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Blog Posts in December, 2014

  • How Juries Are Picked in Maryland Auto Accident Lawsuits

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 29-Dec-2014

    By: Matthew Tievsky One of the biggest factors that will determine the outcome of a trial is who is in your jury. Jurors come in with their own beliefs, leanings, and prejudices, which will affect how they view the testimony and other evidence at trial. That's why picking a jury can be very important to the outcome of your case. There are twelve jurors in a criminal case in Maryland, but in a ...
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  • Holding an Employer Liable in a Maryland Auto Accident Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 17-Dec-2014

    By: Matthew Tievsky When a driver negligently injures you, of course you have the option to sue the driver. But you also have the option to sue the driver's employer, if the driver was on the job at the time of the collision. In that case, Maryland holds that the employer shares the driver's responsibility, under a doctrine called respondeat superior – an employer is responsible for ...
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  • Airplane Crashes into Montgomery County Home, Leaves 3 Passengers & 3 Residents Dead

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 8-Dec-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Earlier today - Monday, December 8 - a small, private jet crashed into a residential home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, killing at least three passengers. According to safety officials with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, there were at least three passengers fatally injured in the crash. Officials suspect that there may have been a fourth passenger on board, and are continuing ...
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  • When You Think You May Have Suffered a Concussion in an Auto Accident

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 4-Dec-2014

    By: Matthew Tievsky A concussion is an injury that causes a temporary dysfunction in brain activity. It is, literally, a brain injury (although it is a milder form of brain injury). Part of what makes a concussion so scary is that it is invisible – there is generally no way to directly detect it through a brain scan (unlike a broken bone, which can be found on an X-ray). You can even suffer ...
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  • How a Maryland Lawsuit Begins

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 3-Dec-2014

    By: Matthew Tievsky Everyone has a vague idea of what it means to "file a lawsuit." But, many of our clients wonder, what does it actually entail? What do we lawyers need to do, in order to get a lawsuit off and running? There are two major steps we need to take before a lawsuit can really begin. The first step is to file what is called a "complaint." A complaint is a statement ...
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