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Blog Posts in May, 2015

  • The Importance of Getting a Police Report After an Auto Accident

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 28-May-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky After someone else negligently hits you and causes an auto accident, if there is any reason to believe that you might be injured, we recommend that you call the police. If you are injured, the police are likely to make a report, and this report can be valuable later for establishing the wrongdoer's fault. Just because the police find the wrongdoer at fault will not directly ...
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  • Chinese Drywall Maker Pays Out On Judgment with Thousands of Claims Remaining

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 19-May-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel After years of challenging the authority of U.S. Courts, Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd., has paid out on a judgment of $3.2 million to the owners of seven homes in Hampton Roads, Virginia, that had been damaged by the company's toxic drywall. Just last year Taishan had skipped a hearing in New Orleans after the judgment was made final. In response, the ...
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  • Do Your Own Investigation After an Auto Accident

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 8-May-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky The best time to gather evidence about how an auto accident happened, is immediately afterward. Even if the wrongdoer admits they were at fault at the scene, you would be surprised at how many people change their story later, when the time comes to take financial responsibility for the harm they've caused. And while it's always a good idea to call the police, the police ...
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  • How Much Money to Ask for in a Maryland Auto Accident Lawsuit

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 1-May-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky When we file an auto accident lawsuit in Maryland, we are faced with the choice of how much money we ask the court to award. The basic rule in Maryland is that if you are seeking damages of $75,000 or less, you have to put down a specific number that you are seeking in your lawsuit. If you are seeking damages in excess of $75,000, then that is literally what you request – ...
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