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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New Laws Going into Effect for October 2018

On October 1st, 2018, a wide range of new laws, spanning from bans on bump stocks to “sextortion” penalties, went into effect in the state of Maryland. Here, the victim advocates at Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz provide the details on a variety of new Maryland laws. Firearm Laws Recent mass shootings, as well as gun violence in Baltimore, have prompted legislators to pass laws placing further restrictions on firearms…

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Teaching Children About Fire Safety

Home fires can start and spread quickly, which is why it is essential to be prepared and educated in fire safety. A little bit of planning and training can make the difference for you and your family. Here, the fire loss attorney at AFSL detail ways to educate your children about fire safety. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), approximately 271 children died in a fire or…

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What You Should and Should Not Do After a Car Crash

The actions a plaintiff takes immediately after a car crash can have a massive impact on the outcome of their personal injury claim. Here, the personal injury attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz detail some of the most important actions you should and should not take when filing a personal injury claim. Do Seek Immediate Medical Attention If you have been involved in a crash, you should consider seeking…

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What to Do if You Are the Victim of a Hit & Run

A “hit-and-run” accident refers to a situation where a driver who was involved in a motor vehicle collision flees the scene of the accident. Unfortunately, this leaves you, the victim, with the burden of proving what happened. Here, the auto collision attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz provide information on what to do if you have been the victim of a hit-and-run. A hit-and-run accident includes hitting another driver…

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