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...Read more »
The statements of witnesses would be considered hearsay and inadmissible at trial as substantive evidence of what happened. Those witnesses would need to appear in court and give live in-person testimony as to the happening of the accident, so that they are subject to cross-examination. If,...Read more »
She signed the statement in front of a lawyer and a notary a day before she went to settlement on the house. Is this family member in trouble if she is turned into the authorities? Is this considered perjury?
I would have to believe that there are penalties for signing a statement under oath indicating that you plan to use a home as your principal place of residence, and then never doing so, or having any intention of doing so. I would defer to experienced Real Estate counsel, who would likely be most...Read more »
You need to look for witnesses, and potentially sources of surveillance that could have captured the event. If Police were summoned that would be a good place to start, as well as any ambulance records, and a general canvas of the area, searching for private or public methods of surveillance. Many...Read more »
Sorry to hear this happened to you. You can file a claim for personal injury protection benefits under your own policy. This would create a source of funds available to pay medical expenses up to the limits of your policy- typically $2,500. You may also file a claim against your own...Read more »
Immediately. Make sure that you report your accident and corresponding injury to employer. Make sure that you complete any required documents. Request treatment for your injury. If treatment is not provided or delayed by your employer, immediately seek medical treatment on your own and keep your...Read more »
In this instance you would look to your own underinsured coverage for a full recovery. Maryland law requires a minimum of $30,000 in liability coverage. If you opted to purchase uninsured/underinsured insurance above that level, you would have the availability of underinsured coverage on your own...Read more »
Not if you settled, it executed a release, or had the claim otherwise resolved by a court of law. The Maryland the statute of limitations for a claim based on negligence is 3 years, so it appears you are within that time frame. It may be difficult or impossible to prove the symptoms occurring 2...Read more »
That answer has a lot of variables and the answer depends in part on what you mean by filing a claim. In Maryland, lawsuits based on negligence must be filed within three years from the date of loss. If the claim is against the government, then there are frequently notice requirements that must be...Read more »
No. You can't. You are in proper person, or you are represented, not both. You certainly can get your questions asked, through your chosen attorney. You can get your arguments raised, through your chosen attorney. Or, you can choose to represent yourself. Good luck.
Absolutely not. You are obligated to provide certain information by law to the police as well as other participants in the incident, if applicable. You are also obligated to cooperate with your own insurance company regarding the specifics of the accident. My suggestion would be that you don't...Read more »
10 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both is the maximum penalty, more if a minor was involved. These charges are treated seriously in Maryland. You should consult with experienced criminal defense counsel.
Not sure what you mean by finalized. It's difficult to envisionany negative consequences for someone looking for work, continuing to work, or starting new work during the pendency of a workers compensation case. Certainly there would be no impact on medical benefits. It could potentially be...Read more »
This is actually much more common than one might think. One major insurance company in particular is well-known for accepting responsibility for an accident, paying for any associated property damage, but then contending that no one could have been hurt in the accident because of the relatively...Read more »
Maryland law provides by commiting a tortiousact within the confines of the state of Maryland -a car accident would certainly be considered such an act- an out-of-state resident is subject to the jurisdiction of Maryland courts. It may be true that you could also pursue individual where they...Read more »
my ex girlfriend was in a car accident and the insurance company sued me and her. They claim she was acting as agent, servant and or employee of me in the complaint. which she was not. The claim against her was dismissed as she was never served and I had a default judgment vacated as I proved I was... Read more »
Maryland law creates a presumption that if someone who is not the owner of the vehicle operated that vehicle, they are doing so as the agent of the owner. This is perhaps the easiest presumption to dispell under the law. All that is usually required is your testimony. If your vehicle is insured...Read more »
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