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The Hoverboard Danger: It’s Not What You’d Expect

By Hammad S. Matin |

Hoverboards have arrived, and people of all ages (though mostly younger ones) have been discovering  the joy of balancing on the devices as they travel through space in a new and exciting way for a few years now.  Are people falling off and experiencing cuts, scrapes, sprains, and broken bones?  Without a doubt!  But… Read More »

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When Is The Insanity Defense Appropriate?

By Hammad S. Matin |

If you are facing serious criminal charges, you may be convinced that with an insanity defense you can escape any serious jail time.  While it may be true that you are plagued by ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, or other mental health issues, it’s important to understand that “crazy” behavior does not necessarily equate to legal… Read More »

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Domestic Violence And Superbowl Sunday

By Hammad S. Matin |

Every minute, 20 million Americans are subject to some form of domestic violence (DV). Sometimes exploding seemingly out of nowhere, other times slowing building to a violent crescendo, domestic violence leaves emotional, mental, and physical scars that take time and care to heal.  Research ties special occasions combined with the consumption of alcohol to… Read More »

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Product Liability Lawsuits

By Hammad S. Matin |

When people are harmed or killed because companies fail to put safe products into the marketplace, there is no way to erase the suffering related to the incidents.  Nonetheless, product liability lawsuits are one way victims of such catastrophes can recover remuneration to address their pain.  If you think these lawsuits are only for… Read More »

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A Criminal Trial: Should You Testify To Defend Yourself?

By Hammad S. Matin |

The question of whether a defendant should take the stand in a criminal case is a tricky one.  On the one hand, testifying gives the defendant an opportunity to interact with the jury to a certain extent—to make a connection.  On the other hand, it is entirely possible that a skilled prosecutor makes a… Read More »

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Wrongful Death: Getting Justice In Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

When a baby died in the daycare due to unsafe sleeping conditions, his mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit.  When a woman was killed by police, her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit.  When a child fell to her death on an amusement park ride, her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. When a… Read More »

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Have You Been Charged With Criminal Organization Activity?

By Hammad S. Matin |

Gang activity is rampant in Maryland, making it a priority for law enforcement and prosecutors alike.  If you have been charged with criminal activities as part of a gang, you can expect the full weight of the prosecutor’s office to land on you.  That’s why having just any defense attorney is not going to… Read More »

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When Surgeons Leave Unwanted Gifts In Your Body

By Hammad S. Matin |

While it’s difficult to imagine, thousands of surgery patients suffer months—even years of distress—because a retained foreign body is inadvertently left behind due to medical personnel errors.  When items such as clamps, forceps, sponges and other items are left behind after an operation, there can be  severe repercussions, and even death.  If your or… Read More »

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What Happens In The Interrogation Room? Don’t Expect Honesty

By Hammad S. Matin |

What is more intimidating than being locked in an interrogation room at the police department?  If things have gone well, you’ve been Mirandized and have suffered no abuse at the hands of officers.  You know you have the right to remain silent now, but you’re under a lot of pressure to tell what you… Read More »

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Intersections Are Dangerous Places

By Hammad S. Matin |

Some of the footage is astounding:  cars crumple and grind, tires squeal.  And, in the most heinous cases, people are injured or killed.  Traffic cams record ghastly crashes, along with plenty of near misses involving multiple vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists in Maryland. If you or a loved one are injured in a serious accident… Read More »

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