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Blog Posts in August, 2014

  • Punitive Damages & Drunk Driving Accidents in Virginia

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 25-Aug-2014

    By: Joseph A. Smith Drunk driving and driving under the influence are serious matters, whether someone is injured as a result of it or not. In Arlington on Thursday August, 14 th, a 24-year-old man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated after he ran a red light and collided with another vehicle, killing the driver. Under the plea agreement the man cannot be ...
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  • Trucking Accidents & Deaths on the Rise

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Aug-2014

    By: Joseph A. Smith A recent story by CNBC has brought increased light to the fact that trucking accidents and deaths are increasing, yet nothing is being done about it. The article points out that in 2012 there were 3,921 fatalities, and 104,000 injuries from truck crashes, over 10 fatal crashes and 284 injuries each day. In fact, fatal crashes have increased over 18% between 2009 and 2012, even ...
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  • Attorney Joseph A. Smith Secures Successful Car Accident Verdict

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 13-Aug-2014

    Virginia is not known as an overly friendly jurisdiction for Plaintiffs, particularly when dealing with soft-tissue injuries. However, one positive for Virginia plaintiffs is access to the General District Court for claims under $25,000, which allows cases to be resolved much quicker than in Circuit Court and without unnecessary delays and expenses. Our firm is proud to announce that Attorney ...
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  • How Insurance Limits May Affect Truck Accident Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Aug-2014

    By: Joseph A. Smith When actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in an auto accident involving a tractor-trailer it made national news. But these types of accidents are more common than people realize, and far too often those accidents are catastrophic – resulting in the death or serious injury of a person. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 76% of those ...
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