Southern Maryland School Bus Safety

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Here in Southern Maryland, we have a special challenge with School Bus safety. Some of the main routes for School Buses look and feel like they are Interstate Highways. In Charles County and Prince George’s County there are Routes 301 and 5, in St. Mary’s County Routes 5 and 235 and in Calvert County Routes…

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Evidence from Wearable Devices

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

wearable devices

Wearable devices are smart tech gadgets that track all sorts of information while you wear them. More often than not, the information is related to health and fitness. But what else is your FitBit keeping tabs on? Like Facebook and other data-tracking social media, the information collected from the FitBit and other wearable devices may…

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Puppy Lemon Law: The Business of Unhealthy Pets

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

dog

Bringing a new pet into your home and your family can be a big deal. Between vet care, maintenance, cost, and getting the little guy acclimated, it can be downright overwhelming. With all that stress, expense, and emotional attachment, you want to make the right choice for you and your family. You want to be…

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Maryland’s Smoke Alarm Laws & Safety Advice on Upgrading

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 4 minutes

siren light

When we bought our house it came with the original issue smoke detectors. That January there was a story in the news about a tragic fire in Annapolis.  So a few weeks later when I discovered a sparking outlet in the basement I decided to get new smoke detectors. In my research (I always research things before…

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Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law – Civil Version

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

medicine kit

Lawyers and lawsuits do sometimes get in the way of good common sense. We admit it. But we feel that you should never expose yourself to legal trouble simply by helping someone at the scene of a car accident or other emergency. The law should protect people who want to be a hero by helping…

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New Maryland Laws to Shield or Expunge Crimes

by Dave Gormley | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 3 minutes

criminal lineup

Maryland has a series of new laws that took effect October 1, 2015 affecting people with relatively minor criminal records. In the past, your criminal record was out there for the world to see as public information. Anyone with a computer could see if you were arrested for something, even if it was minor. This…

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Government Programs to Stop Foreclosure & Avoid Bankruptcy

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 3 minutes

house on blue

There is a lot of help available for those Maryland homeowners who face foreclosure. There are a lot of federal laws too. To be honest, many of these government programs are not as helpful as they were meant to be. Some only consider people in a very narrow set of circumstances. Some are narrow in…

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When Your Life Insurance Can Refuse to Pay

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

contract

Many people get life insurance to protect the loved ones they may leave behind. And they probably think they are perfectly safe after they sign on the dotted line. But did you know that in Maryland, your life insurance can legally refuse to pay out sometimes? I had a case years ago where I learned…

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DUI Laws: DC vs Maryland

by Dave Gormley | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: < 1 minute

cocktail shaker

Watch this interview of DC Traffic Lawyer K. Lawson Wellington and find out how DUI laws in DC are different from those here in Maryland.   Most people who live in Southern Maryland do a fair amount of driving in DC.  While some only head into DC when they have to take out of town…

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For Maryland Car Accident & Personal Injury Cases, Contrib is Still the Law

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Maryland’s highest court recently decided a personal injury case, and they refused the opportunity to do away with contributory negligence, a defense often used in automobile accident cases and other personal injury claims. Therefore, if you get into a car accident in Maryland, you will still have to worry about the issue of contributory negligence…

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