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Maryland personal injury trial lawyer.
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Products Liability
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma
- Workers' Compensation
- Insurance Claims
- Animal & Dog Law
- Free Consultation
- Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- English: Spoken, Written
- Miller & Zois, LLC
- University of Baltimore School of Law
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Activities: Executive Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review
- Loyola College
- SuperLawyers List
- Best Lawyers List
- Best Lawyers of America
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Forty Elite Lawyers in Maryland
- Baltimore City Bar Association
- Prince George's County Bar Association
- Anne Arundel County Bar Association
- Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar
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Articles & Publications
- Insurance Settlement
- James Publishing
Websites & Blogs
- Ronald V. Miller's Website Profile
- Miller & Zois, LLC Website
- Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog
- Hello world!
4 November 2015
- Doctors Start a Malpractice Trial in the Lead
29 October 2015
- $1.8 Million Breast Cancer Settlement
26 October 2015
- Who Can Testify in a Maryland Malpractice Case?
2 June 2013
- New Study Underscores MRSA Risk in Nursing Homes
22 February 2013
- Substituting Plaintiffs in Malpractice Cases
15 October 2012
- Kidney Donor Sues for Malpractice Done to Donee?
9 October 2012
- Malpractice Claims Against Baltimore Hospitals
3 October 2012
- Effort to Kick Malpractice Case in Federal Court Fails
19 September 2012
- Maryland Accident Lawyer Blog
- Recorded Statements
3 June 2013
- Devices to Protect Infants in Cars Just Don’t Work
30 August 2012
- Jury Selection: Thoughts From Ohio
10 July 2012
- Neck Pain Now Equals Neck Pain Later
25 June 2012
- Trampoline Injury Lawsuits
25 June 2012
- How Car Accident Attorneys Put More Money in Their Injury Clients’ Pocket
25 June 2012
- Maryland Law on Spoliation
18 June 2012
- Commerce Secretary Hit-and-Run
11 June 2012
- New IME Guideline in Workers Compensation Cases?
1 June 2012
- Baltimore Injury Lawyer Blog
- How to Make Sure A Corporate Representative’s Deposition Testimony Sticks at Trial
14 August 2013
- Keep your kids alive, buckle them up.
14 June 2013
- So, uh, yeah, the internet is public. Just so you know.
30 May 2013
- What it’s like having me as co-counsel
5 April 2013
- Staying Objective Is Not Always Easy
3 March 2013
- Professionalism on Appeal
7 February 2013
- Some ways I use Apple’s iPad in my personal injury practice
2 January 2013
- The best work day of the year.
26 December 2012
- Citing 50 year-old cases from trial courts that no longer exist isn’t super persuasive, just so you know.
12 December 2012
- Lawsuit Information Center
- GEICO Verdicts and Settlements in Oregon in 2016
23 January 2017
- Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder Lawsuits
14 November 2016
- Cauda Equina Syndrome Settlements and Verdicts
11 November 2016
- Will Nexium Cause You Kidney Problems?
10 November 2016
- Things That Could Hurt You: Prilosec
13 September 2016
- Mirena IUD Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC) Lawsuits
21 July 2016
- Side Effects From Antibiotic “Wonder Drugs” Spark Medical Concern, Lawsuits
6 April 2016
- Essure Birth Control System May Cause Serious Side Effects
10 March 2016
- Bair Hugger Class Action Lawsuit
3 December 2015
- Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center
- Sepsis Misdiagnosis Wrongful Death Cases in Maryland
2 February 2017
- Nursing Home Bed Sore Cases in Maryland | Attention Referring Lawyers
30 January 2017
- Miller & Zois Helps Create New Nursing Home Law in Maryland
5 August 2016
- Social Host Drunk Driving in Maryland | New Law
20 July 2016
- Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawsuits 2016
20 June 2016
- New Spoliation Opinion
9 May 2016
- Maryland E-Filing Update
2 March 2016
- Is Donald Trump Helping Personal Injury Lawyers?
18 February 2016
- Maryland Rule 1-311
16 February 2016
- Drug Recall Information Center
- Nexium Kidney Disease Lawsuits
18 November 2016
- Warming Blanket Lawsuit Case Value
6 January 2016
- Potential Invokana Class Action Settlements
2 September 2015
- Viagra Melanoma Legal Claims
12 September 2014
- Prescription Testosterone Concerns
18 February 2014
- $100,000 da Vinci Robot Verdict | What Went Wrong?
11 December 2013
- August 2013 Medication Safety Labeling Changes
23 September 2013
- Fosamax Lawsuit – Defense Verdict
27 August 2013
- Johnson & Johnson AsksTo Centralize State Court Tylenol Liver Injury Cases
26 August 2013
80 Questions Answered
- Q. What it means when court can't find your claim #?
- A: Who knows? What were you told the status of the case is? Did your lawyer say it was in suit? Do you have a copy of the Complaint? You can simply ask for it.
- Q. If you are hurt in a hit and run accident can you still claim damages?
- A: Yes. You can make a claim through your own car insurance company, assuming you have coverage. If you don't there may be other options (see my friend Andrew's response below).
- Q. Do I need to file new expert report by a new expert witness?
- A: I'm not sure exactly what you are asking. But, generally, your firing your lawyer would not alter the defendant's discovery obligations. Generally, discovery obligations are not mutual. You cannot fail to answer discovery saying that the other party did not answer some related discovery.
- Q. If I was injured by a hardware store clerk do I have claim against the clerk or the store or both?
- A: The overwhelming likelihood is that you have a claim against both. In the real world, if you have the store, you really don't care about the clerk because the store is more likely to have the ability to pay a settlement or a judgment. So if you have a solid negligence case, you should have a viable claim in most cases if you have supportable injuries.
- Q. Why wasn't my lawyer appealing this case? And why didnt I get my benefits when this company was found recently for fraud
- A: It is hard to say why you lawyer did not appeal your case. It could be there were no appellate grounds to appeal or perhaps your retainers indicates an appeal was not included. The answer would be to ask your lawyer. The fact that fraudulently denied disability payments -- while awful -- would not mean that every claim against them is viable. If your case was adjudicated on the merits of your case, what the did in other cases would not be relevant. Good luck!
- Q. If I'm at fault in an auto accident, can I still get my car repairs covered by insurance?
- A: It depends on the language of your insurance policy. Some people carry just liability insurance and "go naked" on property damage claims that are their fault, particularly if their car has relative low value.
- Q. I gave a verbal agreement to a car accident settlement, but now more medical stuff is happening
- A: Withdraw more money? Was this an uninsured motorist settlement or was it with the defendant personally? You probably have not settled your claim but we would need more information to give you a more meaning answer.
- Q. How do the police (or a court) determine who's at fault in an accident if both drivers insist it wasn't them and want
- A: That is actually a good question. Let me ask an even more important question first. Does the police officer's conclusion as to who was at fault matter in a civil trial? It really does not. Insurance companies are no bound by the police officer's conclusions as to who was at fault for the accident. They get it wrong all of the time because they do not have all of the facts and evidence at the scene to make the call. We have had many clients who are marked at fault because they were taken away by ambulance or helicopter and could not give their own side of the story. The critical thing to understand is that a jury is not going to be told of the officer's conclusion as to fault in the overwhelming majority of car accident cases in Maryland. So if it is an injury claim, we pay very little attention to the police officer's conclusion and focus on what we can prove. In property damage cases, the insurance company is going to put a lot of stock in what the police say because it is a shorthand way of determining liability. But you can marshal evidence to overcome that assumption pretty easily in most cases if the evidence is there. Okay... let's answer your question. The police make the determination based on what they think happen. Different officers have different views on how much evidence they need to draw a conclusion. A court is going to take all of the evidence and assess the credibility of the witnesses and draw a conclusion. In a straight he said/she said case, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff to make the more convincing case. The plaintiff has to get the judge or jury to believe there is a 51% chance their version is correct and the defendant is liable for the crash.
- Q. Question for a friend - her son died in an accident and he was married but didn't have any children.
- A: It is wrongful death claim for the mother. If there is a living father, he also has a claim which would increase the cap on noneconomic damages.
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