Definition of Prima Facie
Prima facie is Latin for "on the face of it" or "at first sight." As we mentioned earlier, lawyers like to use Latin words in an effort to feel important. This one is actually one of the more common Latin terms that is a part of the lexicon of most personal injury accident lawyers in Maryland. A prima facie case presents enough evidence for the plaintiff to win their personal injury case, barring any defenses or additional evidence presented by the defendant that got by that "first sight."