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George Pittman Patterson

Bowie Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Is it too late to go after the truck driver for damages resulting from an auto accident?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. David Raymond Mahood
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Stephen Allen Markey III
    4. George Pittman Patterson
    5. John L. Schroeder
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    You have three years in Maryland from the date of the accident. I have had cases where independent witnesses have mistakenly accused car drivers from making an unsafe lane change into a large truck. Typically, the lane change cases involving large trucks are due to blind spots. Many trucks have large blind spots that may only be accounted for if the driver checks his mirrors and they are properly aligned. Accident cases involving very traumatic and frightening incidents can often generate...

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  2. Unsure Lawyer provided full amount of settlement to me

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. George Pittman Patterson
    2. Louis Joseph Martocchio
    3. Mark William Oakley
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Kevin William Attkisson
    5 lawyer answers

    I would ask for a face to face meeting with the lawyer to review the file. You should request a conference call with your lawyer and the insurance adjuster as to the status of the settlement check. The attorney grievance commission should be contacted if the money was misappropriated.

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  3. I WAS HIT BY A CAR ON MY MOTORCYCLE WHAT WILL HIS INSURANCE COVER AS FAR AS MY DAMAGES

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. George Pittman Patterson
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Bradley Joel Benham
    4. Scott J. Corwin
    4 lawyer answers

    Assuming that the driver of the car was at fault for the accident and you did not do anything wrong that led to the accident the following damages are available: 1. The cost to repair the bike or the bike's fair market value, 2. Medical bills 3. Lost Wages 4. Pain and suffering. 5. Disfigurement - road rash often causes changes in the pigment of skin and frequently leaves permanent scars. You should contact a lawyer to discuss this accident. Most lawyers that handle this type of...

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  4. What is the statute of limitations for a negligence claim in Maryland?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. George Pittman Patterson
    2. Johnetta Renee Boston
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Joseph Hossein Ostad
    4 lawyer answers

    Three years but there are some exceptions. You may also have notification requirements if a governmental entity is involved. The notification requirements may be as short as 180 days from the injury. It is always wise to speak with a lawyer shortly after a claim arises. Good luck.

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  5. I have a valid and active policy, but my insurance company has the wrong car listed and wont pay a claim from a car accident.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. George Pittman Patterson
    2. Louis Joseph Martocchio
    3. Mark William Oakley
    4. Kevin William Attkisson
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    6 lawyer answers

    You should gather all of the paperwork that you have from the first accident, the paperwork for the purchase of the second car, and all paperwork from the insurance company and then meet with a lawyer. If you have an insurance agent I would also seek his or her help.

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  6. How do I challenge an inaccurate police report?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. George Pittman Patterson
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    4 lawyer answers

    The report is not admissible in large claim court cases. Unfortunately, inaccurate police reports will often require the services of a lawyer. Insurance companies give a great deal of weight to police reports. Inaccurate police reports are often inspired by statements from the opposing insurance companies insured.

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  7. I fell over a pipe in someones yard. Is it negligence?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. George Pittman Patterson
    3. Chad Guevara Boonswang
    4. John K Lassen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Injury claims from falls are difficult cases. In Maryland, a claim for a fall is denied if the person was not careful when walking across the yard (contributory negligence) or knew they were walking across an area where a hazard was likely to exist and not be seen (assumption of the risk). The duty that the homeowner owes to you also depends on why you were on the property. I am not sure that a lawyer will be able to assess the strength of this case without seeing photopgraphs of the area...

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  8. How do i write a letter to police officer requesting him to change an auto accident report

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. George Pittman Patterson
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Chad Guevara Boonswang
    5. Steven John Hancock
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    This situation is not uncommon. The good news for you is that the trooper's opinion is not admissible in a trial over the traffic tickets or your injuries. It is critical that you retain a lawyer to defeat the traffic tickets. A failure to defeat the traffic tickets could result in a finding against you that could preclude your valid claim for personal injuries. Accidents like this involving large trucks is common due to the blind spots of truck drivers. You will need to subpoena the...

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  9. If i was injured in a food store in maryland on a wet floor and tore my achilles tendon is the suit filed in maryland or in penn

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. George Pittman Patterson
    2. Jason Lucas Gunter
    3. Marcus Bazzell Boston
    4. Neil William Tyra
    4 lawyer answers

    You could definitely file the suit in Maryland. These types of cases are very difficult. If you slipped on the grapes it could be very hard to show that the store knew or should have known of the hazard. If you slipped on water from a leaking freezer that would be any easier case because the store probably knew or should have known of that problem. Also it is very easy to understand why you didn't see the water before your fall it is tougher to reach the same conclusion with grapes. In a...

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  10. Can i file a law suit again for a accident where someone hit me again

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. George Pittman Patterson
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Gregory M. Stokes
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer is yes. Cases like this are difficult and are likely to be contested by the insurance company. For such a claim to be viable, you will need a medical opinion that the second accident created or aggravated an injury. Factors that will be critical to your second claim would be: 1. Whether a new injury arose. 2. The time between accidents. 3. Are there medical records that show distinctly different symptoms before the second accident than after the second accident. 4....

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