Every case is different. Settlements and verdicts in all cases depend on various factors and circumstances which are unique to each individual case. Past case results are not a guarantee or prediction of similar results in future cases.

Recent Posts in Car Accidents Category

  • Auto Recalls Fall to Lowest Level Since 2013, But Risks Remain

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Apr-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel In March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released statistics on auto safety recalls in the U.S. As the data shows, roughly 30.7 million light-vehicles were recalled nationwide in 2017. While that may still seem like a significant number of automobiles, it is a far cry from the record 53 million vehicles recalled in 2016, and the lowest number of auto ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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, ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • Anatomy of a Car Accident Claim

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 6-Feb-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel In many of our blog posts, we discuss the rights of victims who suffer harm in preventable car accidents, as well as how we work to guide victims and their loved ones through the personal injury claim process and toward a financial recovery that makes them whole. While there are many different types of car accidents, and although wrecks can cause involve a range of factors ...
    Continue Reading
  • New Technology May Allow Insurance Companies to Charge Texting Drivers More

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

    Texting and driving is not only one of the most dangerous things you can do behind the wheel, it may also soon be something that costs you when it comes to your auto insurance. That’s because Allstate subsidiary Artiy is developing technology to track smartphone use by motorists and use that information to reward or punish drivers, depending on whether or not they drive distracted. According ...
    Continue Reading
  • Avoid These 6 Main Causes of Car Accidents This Thanksgiving

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Nov-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Thanksgiving is nearly here, and our legal team at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! Having represented injured victims and families throughout the DC Metro area for over 45 years, we know the seasonal trends when it comes to personal injury, including when there are greater risks for certain types of accidents. ...
    Continue Reading
  • New Technology in Cars Increases Risks of Distracted Driving

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 30-Oct-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Distracted driving is a big problem in our country, and recent developments in car technology isn’t helping. In 2015 alone, roughly 3,500 people were killed, and nearly 400,000 were injured in vehicle collisions involving distracted motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Additionally, driver distraction has been found to pose ...
    Continue Reading
  • Top 5 Mistakes Made After a Car Accident

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Oct-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel What you say and do following a car accident can make the difference when you file a personal injury claim to recover your damages. Because victims often struggle with the physical, financial, and emotional burdens created by accidents, remembering the right things to do can be difficult. That’s why working with an experienced lawyer can help ensure the correct steps are ...
    Continue Reading
  • 4 Myths About Compensation & Car Accidents

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Sep-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel After a car accident resulting in injuries, the steps you take are critical to protecting your ability to recover your damages. When financial needs, legal issues, and insurance become involved, victims need to have the facts about their rights and how the process works. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., our Washington, DC car accident lawyers have worked with ...
    Continue Reading
  • Uber Leased Recalled Vehicles to Drivers Without Repairs, Report Shows

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 15-Aug-2017

    By: Joseph Cammarata A report released by The Wall Street Journal earlier this month found that Uber knowingly leased unsafe vehicles to drivers in Singapore. Investigative journalists were tipped off to the issue after the dashboard of an Uber driver’s recalled Honda Vezel caught on fire, melted the vehicle’s interior, and damaged its windshield. The driver had just dropped off a ...
    Continue Reading
  • After an Auto Accident: Short and Long-Term Tips

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 27-Apr-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Being involved in any type of auto accident can be an overwhelming experience. From the initial shock to the many headaches ahead, there are a lot of things to do - and a lot of things that can go wrong. Because the actions you take following a preventable wreck can make the difference in your personal injury case, our team at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. ...
    Continue Reading
  • Spike in Roadway Fatalities Sparks Call for Tougher Distracted Driving Laws

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Apr-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is important to look at the significant strides we have made in addressing driver distraction. Today, many states throughout the country have passed distracted driving laws that ban or limit text messaging and the use of cell phones behind the wheel. Although there are laws in place, new statistics show that they ...
    Continue Reading
  • Driver Fatigue is as Serious a Problem as Driving Drunk, AAA Study Reports

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Dec-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel A report released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that sleep-deprived drivers are just as dangerous as drivers who have had one too many and are too drunk to drive. In fact, driving with four to five hours of sleep was comparable to driving with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal limit. The report draws from a rising tide of research and past ...
    Continue Reading
  • Winter Driving Safety Tips

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Dec-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Winter is here and Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. During this time of year, we unfortunately see a number of traffic accidents caused by poor weather, and we want to remind all local drivers about the importance of taking extra precautions when driving during the winter. Below are a few helpful winter ...
    Continue Reading
  • Recent Transportation Crashes Highlight Shortcomings of Federal Minimum Insurance Limits

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-Nov-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel In the wake of several large transportation accidents, including a fatal bus collision in Baltimore and another fatal crash in California, victim advocates are highlighting the shortfalls of federal minimum insurance limits for commercial vehicles. Low policy limits are often not enough to cover victims’ damages, especially when catastrophic accidents cause large scale ...
    Continue Reading
  • Factors that Affect the Value of Your Personal Injury Car Accident Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Oct-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Insurance companies compensate victims of automobile accidents based on the victim’s documented or otherwise proven harms and losses. In most cases, an important factor is the amount of your medical bills and lost wages. If you want to be paid for the wages you lost while recovering from the car accident, it is crucial to thoroughly document your income. Have your ...
    Continue Reading
  • D.C. Court of Appeals Rules on the Scope of the "Last Clear Chance" Doctrine in Auto Accident Cases

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 13-Oct-2016

    By: Matthew Tievsky The District of Columbia is one of the few jurisdictions that applies the law of “contributory negligence.” For example, this means that if a wrongdoer negligently operates his vehicle so as to cause a motor vehicle collision, but the victim also did something negligent that contributed to the accident – even if the victim was much less at fault than the ...
    Continue Reading
  • Federal Government Announces Legal Guidelines for Driverless Cars

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 10-Oct-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Taking a big step toward the nationwide use of driverless cars, the United States Department of Transportation has announced a set of legal safety guidelines – 15 different requirements – that will establish a framework for the manufacturers of driverless cars to comply with. The legal guidelines include requirements for manufacturers to document how and where they ...
    Continue Reading
  • Running Safety Basics

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 23-Sep-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Our area is known for having an incredible amount of runners, joggers, and walkers. Whether you are hitting the Capital Crescent Trail for a pre-work run or walking along the Tidal Basin to hit your daily step target, we want to make sure that you are fully versed in the pedestrian safety laws throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Most importantly, all three jurisdictions ...
    Continue Reading
  • What a Lawyer Looks for in a Car Accident Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Jul-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel From a very broad perspective, if you are looking to hire a personal injury lawyer in an auto accident case, the lawyer will need three things: an injury, liability, and insurance coverage or some other means of recovery. In order to establish liability, the defendant driver must have violated some driving rule. Typical violations include: Breaking the speed limit Driving ...
    Continue Reading
  • Uber Rolls Out App Updates to Improve Driver Safety

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Jul-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Over the next few weeks Uber will be introducing some significant updates to the version of its app used by drivers. The new features are designed to improve driver safety. The app will notify drivers when they should take a break, alert drivers of their speed, and remind drivers to place their phones in dash or window mounts. The app will also include surveillance features to ...
    Continue Reading
  • Protecting Yourself with an Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Policy

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 23-Jun-2016

    By: Matthew Tievsky If you are injured in a motor vehicle collision, what can you do if the at-fault driver has no insurance? What can you do if the at-fault driver has insurance, but not enough to fully compensate you for your injuries? You can protect yourself ahead of time by purchasing a policy for uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. An uninsured motorist policy covers you in the ...
    Continue Reading
  • Why are Depositions Used in Auto Accident Cases?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Jun-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Depositions are oral examinations where lawyers for both sides (the plaintiff and defendant) are present and a record is made by a court reporter. The main goal for a deposition is to create a written record of the testimony of a witness under oath. After a car accident lawsuit is filed, a party to a case may take a deposition of anyone, whether or not that person is a party. ...
    Continue Reading
  • What Affect Does Getting a Ticket Have on an Auto Accident Lawsuit in D.C.?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 26-Apr-2016

    By: Matthew Tievsky Officers of the Metropolitan Police Department do not issue a ticket for every auto accident. In the cases where they do, however, it raises an interesting question: If one driver sues another, and the police issued a ticket against one of the drivers, can that ticket be used as evidence in the lawsuit? In the first place, the ticket itself cannot be used against the driver who ...
    Continue Reading
  • What Do I Have to Show to Win a DC Car Accident Case?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Apr-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel If you file a legal claim in the District of Columbia for injuries related to a car accident, the burden is on you to prove that the at-fault driver was negligent. In order to win their case, victims must prove “by a preponderance of the evidence” that the at-fault driver’s negligence caused the victim’s injuries. The preponderance standard essentially ...
    Continue Reading
Go to page 1 2 3 4 5   Next
Free Case Evaluation

Free Case Evaluation

Fill out the information below to request your consultation.

Send Information