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Recent Posts in Negligence Category

  • Nursing Home Abuse a Common Phenomenon as Population Ages

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 7-Sep-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The number of Americans aged 65 and older is expected to double over the next 30 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And as Americans age, the number of people living in elder care facilities and nursing homes continues to swell. Sadly, many nursing home facilities are more concerned with profit margins than providing quality care to the elderly. Although no definitive ...
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  • For years, the media, as well as our firm, have reported on safety issues within the bus industry. Now, exactly a year after a bus crash on I-95 in Virginia, involving multiple fatalities, U.S. Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, has taken significant steps to protect the safety of bus passengers. Transportation officials shut down 26 bus companies on the East Coast, which pickup curbside and do ...
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  • 1. What are the available insurance coverages? Many people do not understand the insurance coverages available to them and as a result they frequently do not obtain all of the insurance they need. We will review some of the abbreviations used by insurance companies to eliminate the confusion. "BI" stands for "bodily injury." Bodily injury coverage provides insurance in the event that you are at ...
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  • In personal injury law, a medical malpractice cap is a mandatory limit in medical malpractice cases on how much money a jury can allow a plaintiff (or in cases of wrongful death, his or her family). For example, if a doctor negligently removes a part of your digestive tract during surgery (it's happened before), so that you'll have to incur over a million dollars in medical treatment for the rest ...
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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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  • CSCS Recovers $315,000 for Bus Accident Victim

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 25-Jul-2011

    Our DC personal injury lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. were recently successful in recovering a $315,000 settlement on behalf of a man who suffered serious injuries after being hit and run over by a bus. Our client was on a bus trip with his local lodge. The bus stopped at a rest stop, and parked in an area in which buses were prohibited. Our client, along with many of ...
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  • Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has teamed up with the YMCA to promote pool safety.

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Jul-2011

    Unfortunately, the firm has been asked to help families after tragic drownings of children have caused permanent brain injuries. We have also been involved in cases where diving accidents have caused paralysis. While these injuries were caused by the negligence of pool and beach owners, it is clear that teaching children about safety in the water can often prevent tragedies. That is why the law ...
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  • Fatal Bus Accident on Route 95 in Virginia

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 31-May-2011

    There was a horrific bus accident that occurred around 5 a.m. this morning on Route 95 in Caroline County Virginia. It was a tour bus carrying 58 passengers on a trip from North Carolina to New York which overturned and left 4 people dead and dozens of people injured. The driver of the tour bus was charged with reckless driving and is currently being held in Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover ...
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  • The April 14, 2011 evening news on WRC-TV began with a report by Pat Collins concerning a tragic incident on a football practice field. Two coaches, on opposite ends of the practice field, selected their players to perform a play that resulted in propelling the fastest members of the team on a collision course with each other. The football players depended on their coaches as an airplane pilot ...
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  • The lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., Ira Sherman, Joseph Cammarata, Allan Siegel, Kiran Sharma and Ebony Robinson generally limit their legal practice to representing individuals injured as a result of the negligence or carelessness of others. The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is one of the few law firms in Washington, D.C. to limit their ...
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  • What constitutes negligence?

    Posted By Page1Admin || 14-Feb-2011

    The lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. have over 60 years experience representing individuals injured as the result of negligence. Negligence is defined at acting carelessly or in a manner less than that which would be expected of an individual in similar circumstances acting reasonably. In other words, its "unreasonable conduct" under the specific circumstances that take ...
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  • Deadly Accident on Canal Road Could Have Been Prevented.

    Posted By Page1Admin || 31-Jan-2011

    Two men were killed on January 14, 2011 in a fatal car crash that occurred on Canal Road between Clark Place and Reservoir Road. The driver of the vehicle, Milos Milicevic was driving on Canal Road shortly before 5 a.m. when he lost control of his 2001 Jaguar on ice. The car slid across the road and into oncoming traffic. This particular area of Canal Road has been a trouble spot for years. The ...
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  • Contributory Negligence and Assumption of the Risk

    Posted By Page1Admin || 19-Jan-2011

    We have discussed at length the fact that negligence means the careless conduct by an individual causing an injury. However, even if another individual caused an injury, the injured party must be completely blame-free or he will not be permitted to recover. So, a plaintiff cannot recover if his carelessness is a cause of the injury. Similarly, if an individual assumes the risk, for instance, of ...
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  • Last Clear Chance

    Posted By Page1Admin || 18-Jan-2011

    Ordinarily if a plaintiff causes or contributes to the incident taking place, the plaintiff is barred under the concept that he was also careless. However, there is a doctrine called "last clear chance", which permits even a negligent plaintiff to recover if the wrongdoer saw that the plaintiff was in a dangerous situation and thereafter, even though he had a fresh opportunity to avoid the injury ...
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  • The Doctrine of Res Ipsa Locquitor

    Posted By CSCS || 17-Jan-2011

    When an accident happens the court is not permitted to conclude that the accident happened as a result of negligence. Instead, there ordinarily has to be proof of negligence - that somebody went through a "red light" or acted unreasonably under the circumstances. An exception to this rule is when an injury does not happen ordinarily in the absence of negligence. In that case, we can ...
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  • Negligent Misrepresentation

    Posted By Page1Admin || 16-Jan-2011

    Negligence not only takes places in the context of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and slip and falls, but can also take place in a context of misrepresentation. Misrepresentation involves a statement made by one person to another which contained a misrepresentation of a material fact. The person who made the misrepresentation of the material fact must have had reason to believe, and ...
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  • The Concept of Negligence

    Posted By Page1Admin || 16-Jan-2011

    Negligence is doing something that a person using reasonable care would not do or not doing something that a person reasonable care would do. Reasonable care is the skill or attention a reasonable person would use under similar circumstances. Accordingly, a determination whether or not somebody was negligent can come down to something as simple as whether or not they went through a red light - ...
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  • There are excuses that are often asserted that cause the collision excusing the negligence. One example of that is if there was a sudden emergency. A sudden emergency requires a driver to react quickly because of an emergency that takes on the roadway which was not of his making. Under those circumstances, a driver is expected to use reasonable care under the circumstances, rather than the ...
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  • We have previously discussed the fact that you could be held liable for the negligent acts of your employee or your agent, even somebody that was just running an errand for you. Another way you could be responsible for the acts of another individual is if you carelessly provide a motor vehicle to an individual who you know presents a danger to others on the roadway. Examples of individuals who you ...
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  • Mot only are operators of vehicles or other agents responsible for their behavior, but individuals and corporations that employ the negligent party are also responsible for the negligent conduct of their driver. The law imposes a duty on the employer and others to assure that they select competent personnel and that they are adequately trained and supervised. The law demands that the employee not ...
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  • Injured victims of negligence by drug manufacturers and manufacturers of other products attempt to stop lawsuits by individuals injured as a result of a defective component of the product or the failure to advise the public of defects in a product by asserting a Federal "Preemption" Doctrine. For instance, manufacturers of breast implants, orthopedic devices and numerous other products ...
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