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Blog Posts in July, 2008

  • District Court Practice

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 28-Jul-2008

    More personal injury cases are being brought in the District Courts of Maryland. The District Courts in Maryland handle civil cases, like lawsuits for injuries, with a value below $30,000.00. Filing auto accident cases in these Courts brings a number of advantages for our clients in the form of a substantial decrease in the expense and time in getting the case to trial. The savings realized in ...
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  • Partner Allan M. Siegel Testifies in front of D.C. Council

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 25-Jul-2008

    Partner Allan M. Siegel testified before the D.C. Council regarding a very important piece of legislation which the Council is considering implementing. The legislation would require that all public spaces, including city recreation centers, make defibrillators available. A defibrillator is an electronic device that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a fibrillating heart. The ...
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  • Partners Ira Sherman and Joseph Cammarata taped a radio show entitled "Brain Injuries 101" for Ringler Radio during the national American Association for Justice convention in Philadelphia in July 2008. Messrs. Sherman and Cammarata alternated in responding to questions presented by Ms. Cindy Chanley, the moderator. The program emphasized the importance in recognizing the significant, ...
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  • Our client, a young man who was employed in the important task of serving as an English/Arabic translator, was struck and permanently brain damaged as a result of the extraordinarily careless acts of a drunk driver. Our client was sitting at a red light in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. when a drunk driver, travelling perpendicular to him jumped over the concrete median divider and crashed into ...
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  • How to Stop Drunk Drivers- Utilize the "Dram Shop Liability"

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 2-Jul-2008

    We are all aware that individuals that drive intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol are liable for the damages that they cause to individuals because of their negligence. Drunk drivers may not have enough insurance to compensate an individual for the catastrophic injuries frequently caused as a result of their careless behavior. When a corporation or another responsible person owns the ...
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