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Blog Posts in November, 2014

  • Kentlands Man Killed in Bicycle Accident with WSSC Truck

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 25-Nov-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel A Kentlands man was tragically struck and killed yesterday morning in an accident involving a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) truck. According to police reports, the accident occurred Monday morning shortly after 9:30 a.m. as the 60-year-old man was cycling east on Darnestown Road near The Shops at Potomac Valley. The utility truck, making a left at an ...
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  • Where Are You Allowed to Cross the Street in Maryland?

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

    By: Matthew Tievsky It seems that many people believe that the driver of an automobile is always required to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. As a matter of safety and common decency, of course, a driver always should yield the way to a pedestrian to avoid an accident. But if you are crossing the street, it is important to know that legally, you only have the right of way if you are ...
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  • Whose Responsibility is it to Avoid a Rear-End Collision in Maryland?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 12-Nov-2014

    By: Matthew Tievsky One of the most common types of auto accidents that we see are rear-end collisions, in which one car (the following vehicle) hits the back of another car (the leading vehicle). When this happens, who is at fault – the leading driver or the following driver? It could be the fault of either driver. Or it could be the fault of both drivers. Maryland law imposes a duty on the ...
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  • How a Pre-Existing Condition Can Affect Your Auto Accident Lawsuit in Maryland

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 5-Nov-2014

    By: Matthew Tievsky Maryland, like the country in general, follows what is called the "eggshell skull rule." The idea is that if you are unusually vulnerable to being injured – as if you had a skull that was eggshell-thin – and, as a result, someone else negligently injures you, then the wrongdoer is liable for the full damages you suffer (even if a healthier person would ...
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  • Gonzaga High School Senior Killed, Several Injured in Beltway Shoulder Collision

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

    By: Allan M Siegel A 17-year-old senior from Gonzaga College High School was tragically killed this past weekend following a two-vehicle car accident on the Capital Beltway. According to officials from the Maryland State Police, the accident occurred in the northbound lanes of the Beltway, just south of Persimmon Tree Road in Bethesda. Three other Gonzaga students were injured as a result of the ...
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