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Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision in Maryland

Call (410) 630-4274 for Experienced Legal Services from a Baltimore Traffic Ticket Attorney

Being involved in a car accident is an emotionally overwhelming experience. Once the severity of the damage and any injuries are assessed, the next step is to assign liability for the accident. In most cases, people point the fingers at one another. Not only can someone be blamed entirely for the crash, but the police can also cite them for failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

If you have been charged with this citation in Baltimore, The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC can fight for you. I can help you navigate through the complexities of the legal process and provide you with enough evidence to also prove you weren’t liable for the accident.

Maryland Law & Penalties for Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Crash

According to Maryland law, every driver must adjust speed to avoid colliding with the other driver(s). This often entails driving at the posted speed limit. However, if the posted speed limit is too fast for traffic conditions, making it difficult to stop in time, drivers must slow down.

If law enforcement cites you for failure to control speed to avoid an accident, this doesn’t necessarily mean you were speeding. In fact, it is another way to claim you were allegedly at fault for the collision by not decelerating prior to impact—despite traveling the posted speed limit.

If you are found guilty, the traffic violation results in a maximum $130 fine and three points on your driver’s license. While this may seem like not a big deal, this citation could be used as evidence against you in civil court. Being held liable means having to compensate the other party for their medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering—ultimately costing you tens of thousands of dollars when the case is resolved.

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today

At The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC, I am here to help you avoid the traffic ticket and the costly consequences of being held liable for a crash. I understand police officers also make mistakes by failing to gather enough evidence to provide a clearer picture. I can assess your case, collect evidence, and build a strong defense plan on your behalf.

Call (410) 630-4274 for more information today.

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    “I was arrested on a Friday night and I called Mark on Saturday morning. Mark met with me that afternoon. Throughout the MVA hearing and my trial, Mark was professional, caring and compassionate. I was facing multiple traffic violations and a 2nd DUI. Needless to say, I was scared and my future uncertain. Mark explained to me what I had to do to prepare and how he would proceed with my case. Mark always made me feel like we were on this journey together. I never felt alone. At the MVA hearing, Mark saved my license and at my trial, Mark saved my life! Mark's representation of my case was so well presented the judge reduced my charge to a PPJ with no points on my driving record. I am still in amazement what Mark was able to accomplish. Mark truly cares about his clients. He is not only an excellent attorney but a wonderful caring person. I highly recommend Mark and will utilize his law firm again should the need ever arise.”

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    “Mark took care of all the heavy lifting of my speeding ticket. While going to school in Maryland, I attained a speeding ticket in a school zone. Soon after I moved back to my home state of New York, and lost the ticket during the move. Soon enough I was notified my license was going to be suspended in the state of New York as well as Maryland. Mark took care of the issue over the phone with me , went to court for me against a tough judge and the police officer had shown up. Mark got it to a probation before judgement and I actually got a refund on the fine I paid to the court! Mark is the man! If I ever have another traffic issue in the state of MD. (fingers crossed), Mark will be my first phone call!”

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