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Ronald V. Miller Jr.

Ronald V. Miller Jr.

Miller & Zois, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect...
  • Maryland
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Maryland personal injury trial lawyer.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Products Liability
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Claims
  • Animal & Dog Law
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  • Contingent Fees
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
University of Baltimore School of Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Executive Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review
Loyola College
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Baltimore City Bar Association
Prince George's County Bar Association
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
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American Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar
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Legal Answers
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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Miller & Zois, LLC
1 South St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Toll-Free: (800) 553-8082
Telephone: (410) 779-4600