A Prince George’s County jury awarded $3.3 million in a mother and daughter pedestrian wrongful death case. The case is beyond tragic. A young woman and her unborn child were killed. The defendant was the state of Maryland and the claim was that the state should have put in a sidewalk, guard rails, or something so pedestrians are not easy targets for cars and trucks going down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Not mentioned: this verdict will not be collectable under the Maryland Tort Claims Act which limits recovery to $200,000. Arguably, this was a pretty important detail that should have been mentioned in this Washington Post article on the case.