Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Partner Joseph Cammarata has obtained a $1.9 million verdict against a person insured by State Farm in a recent trial before the D.C Superior Court. Mr. Cammarata is a partner of the distinguished Washington D.C. law firm, Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C.
D.C. Superior Court Case No. 2011 CA 006351 V arose out of a collision caused by a woman insured by State Farm. According to court documents, she disregarded a traffic sign and caused a collision with our client’s vehicle. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.'s client is a 28 year old woman who suffered as a result of the collision, an aggravation of pre-existing back conditions, also indicated in court documents. This injury led to her need for spinal surgery. The client did not have the surgery as of the time of trial. As a result of the collision, Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.'s client also has lifetime permanent functional limitations and a diminished capacity to earn money. Court documents explain that The State Farm policy limits were only $100,000 and State Farm offered $23,500 to settle the case before going to trial.
“We did not surrender to State Farm’s low ball offer. We instead vigorously presented her case in court and obtained justice for her," said Washington D.C. injury lawyer Cammarata.
Court documents state that the client also had an underinsured motorist policy with GEICO with policy limits of $200,000. As a result of the judgment, GEICO also agreed to pay its policy limits which will be credited against the amount to be paid by State Farm. State Farm did not appeal and instead paid the entire judgment, with the GEICO credit.
Washington D.C. injury lawyer, Joseph Cammarata is a dual board-certified civil trial attorney. He is known for his tenacious and unrelenting efforts in the courtroom. Mr. Cammarata's practice focuses on serious personal injury, wrongful death, brain injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice. In addition to the recent $1.9 Million verdict, he has won several high profile cases, securing tens of millions of dollar settlements for victims and their families.
The Washington DC personal injury attorneys of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. have more than 40 years of experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls and brain injury. They proudly serve Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and surrounding areas.
About Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.
The Law Offices of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. represents clients in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas who have suffered serious personal injury due to another party’s negligence. The law firm also accepts qui tam cases on behalf of whistleblowers who report fraud against the government, ensuring the maximum whistleblower protections and seeking the best possible whistleblower rewards under the False Claims Act.
For over 40 years, the personal injury lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. have helped more than 10,000 victims of negligence seek and maximize the compensation they deserve for their personal injuries and losses. The firm’s three partners were all selected as 2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers ® and Mr. Cammarata was named one of the areas top 100 Super Lawyers. Learn more about the law firm by visiting: http://www.chaikinandsherman.com.