Calvert County is, however, one of the fastest growing counties in Maryland. In fact, according to Census Bureau's statistics, Calvert County is one of the 100 fastest growing counties in the United States, showing a 16% population increase in only four years. This growth is partially due to the County's location in the Greater Washington Area, the expansion of operations at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (PAX River) in Lexington Park (St. Mary's County), and Calvert County's outstanding quality of life. It is also an affluent county that is among the highest in the country in median household income.
Calvert County has its share of motor vehicle accident cases. There also seem to be an inordinate amount of truck accident cases in the county, most on Route 4. Sadly, the county typically has about a dozen fatal accident cases each year. The beauty and open roads in the county also lends Calvert County to more than its share of motorcycle accident deaths.Calvert County as a Venue for Personal Injury Case
Situated in Southern Maryland, Calvert County is considered a conservative venue in which to try a personal injury lawsuit by most accident lawyers in Maryland. As Calvert County becomes more urbanized, the verdicts have slowly but steadily risen in motor vehicle accident cases. Realistically, it is still a tough place for medical malpractice plaintiffs. Calvert County juries still favor doctors. But, certainly, good malpractice cases are winnable in Calvert County.
The Circuit Court for Calvert County has only two sitting judges, Judge Warren Krug and Judge Marjorie Clagett. Cases filed in Calvert County typically take about 12 to 15 months to get to trial. The case management system established by the court is generally a "hands-off" approach, setting fair deadlines for the discovery in each case, which are generally agreed upon by counsel during an informal scheduling conference in the judge's chambers.
Once a trial date is set, the trial will almost always go forward because the court smartly does not over book itself. However, if the lawyers ask for a case to be postponed, the new trial will most likely not be for another year.
The District Court for Calvert County is, naturally, also a smaller venue, usually having one or two judges hearing cases on any given day. The docket is generally light, in fact, the court operates 3 dockets per courtroom, per day, at 8:30, 10:30 and 1:30. Generally, the auto accident cases in Calvert County District Court are placed on the 10:30 and 1:30 dockets.
Because Calvert County's docket is not very heavy, personal injury accident cases generally take only 60 to 90 days to get assigned a trial date. When a case gets continued, sometimes the case will be reset as early as three weeks. Accordingly, lawyers filing in Calvert County must make sure they are fully prepared for trial when they file suit.Hiring a Lawyer for Your Calvert County Claim
Our attorneys handle accident and malpractice cases in Calvert County. We will fight to get you the results you deserve.
If you have been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident or by medical malpractice in or around Calvert County or southern Maryland, call to speak to one of our accident attorneys at 800-553-8082 or select here for a free consultation.Calvert County Resources
- Sample Calvert County Court Scheduling Order
- Collecting Medical Records from Calvert Memorial Hospital (some advice that is unique to this hospital)
- Sample Calvert County Police Report
No one is suggesting these are average verdicts in Calvert County personal injury cases and you can expect a similar result in every case. What they do show is that in the right case, a jury in this county will give a fair award. Most insurance companies understand this and value cases for settlement accordingly.