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Blog Posts in June, 2015

  • NTSB Reveals Alarming Interviews from Smoke Incident Near L'Enfant Metro Station

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 29-Jun-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel It has been nearly 6 months since the fatal smoke Metro smoke incident near L’Enfant station resulted in the death of one victim and the hospitalization of dozens more passengers. In the time that has passed, federal investigators have been working to determine what caused the calamity and what steps can be taken to prevent similar tragedies from occurring. With newly ...
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  • NTSB Report Gives First Indications of Cause of January Metro Incident

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 19-Jun-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Six months after the Yellow Line tunnel filled with smoke and resulted in one person dead and countless others injured, the National Transportation Safety Board hinted at a likely potential cause of the incident. In a 10-page report, the NTSB criticized Metro for failing to ensure all power-cable connections near the rail tracks are protected from contaminants. Transit ...
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  • Over 20 Injured Following Tram Ride Accident in Prince George's County Park

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Jun-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Over 20 people were injured and transported to local hospitals this past weekend when a tractor-drawn tram crashed at Cosca Regional Park in Prince George’s County. The incident involved a number of children. No life-threatening injuries have been reported. Here are some details about the incident: Officials state that at least 21 of the 30 passengers on board the ...
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  • $663 Million Judgment Issued Against Manufacturer of Defective Guardrails

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 17-Jun-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Last week, a Texas federal judge issued a $663.4 million judgment against Trinity Industries for changing the design of its guardrails without permission of the federal government and selling defective guardrails that have been associated with multiple injuries and deaths. The False Claims Act lawsuit was filed by a whistleblower who stepped forward to expose the wrongdoings of ...
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  • Self-Driving Cars Expected to Reach 10 Million by 2020

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 16-Jun-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel A new report by Business Insider has found that by 2020, nearly 10 million self-driving cars are expected to be on the road. Self-driving is divided into two different types: semi-autonomous and fully autonomous. A fully autonomous car is one that completely drives the vehicle from a starting point to the rider’s destination while handling all on-road scenarios without ...
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  • Why The Insurance Company is Playing Hardball With You After an Auto Accident

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 9-Jun-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel You’ve been in a car accident, but the insurance company of the person who hit and injured you (let’s call him or her “the defendant”) is refusing to make you any offer to compensate you. Or the insurance company is making an offer, but it’s only for a tiny amount. Why is the insurance company treating you unfairly? Remember that the insurance ...
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  • Walmart Settles Truck Accident Lawsuit with Tracy Morgan

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 2-Jun-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Walmart officials have announced that an undisclosed settlement has been reached over a truck accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan and three other victims, one of whom died in the crash. The accident, which occurred last year, made national headlines not just because a celebrity was involved, but also because the details of the accident raised questions about ...
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  • Amtrak Officials Announce Installation of Cameras to Record Train Engineers

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Jun-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Following the tragic train accident in Philadelphia earlier this month, Amtrak officials have announced that they will install video cameras to record the actions of train engineers. The move comes as investigators continue their search for what caused May 12th’s deadly derailment, which resulted in 8 deaths and over 200 injuries. Although Northeast Regional Train 188 was ...
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