Keith Franz Speaks With WJZ-CBS Baltimore: Shutdown-Related Air Travel Concerns Grow

Aviation attorney Keith Franz said he is alarmed over the impact of the government shutdown on America’s air travel system. Franz represented four Maryland families who sued airlines over security issues after their loved ones died in the 9/11 terror attacks. “The consequences of a failure—as we saw during 9/11—could be catastrophic,” Franz said. There is great concern that the extended hours that air traffic controllers are being asked to work without getting…

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A Fatal House Fire in Rising Sun

Deputy State Fire Marshals are conducting an origin investigation of an early morning mobile home fire that occurred in Rising Sun, MD on January 11, 2019, where one person has been pronounced deceased at the scene. An investigation is currently underway regarding who owns the property. A 911 call was received at approximately 5:01 a.m. from an occupant who discovered the fire. Community Fire Company of Rising Sun were assisted…

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Fatal House Fire in Whiteford, Maryland

Deputy State Fire Marshals are conducting an origin investigation of an early morning mobile home fire that occurred in Whiteford, MD where one person has been pronounced deceased at the scene. Scott and Mary Jones reportedly own the property. A 911 call was received at approximately 1:53 a.m. from an occupant who discovered the fire. Firefighters from Whiteford Volunteer Fire company were assisted by Firefighters from Harford County and Pennsylvania…

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What does it Mean When a Family Member Contests a Will?

A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that specifies who receives a deceased person’s (decedent) property and who handles the estate. A will contest, also known as a caveat, is a special proceeding that seeks to invalidate the will or a specific provision of the will.   Who Can Contest a Will?  A will may be contested by the decedent’s heirs, beneficiaries named in the will, and/or beneficiaries named…

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Fatal House Fire in La Plata, Maryland

On December 9th, 2018, emergency officials responded to a call regarding a fire occurring in a commercial building in La Plata, Maryland. The fire at South Winds Motel was first noticed by a neighbor of the property, who proceeded to notify proper authorities. Approximately 60 personnel from the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, as well as surrounding fire departments, responded to the one alarm fire, and fast action helped place…

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Winter Fire Safety

Heating, holiday decorations, and winter storms all contribute to an increased risk of fires during the winter months. Here, the fire loss and burn injury Attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz provide tips on both preventing and escaping a fire. Fire safety should be everyone’s responsibility; by testing various detectors in your home, maintaining fire alarms and sprinkler systems and keeping all exits clear of obstructions, you can avoid…

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Self-Care After Major Burn Injuries

Burn survivors require very specific care to ensure their skin heals properly with minimal scarring. While medical professionals will play a huge role in the recovery process, survivors themselves will also need to practice self-care for optimal outcomes. Here, the victim advocates at Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz detail self-care methods survivors should utilize after a major burn injury. Consult a Burn Specialist A burn specialist is a medical professional…

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Fatal House Fire in Elkton

Early morning on December 5th, emergency response officials responded to a call about a fire in a residential outbuilding. The 911 call was received at approximately 3:16 AM from a neighbor of Michael and Dave Stamper, the owners of the property. Singerly Fire Company responded to the scene of the two-alarm fire at 929 Blake Road in Elkton, Maryland. 30 personnel from the Company, as well as two other fire…

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What to Know About Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Besides liability coverage which covers a driver for crashes they cause, every Maryland driver is required to have uninsured motorist coverage (UM coverage) as a part of their auto insurance. This coverage helps to protect drivers who may be the victim of a driver who has no insurance policy; however, UM coverage is also valuable in other scenarios. Here, the auto accident attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz detail…

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Drug Recalls and Your Rights

Medications are tested rigorously to ensure their efficacy and safety, and this process is overseen by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After a medication is put on the market, the FDA continues to oversee its effects—sometimes, the FDA will initiate a recall if a medication does not meet expectations or causes harm to its users. It is important to understand how drug recalls work and the steps you should…

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