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  • When a CSX/Amtrak train derailed in Kensington, MD , numerous individuals were injured. The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. successfully represented one of those injured victims. In 2004, when a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) train crashed into another train, again, the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. successfully represented one of the injured victims. It was that crash that led to a National Transportation and Safety Board i nvestigation which yielded the result that some of Metro's train cars were not crash-worthy.


    Five years later, in June, 2009, Metro failed to replace and/or remove the cars that were not crashworthy that they were warned about, hoping that another crash would not take place. Unfortunately, as we all know, a terribly tragic crash did take place in which nine people died and over a hundred people were injured. Again, the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. with its experienced train accident lawyers were selected to serve as counsel seeking justice on behalf of the death of one of the individuals on the train. We cannot know for certain, however we believe that we are the only law firm in Washington, D.C. that has successfully represented an injured victim of a train crash in each of the three past accidents that have taken place in this decade.

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