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Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • How to Recover More Money than the Defendant's Insurance Policy Provides

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 31-Mar-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky If your injuries and damages resulting from an auto accident -- your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. -- amount to, say, $50,000, then justice dictates that you should be able to recover the full $50,000 from the defendant. Yet if the defendant's automobile insurance policy only goes up to, say, $30,000, then getting the extra $20,000 can be a challenge. ...
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  • The Burden of Proof in a Maryland Auto Accident Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 26-Mar-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky In Maryland, when a plaintiff sues a defendant for causing an auto accident, the plaintiff bears the burden of proof at trial. This means that the plaintiff bears the initial burden of providing evidence at trial that the collision was the defendant's fault, and the plaintiff must convince the jury of this. In a criminal case, the government needs to prove the ...
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  • Court of Special Appeals Makes it Easier to Win Punitive Damages in Automobile Collision Cases

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 10-Mar-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky In personal injury cases, there are two types of awards ("damages") that a plaintiff can win at trial. The first is compensatory damages, which are intended to compensate the plaintiff for all of the harms and losses he/she suffered, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The second, less common form of damages, is punitive damages, which are ...
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