If both ways have green lights and no arrows. A driver turning left from one side, another turning right from the other, so both heading to the same spot. If they collide and the driver turning right did nothing to avoid, but driver turning left didn’t yield properly, who’s at fault? Does... Read more »
The vehicle turning left in your scenario must yield the right of way to the vehicle coming in the opposite direction and making the right turn. The vehicle making the left turn is at fault for the accident.
An attorney would need to review pictures of the intersection, the police report, and witness statements. In many bus only lanes, other drivers are permitted to enter the lane and turn just prior to the intersection. You can pull up pictures of the intersection using Google maps.
I recently saw a dashcam video where an individual was driving on a two-lane bridge (with no median or place to pull over) on the left-hand lane when a car cut them off from the right lane merging into their lane. They hit the car and swerved right, continuing to drive. Would that be a hit-and-run?... Read more »
Called the police, and got the insurance from the third parties company (contractor is hired as a third party). When asking the district manager for the insurance and they refused to give us the insurance even though his happened with their vehicle in the parking garage they supply for tenants. Is... Read more »
Anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident must give their insurance information to the other driver. It is the other driver that has that responsibility. It sounds like you obtained the insurance information on the vehicle. If not, your insurance company can run the tag and obtain the insurance...Read more »
Generally yes. You have the same statute of limitations as you would if there was a defendant you could name. But you want to consult with a lawyer to see if the general rule matches the unique facts of your case.
No, you cannot sue the police for failure to write a ticket. They have absolute discretion on whether to issue a citation. Regardless, issuing a citation does not determine fault. You can sue the other driver and your own insurance company if he is uninsured and if you win, your rates will not go...Read more »
we already have everything figured out talked to the persons car that got hit and my friends car and insurance has told my friend that i’m at fault and his insurance will be penalized but now i’m wondering if mine will be even though i my personal insurance never got involved
It could affect your rates. Insurance companies usually ask if you have had any accidents in the last three years when you renew and they may have access to the information anyway when they go to renew.
In order to determine who is at fault for the accident, an attorney would have to review all evidence including the police report, speaking with witnesses, speaking with you, reviewing photographs of the scene and damage to the vehicles, etc. Maryland is a contributory negligence state which means...Read more »
Every local jurisdiction has ordinances addressing unregistered, inoperable and abandoned vehicles. Montgomery County is no exception. It is illegal to park an unregistered or inoperable vehicle on a public street or on private property in a residential area. Upon citation, you will have 30 days...Read more »
You can receive probation before judgment for a moving violation in Maryland. You need to request a trial within 30 days of the hearing and go to court. However, for CDL purposes, a PBJ can still affect your CDL since under federal law, PBJ's are the same as a conviction.
They had my vehicle for several months. When it was just about ready, it fell off the car lift and sustained damages totaling my vehicle. Their insurance company wrote it off as a total loss and is offering me a just and fair offer for compensation. The service center is still requesting me to... Read more »
A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Until you are able to discuss meaningfully with a local attorney in your state, reporting requirements for motor vehicle accidents are often governed by state agencies, such as departments of motor vehicles. These...Read more »
Her insurance company is refusing any responsibility of coverage because husband is an “Excluded Driver”. The issue is that he is an excluded driver because of a medical problem. Seizures. He’s been excluded for approximately ten years. He has what his Dr. Describes as “Walk about”,... Read more »
Was he charged with traffic violations? Does he want representation for that? Most traffic violations are written as strict liability which do not depend on intent of the driver, so they may be difficult to defend based on medical conditions. However, a judge may grant a "probation before...Read more »
My sister drove my car into Pennsylvania because of a family emergency (she doesn’t own a car) and ended up getting into an accident. My question is if Maryland’s laws apply or if Pennsylvania’s laws apply since the accident happened out of state.
The law of the place where the accident and traffic/criminal violation occurred is what controls. Therefore, your sister's negligence and liability for the accident and any civil damages will be governed by PA law, as well as your liability for negligently entrusting your vehicle to her if...Read more »
A agree with Mr. Kirk. When you are making a u-turn, and you turn into the pathway of oncoming traffic, you are the one who fails to yield the right-of-way. To prevail in court, you would have to prove that excessive speed, and excessive speed alone, of the other vehicle caused the accident, and...Read more »
I am currently suing the person that hit my vehicle, but didn't want to wait another 6 months to a year before my trial is scheduled. Should I contact my insurance company and pay the deductible to get my vehicle fixed? I have full coverage, but don't have full PIP coverage. I think this... Read more »
It might not be possible to reliably predict when a currently file case will make it to trial. As you know there are meaningful delays due to covid and there could potentially be more. It's a financial decision but you may well wish to pay your deductible and let your insurance company try to...Read more »
Many things come to mind, all pure speculation of course since you provide zero factual basis to support an answer, but I would start with hiring a lawyer if the case has any merit, since insurance adjusters give little weight to self-represented claimants and are likely to low-ball you....Read more »
Auto finance company has consistently failed to provide all necessary documents needed by the GAP insurance company to settle a claim and pay off the balance on the car note. I am being billed for payments for a car that was declared totaled in an accident by my insurance company. This has gone on... Read more »
You should speak with an attorney. The auto finance company may be having some internal issues that you do not know about. Additionally, because you're paying on a vehicle that is totaled, the finance company is causing you to incur economic damages which you may be able to recover.
Was in the public parking lot as I backed out a parking space I hit the side of an on coming car. The question is am I liable to fix the other persons car or is Baltimore me a no fault state if the accident happen on a parking lot of a store
it's not clear from the context of your question but it certainly could be both. If there were injuries be at fault party's liability insurance would clearly be responsible for any losses, and the no fault carrier would be responsible for any resulting medical bills or lost wages.
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 »
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...Read more »
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