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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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The Risk of Driving When Drowsy

By Hammad S. Matin |

If you’ve ever started to nod off when behind the wheel of your vehicle, you’re not alone.  The fact is, six in ten adults say they’ve driven when they were tired, and about a third of them admit to actually falling asleep behind the wheel.  If it makes you feel unsafe being out on… Read More »

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Wrong-Way Driving

By Hammad S. Matin |

It was the last thing 22-year old Ronet Aching ever saw: a Ford F150 barreling toward her on the Capital Beltway.  Aching’s Xterra was no match for the truck in a head on collision at high speed and was killed on scene. The driver of the truck was charged with manslaughter by vehicle and… Read More »

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Premises Liability Claims in Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

Sadly, injuries due to shootings and other security issues on property, including at schools, are becoming more and more common, including here in Maryland, where students and staff have been injured after shootings in Baltimore, for example, due to inadequate security being in place. While the Maryland Tort Claims Act places a damage cap… Read More »

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New Federal Hours of Service Regulations Likely to Increase Large Truck Crashes

By Hammad S. Matin |

Many have expressed concerns over the new federal hours of service regulations, which are set to take effect in late September, and which provide trucks with a significant amount of flexibility, allowing them to drive for longer periods of time in adverse weather conditions, eliminate certain breaks, and expand the number of trucks that… Read More »

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A Close Look at COVID-19 Injury Claims for Customers & Employees in Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

Premises liability claims as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have already been filed in Maryland and in other parts of the country, with a number of plaintiffs arguing that they contracted COVID-19 after being exposed to the virus while visiting and/or working at a specific property, all due to the property owners’ negligence… Read More »

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Diabetes Drug Metformin Recalled Due to Potentially Causing Cancer: Is Litigation Next?

By Hammad S. Matin |

In mid-June, yet another company recalled diabetes drug Metformin due to possibly containing dangerously high levels of NDMA, a cancer-causing ingredient. The FDA already previously called on a number of manufacturers to recall the drug due to its associated cancer risk. According to some experts, part of the problem is the extended-release formulation of… Read More »

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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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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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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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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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