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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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Driving Under Marijuana Influence in Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

Driving under the influence of marijuana is one of the most dangerous activities. Unfortunately, in America, this is not a very rare occurrence either. In fact, in the month of June 2019, 15 million people were recorded to have driven a car within one hour of marijuana consumption. This survey is indeed an alarming… Read More »

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Everything You Need to Know About Public Intoxication in Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

Laws related to public intoxication vary from state to state. This makes it important to understand the laws specific to your location. Before we delve deeper into Maryland’s specific laws regarding public intoxication, let’s discuss what constitutes public intoxication. What is Public Intoxication? Maryland considers drinking alcoholic beverages or getting intoxicated in a public… Read More »

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An Expert Witness Can Make or Break Your Case

By Hammad S. Matin |

When a person files a personal injury lawsuit, there are times that the testimony of an expert witness may be needed. However, Maryland laws state that these special witnesses may only be used in certain circumstances. An experienced personal injury attorney can help determine if an expert witness is needed for your claim. Typically,… Read More »

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Will I Need a Substance Abuse Evaluation If I’m Facing DUI Charges?

By Hammad S. Matin |

Getting a DUI can be hard to handle on your own, especially if this is the first time you’ve ever been in trouble with the law. Having an experienced DUI attorney on your side can help make things easier. A skilled La Plata & Waldorf DUI & DWI lawyer will try to mitigate the… Read More »

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Why Would an Attorney Refuse My Personal Injury Case?

By Hammad S. Matin |

In Maryland, the average hospital stay costs between $1,191 and $2,702 per day. If your injuries require any specialized tests or therapy, your costs will quickly exceed the average. When you’ve been injured and need help paying bills, a personal injury claim can help you to get back on your feet. Although the law… Read More »

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Sexual Offense Charges Can Impact More Than Your Criminal Record

By Hammad S. Matin |

Criminal charges of any kind are very serious, but sex-related charges are particularly so. The evidence present in sex offenses, such as DNA, rape kits, hospital records, and computer searches can take time for your attorney to locate and have experts review. For this reason, it is essential to contact an attorney as soon… Read More »

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