According to Metro’s Standard Operating Procedures, the bus driver should have maintained a distance of 120 - 150 feet between the bus and any car in front of the bus,
Washington DC (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
Partner Allan M. Siegel, and Associate Matthew Tievsky, have obtained a $783,644.55 verdict against Metro this month. Siegel and Tievsky are both auto accident lawyers of the renowned Washington D.C. law firm, Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C.
The verdict was awarded in D.C. Superior Court Case No.: 2011 CA 009807 V after their client was rear- ended by a Metrobus. Metro claimed the driver was not negligent; however, Metro’s own accident reconstructionist disproved the bus driver’s reports of the incident, and revealed that the Metro bus driver accelerated until 1.3 seconds before the crash.
“According to Metro’s Standard Operating Procedures, the bus driver should have maintained a distance of 120 - 150 feet between the bus and any car in front of the bus,” said Washington D.C. lawyer, Allan Siegel. “However, when our client changed lanes in front of the bus, the bus driver only had a distance of 59 feet. Instead of braking, he continued to accelerate, causing the crash.”
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C.’s client suffered a herniated disk. A medical expert testified he sustained permanent injury, and will continue to have pain and difficulties throughout his life. The jury found the bus driver solely responsible for the accident. Their verdict included all of the victim’s medical bills and lost wages, and $765,625 for past and future pain and suffering.
The Law Offices of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. have fought for the rights of injured victims and their families throughout Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The firm handles a wide variety of injury lawsuits, including car and truck accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, workplace injuries, and medical malpractice.
About Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.
The Law Offices of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. represents clients in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas who have suffered serious personal injury due to another party’s negligence. The law firm also accepts qui tam cases on behalf of whistleblowers who report fraud against the government, ensuring the maximum whistleblower protections and seeking the best possible whistleblower rewards under the False Claims Act.
For over 40 years, the personal injury lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. have helped more than 10,000 victims of negligence seek and maximize the compensation they deserve for their personal injuries and losses. The firm’s three partners were all selected as 2011, 2012 and 2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®. Learn more about the law firm by visiting: http://www.chaikinandsherman.com.