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Blog Posts in August, 2015

  • WMATA Knew of Cause of August Derailment but Failed to Act

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 26-Aug-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel In early July, WMATA found a flaw in the rail system, a flaw that should have prompted an immediate shutdown of the section of the rail. Instead, WMATA continued to run trains on the section until a train derailed in early August. The defect that caused the derailment, called a “wide gauge,” causes a train’s wheels to lose contact with the rails. The defect ...
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  • New York Magazine Article Shares Stories of Bill Cosby Accusers

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 25-Aug-2015

    By: Joseph Cammarata New York Magazine did an explosive, powerful feature on the women who have come forward accusing Mr. Cosby of wrongdoing. Each woman was separately photographed, and each was also shown on the cover of the magazine. Partner Joseph Cammarata, along with Associate Matthew Tievsky, represents several of the women. Three of them - Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, and Linda Traitz ...
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  • Local Batman Killed in Tragic Car Accident

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Camarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Aug-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel In the comics and movies, Batman always survives at the end. Unfortunately, on a recent Sunday night in August, real-life Batman Lenny Robinson was killed in a car accident on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown, Maryland. Mr. Robinson had gained national recognition for his work visiting ill children in hospitals in the DC-area dressed as Batman. He even had bought his own Batmobile ...
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  • By: Allan M. Siegel In our auto accident cases, the insurance company sometimes hires an expert called a “biomechanical engineer.” While there is a science behind biomechanics, it is also open to abuse. Virtually every time in our cases, the defense biomechanical engineer reaches the same conclusion: Based upon the force of the auto collision, it was supposedly impossible for our ...
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  • Blood Test May Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury, Study Says

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Aug-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can often be tricky to diagnose and treat, and outcomes for victims are also difficult to predict. Although the human brain remains much of a mystery to medical science, experts have made significant progress in identifying and treating these serious injuries. According to a recently published study in the Journal of Neurotrauma, a new blood test ...
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  • New Bill Would Lower Tractor-Trailer Driver Age to 18

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 11-Aug-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel At 18 a person can do a lot of things – vote, get married or join the military without parental permission, buy cigarettes or lottery tickets – but one thing they cannot do under federal law is drive a tractor-trailer across state lines. A new bill proposed in Congress seeks to change that. Under current law, a person must be 21 years old before they are allowed to ...
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  • Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash in Georgia Shows Importance of Underride Protection

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 6-Aug-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Tractor-trailer crashes can take many forms - from jackknife accidents and head-on collisions to incidents involving vehicles being run off the road with little or no contact. Aside from these common commercial truck accidents, one of the most dangerous and overlooked types of crashes is the underride crash. As evidenced by a recent crash in Chatham County, Georgia, underride ...
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  • Accident Risks May Increase as Truck Driver Shortage Worsens

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Although commercial trucks are an essential part of the American economy, the U.S. trucking industry has seen a considerable shortage in the number of truck drivers. According to a recently published report from The Wall Street Journal, the industry currently faces a shortage of roughly 35,000 - 40,000 drivers. While the drop in truck drivers has economic consequences - ...
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