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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: Virginia courts. Civil personal injury lawsuit. Meaning of "service. Rtn Va Assoc of Counties"?
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on May 24, 2024

You have indicated the location as Maryland. Repost your question to Virginia attorneys listing the location as Virginia. A Virginia attorney should be able to answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: How do I take legal actions again a Doctor who did my cosmetic surgery for medical reasons I allowed him to do a second

surgery to fix what he did on the first surgery. It's still really messed up

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 22, 2024

A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Your first step could be to try to arrange a free initial consult with a law firm. In addition to your searches, there is a tab above, "Find a Lawyer." Local and state bar associations also have attorney... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: I was able to settle for a larger amount before I hired a lawyer. Will I b able to renegotiate directly ?

I feel that with the lawyer involved. My net settlement is lower than the initial settlement

Will the insurance company renegotiate directly with a better settlement

Or will they low ball me ? Now that I got rid of the lawyer and back again directly

What are the pros and... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: When is the best time in an ongoing medical issue to initiate malpractice/negligence proceedings?

I need a second surgery to correct the first. My first doctor offered to do it but I would like to consult another doctor.

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answered on Apr 20, 2024

It is important to assess the deadline for a potential case, usually called the statute of limitations. That is a very fact specific determination involving the treatment you received, the injury that occurred and the jurisdiction where a case would be brought. You should consult with a lawyer on... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Maryland on
Q: Would the legal concept, equitable tolling, be applicable to my case against police misconduct?

I was falsely arrested for a dui while having a medical emergency. The criminal case was dropped but my court date was 7 months after the arrest. Every lawyer I spoke to said in order to pursue this the case 1st needed to be dismissed/dropped/not guilty. Details: My ear was profusely bleeding &... View More

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

In your case, the concept of equitable tolling may be applicable. Equitable tolling is a legal principle that allows a court to extend the statute of limitations (the time limit for filing a lawsuit) in situations where extraordinary circumstances prevented a plaintiff from filing a claim within... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Maryland on
Q: Can an attorney hold a case for 2 years the deny for wrongful death suit with state finding fault in our favor

Facility nurse txt proof that supervisor gave word not to call 911 for my mother she fought to breath 2 days, her cell phone was locked in nurses office so she couldn't call herself we have proof per nurse on duty

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 31, 2024

A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear what is meant by holding a case, whether not filing suit or other possibility. Attorneys would probably need additional details about the file to offer meaningful input about what they... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Agricultural Law for Maryland on
Q: Can a former employee to a pest control company sue for improper training, poor safety equipment and working un licensed
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 26, 2024

A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. The type of case you describe can be complex because such cases sometimes involve multiple parties in potential third party actions - you could reach out to law firms to try to set up a free initial consult. That... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: CVS put two different medicines in one bottle, one arthritis, one heart medication.

My wife picked up her rheumatoid arthritis medicine late last month and noticed that the pill bottle has two types of pills mixed in. We found out one is for some kind of heart condition. Something that could have been dangerous, what do we do?

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answered on Feb 12, 2024

It sounds from your description that fortunately your wife was not injured. If that is the case, it will be challenging to get significant compensation for her. You can file an administrative complaint with the government agency that regulates pharmacists. You can find out more about that on the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Good afternoon or good mornin I need some assistance I need a lawyer to talk to you about a very serious matter please a

It is about incident happen last year April I got the footage of the incident so I think this incident is a very serious matter I do not want to go viral with it I need a lawyer to talk to before I do what I have to do thank you

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answered on Feb 8, 2024

If you want some direction, you will need to provide more information. Most importantly, what type of incident was it?

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: Looking for legal advice for case against Apple's iPhone and radiation levels which caused me to have cancer.

Yes, the iphone 11 pro max and up have high radiation levels that does harm you I am a witness to this and the crazy part of it is that it started exactly seven months before they called for the Covid plandemic. I suddenly out of nowhere would listen to my music with their earplugs and my face... View More

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Dec 15, 2023

Your lay opinion as to both the “radiation” and its relationship to your vaguely described symptoms that are the same symptoms caused by countless possible other reasons (virus, allergy, bacterial infections, nerve related issues, etc.), and the total lack of any medical evidence to support it,... View More

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Drunk driver totaled my car tonight, how do I pay for new car? Can I sue? Will his insurance pay me?

A car hit another car on the highway which then hit me and we all spun out and crashed into eachother again and hit the guard rail. The guy who caused it was arrested for a dui. I didn’t go to the hospital but my back and neck do hurt. My credit is bad and I really loved my truck. I’m not sure... View More

Uzoma Obi
Uzoma Obi
answered on Dec 10, 2023

Sorry to hear about your accident. The car that started the chain reaction accident is at fault for all cars damaged including your property damage and personal injuries. However, if your car is declared a total loss and your remaining car loan is greater than the present market value of your car,... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: I was involved in an accident that was not my fault in a rental. Why are they refusing to pay toward another rental?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Nov 30, 2023

Who are “they”? The rental company is not responsible for that. Rental reimbursement under an insurance policy is provided when your car that is damaged in an accident is not drivable due to it being a total loss or because it is in the repair shop. You would then be given a covered rental... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Maryland on
Q: Can my sons school district be sued for violating his civil rights and false arrest along with deny him due process?

On 11/04 my son was playing in class and brush up against a girls bottom. He apologized because it was an accident. The girl told a counselor she felt uncomfortable . The counselor pulled him out of class 2 separate times and questioned him that day, him and the girl agreed it was an accident and... View More

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answered on Nov 8, 2023

If your son's rights have been violated through a false arrest and a denial of due process, it may be possible to bring a lawsuit against the school district. Schools have a responsibility to ensure due process before disciplining a student, and a failure to notify you could be seen as a... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: a public utility hires a contractor to provide large trucks for an ongoing project.

one of the trucks is involved in an accident while overweight. what liability attaches to the utility that hired the contractor?

the driver of the truck is an employee of the contractor hired by the utility company.

does liability attach to the utility company? The utility... View More

Lee Eidelberg
Lee Eidelberg
answered on Nov 3, 2023

Although your post does not indicate for whom the driver of the truck was employed, insurance coverage for the vehicle being operated, unless operated without permission of the vehicle's owner, generally applies to cover damages caused by a negligent operator.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: Can I sue a hotel if me and another family members medications and money were stolen from our room?

I was on vacation out of state and a family member realized her things were rummaged through when we came back from an event and items were missing. I noticed my medication and money was gone the next day when I went to take them. This happened in South Carolina and I live in Baltimore. The hotel... View More

Lee Eidelberg
Lee Eidelberg
answered on Oct 16, 2023

The simple answer to the question of whether you can sue the hotel is "yes." However your need an attorney admitted to practice in SC and evidence that the hotel's staff was negligent in some manner. Presumably, the doors to the rooms lock automatically upon exiting the room so... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: If my company designed a car wheel and sold a license to a manufacturer. Who is liable for accidents from its use?

I am considering forming a startup based on the design of a new lightweight automobile wheel. The business model is to patent the wheel design and sell licenses to wheel manufacturers and collect royalties from it. If there ends up being a design flaw in the wheel and it results in a wheel failure... View More

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Oct 8, 2023

The injured party would sue both the seller and the manufacturer/designer. The designer would ultimately be liable to the seller and the manufacturer (if different from the designer), for damages they pay out to the injured party. Basically, if all defendants in the case are insured, the... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: How can I figure out what I am entitled to after an auto accident that was the other driver's fault?

I was driving a rental car that ended up on it's side. I was hurt but not seriously.

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 7, 2023

You are entitled to factor in your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, the nature of your injuries, and other losses. The value of your case can be impacted by many factors. There is not a formula.

Your best bet is to speak with an attorney. All attorneys take cases like this on...
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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: What type of lawyer helps us fight a business that sold a faulty prod resulting in a fire and pet death?

Our camper caught fire before getting it insured. We learned the fire was (in a nutshell) b/c of either a faulty device or poor installation of another company's device that was installed by the manufacturer. Basically, the fire was inevitable and there was no warnings despite customer... View More

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Sep 8, 2023

You should look for an attorney that handles fire cases. Under the law, you will have the burden of proof to show that the fire was caused by a defective product or someone's negligence. This is requires expert testimony which can be expensive. Some attorneys will advance the expenses and take... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: What option do I have? I’ve been told by my supervisor I will not be compensated for my time off while healing elbow?

Hello, I am a Amazon delivery driver & on 8/4/23 I was bitten in the elbow & fingers by a customers dog. She requested for packages to be delivered to the rear door of her home. I pulled into her drive way, she & i made eye contact & smiled at each other and she and 1 dog went into... View More

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Aug 6, 2023

You have both a workers’ comp claim and a claim against the homeowner. Hire a lawyer. If you miss time from work due to injury on the job, and assuming you are a covered employee, then you will receive Temporary Total benefits. In the meantime you pursue the homeowner claim against the homeowner... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Form requires indemnification for a car accidents

My sister is disabled and lives in Maryland. A new agency will to be providing services to her, namely getting her "out in the community" by driving her to, and helping her participate in, activities outside of the home. The staff member would be driving her in their own car and is... View More

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jul 6, 2023

Liability waivers are, in general, enforceable, with some limitations that require a lawsuit and fact finding by a judge or jury to sort out--which is not what you want. A party cannot enforce a liability waiver to release them from liability for "gross" negligence or reckless behavior,... View More

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