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Blog Posts in August, 2013

  • Am I Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Maryland?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 29-Aug-2013

    Authored by Ira Sherman Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences life has to offer. Losing a loved one as the result of another's negligence, misconduct, or wrongful act can be simply devastating. Fortunately for families in Maryland who have a relative that died because of another's actions, there are legal options available. For example, the decedent's estate ...
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  • Bicycle Safety Tips for Maryland Riders

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 20-Aug-2013

    Authored by Ira Sherman There are many bike paths and trails throughout Maryland. Each day, local residents and tourist can be found riding their bicycles as a form of recreation, exercise, and commuting. Although bike traffic is a common site in this state, riders still face a number of dangers, especially from inattentive and negligent drivers. Whatever the case may be, Maryland law states that ...
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  • In Which Court Will My Auto Accident Case Be Heard?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 19-Aug-2013

    Authored by Matthew Tievsky When a car accident happens and a lawsuit follows, where the lawsuit will be heard has to be determined. Maryland alone has 20 counties (including Baltimore City, which is treated like a county), each with its own state court system. Of course there are also other states, including the nearby jurisdictions of Virginia and the District of Columbia. And then there are the ...
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  • Staying Safe on Summer Roadways

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 15-Aug-2013

    By Allan Siegel With the dog days of summer in full effect and with school soon to start, many residents throughout Maryland are hitting the roads to enjoy the end of summer. Whether these road trips are destined for the beach, family get-togethers, or are just the everyday travels of workers, motorists should be aware that vacations should begin only after one gets out of the vehicle. In fact, ...
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  • What is the Significance of a Police Report in Maryland Auto Accident Cases?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 12-Aug-2013

    Authored by Matthew Tievsky In many cases when we first meet with a client who has been in an auto accident in Maryland, they bring the police report with them. The police report often blames one driver or the other for causing the accident. If the police report blames the other party, does that mean that our case is a lock? If the police report blames our client, does that mean we have no case? ...
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  • Understanding Federal Trucking Laws - Hours-of-Service Regulations

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 9-Aug-2013

    Authored by Allan Siegel Given the sheer size of commercial vehicles and their overwhelming potential to cause serious harm during traffic accidents, various state and federal government agencies place an emphasis on regulating the trucking industry in order to protect public safety and reduce the likelihood of preventable accidents. While there are numerous regulations surrounding the trucking ...
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  • Will My Auto Insurance Benefits Be Reduced If I Have a Workers' Compensation Claim?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 6-Aug-2013

    Authored by Matthew Tievsky When you are injured while driving on the job, you generally have the option of bringing a workers' compensation claim against your employer. You also might make a claim with your own insurer for personal injury protection benefits (if you have this type of coverage), which automatically pays money when you are injured while in a car. You also might make a claim ...
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