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Blog Posts in June, 2009

  • Investigation into the Metro Red Line Collision

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 24-Jun-2009

    The investigation into the worst Metro train accident in history has begun. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has begun the investigation into Monday's Metro train collision. The NTSB is conducting "sight distance tests" to discover when the conductor of the 2nd train could have seen the first and at what speed it was going. This investigation is necessary because neither train was ...
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  • Red Line Train Disaster- Even Worse Than Many Feared

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 23-Jun-2009

    When we awoke on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, we learned that the death toll had risen from 6 to 9. Hopefully the death toll will not continue to rise from the worst tragedy in the history of the Metro train system. Our prayers are with the families of the deceased and the injured. The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. offer our condolences to the families of the deceased and a ...
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  • Metro Train Crash On The Red Line

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 22-Jun-2009

    Preliminary news reports indicate that there may be several deaths and a large number of other casualties as a result of the Metro train crash on the red line near the Fort Totten Metro station. While we hope that this apparent mass casualty incident turns out to not be as bad as initial reports indicate, we, as longstanding members of this community recognize the need to advise you of your right ...
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  • The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America is a national association of lawyers who are committed to help eliminate unsafe and illegal practices by tractor-trailer drivers, tractor-trailer companies, bus companies, bus drivers, and other trucks or commercial vehicles involved in interstate commerce. The organization is dedicated to providing education, as well as ...
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  • Fireworks - "Not reliable and unpredictable"

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 15-Jun-2009

    Those are not the words of a lawyer but rather those of a Fire Chief in Fairfax County, Virginia who was commenting on a tragedy which had occurred on July 4, 2007 at a town-sponsored fireworks show in Fairfax County. The town of Vienna, Virginia sponsored a fireworks show in 2007 and invited the public to attend. Clients of the firm did attend and sat in an area designated as safe to do so by the ...
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