More...   $19000 (03-17-1997 - MD)

Leroy James, et al. v. Leander Beamon

Automobile accident - rear-end collision at a stop light. Plaintiffs were passengers in a car which was bumped by defendant's car when the driver in the car in front failed to move forward when the light changed. Defendant claimed that there was no property damage to the car in which plaintiffs were riding and that the medical expenses claimed by them were excessive.... More...   $0 (02-26-1997 - MD)

Charlene P. Frink v. Julie Courtney

Automobile accident - rear-end - soft tissue. Plaintiff claimed $4,000 in medical and $1,018 in lost income.... More...   $0 (09-25-1996 - MD)

Ingrid Belisario and Eda Gallo v. Charles N. Chambers, Jr.

Automobile accident - sideswipe. Plaintiff's van was hit when defendant attempted to change lanes on an interstate highway. The Plaintiff's van sustained $750 in damages.... More...   $13563 (10-23-1996 - MD)

Wasilik v. Rehert, et al.

Automobile accident - products liability - Plaintiff was driving a 1987 Ford F150 pickup which was hit by another car which crossed the centerline and hit Plaintiff truck. The truck caught fire and Plaintiff was unable to get out of the vehicle until helped by by-standers. He was burned over 65% of his body and his right arm and leg had to be amputated. He medical bills totalled $1.4 million ... More...   $26470000 (11-13-1996 - MD)

Jacqueline J. Kazimer v. Jennifer Ann Ireton

Automobile accident - right-of-way. Plaintiff was a passenger in an automobile which was hit by Defendant's automobile when it ran a stop sign. Plaintiff had $3,555 in past medicals. Defendant was intoxicated. ... More...   $13555 (03-11-1997 - MD)

Timothy Seman v. John Howard McAfee

Automobile accident - Plaintiff was a passenger in an automobile being driven by Defendant which ran off of the road hitting a utility pole. Plaintiff and defendant were both minors and both had been drinking. Plaintiff claimed $7,398 in medicals. ... More...   $0 (03-18-1997 - MD)

Glagola v. Fitzgerald Motors, Inc., et al.

Automobile accident with dealth and injuries. Plaintiffs, the estate of Mr. Glagola and his son, brought suit for the death of Mr. Glagola as a result of a head-on collision caused by Blan crossing the centerline of the road while driving Fitzgerald's automobile within the scope and course of his employment. Mr. Glagola son sustained serious injuries but was able to return to college. The Seni... More...   $900000 (04-19-1997 - MD)

Brian White and Diane Chatama v. Florence Wehner

Automobile accident - parking lot - soft tissue.... More...   $0 (05-01-1997 - MD)

Baldwin, et al. v. Goldman

Automobile accident - Head-on collision between Defendant's automobile and Plaintiff's automobile caused Plaintiff to be hospitalized for more than 2 months and to incur more than $250,000 in hospital and medical expenses.... More...   $700000 (05-31-1997 - MD)

Hall v. Golston

Automobile accident - personal injury - DUI driver. Plaintiff was hit by a crar driven by Colston, who, Plaintiff claimed, was intoxicated. Hall sustained severe brain damage.... More...   $5280000 (10-28-1997 - MD)

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