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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Is there a way/anything that I can say that will help negotiate lawyer fees in personal injury case?

Even to his own account, my lawyer has done close to nothing for my case. He verbatim said, “I haven’t done sh*t for this case.” We just settled after almost 6 years for a very low amount. My case was by no means complicated. I suffered a concussion & hearing loss. I acted as the... Read more »

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Uzoma Obi answered on Nov 26, 2020

Presuming you signed a retainer agreement granting your attorney a fee equivalent to one third of the gross settlement amount recovered on your behalf, you are generally bound by the contract you signed to retain your lawyer.

Notwithstanding that you are not satisfied with the amount of...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: I was hit in a car accident. Lawyer says I can only get $30K bcuz that was other driver’s policy. Is this true?

Lawyer said I should get much more money. My Car was totaled, lost consciousness, peed on myself, broke my wrist & tailbone & had surgery. I was out of work for over 6 months & had rehab for 4 months. My medical bills were way over $30K which my mother & her insurance paid. Lawyer... Read more »

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Uzoma Obi answered on Aug 23, 2020

Check with the policy of your auto insurance of the policy of the insurance of the car you were driving in for the underinsured policy limit - it only kicks in for amounts in excess of 30K (for instance if your underinsured limit is 100K, you are able to collect a max of 70k from your policy under... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: Can my state settlement be intercepted

I have signed a release of all claims against state of Maryland for a vechicular accident

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Uzoma Obi answered on Jan 23, 2020

Your settlement can be reduced (or 'intercepted') by any liens that have been given to your lawyer to honor before your case settles.

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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: How long I have to get a lawyer after car accident in MD

A woman run a red light a total my vehicle causing me to to hit someone else vehicle on my 60 birthday

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Uzoma Obi answered on May 31, 2019

There is no hard and fast rule but the earlier the better to protect your legal interests. Also, keep in mind that consultations for personal injury auto accidents are free given lawyers work on a contingent fee basis (no recovery, no fee).

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Maryland on
Q: Dissolving the partnership

Three years ago three of us made a gentleman verbal agreement and open LLC in a software business. All three of us contributed equally and got the equal shares. We didn't sign any operating agreement at the beginning and wanted to do it later down the road. There weren't any reasons to... Read more »

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Uzoma Obi answered on Oct 26, 2018

Since you do not have any operating agreement you are limited to applicable provisions of Maryland statute hence you may not be able to 'kick him out'. However, you may have claims for breach of fiduciary duty and misuse or misappropriation of funds. If you are able to prevail on any... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: Do personal injury settlements include medical bills my insurance didn't cover?
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Uzoma Obi answered on Oct 26, 2018

Personal injury settlements take into consideration all expenses that were incurred as a result of the accident including but not limited to your medical bills, lost wages, future medical needs, future lost earnings (where applicable), etc. Due to the complex nature of personal injury matters, you... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: I was charged in a fight, but got injured myself - can I sue the other person?
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Uzoma Obi answered on Oct 12, 2018

Whether you can sue depends on the facts of your case. Also, most lawyers will only take the case once they are assured that they will get paid if they win you a settlement or judgment. Therefore, your best advice is to consult with a seasoned personal injury attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: Who do I need to speak to about a terrible accident involving myself and a natural resource officer?

Officer was chasing someone who ran a red light. Did not have sirens on and I proceeded to cross an intersection as our light had been green for a few seconds, and was T-boned on my side, the drivers side. High speed was a factor in this accident. My sweet dog was killed in the backseat. My mom was... Read more »

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Uzoma Obi answered on Oct 12, 2018

You will definitely need to speak with an attorney. However, in the interim, you can obtain a copy of the police report which should be available by now and this will provide insight as to the assignment of fault. Based on your assertions, it appears you may have a case for personal injury,... Read more »

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