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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for Maryland on

Q: Hi, Is a manufacturer dealership responsible to inform me of any recalls when I’ve taken my car there for repairs

I take my car to the manufacturers dealership for repairs and services

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 12, 2019

They should but it's really the manufacturer itself who should be sending you the information.

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

Thomas Neary answered on May 31, 2019

Sorry about your accident and rough birthday!

The Statute of Limitations for filing most claims related to the accident is 3 years from the date of the accident. This is for negligence claims.

There are also some issues dealing with insurance that need to be dealt with earlier. It...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Maryland on

Q: Can another person's insurance company not pay you for a claim if your car was hit while parked on a red curb in MD?

There were no signs, fire hydrant, or fire lane marked. Have hospital's video of my car being hit.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 6, 2019

No. Confirm they are not paying in writing. Then file a complaint with the Attorney General Office of Consumer Affairs and with the Insurance Commissioner.

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Q: if pedestrian is already in unmarked crosswalk, does driver have to yield right of way (maryland)

while at a side street intersection, a pedestrian starts to cross the street (no crosswalk designated) when a car approaches from the rear and starts to turn onto the side street while pedestrian is still in intersection. who has right of way?

Lee Eidelberg answered on Feb 7, 2019

Whether or not the crosswalk is "marked," a pedestrian crossing the street at a crosswalk has the right of way.

The preference the pedestrian enjoys, however, is not unlimited and does not relieve the pedestrian of the duty to use reasonable care to avoid injury. The analysis concerns...
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Q: Hello .... I was involved in an accident I was at a stop light when light turned green I proceeded a guy turning left

Hit me the police wrote the report saying I did not yield right of way I totally disagree can I fight this no ticket as of yet I live in Birmingham, al no one was hurt

Lee Eidelberg answered on Jan 15, 2019

The short answer is yes, you can fight the ticket. However, if the other party appears in court, the decision will ultimately be based on that parties word versus your word. However, if there was no personal injury it is quite possible unless the officer actually witnessed the accident, that the... Read more »

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Q: What happens if you miscarry after an accident?

Lee Eidelberg answered on Jan 14, 2019

If it is proving, to reasonable grief medical probability, that's your miscarriage was a result of the accident, you would be entitled to claim damages for any medical expenses related to that most unfortunate event, as well as compensation for conscious pain and suffering.

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Q: I work for Baltimore City Department of Transportation I had a accident at work ambulance hit the work truck

Do we haveva case

Thomas Neary answered on Jan 10, 2019

Possibly. It depends on how the accident happened.

As an employee, if you were working at the time of the accident, you would likely be entitled to file a Workers Compensation claim with your employer for any injuries and damages. You could also file an action directly against the driver...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Maryland on

Q: Are there specific types of car accidents that require expert testimony? What would be one of those situations where I'd

need to hire one?

Mark Oakley answered on Dec 18, 2018

Yes. It’s not common, but there are occasional scenarios where the cause of the accident is in dispute, and an accident reconstruction expert is used to examine the location and extent of damage to each vehicle, skid marks on the roadway, calculate speed of vehicles based on impact damage, sight... Read more »

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Q: If someone stole my car, I'm not at fault if they crash into someone, right?

Mark Oakley answered on Dec 7, 2018

Correct

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Maryland on

Q: If my boyfriend was driving my car when he crashed it into a stopped vehicle, am I responsible for the damages?

Mark Oakley answered on Nov 19, 2018

Your insurance is responsible for the damages. Your boyfriend is primarily responsible, but your insurance covers anyone whom you have permission to drive your car. Generally speaking, you can only be personally responsible if your boyfriend was on an errand for your benefit (acting as your agent),... Read more »

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Q: Another driver hit me while he wasn't wearing his prescription eye glasses. Can I sue him for extra money?

Timothy Fizer answered on Oct 19, 2018

I do not know what you mean by "extra money." If you are asking whether you can get more because he was not wearing his prescription glasses, the answer likely is "no;" you are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries, if any. You are not entitled to an additional amount to punish the driver... Read more »

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Q: I was involved in a car accident with a senior citizen who should not have been driving.

How can I ensure she loses her license?

Mark Oakley answered on Oct 4, 2018

It is unclear whether you are angry and vengeful for the accident, or genuinely concerned for the safety of this senior citizen and the public at large. Ordinarily, if a police officer responding to an accident has reason to believe that a driver has an infirmity that makes them a danger on the... Read more »

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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 »

Eric Todd Kirk answered on Sep 17, 2018

Very sorry to hear that this has happened to you and your family. If you were injured in the accident you should indeed immediately consult with a Maryland personal injury attorney.

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Q: Can I sue the city for failing to prevent car break-ins?

Timothy Fizer answered on Sep 16, 2018

The likely answer to your question is no, although you have not provided sufficient details to elicit a more specific answer.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Maryland on

Q: I got into a car accident with someone who lives in Virginia. They want the court proceedings to take place there but

the accident was in Maryland and that would be inconvenient for me. Do I have to?

Mark Oakley answered on Sep 14, 2018

Are you the one making the claim, or is the other driver? The proper venue is where the accident occurred. In almost all cases that is the jurisdiction suit must be filed in. A defendant can also be sued where they reside, but in an accident case you should stick to where the accident occurred. If... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Maryland on

Q: How do i remove a suspension of my license from a judgment that was vacated

My driver's license was suspended for an unpaid judgment that was 8 years old that i did not know about. I got the judgment vacated and the plaintiff has no proceeded with any action on the case since the judgment has been vacated. How do I get this suspension removed since there is no more... Read more »

Eric Todd Kirk answered on Sep 13, 2018

I would suggest you contact the MVA, show them your paperwork, and follow their direction to get your license reinstated.

http://www.mva.maryland.gov/about-mva/info/27200/27200-07T.htm

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on

Q: How do I know if I should report a car accident to my insurance or not? I don't want to raise my payments.

Eric Todd Kirk answered on Aug 31, 2018

If you were at fault and expect them to pay anything to the other side, or to you for pip or property damage, you need to report it. If you were not at fault, and want to collect pip, or payment under your collision or rental coverage, you need to report it.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on

Q: Do I still have to make lease payments if someone else caused an accident that totals my car?

Nyasha A. West answered on Aug 18, 2018

Lease payments result from an agreement between yourself and your bank. If your car is totaled by a third party, whom lacks privity of contract with the bank holding your car note, you would file a claim against the third party's insurance. It is unlikely the insurance company will willingly make... Read more »

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Q: I was a victim of a hit and run, neither I or the officer got subpoenas for the court date, can I go to small claims?

The person who hit me got away with nothing no fees, tickets, nothing. I do want to go to small claims court. I recently checked the persons file under maryland judiciary search and now she is in stage 1 expungement for the hit and run, can I still go to claims court? To sue for the damage to my... Read more »

Eric Todd Kirk answered on Aug 3, 2018

Yes. The outcome in the traffic case has no bearing on your civil claim.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Products Liability for Maryland on

Q: What kind a lawyer do I need for damages to a car due to negligence on the mechanics part

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 25, 2018

You need to figure the cost of repairing the damage vs cost of hiring an attorney. I don't know of any that would take that on a contingent fee.

However if it's provable and you have collision coverage or general property damage coverage, why not file a claim with your insurance and let...
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