I am so sorry for your tragic loss. You should locate a personal injury lawyer with whom you are comfortable and go over the circumstances and legal options in detail. Whenever a death occurs arising out of an automobile accident, there is often a detailed accident reconstruction report...Read more »
Hello, My car was rear ended by a trash hauling truck insured by Erie insurance. The Driver of the truck and their employer agreed they were at fault but Erie Insurance refused to pay damages, claiming they did not have sufficient evidence to pay, and suggested I call my insurance company. I have... Read more »
A Maryland attorney is best qualified to answer your question, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, if an officer determines that a vehicle poses a threat to its occupants' safety or the safety of other motorists, they probably could. It would depend on the severity...Read more »
So I talked to other driver’s insurance and they accepted the liability. But i didnt mention them that I was driving uber because i had no information of the passenger. But Now that passenger contacted the uber’s insurance. So i just want to know if i tell other insurance that it was a rider... Read more »
Not sure which driver was at fault. What can I expect from my insurance company or any insurance company. Can I be sued? I'm not sure if I need to notify my insurance company. Both drivers were flown to Shock Trauma. My father needs multiple surgeries for severe broken ankle and leg and other... Read more »
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...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... 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...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...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...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.
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