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Blog Posts in August, 2014

  • Do You Need to Think About Recalls When Buying a Used Car?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 29-Aug-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Yes, for years used car dealers have been getting away with selling unsafe cars. Currently, most used car dealers are under no obligation to fix safety defects that are recalled by the manufacturer. Many dealers are also under no duty to inform the buyers of these defects. This is a major loophole in national vehicle safety regulations. Congress has attempted to pass stricter ...
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  • Former Tennessee Titans Player Reveals ALS Diagnosis During Ice Bucket Challenge

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Aug-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel A year ago, Tim Shaw was a specials-teams standout and linebacker with the Tennessee Titans. This year, he's battling ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a debilitating and progressive neurological disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Shaw isn't the first former NFL player to be diagnosed with ALS, but his story has made national headlines, as his statement ...
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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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  • Can a Football Helmet Detect a Concussion?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 15-Aug-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Yes, four doctoral engineering students at Western Michigan University have created a smart helmet that senses when a potentially concussion causing event occurs. The helmets are fitted with sensors that wirelessly relay information to a smart phone or a laptop in real time. With this technology, coaches and trainers will immediately know when a player should be pulled from the ...
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  • Would You Choose Safety or Looks?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 11-Aug-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel On June 21, 2014, Alex Torres broke new ground in the world of baseball helmets. He took the field in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers wearing a redesigned helmet made specifically for pitchers. Inside the helmet is a 7 ounce protective band that guards the front of the skull from the potential impact of a line drive. Its mushroom-like design extends wide over the ears ...
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  • Nationwide Is On Your Side... Unless They Don't Want to Pay Your Valid Claim

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 6-Aug-2014

    By: Joseph A. Smith Recently in Chester County Pennsylvania, Nationwide was ordered to pay $18 million dollars in punitive damages as a result of its bad faith actions in handling the valid claim of one of its insured. But this was not an ordinary claim, it took almost 20 years for justice to be served and Nationwide spent over $3 million dollars in attorneys' fees, all to avoid paying an ...
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  • NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit, Creates Brain Trauma Testing Fund

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Aug-2014

    By: Joseph Cammarata On Tuesday July 29, 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit related to head injuries sustained by college athletes. As part of the settlement, the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to be used for diagnosing current and former players who may have suffered traumatic brain injuries playing contact college sports, ...
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