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Scott R. Scherr

Lutherville Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. I won an arbitration case for a car accident I was in but the other person is still trying to sue me. Will the arbitration stand

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Aaron Michael Blank
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    The arbitration decision is not binding on the other person's claim. They did not participate in the arbitration and were not obligated to. The decision is not admissible in court. However, you do not have to pay for an attorney since your insurance company will provide you with a lawyer. It sounds like her case is weak given the fact her insurance company lost at arbitration. You have no need to worry. The insurance company attorney will defend you zealously.

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  2. Is there a time limit on filing a motion?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Stephen Patrick Shepard
    3. Jason W Cleckner Esq.
    4. George Randolph Rice Jr
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    You have 10 days to ask for a new trial, 30 days to appeal, and 90 days to ask for a modification of sentence. Consult with your attorney immediately to discuss your options. If you received probation before judgment, you give up your right to appeal.

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

    Answered 4 months 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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  4. 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 12 months ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Stephen Patrick Shepard
    4. William Lawrence Welch III
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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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  5. 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 12 months ago.

    1. Gabriel Dante Mazzitelli
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Lewis Maurice Silber
    4. Scott R. Scherr
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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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  6. Is it too late to go after the truck driver for damages resulting from an auto accident?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Raymond Mahood
    2. Scott R. Scherr
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    4. George Pittman Patterson
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    Both you and your boyfriend should consult with separate attorneys to determine whether you should pursue the claims further. You need separate attorneys because your boyfriend has a potential claim against you as well as the truck driver. Move quickly since there is a three year statute of limitations in Maryland. All attorneys offer free consultations in this kind of case.

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  7. What can a second DUI Offender due before going to court without wasting time effort or money, example take a class?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. William Lawrence Welch III
    3. Patrick Erney Maher
    4. Warren E Tydings Jr
    5. Mark William Oakley
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    You should contact an attorney as soon as possible. You have a very short timeframe to request an administrative hearing to prevent the suspension of your driver's license. At the hearing, the judge may be able to modify the suspension to allow you to drive for work and alcohol treatment program since you were below .15 and had not a violation within five years. You will also have to face charges for DUI and you cannot get probation before judgment if you had a prior conviction or PBJ...

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  8. Should my husband's charge be lowered to voluntary manslaughter based on his defense?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Maria Katherine Patterson
    3. Jeffrey B Henry
    4. William Lawrence Welch III
    5. Laurence K Nurmi
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    This type of question cannot be answered in a forum such as this. These are extremely serious charges and the answers to your questions are complicated and fact specific. Your husband has an attorney and he should pose these questions to his lawyer in a confidential setting.

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  9. Ticket for Contributed to an Accident

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Lewis Maurice Silber
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
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    You request a trial. If the witness does not appear and the police officer did not see the accident, then you will be found not guilty. Even if the judge convicts you, you can still receive probation before judgment which would keep the conviction off your record. You also consult with attorney to represent you.

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  10. How do I file a motion for a new trial in a DWI case?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Mark William Oakley
    3. Stephen Patrick Shepard
    4. Jeffrey Marc Hamberger
    5. Jason W Cleckner Esq.
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    You have 10 days to file a Motion for New Trial, 30 days to appeal, and 90 days to ask for a modification of the sentence. If your case was in the District Court, your best bet is to file an appeal which will get you a trial de novo (new trial) in the Circuit Court. A motion for new trial goes back to the same judge and you have to have a legal argument as to why you are entitled to a new trial. (A Motion for Modification of Sentence only applies to the sentence and not the merits and also...

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