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What is Contributory Negligence?

By Hammad S. Matin |

To understand contributory negligence, it helps to have a better understanding of negligence generally. Negligence is a remedy provided through tort law for those injured by the negligent conduct of another. Negligent conduct can be intentional or unintentional and is assessed based on a number of factors. The majority of personal injury claims arise… Read More »

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What Should I Do if the Police Pull Me Over?

By Hammad S. Matin |

In Maryland, the standard for pulling someone over is reasonable, articulable suspicion that a traffic offense or a crime is in the process of occurring or has occurred. Driving under or over the speed limit, with equipment violations like a broken headlight or taillight, or committing a traffic offense, such as failure to signal,… Read More »

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What Are Bench Warrants?

By Hammad S. Matin |

A bench warrant is issued by the judge “from the bench” usually when a party fails to appear for a court date.  An arrest warrant is issued at the start of a case.  If you are issued a citation or a summons, or arrested, you are will be ordered to appear at court at… Read More »

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Negligent Security in Maryland – Personal Injury Cases

By Hammad S. Matin |

It is quite a natural precedent to take care of invitees to your property. But when it comes to Maryland, this becomes a law. This means it becomes the duty of the homeowner to actually provide a safe, sound, and secure environment to the people living in the same property. What does this entail?… Read More »

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Watch Out for Drunk Drivers on Super Bowl Sunday

By Hammad S. Matin |

We made it through Christmas and even New Year’s, but do you know what the next holiday is? While some people might argue this, the next veritable holiday in the United States is Super Bowl Sunday. An estimated 100 million people tune into the NFL’s championship game each year. Some manage to get their… Read More »

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Former Prosecutor?

By Hammad S. Matin |

It’s more common than you might think for a prosecutor to pursue a career later on as a criminal defense lawyer. Although these two legal professionals face off against each other in the court room, the skills that a prosecutor acquires can make them an exceptionally skilled defense attorney when the time comes. What… Read More »

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Rollover Truck Accidents Some of the Most Deadly

By Hammad S. Matin |

No one ever leaves their home expecting to be in a car accident, particularly a rollover accident with a truck. Rollover truck accidents lead to major injuries for all the parties involved and some may even result in wrongful death. Rollover truck accidents are not only catastrophic for the small vehicles that fall prey… Read More »

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A Deeper Insight on Bench Warrants

By Hammad S. Matin |

Did you just lose the chance of getting released after an offense (pre-trial release) or did you just miss a court appearance? Well, then just wait for a bench warrant to be out your way for your arrest. Disappearing won’t help the case either. If you are facing one of these situations, it is… Read More »

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Rideshare Accidents and Liability

By Hammad S. Matin |

Ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, are efficient ways to get around and are generally billed as the safe alternative after a night out. However, these drivers have accidents, too. What happens when a rideshare driver’s accident causes you harm? Accident Liability Drivers for Uber and Lyft are independent contractors, meaning that they… Read More »

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What is a Stet Docket?

By Hammad S. Matin |

The stet docket, literally the “let it stand docket,” simply means that a case has been stetted, or listed as inactive by the court. There is no actual docket on which the cases are listed. In fact, a stetted case is not listed on any docket. “stet docket” is simply a colloquialism referring to… Read More »

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