Spring Fire Safety Tips

Take spring-cleaning one step further by clearing your home and property of fire-related hazards. Here, the fire victim advocates at Azrael Franz explain how to protect your family and possessions from the dangers of house fires. When it comes to house fires, prevention is key. As most fires are preventable, it is important to create a safe environment for you and your family. Below, the fire victim advocates at AFSL…

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Lipowitz and Schwab Present Seminar to Maryland Estate And Gift Tax Study Group on Protecting Families in Wrongful Death Cases

On April 20, 2017 Paul Schwab and Jud Lipowitz of Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz, LLC presented a seminar in Baltimore entitled, “Protecting Families:  Wrongful Death and Survival Actions” to the Estate and Gift Tax Study Group of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Maryland State Bar Association in Baltimore.  The seminar was simultaneously broadcast to attorneys in Potomac, Maryland. The Azrael Franz attorneys stressed the importance of carefully…

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Burn Injury and Small Fire in Queen Anne’s County

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 accidental fire and burn injury in Queen Anne’s County. On Wednesday April 19, 2017, fire fighters from the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company responded to a fire on North Liberty Street at a Centerville Professional Building. While the identities…

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The Professional Lawyer

By: Paul J. Schwab, III This article was originally published in the April 2017 edition of the Baltimore County Bar Association Newsletter, “The Advocate.” Lessons from Samuel’s Case. An attorney should work hard to properly serve the client. The savvy professional also takes steps to ensure payment of the fee. Early in my career Congress enacted significant changes to the immigration laws. Wanting to keep current on the law and…

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What You Should Know About Medical Malpractice Claims

If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you deserve just compensation. Here, the personal injury attorneys at AFSL explain just what medical malpractice is, as well as the basic requirements to undertake a medical malpractice case. If you are considering a medical malpractice claim, it is important that you first understand the distinct legal definition and process for pursuing such a claim. Dissatisfaction with the outcome of a…

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Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Car Accident Case

A car accident is a scary, stressful event, made even more so by seemingly endless paperwork, phone calls and emails necessary to proper reporting. Here, the automobile accident attorneys at AFSL walk you through common mistakes made in car accident cases, and how to prevent further stress by avoiding them. Do not make your car accident case more stressful than it needs to be. Avoid making these mistakes if you…

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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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