Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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Q. Can I bring a claim because I could have died in the car accident?
A: Yes and no. Certainly, the trauma and fear of dying is a part of the pain and suffering from the crash. Many times I have mentioned in closing arguments that the suffering begins with that fear. In death cases, this is the kind of damages that can be worth millions to a jury. My law partner once got a $4 million because the victim said \"Oh sh--\" before the crash. But in your garden variety personal injury claim where the injuries are not permanent and they resolve, you are generally not going to see juries, insurance companies, and judges place a lot of value on anything other than what the injuries were and how you were impacted by them. Are their exceptions to this? Absolutely. But the most likely outcome is that your \"I could have died\" will not be given much weight for damages by the finder of fact.
Q. I had civil case that i wanted to take to trial. My lawyer accepted an offer without my consent showed up at my house an
A: There is a lot you can still do. The first thing I would do is create a paper trial. First, you should write your lawyer a letter and ask him to explain his or her version of the facts in writing. When does the lawyer claim that you accepted the offer? Assuming there is enough money to generate the interest of another lawyer, you should contact a lawyer to see if they will further investigate. I don\'t know enough facts but I can tell you that is is not permissible to accept and finalize a settlement without the client\'s approval.
Q. what is the name of the Maryland case where a patient was unaware till after surgery his doctor had aids
A: I know the case law in medical malpractice cases pretty well and I don\'t recall the case. Curious, I just did a quick Lexis search and found nothing.
Q. if my lawyer submits a claim and does not get a rejection from the company we are suing, do i have a good case
A: People are desperate to know if they "have a good case." Sometimes, they ask their lawyer a similar question over and over and then come to boards like this trying to find a deeper answer. But they are not going to find one. Charles Synderman is right. Ultimately, you have to sit down with your lawyer and get information you need. And even then you might not be satisfied because it might be unknowable. The best advice here is not legal: hang in the there!
Q. my grandon and his buddies want to make a dirt track for motorcycles on my ground. Am I liable?
A: I disagree with the first sentence of Mark's answer. There are facts that we know that could leave you liable. Because we have insufficient facts because we don't know what WILL happen, you have exposure. Otherwise, I agree with Mark. Certainly, contacting a lawyer is the best answer but a very expensive proposition and maybe not realistic. If you have insurance that would cover that loss, then you know you have that. Otherwise, you just want to say no to the dirt track. Motorcycles are crazy dangerous.
Q. If my purse was snatched outside Family Dollar Store and I was injured, can the company be liable for my hospital bill?
A: The real answer here is probably not. Sure, there could be facts that could make Family Dollar negligent. They could have, for example, known or had reason to know of the security risks associated with this particular type of theft or could have been negligent in the way they spooked the thief. But the odds of these facts lining up for you are very slim and it will be a challenge to get a lawyer interested particularly because your post does not suggest serious injuries. I'm using general tort law to answer this question, not Louisiana law.
Q. How long does a case take to be litigated if a lawsuit is filed in personal injury case in utah
A: According to Jury Verdict Research, the average in the United States is between 20 and 21 months.
Q. I had a slip and fall in the mall, why isn't the insurance company not releasing the videos to my attorney unless he sues?
A: Cedulie is right. Insurance companies just don't produce evidence, even when it helps them. If the video helps you, then you would have ammunition to attract a personal injury lawyer to your case. Many injured people just give up and go away. The insurance companies bank on this to keep their claims down.
Q. Yaz injuries, can i use my lawyer for lawsuit
A: Of course you can hire any lawyer in your jurisdiction to handle your Yaz claim.
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Blog: Maryland Lawyer Blog
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Blog: Maryland Accident Lawyer Blog
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Blog: Baltimore Injury Lawyer Blog
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Blog: Lawsuit Information Center
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