$3 Million Verdict in a Maryland Pedestrian Accident

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A Prince George’s County jury awarded $3.3 million in a mother and daughter pedestrian wrongful death case. The case is beyond tragic. A young woman and her unborn child were killed. The defendant was the state of Maryland and the claim was that the state should have put in a sidewalk, guardrails, or something so pedestrians are difficult targets for cars and trucks going down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Not mentioned: this verdict will not be collectible under the Maryland Tort Claims Act which limits recovery to $200,000. Arguably, this was an important detail that should have been mentioned in this Washington Post article on the case.

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