It has long been assumed that if you get rear-ended on Maryland's roadways, that the rear ending driver is at fault and legally responsible. However, insurance companies are increasingly finding far fetched excuses to deny such claims.
The "defenses" that we have seen recently at Clark and Steinhorn, LLC have included:
- Sudden unexpected emergency
- Sudden changes in lighting including most recently a truck going from sunshine into a tunnel where it was darker
- Slippery weather related road conditions
- Sudden stops
- Equipment failure
- Malfunctioning brake lights on the lead vehicle