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Blog Posts in January, 2018

  • Amtrak Train Carrying Republican Lawmakers to Annual Conference Collides with Truck, One Victim Killed

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 31-Jan-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel On Wednesday January 31, an Amtrak train chartered to transport Republican lawmakers to an annual GOP conference in West Virginia collided with a truck outside of Crozet, Virginia, roughly 100 miles southwest of Washington, DC. According to White House representatives, at least one victim was killed and another seriously injured. Other passengers aboard the train, which ...
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  • Allan M. Siegel, Ashley Page Present WABA Bicycle Crash Workshop

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 30-Jan-2018

    On January 17 th, Partner Allan M. Siegel and Associate Ashley Page presented at the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s (WABA) workshop “What to Do After a Bike Crash.” This is the second time that Attorneys Siegel and Page have presented this workshop to Washington, D.C. metro area bicyclists. After a bicycle crash, your adrenaline may be flowing or you may be in shock. ...
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  • How Cargo Securement Violations Increase Truck Accident Risks

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 26-Jan-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel Tractor-trailers travel our roads and highways on a daily basis because they play an important role in transporting our goods and commodities. Not only does the size of commercial trucks alone pose risks to drivers with whom they share the road, the types of commodities they carry, as well as how those goods are loaded and secured, are also public safety risks that must be ...
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  • Proposed Bill Prompted by Deadly Truck Wrecks Calls for Mandatory Side Underride Guards

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 23-Jan-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel In many of our blog posts, we have discussed the immense dangers commercial trucks and tractor-trailers pose to public safety, as well as the numerous regulations in place designed to reduce those risks. Unfortunately, we have also detailed many shortcomings in the regulatory landscape surrounding commercial trucking, as well as efforts that have pursued and resulted in ...
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  • Sexual Assault & Abuse Civil Lawsuits: What Victims Need to Know

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 16-Jan-2018

    Sexual misconduct has become a prominent topic, with news stories featuring high profile claims of harassment, assault, abuse, and other inappropriate conduct on a nearly daily basis. While many of these claims involve individuals of important stature or fame, it is important to remember that sexual assault and abuse is not limited to those in the spotlight. It can and does happen to all types of ...
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  • Joseph Cammarata Appears on CNN to Share Insight on Defamation Lawsuit Against President Trump

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 15-Jan-2018

    Partner Joseph Cammarata was a featured guest on a recent edition of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, where he discussed a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. The lawsuit was filed by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice who received threats after President Trump publicly denounced her allegations of being groped and said she “made up” her claims for political ...
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  • Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Partner Joseph Cammarata recently appeared on HLN’s two-hour daily news program Michaela to share his insight on a story regarding former President Bill Clinton’s infamous sexual harassment scandal, in which he played a role as an attorney for Paula Jones. HLN aired a special report on the topic on Sunday 12/10 at 9:00 pm ET. Mr. Cammarata ...
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  • AAJ Releases Report on Worst Corporate Conduct of 2017

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 11-Jan-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel As civil trial lawyers dedicated to fighting on behalf of the injured and the wronged, our legal team at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. continually covers news, legislative changes, and efforts that relate to corporate misconduct – especially when it negatively impacts the rights of our clients and all American citizens. Recently, the American Association ...
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  • 6 Things Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know in Personal Injury Cases

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Jan-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel In most personal injury cases, insurance companies handle and defend against claims. That’s because insurers are the ones who pay victims compensation when they are harmed by their policyholders – whether that be a negligent driver who carries auto insurance, a business with a commercial policy, or even a doctor with medical malpractice insurance. Because insurance ...
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