Archive for November 2015

The Importance of Estate Planning if Single

If you are single, having a properly structured estate plan in place is essential to ensuring that your interests are represented after you die.  If you do not take the time to prepare estate documents, and have no immediate family, you risk having a state court decide how to best divide your assets.  The following information provides an overview of what estate documents you should prepare if you are single.…

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Join AFSL in Giving Back on #GivingTuesday

Tuesday December 1st is the fourth annual #GivingTuesday—a day in which individuals and businesses are urged to support charities by making donations.  As a community-oriented firm, Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz, LLC, its attorneys and staff financially, and with their services, assist many charities.  Among them are: Baltimore County Public Library Foundation Baltimore County Public Schools CASA of Maryland Children’s Cancer Foundation, INC. Living Classroom Foundation MADD Maryland Crime and…

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The Consequences of a Hit and Run

Being involved in an automobile collision can induce extreme stress and anxiety—causing some to flee the scene of an accident. However, doing so not only has severe consequences for the individual responsible, but in some incidences causes immeasurable trauma for victims and their families. A hit and run is a type of collision between a vehicle and another vehicle, a pedestrian or another object. Under state laws, a collision can…

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Burn Injury Settlements

Victims of burn injuries often suffer greatly, both physically and emotionally during recovery. Often the settlement of burn injury claims is greater than for those of other personal injury cases because of the long –term recovery considerations and the high levels of pain that result from the burn assault and recovery effects. Attorneys are not able to accurately predict the magnitude of a settlement for any type of personal injury…

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Jake’s Law to be in Full Effect October 1, 2014

The Towson attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz explain the new distracted driving rules under Jake’s Law that takes full effect this coming fall. Over the past few years our firm has seen a considerable increase in rear-end crashes. The facts of these cases make it clear that texting or talking on the phone is the reason for this significant danger to all of those who share the road…

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Criteria for a Strong Medical Product Liability Case

It seems as though companies issue product warnings and recalls far too often, causing consumers to believe manufacturers do not perform their due diligence prior to releasing products. However, large corporations that manufacture products such as medical devices actually devote immeasurable resources in attempting to ensure that they cannot be held liable for defects that may cause future injuries. That being said, having an experienced attorney on your side to make…

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