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Blog Posts in March, 2018

  • Uber Pausing Driverless Vehicle Projects After Pedestrian in Arizona Killed by Self-Driving Car

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 20-Mar-2018

    By: Alan M. Siegel Uber has announced that it will cease all public roadway tests of self-driving cars after one of its autonomous vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe Arizona late Sunday evening. According to the rideshare company, which has been a champion of driverless technology and self-driving commercial trucks, Uber will pull all driverless vehicles from public roads in Arizona, ...
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  • At Least 6 Victims Dead Following Collapse of Pedestrian Bridge in Miami, Important Questions Raised

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Officials from Miami-Dade County have reported that at least six victims were killed when a 950 ton bridge near Florida International University collapsed over a busy road Thursday afternoon. As federal officials begin their investigation of the catastrophic Miami bridge collapse, authorities continuing to shift through the debris to remove victims have stated that the death ...
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  • When Can an Employer be Held Accountable for the Wrongful Acts of an Employee?

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel A person who intentionally or negligently hurts someone can be held legally accountable for the harm. But if the wrongdoer was working on the job or performing job-related duties at the time, can the employer be held legally accountable as well? This is a particularly important question – especially when the wrongdoer lacks insurance coverage and the personal wealth to ...
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  • Trucking Industry's Continued Driver Shortage Could Impact Public Safety

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 13-Mar-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel Over the years, we have discussed many issues related to the trucking industry, including those involving preventable truck accidents, trucking regulations, and the long-standing efforts of the trucking industry to pass or roll back laws that benefit their corporate interests at the expense of public safety. Among those issues is a chronic shortage of available commercial truck ...
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  • Car Accidents Increase After Daylight Saving Time, Studies Show

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Mar-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel Daylight Saving Time (DST) is nearly here, which means that come 2:00 am on Sunday, March 11, Americans in the District of Columbia and all but two U.S. states (Hawaii and Arizona), will spring forward by turning their clocks one hour ahead. Although the time change has become an ingrained part of our lives, and a welcomed way to bring in the spring and summer months and longer ...
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  • Largest Pretrial Settlement in History Awarded to Helicopter Crash Survivor

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Mar-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel A former flight nurse from Colorado who survived a devastating helicopter ambulance crash will receive what it believed to be the largest pretrial settlement in U.S. history for an individual personal injury claim. According to lawyers, the 47-year-old victim will receive a $100 million cash settlement from the helicopter manufacturer and operator. The largest settlement on ...
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