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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Two School Bus Crashes in Anne Arundel, Montgomery Counties Raise Questions About Fault & Liability

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 13-Nov-2018

    A school bus with at least 12 children on board overturned during a crash with an SUV in Anne Arundel County on Wednesday, November 7th. Two days earlier, a school bus carrying middle school students collided with a garbage truck in Montgomery County. Although there were injuries sustained in both crashes, thankfully no one was killed. When a crash involving a school bus, county bus, or private ...
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  • Maryland Police Officer Charged with Rape and Assault

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 30-Oct-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel All sexual assaults are unjustifiable crimes, and those committed by officials sworn to protect the public from harm are especially troubling. In one recent case, a Prince George’s County police officer allegedly raped a woman during a nighttime traffic stop. The officer in question is now facing criminal sexual assault charges, including charges of first- and ...
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  • Dallas Police Officer Fatally Shoots Innocent Man in His Own Apartment

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 25-Sep-2018

    By: Matthew Tievsky Another wrongful shooting by a police officer has set off an uproar around the country. On September 6, Dallas police officer Amber Guyger finished her shift and was still in her police gear when she returned to her apartment building. Officer Guyger lived on the third floor of the building, but she went to fourth floor, where she opened the door to someone else’s ...
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  • Loose Beach Umbrella Impales Woman on Maryland Beach

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Jul-2018

    By: Joseph Cammarata On Sunday July 22, a woman was struck by a loose umbrella and impaled in the chest while visiting a Maryland Beach. The incident is the second case within a week in the local area involving an umbrella that was swept off the beach into the air. According to officials from Ocean City, the 54-year-old woman was impaled in the chest when a gust of wind lifted an umbrella off the ...
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  • Family of Undercover Detective Shot by Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against Prince George's County

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 18-Jul-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel In June, the family of a fallen undercover police officer filed a lawsuit against Prince George’s County and the county police officer who fired the fatal shots and who acted recklessly, according to the family. The shooting occurred in 2016, and was begun when an armed man, Michael DeAndre Ford, fired shots at the doors of a police station in in Palmer Park, Maryland, ...
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  • Metro Required to Upgrade Trains to Correct Serious Safety Hazard for People with Disabilities

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 6-Jul-2018

    By: CSCS In January of 2016, safety and disabilities advocates identified the 'between car barriers' as a safety hazard for people with disabilities. In summary, it was too large of a gap, and people were at risk of falling in between the train cars. In July of 2016, a visually impaired man fell into the gap between the train cars. That October of 2016, WMATA said that the thought the ...
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  • New Maryland Auto Insurance Law to Allow Enhanced Underinsured Motorist Coverage As Of July 1st

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 28-Jun-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel As of July 1, 2018, a new auto insurance law will take effect in the state of Maryland. The law – Maryland Annotated Code Insurance § 19-509.1 – will allow for Enhanced Underinsured Motorist (EUIM) coverage to be added to existing auto insurance policies, depending on your insurance company, as of July 1, and to new auto insurance policies issued in Maryland as ...
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  • Maryland High Court Broadly Interprets State's Cap on Non-Economic Damages

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 1-May-2018

    By: Matthew Tievsky In a personal injury lawsuit, you may recover “economic damages” as well as “noneconomic damages.” Economic damages include medical bills, lost wages, and other forms of lost money. Noneconomic damages are everything else – the intangible injuries and damages that you can suffer from an injury such as pain, inconvenience, humiliation, and ...
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  • Maryland Bill Proposes to Make Sexual Consent Classes Mandatory

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 10-Apr-2018

    By: CSCS The bill would require sex education classes in Maryland public schools to include lessons on sexual consent, a very welcome change to the current curriculum. It is an important step in efforts to institutionalize sexual assault prevention programs earlier on in life, and in the prevention of sexual assaults after students leave their classrooms. Under the measure, middle and high school ...
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  • Multiple Vehicles Involved in Crash on I-270 After Tractor-Trailer Spills Load, Leaves Scene

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 20-Mar-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel Maryland State Police are looking for an unidentified tractor-trailer and its driver after it triggered an 18-vehicle pile-up Monday morning on Interstate 270 in Germantown. According to authorities, the truck made an unsafe lane change into the right lane of the four-lane highway and caused another vehicle to slam on its brakes, leading to a chain reaction. The wreck, which ...
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  • By: CSCS In December, 2017 Sander B. Cohen, 33, a deputy chief state fire marshal and a lieutenant with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, and Carlos Wolff, 36, a supervisory special agent in the District office of the FBI, were struck and killed on I-270. They were struck by a vehicle as they stood on the southbound shoulder of I-270. They were waiting for help, as Wolff’s car had hit ...
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