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Blog Posts in November, 2017

  • Oversight Board Finds DC Police Use Body Cams Improperly in More than One-Third of Investigated Cases

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 16-Nov-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel The Office of Police Complaints is an oversight board that presides over the Metropolitan Police Department. Recently, the OPD reviewed 773 cases this past year in which there was a complaint of misconduct by an officer. According to a report issued in late October, the OPD found that in more than one-third of those cases, at least one involved officer did not use their body ...
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  • Who Can be Held Liable for a Trucking Accident?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-Nov-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Establishing fault and liability is a focal point of any negligence claim, including those involving auto and trucking accidents. By determining the underlying cause of an accident, how it resulted from negligence, and how it caused preventable injuries, victims and their loved ones can seek a financial recovery from the party responsible for their damages, including their ...
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  • DC Law Provides Special Protection to Pedestrians and Bicyclists Injured in Motor Vehicle Collisions

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 6-Nov-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel The District of Columbia – like Maryland and Virginia – operates under an old and often harsh legal rule called “contributory negligence.” This means that if you are injured by someone else’s negligence, if you bore any responsibility for the incident – even if the wrongdoer was much more at fault than you – then you are not legally ...
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  • Researchers Identify Biomarkers That May Help Diagnose Concussions, Brain Injuries Through Blood Tests

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 2-Nov-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Mild traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, are notorious for being difficult to diagnose. This is due in large part to imaging tests, such as CT scans or MRIs, which are not always able to identify mild traumas in the brain. Although doctors and specialists commonly make diagnoses for concussions, they often do so as a result of comprehensive evaluations, including ...
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