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Blog Posts in August, 2016

  • In Maryland, What Harms Are Personal Injury Victims Compensated For?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 30-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel In Maryland personal injury trials, juries have to consider various elements when determining the amount of compensation for an injured victim. See Maryland Civil Pattern Jury Instructions 10:2. These damages include claims for inconvenience and loss of consortium (essentially loss of companionship for couples). Factors considered include: The injuries sustained and their ...
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  • Officials Cite Gas Leak as Cause of Silver Spring Apartment Explosion, Fire

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 19-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Federal and local officials held a press conference Friday morning to provide an update into their investigation of an August 10 th explosion and fire at a Silver Spring apartment complex that killed 7 people and injured numerous others. According to multiple sources investigating the disaster, the fatal explosion was caused by a natural gas leak in the apartment ...
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  • By: Allan M. Siegel An explosion and fire at a Silver Spring, Maryland apartment building on August 10 has left at least two people dead and 34 injured. Montgomery County officials have not determined the cause of the blast, which forced some apartment residents to flee the apartment complex and others to toss children from balconies to escape harm. The fire and explosion has displaced about 100 ...
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  • By: Allan M. Siegel Maryland’s highest court has held adults who hold underage drinking parties can now be held civilly liable for the injuries of intoxicated guests. This would cover injuries such as a drunk driving crash after a guest leaves an underage drinking party. Before the Court of Appeals recent decision, adult hosts could protect themselves from liability by claiming injured ...
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  • By: Allan M. Siegel In less than one year, two bicyclists have been fatally struck by automobiles at the intersection of Veirs Mills Road and Turkey Branch Parkway in Rockville, Maryland. On Sunday July 17, a 31-year-old bicyclist attempted to cross Veirs Mill northbound when he was hit by a Honda vehicle proceeding east. According to police, Oscar Mauricio Gutierrez Osorio of Silver Spring was in ...
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