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Legal Recourse For Injuries—From Dog Bites To Deck Collapses

By Hammad S. Matin |

When a 6 x 6 section of a deck collapsed, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department was quick to the rescue.  Eight people were hospitalized, including a toddler. It was the kind of thing no one expects, but that leaves the wounded with physical, mental, and emotional repercussions that could last a lifetime.  What… Read More »

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Were You Injured On A Stairway?

By Hammad S. Matin |

If you’ve fallen on a stairway, you’re not alone.  Millions of Americans every year make the trip to an emergency room every year to get treatment for injuries sustained due to stairway falls.  If your fall was the result of negligent stairway maintenance, it may be worth your time to contact an experienced La… Read More »

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Are You Suffering From A Preventable Back Injury?

By Hammad S. Matin |

The number two reason that people miss work in America?  Back injuries!  Only the common cold keeps more workers at home.  Why are back injuries such a serious problem in our country?  One wonders if perhaps simple interventions in the workplace could mitigate these injuries.  If you believe your employer’s negligence is the root… Read More »

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Hazards Abound In Construction Zones

By Hammad S. Matin |

There are a lot of moving parts in a construction zone, requiring workers to be aware of potential hazards at all times.  Unfortunately, injuries and deaths are on the rise across the industry.  If you have been the victim of a serious construction site accident, it could be beneficial to contact a local personal… Read More »

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Can You Be Compensated For A Traumatic Brain Injury?

By Hammad S. Matin |

In just an instant, life can change forever.  Tragic, unforeseen events occur every day, leaving victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families to try to piece together some semblance of reason.  Roughly 1.5 million people suffer from a TBI every year somewhere in this country, and 500,000 of TBI incidents are fatal…. Read More »

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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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