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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on

Q: If I was Parking and a driver make a sharp left turn and I back into him am I going to loose my case

I was parking on a corner and the driver coming to wards me made a sharp left turn I was backing up 3 mph and he shorted the turn now if it was another car on the other part of the corner he would have hit it

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 23, 2018

It is really tough to follow exactly what happened here.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Maryland on

Q: traffic accident, involving a bump to another car, no damage to either car, but driver and son tried to claim injuries.

insurance company denied claim. I want to sue the driver and son for embarrassment, emotional distress, claiming fake injuries and filing fraudulent injury claims

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 23, 2018

You will never find a lawyer to take this claim and your chances of success are extremely low.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland on

Q: During 90 day probation, if employee came to work sick and was sent home can that absence being used against them

60 days into a new job- I came into work throwing up but ready to work. The doctor I was working for asked me to go home. Now during my review they are using that against me saying it was an unexcused day.

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 8, 2018

This is a employment question not a malpractice question and you should probably pose your question to the employment lawyers on here.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on

Q: I was driving and fish tailed on ice and the car behind me hit me..who is at fault?

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 1, 2018

I would need more facts. But a good guess is that you both are at fault. You should drive appropriate to the conditions and the rear-ending vehicle should have left enough distance behind you.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Maryland on

Q: MY wife wants off of insurance for car my son-in-law and I bought. She is an excluded driver. Can she be sued at all?

Just in case me or my son-in-law has an accident and they come after me. Can our house be taken or she be sued as well

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 1, 2018

Your wife is not a possible defendant just for being on the same insurance policy. She can be sued if she is he owner or operator of the vehicle.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on

Q: After you settle a car accident from the at-fault party can I take the money that is recieved and still file a claim?

I was in an accident where my side view mirror was damaged and some cosmetic scrapes along side the driver's door. No one was hurt so I opted to file a claim with their insurance. At the time of this post, I am awaiting payment. Their appraiser came out a took a report/pics. I figured the money... Read more »

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 1, 2018

You can if you did not sign a release. Often in property damage cases, the insurance company does not require a release which leaves the door open for a lawsuit. You cannot collect twice. For example, if they paid you $2,000 and you got a $5,000 verdict at trial, you would get $3,000.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Maryland on

Q: I have an 8 1/2 year old default judgment that I was never served with. Can the judgment be Vacated

My ex and I were sued from a car accident that she was in. The affidavit of service states that they served my mother with papers and has her name on the paper. My mom does not recall accepting or signing any court papers and told the process servers that I no longer lived there. My ex was not... Read more »

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 1, 2018

I agree with Bennett, it will be an uphill climb. But it does sound like you never received personal service.

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Q: Was injured in an accident in DC but am a resident of MD - where would any lawsuit be filed?

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 1, 2018

Can't answer the question in a vacuum. You can certainly sue in D.C. You may be able to sue in Maryland depending upon the driver's residency and contacts with Maryland.

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Q: Can someone be arrested for causing a serious car accident even if they weren't drinking?

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 1, 2018

Drinking would not be the only reason. But a normal guy in a normal situation wakes up on the morning and goes to work and kills someone? That person is not going to jail.

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Q: Can a passenger in a vehicle claim "pain and suffering" even if she did not receive medical attention?

Hi there - I was in a car accident last month, along with my mother. The other driver was at fault - they passed the red light, when I had green. They hit me on the driver side and the car was totaled. I had to receive medical attention, but luckily it was just a sprained shoulder and neck (no... Read more »

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 1, 2018

Yes absolutely. She has a viable claim if she was hurt. Whether the insurance company will pay on that claim is a different matter.

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Q: Can you sue someone and also press criminal charges if they negligently caused a car accident?

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 1, 2018

Of course. You really can't "press criminal charges" in a case like this. You can seek criminal charges but that is a decision for the police and the prosecutors.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Maryland on

Q: i was just in a car accident, my vehicle was hit by a small truck but i am not on the car insurance policy as a driver

Can i still sue the other driver who hit at the scene he was given 3 citations for reckles driving

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Mar 1, 2018

It does not matter whether you are insured or even if you have a license in a case like this? The focus is on who is at fault for the crash.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Maryland on

Q: I got food poisoning while on a special diet in a hospital - does that constitute medical malpractice?

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Dec 12, 2017

Presuming a breach of the standard of care, this is probably medical malpractice. Any smart lawyer bringing this claim would bring it as a medical malpractice claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on

Q: I was at a storage facility and slipped on some debris on the floor.

The facility says I can't sue them and won't give me the name of their insurance company because of a contractual waiver of responsibility. Can they do that?

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Dec 12, 2017

I don't think there is a legal obligation to provide the name of the insurance company. That is information you can get if you file a lawsuit. Depending on the waiver you signed, you may have indemnified them for their own negligence which could be a bar to your claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on

Q: I hit a car in self driving mode because it was driving erratically. Who's at fault here?

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Dec 12, 2017

You are simply not giving us enough information to make the call. You would have to give all of the facts of the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on

Q: I fired my lawyer but he's sending my personal information to other lawyers. Can I sue him?

n/a

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Dec 12, 2017

You can. I just do not think the value of that case would be very high. But we would need to know more details.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on

Q: My brother was driving and got into an accident - he was drinking and his passenger broke his leg.

The passenger thought gave him the alcohol - is he able to still sue my brother?

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Dec 12, 2017

The question is whether the passenger is contributorily negligent. Your brother's problem is that he has to argue that he was drunk. If the passenger knew or had reason to know your brother was drunk, then it is a bar to his claim. But you brother would basically be admitting to being a drunk... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Maryland on

Q: I am self employed I have submitted all documents to my lawyer, how soon can I received lost wages must I wait settlemen

Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Dec 12, 2017

Lost wages for self-employed people is always a challenge. Whether the insurance company gives you credit for your lost wages will depend on a lot of factors. But we file suit more frequently in cases with self-employed lost wages because insurance companies often do not treat self-employed wages... Read more »

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