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Recent Posts in Drunk Driving Accidents Category

  • Dram Shop Laws: Holding Bars Responsible

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-May-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Anyone who is hurt by someone else’s negligence has a right to compensation for their injuries. This is especially true of people hurt by drunk drivers, and other wrongdoers who act while under the influence of alcohol. Reasonable people know that alcohol significantly increases the risk of injuring other people, and therefore there should be strict accountability for ...
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  • How Does Drunk Driving Affect An Auto Accident Lawsuit in DC

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Apr-2016

    By: Matthew Tievsky In our work, we sometimes help clients who have been injured in auto accidents caused by drunk drivers. How a DUI can affect the value of a D.C. auto accident case is an interesting and controversial issue. Everyone agrees, of course, that if a driver was DUI at the time of an auto accident, that this is strong evidence that the accident was the drunk driver’s fault. But ...
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  • How Drunk Driving is Treated in Lawsuits Filed in the DMV Area

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 3-Nov-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky Drunk driving accidents are probably the worst kind of accidents. A drunk driving accident tends to be more deadly than the usual car accident, and it is particularly preventable – if only the wrongdoer wouldn’t get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated. How, then, do different jurisdictions in this area treat drunk drivers who are sued by the people that they ...
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  • Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel is pleased to announce that our firm was recently successful in securing an $850,000 settlement on behalf of several victims injured in a drunk driving accident. The accident involved a head-on collision that occurred when a drunk driver drove his car across the center line and struck our clients' vehicle. One of our clients suffered a fractured rib and ...
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  • Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Collisions

    Posted By Page1Admin || 8-Jun-2010

    We read about the unfortunate loss of 16 year old Anthony Feather, from King George County, Virginia, who died on May 9, 2010 after being thrown from a motor vehicle. Anthony and his friends went to their prom on Saturday night at King George High School. While an investigation is still pending, it is believed that the driver was speeding when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree. We ...
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  • Law Firm Files Lawsuit in Drunk Driving Case

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 23-Jan-2009

    The law firm has filed suit on behalf of an individual that was struck while in his vehicle which was at a standstill at Dupont Circle. The driver of the vehicle pled guilty to criminal charges resulting from his drunk driving. The law firm has filed suit against the drunk driver as well as the local Dupont Circle bar that served the individual, despite the fact that he had to have been visibly ...
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  • Our client, a young man who was employed in the important task of serving as an English/Arabic translator, was struck and permanently brain damaged as a result of the extraordinarily careless acts of a drunk driver. Our client was sitting at a red light in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. when a drunk driver, travelling perpendicular to him jumped over the concrete median divider and crashed into ...
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  • How to Stop Drunk Drivers- Utilize the "Dram Shop Liability"

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 2-Jul-2008

    We are all aware that individuals that drive intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol are liable for the damages that they cause to individuals because of their negligence. Drunk drivers may not have enough insurance to compensate an individual for the catastrophic injuries frequently caused as a result of their careless behavior. When a corporation or another responsible person owns the ...
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