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  • Do I need a personal injury attorney?

    I was stuck by a car while crossing the street on my way to work. I had the walk sign and the driver turned left and hit me. Looking at the tape, I was not directly in the crosswalk. I have back & neck pain, scrapes, and am in a neck brace. My hea...

    George’s Answer

    You will need a lawyer for this incident. The fact that you were outside of the crosswalk will make the case more difficult but you may still have a valid claim. It is important for you to consult with a lawyer that has handled multiple pedestrian accident cases that can look at the photographs of the location to assess the liability of yourself and the driver. Good luck.

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  • Hi, my dad had got bit by two dog while he deliver food to the owner. I would want to know what is the owner's responsibility?

    My dad had got bit by two dog when he deliver food to the owner. First, apron arriving the house, my dad make a phone call to the owner telling her that her food is here. Then, my dad wait on the door for the owner. when the owner open the door, t...

    George’s Answer

    The owner is liable if he knew or should have known of the dog's propensity to commit this dangerous act.

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  • Interrogatories

    Am I allowed to serve interrogatories to my co defendant in a civil case?

    George’s Answer

    Yes. You have to mail the interrogatories and file a notice with the court indicating the date you mailed the interrogatories to the co-defendant.

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  • Fell in the parking lot of my job trip over their curbing design. On workers compensation neck and back still hurting.

    Is workers compensation all I can do?

    George’s Answer

    The potential for the claim against the property owner will depend on the height and markings on the curb. The applicable code will usually be BOCA and/or the Life Safety Code. These codes depending on the year prohibit single steps of less than 4 inches and more than 7 inches. Curbs that are too short are often not observed by pedestrians. Curbs that are too tall often cause pedestrians to fall because the pedestrian fails to lift their foot high enough. You can take a look at http://pginjurylawyers.com/SingleStepFalls.php for more information.

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  • Unsure Lawyer provided full amount of settlement to me

    I was involved in a frontal collision (other drivers fault) and had medical bills which totaled about $6k to $7k. I had time off work and vehicle was totaled. My lawyer said the other parties insurance (Hertz casualty Mgt) agreed to settle for $10...

    George’s Answer

    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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  • 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.

    I was in a car accident that was incorrectly deemed as my fault. My insurance won't pay any claims because it has no record of my new car on the policy. I bought the car 2 months ago after my other car was totaled in the snow. My insurance c...

    George’s Answer

    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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  • How do I challenge an inaccurate police report?

    I was found at fault for an accident while i was confused/ hysterical at an accident scene that was not my fault. The cop was impatient, rude, and badgering me as I was trying to explain while paramedics, firefighters were also attending to me an...

    George’s Answer

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

    My boyfriend and I were in an auto accident that was caused by a tractor trailer truck coming into my lane resulting in my car being trapped under the trailer and drug down a highway for approx. 1/4 mile . at 65 MPH . By the grace of God I was abl...

    George’s Answer

    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 damages that are disproportionate to the medical treatment. You should contact a lawyer with experience handling truck accident cases.

    The finding that you were not guilty will not prevent the trucking company from asserting a liability defense. The fact that you were found not guilty will permit you to pursue a claim. [removed]

    George Patterson

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

    MY BIKE IS DAMAGE AN UN RIDABLE DUE TO THE HANDLE BARS BROKE

    George’s Answer

    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 case offer free consultations. If you would like more information about motorcycle accidents you can take a look at www.PGInjuryLawyers.com. My firm offers free consultations and has a 24 hour injury hotline at 240-206-9207 to answer questions on weekends, evenings and holidays.

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