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Stephen Allen Markey III

Towson Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. How much should i settle if i was hit by a car?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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    It is not possible to give you an accurate answer with the information you provided. When valuing a case you need to look at liability( in Maryland contributory negligence), the amount, quality and kind of medical treatment, the jurisdiction (where can suit be brought if necessary), the plaintiff (will he or she be sympathetic, etc), the defendant, the insurance company your dealing with, how well injuries can be established ,etc. What I can say is that trying to do it yourself is almost...

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    It will be difficult to pursue this case after two years, but not impossible. First, although you probably already know this, you should have gotten an attorney immediately after the collision. All tractors involved in tractor trailer accidents are automatically inspected by DOT for safety violations. Also, they all contain the equivalent of a "black box" that will provide information on how fast the truck was going, when it hit the brakes, etc. This information would need to be downloaded by...

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  3. Personal injury

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    I have a slightly different take on why low ball offers are nor the norm. There are several reasons. First, as already stated, insurance companies care only about the bottom line and want to keep their money. The good hands people, the people that say they are on your side, etc are out to save money. Second, their has been a 15 year push by "tort reformers" to tarnish anyone that makes a claim. When I started practicing 25 years ago, insurance companies were easier to deal with because they...

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  4. Did I mess up? Can I still get a injury lawyer?

    Answered 6 months ago.

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    It is not too late, but hire an attorney ASAP. You are correct that an attorney would advise you not to speak to the other drivers insurance adjuster. Lots of people do exactly what you did so most attorneys are use to this situation. If you were hurt, you must get treatment to prove your claim. The first thing you should worry about is your health. An attorney can talk to the adjuster for you and is better at discussing things without hurting your claim. Insurance companies are never your...

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  5. Can i sue the guy who had the accident or his insurance company? It's been so hard for me to deal with all the stress

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Timothy E Fizer
    2. Benjamin David Stirling
    3. Nicole Whitaker
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    Yes you can sue, but you will sue the other driver. It sounds like you have a potentially very valuable claim. It also sounds like your wife and you will need it. In all probability you already have enough in medical bills and lost wages to demand the disclosure of policy limits for the other driver (you need a combination of $12,500 in medicals and lost wages). You should contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will tell you how to protect you to make sure your family gets full...

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  6. Do I have a case for pedestrian accident?

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    2. Stephen Allen Markey III
    3. Andrew Thomas Hoverman
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    Under the Maryland Transportation Article a cross walk in defined as the continuation of 2 sidewalks, not whether the area is actually marked as a crosswalk. If you start across the street when safe to do so and the traffic from B street is red, you have the right of way to finish crossing. The car that made the left turn must yield to your right of way. Also, if you are in a position of peril and the driver should have seen you, you may have a last clear chance argument as well. I am...

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  7. Had a car accident. Should I accept worker's compensation or not?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Timothy E Fizer
    2. Aaron Michael Blank
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    You have a lawyer and should sit down with that lawyer and go over the options. Have the lawyer put them in writing to document for both you and the lawyer what is being done and why. What you are saying doesn't make complete sense which is why you need to meet with the lawyer. Ordinarily, especially with a serious injury, I would advise my client to pursue workers' comp first. Workers' comp are guaranteed benefits and medicals for life. Rarely would I want the client to give that up. In those...

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  8. What is the approximate settlement amount for an auto accident concussion/TBI?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Mishka L Marshall
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    Answering your question takes more information than you have provided. I would want to know whether a CT scan was taken at the emergency room, what follow up treatment you received, what symptoms you had and still have. When I have a client with a mild concussion (also know as a mild TBI or traumatic brain injury), I make sure they see a neurologist and usually have them see a neuropsychologist before I even consider settlement. Assuming the CT scan (the gold standard for brain bleeds) is...

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  9. Need to change lawyer-- car accident? I was the passenger.

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Stephen Allen Markey III
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    I agree with the other posts. While ordinarily I suggest a client try to work out the problems with their current lawyer, it appears that isn't going to work. You have an absolute right to switch attorneys. The attorney has an ethical obligation to give his file to the new attorney. Most attorneys will want you to discharge the first attorney before you have a consultation. The new and old attorney will usually be able to work out the fee sharing. Make sure you get a detailed explanation of...

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  10. What are my options after car accident? Other driver at fault w/insurance no insurance for us. Is this medical malpractice?

    Answered 15 days ago.

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    You should get an attorney immediately. You have a number of things going on and need advice on all. If you just bought the car and had insurance on another car, you have 30 days to add the new car to the policy. Don't wait if that applies to you. If you didn't have insurance the car dealer shouldn't have let you off of the lot. Also, did your financee have insurance or any relative in your household? You look like you have a good claim against the other driver. Hopefully he has insurance....

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