It's difficult to fully answer this question without some additional context. Obviously driving while experiencing an episode of sleep apnea would not seem possible. Falling asleep at the wheel is not necessarily criminal or negligent, but could be. For example if someone suffered from sleep apnea...Read more »
If you were not the owner or driver of the car, it is difficult or impossible to understand the legal theory that one would use to hold you accountable. If you were present in the car, had an obligation to prevent him from driving, and did not, or encouraged him in some fashion, there may be some...Read more »
federal judge dismissed insurance company, saying that: we need to get judgement first against dealership, because they were not informed, but they were in the court. after we got the judgement, then since i didn't speak English, my own lawyer i believe made deal with all state insurance company,... Read more »
Why did you wait 20 years to ask this question? I doubt there will be any bank or insurance company records, paper or electronic, left to trace what happened to the proceeds. Is the lawyer still practicing? Is he alive even? While you were entitled to a complete accounting of how the settlement...Read more »
Not enough facts to answer. Probably if the door was already open as you approached, so that you could have avoided it if you were paying attention, then you’ll be at fault. If the person flung the door open right as you reached them and you had no opportunity to avoid hitting the door, then it...Read more »
An argument can be made either way. Not enough facts to say if one of you is solely negligent or if both are somewhat at fault. Turn the matter over to your insurance carrier and let the insurance companies figure it out.
Maryland is a two-party consent state when it comes to audio recordings: both parties must consent to the recording. There is no exceptions for auto accidents. Video recording is not covered under this law, but unless you have a way to turn off the audio recording capacity of your video device, you...Read more »
If you were hurt contact a member of the Md. Assn for Justice--they give free consults. Much depends on how the wreck happened, so avoid giving statements over the phone until you speak with an attorney. If you don't know who to call, give me a call.
Likely Vehicle E as regardless of the "why" of the actions in front, all drivers have to drive in a way that allows them to stop for vehicles stopped ahead. Sounds like B & C managed to do this and D managed to swerve, and I'm not hearing why E went on and hit them. That being said, driver E...Read more »
You haven't provided enough information. For example, were you injured? If so, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your potential claim. Regarding the error in the police report, errors are not uncommon. Sometimes they matter, and sometimes they don't. The attorney you speak with...Read more »
Depending on the charge(s) and the jurisdiction, you could receive a notice to appear at a "preliminary inquiry," which requires one to report to a court commissioner to be formally advised of one's charges, one's right to an attorney and other pertinent information. This generally occurs when...Read more »
When police do not witness the crash, but are called upon to investigate the circumstances, they may decide to cite the driver with applicable violations of the traffic laws after evaluating the evidence.
A Maryland attorney familiar with traffic stop protocols could advise most meaningfully here, but your question remains open for a while. As a general matter in most jurisdictions, you would have likely received some sort of notice of any violation at the scene. In the information exchanged, check...Read more »
Our dog was let outside (we live on a farm), she was unleashed. She ran out into the road and a speeding truck had run her over. He did not call the police. Our dog was taken to the vet immediately and stitched up (the vet bill was over $700). She was told she had a high chance to live but... Read more »
I am very sorry about your dog. Sadly, some people can have no sympathy whatsoever. Unfortunately, as owners of your dog, it is your obligation to maintain it under control and not allow it to run loose across traffic. The people should submit their claim to their car insurance, but legally, they...Read more »
Hit a pole driving with a friend. Police showed up, pulled us from the car, and started administering FST right away. Blew breathalyzer and was arrested afterwards. Taken to station, blew breathalyzer there and blew .16. Released afterwards. No paramedics were called and asked for a lawyer from the... Read more »
If by “beating the case” you mean winning at trial, there are not enough details in your description to give any definitive opinion, but the accident is more than enough probable cause for an officer to initiate a stop and a investigation, and then everything else flows from there as to...Read more »
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