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  • State Farm, Farm Bureau Resort to Questionable Tactics to Avoid Payouts in Michigan Car Accident Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 20-Aug-2014

    By: Joseph A. Smith Insurance companies are always looking for a new tactic to try and avoid paying out on valid claims, but a recent argument raised by State Farm and Farm Bureau takes it to a new level in an ongoing case in Michigan. In the case, a Michigan man, paralyzed from the waist down, was crossing the street on his motorized mobility scooter when he was hit by an SUV. The driver of the ...
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  • State Farm Agrees to Pay Excess Verdict. No Appeal Taken of Jury Verdict.

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 15-Apr-2013

    State Farm agreed to forego an appeal and pay a $1,934,369 verdict obtained by partner Joseph Cammarata in a January 2013 trial in the D.C Superior Court. The State Farm policy limits were only $100,000. State Farm only offered $23,500- to settle the case before trial. The case involved a young woman who suffered an aggravation of a pre-existing back condition leading to the need for spinal ...
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  • DC Jury Awards CSCS client $75,000

    Posted By bierachin || 13-Jun-2012

    Partner Allan M. Siegel recently tried a case in the District of Columbia Superior Court arising out of a District of Columbia car accident. Our client was a driver of a vehicle which was proceeding down Independence Avenue, when the other driver pulled from a stop sign and struck her vehicle. Our client had a preexisting arthritis in her neck, but had not had any significant symptoms before the ...
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  • A District of Columbia jury recently awarded our client $175,000. The Defendant in the lawsuit was insured with State Farm Insurance Company. The Defendant only had $100,000 in insurance coverage. This means that the Defendant is personally responsible for payment of the verdict in excess of his policy limits. It also means that the Defendant may have a claim against his own insurance company for ...
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  • 1. What are the available insurance coverages? Many people do not understand the insurance coverages available to them 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 insurance in the event that you are at ...
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  • Because the law wants to encourage people to take out insurance, the fact that you have health insurance does not interfere with your ability to recover. If you collect your medical expenses from your insurance carrier you may still collect from the wrongdoer. The law does not protect or reward the wrongdoer a benefit because you were smart and thoughtful enough to purchase insurance to protect ...
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  • AAJ Names 10 Worst Insurance Companies

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 18-Aug-2008

    The American Association for Justice ("AAJ") released a report identifying the 10 worst insurance companies in America. The report is called "the Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America - How They Raise Premiums, Deny Claims and Refuse Insurance to Those Who Need it Most." AAJ identified these insurance companies by undertaking a comprehensive investigation of court documents, ...
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