Eric Todd Kirk's answer Very sorry to hear that this has happened to you and your family. If you were injured in the accident you should indeed immediately consult with a Maryland personal injury attorney.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer Jurisdiction can be a tricky area of the law. From the situation you described it certainly seems as though Maryland would have jurisdiction over the case. A basis for jurisdiction in Virginia is not clear from your facts, but may exist. If you are bringing the claim, you you should probably consult with a skilled personal injury attorney.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer If your doctors say you cannot work because of your injuries, then yes you may be entitled to permanent and total disability benefits. These are difficult cases to prove and you should consult with a lawyer.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer Based on your fact pattern he's serving 11 years, or 4 years, both with credit for time served. Definitely not one year. Your question is confusing as to what portion of the 15 year sentence is suspended 4 years or 11 years.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer If you were at fault and expect them to pay anything to the other side, or to you for pip or property damage, you need to report it. If you were not at fault, and want to collect pip, or payment under your collision or rental coverage, you need to report it.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer The medical portion of your claim remains open. As long as a doctor is stating that your current complaints are related to a 16 year old injury, you are entitled medical only benefits at this point.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer I'd think not, as the purpose of the lease has been frustrated, and I'm sure the lease holder mandated that you have insurance. Check the language of your lease that controls this situation, and make sure all players know of the situation.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer There are very specific circumstances under which members of a procession may get special treatment. If you've been charged with a crime, or for casing an accident, you should conult closely with a lawyer.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer Sure it's legal. If contraband and cash are found in a car, it's not unusual, and perfectly legal, to charge the occupants. It sound like he has a potentially winable constructive possession case. He should hire an experienced criminal attorney.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer Your narrative recites there were no witnesses. Posting signs does not seem like an effective way to locate any. Having said that, you should really have an experienced personal injury attorney examine the liability determination you've been given by the police or by a claims adjuster.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer There is no hard and fast rule. Generally, 30 days is considered adequate time to investigate a claim. An unreasonable delay, especially where the answers are clear, may entice the MIA to get involved and examine the insurer's conduct.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer Is random drug screening a condition of your probation? No. You can't refuse. Technically, you can refuse to take it, but the agent would likely just violate you, and you would face the entire original suspended sentence.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer if you signed a release and accepted money. The case is over. This is considered binding. If an insurance company has offered you money, and you have not yet accepted, the offer may be negotiable, and you have the option to go to court and ask a judge or jury to determine a fair amount. You should seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney.
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