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Blog Posts in October, 2013

  • What is Personal Injury Protection, and How Does it Affect My Auto Accident Lawsuit in Maryland?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 31-Oct-2013

    By: Matthew Tievsky In Maryland, automobile insurers offer a form of insurance called "personal injury protection," or PIP. You have the option of purchasing PIP when you obtain your automobile insurance policy, and you have the option of how much you want to purchase. Put simply, after an auto accident, PIP automatically pays you money to satisfy your medical bills and lost wages, up to ...
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  • In a Maryland Auto Accident, Is It Negligent to Break the Law?

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

    By: Matthew Tievsky Any lawsuit in Maryland regarding an auto accident comes down to the question of "negligence": Did the Defendant fail to act as a reasonable person would? This can mean changing lanes without looking, failing to stop at a stop sign, rear-ending a slowing car, or running a red light, for example. What constitutes "negligence" for drivers is generally a matter ...
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  • In Maryland, What Effect Does a Traffic Ticket Have on Your Auto Accident Personal Injury Case?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 25-Oct-2013

    By: Matthew Tievsky In some of the auto accident cases that we handle in Maryland, the defendant whom we are suing received a ticket from a police officer, as a result of the collision. What effect does this have on your personal injury case? Usually it has no direct effect. Traffic tickets are issued under the criminal law of Maryland, but a personal injury lawsuit is handled under the civil law ...
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  • What is a Concussion?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 22-Oct-2013

    By: Matthew Tievsky The word "concussion" has become particularly well-known in recent years (especially in the context of NFL football). What exactly is a concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury – the brain is quite literally bumped and, as a result, the victim suffers some change in mental functioning. A concussion often is caused by striking your head but ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File an Auto Accident Claim in Maryland?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 17-Oct-2013

    By: Allan M. Siegel There are time limits on practically any lawsuit that you file in the United States, and in Maryland in particular. Such a time limit is called a "statute of limitations." In Maryland, the general rule is that you have three years from the date you are harmed to file a lawsuit, and this is also true of auto accidents. In other words, if you are hurt in an auto ...
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  • If You Don't Share the Road, It Could Prove Disastrous to Your Liberty and Financial Well-Being

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 7-Oct-2013

    Authored by Joe Cammarata Often we hear the phrase, "Share the road," but it sometimes falls on deaf ears. If you do not heed this warning, and you cause injury to a pedestrian or a cyclist it can cost you your freedom and bankrupt you. On August 21, 2013, Trish Cunningham, a local youth and high school coach, died when she was struck by a car as she was riding her bike along the roadway ...
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  • In a Maryland Auto Accident Case, When May a Defendant Dispute Fault at Trial?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 3-Oct-2013

    Authored by Matthew Tievsky There are generally two issues that come into play in an auto accident case (as in personal injury cases in general): (1) Fault (also known as "liability") and (2) Damages. In many cases, defendants will admit they were at fault and only dispute the damages, i.e. , how badly you were hurt. In other cases, the defendant will try to dispute their fault, all the ...
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