LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Eric Kirk | Sep 17, 2020

What Is The Difference Between An Accident, a Mistake And An Act Of Negligence in Maryland?

Perhaps the essential difference- from a legal perspective- is that an accident is an event, regardless of cause or effect, albeit an unexpected one, whereas an act of negligence necessarily involves the conduct of some human actor, or the result of some human endeavor or mechanism.

Additional resources provided by the author

Rate this guide


Free Q&A with lawyers in your area

Avvo personal injury email series

Sign up to receive a 3-part series of useful information and advice about personal injury law.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?


Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer