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Scott R. Scherr

Lutherville Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 18
  1. DWI sentence- Too harsh for a first offense?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. John Joseph Pikulski IV
    3. Mark William Oakley
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    5. Adam M Smallow
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    Your attorney has given you good advice. You have 30 days to appeal. In the Circuit Court, the judge may be willing to give you a PBJ which would keep your record clean and protect your license. If the conviction stands, the MVA will attempt to suspend or revoke your license and your insurance rates will increase. You can't reject the sentence. However, you can appeal and have a trial de novo which means a new trial.

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  2. My mother is being sued after hitting a bike rider who was driving on sidewalk on wrong side of street. Hire her own lawyer?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Mark Elliot Korn
    3. Jay B. Shuster
    4. Jason Todd Studinski
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Your mom's insurance company's attorneys will do a fine job of defending your mom. The insurance company will pay all legal fees and any judgment if one is rendered. Your mom has no personal exposure for paying any judgment as pointed out by my colleague so there is no need for her to hire her own personal counsel at her own expense. Good luck to you and yoiur mom!

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  3. Do you have to register a Will for it to be legal? And how do you register a Will?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Timothy Joseph Mummert
    4. Mark William Oakley
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    A Will is valid whether it is filed with the Register of Wills or kept someplace else. The advantage to filing it with the Register of Wills is that your heirs will know where to find it and it will not be lost or destroyed. There is a nominal fee to register the Will. Call the Register of Wills and they can tell you how to file it.

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  4. My car slid off an exit ramp and came to a complete stop. Another vehicle following also slid and hit me? Do they need to pay?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Mark William Oakley
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    There is an issue as to whether he was negligent in losing control of his vehicle or whether it was an unavoidable accident as my colleague indicated. If he was negligent, the judge or jury could find that you were negligent as well and if so, your recovery would be barred since Maryland is a contributory negligence state. If you have collision coverage, you should proceed with a claim against your own insurance company. You will have to pay a deductible, but will get it back if they win...

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  5. I was arrested for a DUI but did not have my keys in the car; I also disconnected my battery.

    Answered 2 days ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. William Lawrence Welch III
    3. Richard F Kodzis
    4. Jeffrey B Henry
    5. Hillel Traub
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    You need an attorney. If the keys were not in the ignition and the battery was disconnected, you may have a defense. You need to discuss the case with a lawyer in a confidential setting. You need to also request an administrative hearing within a very short timeframe to prevent the suspension of your license and you may have a defense at the MVA hearing as well. I see a good argument here, but you need an attorney.

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  6. If I got in an accident that wasn't my fault and the cop gave me ticket for speeding can I go to court and try and fight it?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Ian Thomas Valkenet
    3. John M O'Brien
    4. Samuel Cohen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Yes, you should go to court to fight it. Make sure that you request a trial date within 30 days or your license will be suspended. Request a trial date and not a waiver hearing. A speeding ticket involving an accident is a 3 point ticker (or could be a 5 point ticket if you were 30 over the speed limit or 20 over a 65 mph limit). Definitely go to court.

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  7. At-fault driver is ignoring his insurance company and preventing the claim from being resolved. Should I threaten to file suit?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. David J. McCormick
    4 lawyer answers

    If you have collision coverage, submit a claim to your own insurance company. You will have to pay a deductible, but your insurance company will go after the other insurance company and they will refund your deductible if they win. This is faster and cheaper than hiring an attorney and going to court. If you do not have collision or if you were injured, consult with an attorney.

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  8. Car / Auto Accident ya car was taking because I had switched tags and was uninsured. How do I get my car back?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Zaheer A Shah
    4. Roger J Ermola II
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    The car would have been towed to a lot where you can get the car back by paying all towing fees and storage costs. The police can tell you the location of the lot. Bring cash because they do not take checks and the sooner get the car the better because storage costs increase every day. If the vehicle is still uninsured and unregistered, you will have to have it towed obviously onto private property. If you have been charged with driving without insurance, this carries points (I believe...

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  9. I've heard people argue both ways, if you get pulled over for suspected dui, are better you off taking the tests or refusing?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Stephen Patrick Shepard
    4. William Lawrence Welch III
    5. Mark William Oakley
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    It depends on many factors such as how much you had to drink, your body weight, whether you have any prior DUI's, etc. There is no "one size fits all. "

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  10. I was in a car accident where a car rear ended my mothers ( I was in the passenger seat) then hit a phone line and crashed back.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Gabriel Dante Mazzitelli
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Lewis Maurice Silber
    4. Scott R. Scherr
    5. David Herman Hirsch
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    I am sorry to hear about the accident. You have an excellent case. You are entitled to compensation for your injuries. You should consult with an attorney to handle your claim. An attorney can help advise you how to proceed, protect your rights, and maximize your recovery. All attorneys handle such cases on a contingency fee which means that they get paid out of the recovery. You should also file a PIP claim through your mother's insurance policy. This will pay medical bills and lost...

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