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Blog Posts in February, 2008

  • What is the difference between an "accident" and a "tort" - Civil

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 15-Feb-2008

    We all know that a criminal case requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt. That is one difference between a criminal case and "tort", which is a civil wrongdoing. The reason why the burden of proof is higher in a criminal case is because liberty is at stake. The burden of proof in a civil case requires a claimant to prove, by a "preponderance of the evidence" that the individual that caused the ...
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  • Our client, Darnell, age 34, sustained significant multiple injuries as a result of his car being rear-ended by a 18 wheel tractor trailer. Darnell was stopped at a red light. As a result of the rear-end impact, Darnell's car was pushed into the car in front of his. Darnell sustained a closed head injury and had ongoing cognitive impairments such as a deficit in working memory. Additionally, ...
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  • Summertime, swimming and children can be a recipe for tragedy. Those three components demand never-ending vigilance when children are swimming in water whether it is a pool, a lake, or the ocean. One can never be too careful to assure that children are always in view and can be immediately retrieved from the water at the first sign of danger. In a tragic recent case, a five year old was in a camp ...
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  • Ceiling Fall Down and Wrongful Eviction Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 4-Feb-2008

    Our client repeatedly complained about the safety of the ceiling in her apartment. She notified the landlord that the ceiling leaked when it rained but the landlord failed to properly repair the ceiling. Our client was putting a pot to catch the water under the ceiling when a portion of the ceiling collapsed and hit her on the head and neck. Our client suffered, among other things, a closed head ...
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  • The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. have committed to awarding the Ethiopian College Scholarship of $1,000 per year ($4,000 total) to a qualified applicant. The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has had long and close ties to the immigrant communities within the Washington, D.C. area including individuals of Ethiopian heritage. We recognize that ...
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