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Blog Posts in June, 2015

  • Why Photographs of the Damaged Vehicle After an Accident Can be Misleading

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Jun-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky It is a favorite and common defense tactic to show a photograph of the plaintiff's vehicle, which shows supposedly little damage, and then claim: "Aha! The car was barely scratched, which means this was a low-speed impact, and that means that the plaintiff was barely hurt (or not hurt at all)." Indeed, there is a field of science called "biomechanics," ...
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  • Seat Belts and Maryland Auto Accidents

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 11-Jun-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky There's no doubt that wearing a seat belt can save your life, and we recommend in the strongest terms that you always buckle up. It's never worth risking your health just for the little extra effort it takes to secure yourself by using your seat belt. Not only that, but Maryland law requires you to buckle up, and you can be fined up to $50 for failing to do so. (This is ...
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  • Filing an Auto Accident Claim Shouldn't Change How You Live Your Life

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Jun-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky If you've been hurt in a motor vehicle collision and you plan to make a personal injury claim, you may be tempted to wonder how is this going to change my life. How much medical treatment do I need? When should I go back to work? How will these decisions affect my case?" Our answer to this question is: "Live your life as if you weren't making a claim." ...
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