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Blog Posts in October, 2016

  • New Rule Grants Nursing Home Patients More Legal Rights

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 27-Oct-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel On September 28, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department issued a rule banning pre-dispute binding arbitration clauses for nursing home patients in facilities that accept federal money (i.e., almost every nursing home). Binding arbitration clauses, which can be buried in long contracts signed by nursing home patients and their families, block patients from filing lawsuits ...
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  • One Concussion Could Have Long-Term Consequences, Study Says

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 25-Oct-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Research has shown that chronic head trauma can have catastrophic effects on a person’s well-being, especially when experienced at a young age. According to a recent study, one of the largest and most elaborate to date, even a single concussion experienced in youth can have a lasting impact on mental health and intellectual and physical functioning throughout life. ...
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  • Factors that Affect the Value of Your Personal Injury Car Accident Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Oct-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Insurance companies compensate victims of automobile accidents based on the victim’s documented or otherwise proven harms and losses. In most cases, an important factor is the amount of your medical bills and lost wages. If you want to be paid for the wages you lost while recovering from the car accident, it is crucial to thoroughly document your income. Have your ...
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  • D.C. Court of Appeals Rules on the Scope of the "Last Clear Chance" Doctrine in Auto Accident Cases

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 13-Oct-2016

    By: Matthew Tievsky The District of Columbia is one of the few jurisdictions that applies the law of “contributory negligence.” For example, this means that if a wrongdoer negligently operates his vehicle so as to cause a motor vehicle collision, but the victim also did something negligent that contributed to the accident – even if the victim was much less at fault than the ...
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  • Federal Government Announces Legal Guidelines for Driverless Cars

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 10-Oct-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Taking a big step toward the nationwide use of driverless cars, the United States Department of Transportation has announced a set of legal safety guidelines – 15 different requirements – that will establish a framework for the manufacturers of driverless cars to comply with. The legal guidelines include requirements for manufacturers to document how and where they ...
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  • Police Shooting of DC Motorcyclist Prompts Change to Bodycam Rules

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Oct-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel On September 11, 2016, Terrence Sterling had recently left a bachelor’s party and was operating a motorcycle in the District of Columbia, and crashed his vehicle into a Metropolitan Police Department vehicle. Either immediately before or after the crash – the timing is unclear – a police officer, Officer Brian Trainer, shot and killed Mr. Sterling, who was ...
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