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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Three Deaths Reported in Suitland Parkway Crash in Prince George's County

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 16-May-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel A two-vehicle crash and fire on Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County early Monday morning claimed the lives of three victims and injured another. According to officials, a collision involving two vehicles occurred around 4:00 am near the intersection of Suitland Road. Following the collision, one of the vehicles involved caught fire. All three victims who died in ...
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  • Charter Bus Carrying Dozens of Children Overturns on I-95 North of Baltimore

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Over two dozen victims, many of whom are children, were injured in a bus crash Monday morning on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore. According to officials, the accident occurred around 9:30 am near Havre de Grace in Harford County when the bus overturned on the southbound lane of I-95. Emergency responders reported that 30 people suffered injuries, including one child and one ...
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  • Maryland Governor Completes Multi-State Pact to Establish New Metro Safety Commission

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 11-Apr-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel On March 31, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill that creates a new safety agency to oversee the rail system of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, also known as WMATA or Metro. Before Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia had already enacted similar laws. Because Metro is established by an interstate compact between these three jurisdictions, ...
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  • By: Matthew Tievsky Since the election, the U.S. House of Representatives has considered several bills which, if passed into law, would significantly limit the right of personal injury plaintiffs to seek justice in courts across the nation. Many of these bills are promoted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups with a financial interest in preventing or limiting personal injury ...
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  • Mid-March Winter Snow Storm Expected Tonight, as well as Treacherous Road Conditions

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 13-Mar-2017

    Monday, March 13, 2017- There is a winter storm warning covering DC and several counties in Maryland and Virginia. Heavy snow is expected in the northwest, and a dangerous mix of snow, rain, and sleet is expected in the District and its surrounding suburbs. Predictions on the level of snow fall varies from 4 to 8 inches. The winter storm warning is in effect for areas west of DC and DC itself from ...
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  • Nothing Fair About "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017"

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 7-Mar-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel On February 9, 2017, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced the so-called “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017.” This bill most certainly does not make class actions more fair or equitable for the average American. In fact, as the American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen recently stated, ...
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  • Metro Whistleblower Warns that Metro is Cutting Program to Ensure Safe Drivers

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 7-Feb-2017

    By: Matthew Tievsky With Metro's budgetary and other recent woes, it is no surprise that some of the agency's programs are getting the ax. However, it is particularly disturbing when Metro starts cutting out safety measures -- particularly because the “first” job of Metro should be to keep its riders safe. Former Metro Transit Police Officer James D. Holmes, a self-described ...
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  • 14-Year-Old Boy on Bike Killed by Car Crash, Driver Possibly was Drunk

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 1-Feb-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel On January 28, 2017, 2 teenagers were hit by a car in Randallstown, Maryland. The 14-year-old on the bike was killed. The other teenager on the bike was seriously injured. Police have since identified and arrested someone who they believe hit the teenagers while driving drunk. The community has been hit hard by very the loss of such a young life. Unfortunately, these things ...
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  • Justice Department Accepts Plea Deal From Takata For Defrauding Consumers on Faulty Airbags

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 26-Jan-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Earlier this month, the United States Justice Department reached a deal with the Takata Corporation of Japan, which has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and pay $1 billion for its criminal activities. (At the same time that this deal was reached, the Justice Department separately obtained the indictments of three executives of Takata Corporation for the same criminal ...
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  • Use Your Health Insurance Even When You Have a Personal Injury Claim

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 16-Jan-2017

    By: Matthew Tievsky When a new client retains our firm after being injured by another person's negligence, we regularly advise the client to use health insurance to pay the medical bills, if the client has health insurance. The most obvious reason, of course, is that health insurance can be used to immediately pay some or all of the medical bills. Also, there is little down side: Using health ...
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  • Metro Fires Six Workers Accused of Falsifying Track Inspection Records

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 9-Jan-2017

    By: Matthew Tievsky In July of last year, two train cars on the Orange Line went off the rails near the East Falls Church Metro station. At least one person was injured. In the aftermath of the derailment, Metro discovered that six workers who were charged with inspecting that section of track had falsified records to make it appear that they had conducted the necessary inspections, when in fact ...
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