Partner Allan M. Siegel was a featured lecturer at an all day seminar on
October 17, 2008 on litigating automobile and tractor-trailer cases. The
seminar was sponsored by the
D.C. Metropolitan Area Trial Lawyers Association . Mr. Siegel is currently the President of that organization, and was
instrumental in the planning of the seminar.
The all-day seminar focused on teaching lawyers how to maximize results
in car accidents, truck accidents,
tractor-trailer accidents, or any other accident involving a commercial vehicle. Mr. Siegel
made a presentation regarding uninsured and underinsured motorist cases
in Washington, D.C., Maryland Virginia. An uninsured or underinsured motorist
cases arise when the victim of a motor vehicle accident is injured by
a person who either does not have insurance, or does not have enough insurance.
In such cases, the injured party must file a claim against his own insurance
company. These claims can be very complicated, since each of the three
local jurisdictions - Washington, D.C., Maryland Virginia - have very
different laws relating to how the injured party must proceed. Mr. Siegel
went through the differences in each state, and shared some the strategies
that he has used over the years to maximize settlement and trial results
in these cases. In addition, to Mr. Siegel there was a panel of elite
lawyers from around the country discussing persuasion techniques, cross
examining expert witnesses, litigating truck,
tractor-trailer and other commercial vehicle cases and ethical issues facing Plaintiff's
lawyers. The program was very educational and received high reviews by
all of those who attended.