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Blog Posts in April, 2007

  • What is a Wrongful Death Action?

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 23-Apr-2007

    A wrongful death action is an action brought by the spouse or a limited number of family members, (as defined by the law of the state in which the incident occurred) that have a claim because their loved one was killed due to the carelessness of another. Each state, and the District of Columbia, defines the individuals permitted to bring wrongful death action differently. Moreover, permissible ...
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  • When a party injured through the carelessness of another dies, either as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident, or due to unrelated causes, before the case is over. The claim of the injured person "survives" their death. The law does not allow the careless person to benefit because of the death of the person they injured. Instead, a family member needs only to open up an "estate", a ...
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  • What are the Components of a Personal Injury Claim?

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 23-Apr-2007

    There are three components to a personal injury claim. First, another person must act carelessly. Secondly, there must be an injury. Third, the injury must be a result of the carelessness of the wrongdoer. Occasionally, a client will call and describe a circumstance similar to the following: "I was driving down the street and a car crossed the center line and was heading right towards me but ...
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  • Chaikin & Sherman, P.C. is a personal injury law group. Every client gets the benefit of being part of that group. When you work with Chaikin & Sherman, P.C. you work with a dedicated staff of people, all of whom see themselves as part of the "personal injury law group of Chaikin & Sherman, P.C." In addition to one of the three actively practicing partners, each client is assigned to a ...
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  • Why Chaikin & Sherman, P.C. Is The Law Firm For You

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 10-Apr-2007

    The law firm of Chaikin & Sherman, P.C. has a line-up of experienced, competent lawyers. Donald Chaikin, partner emeritus, was Trial Lawyer of the Year and Past President of the Trial Lawyers Association. Ira Sherman is the current managing partner, and also a past president of the D.C. Trial Lawyer's Association. He is also co-chair of the Embolization Devices (Cyanoacrylates) litigation ...
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  • 1. What are the available insurance coverages? Many people do not understand the insurance coverages available to them from their automobile insurance carrier and as a result they frequently do not obtain all of the insurance they need. We will review some of the abbreviations used by insurance companies to eliminate the confusion. "BI" stands for "bodily injury." Bodily injury coverage provides ...
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