In Maryland you cannot use deadly force for property alone and you can only use reasonable force depending on the circumstances. If they are attacking the car with your family in it and you fear for their safety, you could likely use reasonable force to prevent the assault.
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 »
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 »
Future earnings are just one type of damage you can claim. However, how much you can recover will depend on the insurance coverages available as well as the defendant’s assets. Call a lawyer to discuss thecaim.
There are many factors that go into an estimated future income when someone dies before they reach the workforce. In most cases, the attorney on the side of the deceased will hire experts in the area and gather evidence to support an estimate that...Read more »
Yes, and his estate has a claim it can pursue as well. Consult a lawyer in the state where your father lived at the time of his death, or alternatively, in the state where the accident happened, and proceed from there.
Ordinarily, lump sum amounts recovered for compensatory damages awarded in wrongful death claims are not taxable. If the recovery is not related to compensation for personal injuries, but for economic losses like lost wages, and the dollar amount is separately stated in the recovery, then those...Read more »
By statute, a discharged lawyer is entitled to reasonable compensation for the time expended, plus any out-of-pocket costs advanced in connection with the representation. Ordinarily, your new counsel works out the compensation with your old counsel. This can be however your new counsel is willing...Read more »
Depends in part on how strong the case is- but medical malpractice cases (particularly involving death) are typically a lot of work even if the case looks like a strong one. Some attorneys charge 33 1/3%. Plus, unless there is a very early settlement, expenses (particularly for expert witness...Read more »
No- the death could be caused purposefully. But if it was caused during the course of employment, by medical professionals, or by government employees, the case would have different procedures/standards.
Any person within the class of persons permitted to file under the wrongful death statute. Basically, those persons are: the wife, husband, parent, and child of the deceased person. If there are none of those, then any person related by blood or marriage who was substantially dependent upon the...Read more »
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