How to Protect Your Home from a Fire

A house fire is a disastrous, but very preventable, event. Keep yourself, your home and your family safe with these easy, life-saving tips, brought to you by the legal experts at AFSL. Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms – The most important investment you can make to protect your home from a fire is in quality smoke detectors. Every floor of your house should be fitted with a smoke detector device…

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Clinical Integration and Medical Malpractice

The Affordable Care Act, put into law in 2010, aimed in part to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of medical care, and prevent medical malpractice by encouraging clinical integration. Here, the attorneys at AFSL explain how clinical integration works, and whether it lives up to these expectations. Clinical integration is defined broadly as the coordination of care across a continuum of services, including preventive, outpatient, inpatient acute hospital…

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Seven Tips for Senior Driver Safety

Getting older does not have to mean giving up the independence driving provides, or risking one’s life on the road. Here, the attorneys at ASFL provide seven tips that seniors should keep in mind. Regular hearing and vision tests – Doctors recommend that Seniors have their vision tested every one to two years, and their hearing tested every three years. Keeping up with these tests ensures that a doctor can…

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CBS Baltimore Interviews Keith Franz Regarding Drone Collision Risk

AFSL Partner Keith Franz spoke with CBS Baltimore regarding the risk of commercial plane collisions as drone use becomes more prominent. In a CBS Baltimore report published February 27, 2017, AFSL Partner Keith Franz spoke of the potential effect that a collision between a drone and a commercial plane could have. Mr. Franz stated, “The incidents where there could be a strike between a drone and manned aircraft, could be…

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Fatal Fire at Baltimore Assisted Living Facility

The attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured in catastrophic fires. Here, the fire law attorneys at AFSL provide information related to a deadly fire in Baltimore. On Friday, March 3, 2017, fire fighters responded to a fire at the Kozy Kottage assisted living facility in northwest Baltimore. While the identities of the victims have not yet been released, fire officials…

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Tips for Traveling Safely in Inclement Winter Weather

As winter arrives in full force, drivers getting behind the wheel face challenging obstacles such as snow, slush and icy roadways. If you do choose to venture out onto snowy trails, here are some tips for a safer and less worrisome winter drive. Preplanning- Before the Storm Whether you are preparing to set out on a long journey or just getting your car in shape for winter, preplanning and maintenance…

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Holiday Fire Safety Precautions

The holidays are a festive time best spent with family and friends. But the use of various heating methods and the abundance of holiday décor often pose fire risks. Ensure that your warm and cozy home is safe from fires this season with the following suggestions from Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz. With the arrival of the holiday season and cold winter weather, many homeowners turn their focus to maintaining…

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Understanding Product Liability Cases

The product liability attorneys from Azrael Franz Schwab & Lipowitz discuss what to expect if you find yourself involved in a product liability lawsuit. Product liability law establishes manufacturer liability for producing a defective product that harms a consumer. In such cases, any distributor of the product may be held responsible for a victim’s injury. The law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. However, when…

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AFSL Encourages You to Give On #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving powered by the influence of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, where the focus is on the holidays and end-of-year giving. As a community-oriented firm, the Azrael Franz Schwab & Lipowitz attorneys and staff financially, and with their services,…

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Fall Back into Safety: Driving in the Dark

Once daylight savings ends, the days become shorter and the roads more dangerous. The attorneys at Azrael Franz Schwab & Lipowitz shed light on the hazards of driving at night. Nighttime is arguably the most dangerous time to be on the road. The combination of fatigue, compromised night vision and darkness all contribute to the formula that results in impaired driving and roadway error. According to the National Highway Traffic…

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