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  • CSCS Partners Named in Washington, DC Super Lawyers® List for 2016

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 19-May-2016

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce that Ira Sherman, Joseph Cammarata, and Allan M. Siegel have all been honored with inclusion in the 2016 Washington, DC Super Lawyers® list for 2016. This is the sixth consecutive year that Mr. Sherman and Mr. Siegel have been included on this prestigious list, and the tenth consecutive year for Mr. Cammarata, who has also ...
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  • Self-Driving Car Strikes Public Bus in California

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

    Think driverless cars can’t get into accidents? Think again. Last month, a self-driving car being tested by Google collided with a California public bus on Valentine’s Day, according to an accident report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Google reported that the car was attempting to drive around some sandbags on a city street when it struck the right front side ...
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  • To File a Claim, Whistleblowers Usually Need Non-Public Information

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 2-Mar-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The False Claims Act bars whistleblower claims based on information in the public domain. What this means practically is that you can’t file a whistleblower case based on something you read in the news (unless you contribute your own special expertise in interpreting the news in a non-obvious manner). The law is meant to strike a balance between encouraging meritorious ...
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  • Tractor-Trailer Accident Closes Inner & Outer Loop of Beltway

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Feb-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Anyone driving in the DC metropolitan area during rush hour on Friday, February 19, 2016 was frustrated by an overturned tractor-trailer which shut down both sides of the beltway. A man was driving a truck on the outer loop in Maryland when the truck crashed into a concrete jersey barrier and overturned. The man was thrown from the truck and later died. Portions of the concrete ...
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  • What is the Value of My Case?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 11-Feb-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Clients and prospective clients frequently ask what their personal injury case is worth. Unfortunately, it is a very difficult question to answer. First of all, if you were just injured, and are still receiving treatment for the injury, it is too early to ask this question. There are a wide variety of factors that determine the value of your personal injury claim. These factors ...
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  • Congratulations to Partners Joseph Cammarata and Allan M. Siegel on being named two of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” in a biennial survey published by Washingtonian magazine. They are featured in the December 2015 edition of the publication. Partners Cammarata and Siegel are no strangers to this honor. In fact, Partner Cammarata has achieved recognition every year the survey has ...
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  • Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is proud to announce that Partner Joseph Cammarata and Partner Allan M. Siegel have succeeded in securing a substantial $4.8 million settlement on behalf of motorcycle rider who was injured after colliding with a minivan. The settlement was reached through mediation. The case centered on a then 24-year-old man who was catastrophically injured while ...
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  • CSCS Partners Named to Super Lawyers List, Associate Matthew Tievsky Named Rising Star

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 27-Apr-2015

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce that several members of our legal team have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Washington, DC Super Lawyers® Magazine - widely considered one of the most respected legal publications for attorney rankings. Our firm's three active partners - Ira Sherman, Joseph Cammarata, and Allan M. Siegel - were each selected to ...
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  • Partner Allan M. Siegel Earns Board Certification in Civil Trial Law

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Feb-2015

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce that Partner Allan M. Siegel has achieved Board Certification in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Board Certification is considered one of the highest legal honors an attorney can achieve. Mr. Siegel's Board Certification is a testament to his experience and expertise in advocating on behalf of ...
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  • Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Legal Team Earns Number of Awards

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

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is proud to announce that our firm's legal team was recently featured in the Washington Post Magazine. The magazine profiled our firm's legal team and their most recent accomplishments, including: Partners Ira Sherman, Joseph Cammarata, and Allan M. Siegel were each named to the 2014 list of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers ®. Associate ...
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  • GM's 'Culture of Cover Up'

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel || 8-Apr-2014

    General Motors has been thrust into the spotlight after an ignition switch defect was linked to a number of traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths. During a hearing earlier this month, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill asked for answers regarding GM's failures to address a safety problem it knew of 10 years before the recalls. She also questioned officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety ...
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  • By: Ashley Page In the December 2013 issue of Washingtonian Magazine, this well-renowned publication gathered a list of Washington, D.C.'s "Best Lawyers". It is a list of highly esteemed lawyers working in the D.C. Metro area. It recognizes the best lawyers in a wide variety of 30 different practice areas. It is a go-to resource for people in need of legal representation. The list ...
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  • Is The Voting Right Decision A Step Backward?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 28-Jun-2013

    This past week, the Supreme Court handed down several landmark decisions. While the decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 are a welcomed step forward for our nation, which our firm is happy to see finally happen, the decision regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965 might not be. Immediately after the decision, a democratic Representative from Georgia, John Lewis, ...
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  • $58 Million Verdict Sets Record In New Mexico

    Posted By bierachin || 24-Jun-2013

    Three years ago Kevin Udy was killed in a tractor trailer collision. He was driving his pickup truck near Carlsbad, New Mexico, when a truck driver cut him off by making a left turn directly in front of Udy. Udy, a former senior mechanical engineer, left behind a wife and five children. Udy's estate brought suit against the truck driver, the business that owned tractor trailer, the owner's ...
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  • Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel to Donate $1 to Send a Kid to Camp for Every "Like" on Facebook

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 13-May-2013

    The law firm is very excited to be starting its first ever charity promotion on Facebook. For every "Like" on our Facebook page we will donate a dollar to our neighbor, the YMCA, to help send a child to camp. So follow this link and then click on the "Like" button. With just one click you will be helping a child enjoy a summer full of fun and friends. The promotion will be ...
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  • Partner Allan M. Siegel Obtains $455,000 Verdict Against Greyhound Lines, Inc.

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 6-May-2013

    Our client was a passenger on a Greyhound bus, which struck a car when it changed lanes. The bus driver claimed that he was not at fault, and that he had completed his lane change when the car struck the bus in the rear. Greyhound also claimed that our client was not hurt because there was no property damage to the bus, and only moderate damage to the car involved in the crash. Our client was from ...
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  • State Farm Agrees to Pay Excess Verdict. No Appeal Taken of Jury Verdict.

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 15-Apr-2013

    State Farm agreed to forego an appeal and pay a $1,934,369 verdict obtained by partner Joseph Cammarata in a January 2013 trial in the D.C Superior Court. The State Farm policy limits were only $100,000. State Farm only offered $23,500- to settle the case before trial. The case involved a young woman who suffered an aggravation of a pre-existing back condition leading to the need for spinal ...
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  • Partner Ira Sherman quoted in "Playing it Safe - Are Concussions Ruining Sports?"

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 8-Apr-2013

    The April 2013 Washington Lawyer's Magazine featured a cover story "Playing it Safe- Are Concussions Ruining Sports?" The primary article repeatedly quoted, Partner Ira Sherman. For example, he stated, "What the NFL litigation will bring is the new consciousness across the spectrum of the sport, all the way down to the children playing". He goes on, "Depending on the ...
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    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 31-Mar-2013

    Returning to active play in sports prematurely after a concussion can have significant long term negative impacts on a person's health and well-being. Such is the case of our client, Bryan Namoff. He was a star professional soccer player employed by Major League Soccer to play on the DC United team. During a game in September 2009 he took a hit from a player from the opposing team and as a ...
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  • Washington D.C. Generates Millions of Dollars From Speed Cameras - Does this make you angry?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 25-Mar-2013

    Anyone who drives in the District of Columbia has likely received the unwelcomed envelope from the District of Columbia government which contains a speeding ticket. These speeding cameras are all over the city. In June 2012 the City added 25 new ones, and I have seen more new ones popping up recently. The cameras are located all over the District, and the speed limits in those areas range from 25 ...
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  • California New Law Regarding Texting - Safe or Not?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 18-Mar-2013

    California recently passed a new law that allows drivers to text while driving so long as the driver does not use their fingers. This new law is an amendment to a 2009 law that banned texting while driving. The new law allows you to use software that would allow you to dictate texts, or listen to incoming text, while the device reads the text to the driver. The question is whether even allowing to ...
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  • DC Jury Awards CSCS client $75,000

    Posted By bierachin || 13-Jun-2012

    Partner Allan M. Siegel recently tried a case in the District of Columbia Superior Court arising out of a District of Columbia car accident. Our client was a driver of a vehicle which was proceeding down Independence Avenue, when the other driver pulled from a stop sign and struck her vehicle. Our client had a preexisting arthritis in her neck, but had not had any significant symptoms before the ...
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  • A District of Columbia jury recently awarded our client $175,000. The Defendant in the lawsuit was insured with State Farm Insurance Company. The Defendant only had $100,000 in insurance coverage. This means that the Defendant is personally responsible for payment of the verdict in excess of his policy limits. It also means that the Defendant may have a claim against his own insurance company for ...
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  • Slip and Fall case settles for $350,000

    Posted By Page1Admin || 13-Oct-2011

    Our client was entering an elevator when she slipped and fell on the floor. Her head hit the side of the elevator door. Partner Allan M. Siegel filed a lawsuit. During the course of discovery it was learned that the property owner had the elevator doors cleaned with elevator polish earlier in the morning. They used an aerosol can to apply the polish and it was believed that residue from spraying ...
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  • Partner Allan M. Siegel settles case for $275,000

    Posted By Page1Admin || 12-Oct-2011

    Our client was injured when he stepped on a nail that was on his outdoor patio. The nail penetrated his shoe and resulted in a puncture wound. When he left his house in the morning, his patio was clear of any debris or dirt. When he returned there was ground dirt on his patio, and a rusty nail. Apparently, there were cable installers who had dug up the ground for purposes of installing cable ...
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