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    • Emily Kelly, Wife of Former NFL Player, Speaks Out on how Football Destroyed her Husband's Mind

      By: CSCS On February 2, 2018, Emily Kelly, wife of retired N.F.L. player Rob Kelly, published an Op-Ed in the New York Times on how football destroyed her husband’s mind. Rob was a safety for five ...

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    • High School Senior Suffers Devastating Helmet to Helmet Collision

      By: Allan M. Siegel In 2009, Edward Acuna was a 17-year-old football with a bright future ahead of him. He was the team captain, and he had just been accepted to Cal State L.A. He had dreams of one ...

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    • Concussions in Football: A Cause for Concern

      Authored by Joseph Cammarata The controversy surrounding concussions, also known as traumatic brain injuries , in football has existed for over 20 years. In the past several years, the issue has ...

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    • Wrongdoer Arrested Thanks to Eyewitnesses and Local Police in VA Hit and Run

      By: CSCS Hit-and-run collisions happen far too often, wherein not only is a victim hurt due to someone else’s negligence, but the wrongdoer attempts to forgo any type of responsibility by fleeing the ...

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    • Uber Resumes Testing Self-Driving Vehicles After Collision in Arizona

      By: Allan M. Siegel Uber is one of several corporations that are testing out self-driving vehicles, which will eventually be sold to consumers. Leading in technological progress is Google, but Uber is ...

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    • Beware of Lawyers Who Solicit You After an Auto Collision

      By: Matthew Tievsky District of Columbia law -- specifically, D.C. Code Section 22-3225.14 -- says that if you have been in an automobile collision within the past three weeks, a lawyer who is a ...

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    • Myths and Facts About Concussions

      By: Matthew Tievsky We’ve all heard of the term “concussion,” but what does it mean? In our practice, with unfortunate frequency we see clients who have suffered concussions . We also see too many ...

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    • Former Alabama Football Player Discuss Brain Injury & Pending Lawsuit Against NCAA

      By: CSCS In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Les Williams, a former defense end at Alabama in the 2000s, discussed his ongoing brain injury symptoms and how it is affecting his life. When ...

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    • Emily Kelly, Wife of Former NFL Player, Speaks Out on how Football Destroyed her Husband's Mind

      By: CSCS On February 2, 2018, Emily Kelly, wife of retired N.F.L. player Rob Kelly, published an Op-Ed in the New York Times on how football destroyed her husband’s mind. Rob was a safety for five ...

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    • Legislation on Self-Driving Cars Passes the House

      By: CSCS On September 6, 2017, the U.S. House approved a bill in furtherance of the development of self-driving cars. The bill would allow companies that are developing self-driving technology to ...

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    • DC Police are Investigating whether Patrol Officers Hit an 11 Year-Old Boy and then Left him on the Street

      By: Allan M. Siegel As the Washington Post recently reported , police are investigating reports that a DC police cruiser hit an 11 year-old boy and then left him on the street. The alleged incident ...

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    • Three Herndon Teens Killed in Texas Tractor-Trailer Crash

      By: Allan M. Siegel Three teenagers from Herndon, Virginia were killed in a tragic tractor-trailer crash near Dallas, Texas on Friday, August 11, 2015. According to officials from the Texas Department ...

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    • The Costs of Living with Spinal Cord Injury

      Authored by Joseph Cammarata Catastrophic injuries are among the most devastating and expensive injuries; they are also some of the most unpredictable. Although serious injuries can vary greatly and ...

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    • Partner Joseph Cammarata Appointed to Commission to Study Police Practices

      CSCS is pleased to announce that Partner Joseph Cammarata has been appointed to serve on the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission by Sharon Bulova, the Chairman of the County of Fairfax Board of ...

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    • Attorney Joseph A. Smith Secures Successful Car Accident Verdict

      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 ...

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    • Partner Joseph Cammarata Reappointed to Board of Directors of Fairfax Water

      Joseph Cammarata is an experienced personal injury attorney and Partner at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Aside from protecting the rights of injured victims and families who come to our ...

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    • New Car Technologies Raise Concerns of Hackers Taking Control of Cars or Stealing Personal Data

      By: Joseph Smith As car manufacturers add more and more technological improvements to cars, there is growing concern that they may not be taking necessary precautions to protect drivers or their ...

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    • Officer's Suit Against Attorney Raises Questions About First Amendment and Holding Officers Accountable

      By: Allan M. Siegel A news story that had originally garnered media attention because of the rather odd details is back in the news due to an equally peculiar development. The original case involved a ...

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    • Happy Thanksgiving From CSCS

      By: Dan Hausman As I reflect on wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and weekend, it is nice to look back at the history of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving began, in what is now America, in 1619 as a way for ...

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    • Former Alabama Football Player Discuss Brain Injury & Pending Lawsuit Against NCAA

      By: CSCS In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Les Williams, a former defense end at Alabama in the 2000s, discussed his ongoing brain injury symptoms and how it is affecting his life. When ...

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    • Despite Significant Death Toll, Trump Administration Rule Change Could Stop Public Reporting of Hospital Infections

      By: CSCS It’s simply important data for everyone in this country, and the Trump Administration is proposing of getting rid of it, despite no alleged lobbying from Hospital groups. Currently, hospitals ...

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    • High Winds Cause Damage & Fatalities in the DC Metro Area in November

      By: Allan M. Siegel During the weekend of November 19 and 20, winds reached speeds as high as 50 miles per hour in D.C. and the surrounding areas. The winds knocked down trees and fanned fires which ...

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    • The Navy Yard Shooting: Who May Be Responsible?

      Authored by Allan M. Siegel In the aftermath of the tragic Navy Yard mass shooting in Washington, news sources have begun to speculate: How did multiple government and third-party agencies miss the ...

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    • Whistleblower Receives $14 Million from SEC

      Authored by Allan Siegel On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 regulators from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that the SEC had awarded a $14 million dollar cash reward to a whistleblower ...

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    • Workers' Compensation Can Limit Your Ability to Recover

      By: Matthew Tievsky In a recent decision by the Virginia Supreme Court, the Court affirmed that the family of a deceased police-recruit's family was limited to recovery under the Worker's Compensation ...

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    • Lara Gass, Virginia Law Student and Victim of GM's Negligence

      By: Joseph Smith Three days. That is how many days after Lara Gass received the recall notice for her 2006 Saturn Ion, that she was killed in an auto accident when she crashed into a tractor-trailer ...

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    • Woman Files Lawsuit Against Fairfax County for Wrongful Death for Her Husband

      By Joseph A. Smith When someone you care about is injured or killed because of someone else's actions, it's natural to want answers to questions like "Why did this happen?" or "Who did this?" ...

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    • The Navy Yard Shooting: Who May Be Responsible?

      Authored by Allan M. Siegel In the aftermath of the tragic Navy Yard mass shooting in Washington, news sources have begun to speculate: How did multiple government and third-party agencies miss the ...

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