I run a client centered practice handling cases in personal injury (worker's compensation and auto accidents) and criminal defense (crimes, serious traffic offenses) I take pride in the results that I provide with my clients, as well as the ongoing communication I maintain with my clients in order to better prepare their cases and claims.
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- Q. Insurance company refuses to pay
- A: You should be eligible to file an uninsured motorist claim through your company. They'll cover your damages minus your deductible, and then they'll do the legwork on investigating recovery beyond that point. If they find the person responsible, and recover their money, they should refund your deductible.
- Q. What are possible conseq's of failure to return to scene of accident with damages to attended vehicle? Attorney needed?
- A: There are a number of criminal/serious traffic violations that could be in play here. If charged with one of these, then you may want to hire a lawyer to defend you on that front, as they can advise you on many options at that point, challenge any potential issues with the evidence against you, and cross examine any witnesses if the case were to result in a trial.
- Q. What license does MERS Inc. hold to operate in the State of Maryland?
- A: Not sure this is an auto accident question. Also not knowing what type of business MERS Inc is, I would be unable to really tell what license they needed, and then if they in fact had the required licensing. Provide mored details for a better answer.
- Q. Dog hit speeding car (dog broken leg-damged car).Driver requests dog owner to pay car damage?
- A: The driver of the vehicle would have to prove some sort of negligence on the part of the dog owner, as well as the ability to refute any contributory negligence on his part. His best bet is to file a claim through is own insurance, and allow the insurance company to make the decision on whether or not to go after the dog owner. It is likely that they will not.
- Q. What does a plaintiff have to prove tosue a parent for allowing their child to use a car which resulted in an accident?
- A: By another attorney do you mean additional? Also, is this a Maryland claim? It is very rare to seek punitive damages in a Maryland auto accident claim, but that may derive from facts not apparent in the question. If there is an extreme degree of negligence on the part of the parent, i.e specifically allowing an unlicensed minor child to drive the vehicle, then it is possible to pursue a punitive claim. There are a few other reasons, but I won't dig into the facts of the case. I think if your lawyer has filed the case, and they regularly file suit and try these types of cases, then you are probably in good hands. There is little benefit to hiring an additional lawyer, and if the case has been filed it would be difficult to find a lawyer who wants to take over a case midway through the litigation process.
- Q. When departing a parking lot, what are the rights of a vehicle turning into a parking lot.
- A: I do not want to give a definitive answer to your question because I may be misinterpreting the description of how the loss happened. If you were in fact established in the "favored boulevard" or thoroughfare of the parking lot when the other vehicle effectively 'cut you off' then it is likely that they are at fault. Again, details are very important for these types of accidents in Maryland, as our laws still bar recovery for anyone who contributes even a little bit to an accident of this type.
- Q. can you file for civil damages in district court and tort claim at the same time
- A: Not exactly sure the question you're asking here, but please clarify either by a response here or directly to me. The tort claim act covers civil damages covered by a state or local government entity (there is also a separate federal tort claims act) These acts have some rather strict notice requirements, the state and local ones as short as 180 days, and have very specific ways in which to provide such notice. Regardless, most lawyers who handle these cases do so on a contingency basis and offer free consultations. Such an attorney would be in the best position to ask the right questions, get more details and give a more precise and specific answer to your situation.
- Q. In March 2013, I fell on the property of a local Chick-fila restaurant .injuring my right knee and left hand and wrist.
- A: Compensation would be based on any medical treatment required to recover from the fall. Other issues could include why you fell, and if that fall was a result of any avoidable defect or negligence on the part of the restaurant. It is also important, in evaluating such a claim, to know whether or not the store is even aware of the fall, and if they were aware when or directly after it happened. The last question isn't a dealbreaker, but will determine how hard their insurance company is likely to fight the claim from day one.
- Q. Can u sue the parent of their adult deceased child for things they did?
- A: I'm not sure the focus of this question. From what I think you might be asking, it would be difficult to prevail in such an action. You'd need to prove a causal connection between the actions (the things they did) and how they were somehow responsible for those 'things' Also, it would depend on the damages caused by the things they did, and whether or not any of it were actionable.