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Alan Burton Neurick

Alan Neurick’s Answers

33 total


  • What to do if the defendant refused to accept the summons and the copy of the complaint served via certified mail?

    Alan’s Answer

    The applicable Rules of Civil Procedure be reviewed for the Court you are in -- you did not specify but it appears you are writing from the District of Columbia. The service rules do vary between the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and the District/Circuit Court of Maryland. It will also matter whether you are trying to serve an individual or a corporate entity. At some point, if you are able to prove it to the court, you could obtain alternative service, i.e., if the court is satisfied that your prior attempts were reasonable but unsuccessful, the court may allow you an alternative means for effecting service of process.

    So, consider who the defendant is and review the applicable court rules, and then determine whether you should attempt service again or if it is time to file a motion for alternative service. If you need experienced and trained legal assistance, seek a consultation with a lawyer -- it's what we went to school for and do for a living!

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  • I hurt myself at Giant. Giant insurance company won't call me back. What should I do?

    Alan’s Answer

    It is recommended that you consult with a Maryland personal injury lawyer, and photographs of that at issue broken cart will be important for pursuing to the claim. Putting aside the question of liability by Giant for this matter, there should be an inquiry to see if no-fault medical pay coverage is available -- this would be in addition to your personal/bodily injury claim.

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  • How do a lawyer Subpoena bank statements ?

    Alan’s Answer

    To get the bank statements the lawyer will have to serve a subpoena on the bank. A subpoena on a bank can only only be served when there is a case that has been filed, and such bank statements are at issue in the case. You seem concerned about the amount of time involved -- for your concern there is not so much of an issue of time before the subpoena is served as the amount of time it will take to obtain the statements after the service of the subpoena. If there is an upcoming hearing in the case, the records can be obtained by the hearing. Otherwise, it can be 30 days or less before they are obtained, and as long as the opposing side does not file a motion to quash the subpoena. Keep in mind that if, for example, an emergency hearing is scheduled 1 week from now, subpoenas can be served and the banks will have to produce those records for the hearing. It is recommended that you use Avvo's Find a Lawyer and consult with a lawyer further, as the circumstances of your matter will be unique to you.

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  • I need to stop a mechanic shop from trying to steel my car.

    Alan’s Answer

    Use the Avvo Find a Lawyer search to help narrow down the potential Maryland lawyers to possibly contact for assistance.

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  • I was just hit by a car in my new 2014 Jetta. I was not at fault and was T-boned on my drivers side

    Alan’s Answer

    You have been injured in a serious car accident and it is recommended that you retain a DC lawyer to assist you as you start the entire process you are just beginning. You have a claim against the other driver/other vehicle's owner, and could use assistance with your own insurer. Select an AVVO Superb rated lawyer who will take your case for a low fee. Then you will be seeking excellent representation and to maximize your recovery.

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  • I was struck down by an SUV while crossing the street in the crosswalk What right(s) do I have.

    Alan’s Answer

    You have a personal injury claim that can be asserted against the driver and, if the accident occurred in DC, against the owner (if different than the driver), right off the bat.

    Get the treatment you need and contact now an AVVO Superb rated lawyer with a low fee so you get the best of both worlds - excellent legal representation throughout the process and more recovery in your pocket.

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  • My car insurance company is refusing to pay for damages done to my car even though I have full coverage. What are my rights?

    Alan’s Answer

    It is recommended that you at this point retain a lawyer. By the way, which auto insurer is it?

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  • My neighbor's dog attacked me. How do I go about taking her to court to cover hospital bills, time missed from work, pain, etc?

    Alan’s Answer

    There could indeed be multiple defendants if this happened at an apartment complex. There could indeed be a renters policy and a general liability policy for the property management company/owner on the apartment that is available. Contact a Maryland lawyer asap. Consider the one responding here or use Avvo's find a lawyer. Not every personal injury attorney had expedience with dog bite cases. Look for also a free consultation and low fee.

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  • In Maryland what is the legal way to serve the opposing party in a custody case interrogatories?

    Alan’s Answer

    Service of interrogatories by U.S. Mail Postage prepaid upon the other party's counsel or upon the party, if not represented by counsel, is good service. If you are worried about, for example, having some kind of proof that they were served, then a Delivery Confirmation would be extra and not that much more. Certified Mail would cost more than that. They can also be served in person but it is recommended that someone who is not a party to the case and who is over the age of 18 do the service.

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  • I was uninsured when I was hit by another insured driver, totaling my car. Does their Insurance Co. have to pay for my car?

    Alan’s Answer

    If the accident was the fault of the other driver and through no fault of your own, then the other driver (and vis a vis him his auto insurer) are liable to you for the fair market value of your vehicle and any reasonable loss of use of it (rental car costs). Was anyone also inured? Contact a DC car accident lawyer for a free consultation, low fee, who is highly rated on Avvo, to try to maximize your recovery.

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