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Fatal Head-On Collision In Gaithersburg

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

A tragic head-on collision in Gaithersburg earlier this week left one motorist dead. The accident took place at the intersection of Maryland Route 117/Clopper Road and Orchard Hills Drive just before 6:00 a.m. on Sunday. According to reports, 29-year-old Emil William Cosbert, of Germantown, was driving west on Clopper Road in his 2018 Chevrolet… Read More »

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Should I Settle Or Sue?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

If you are asking this question, there is only one answer: talk to an attorney! The experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys at Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP offer free initial consultations, so there’s no excuse not to get a qualified legal opinion. Every single case is unique, and one factor can make… Read More »

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Pedestrian Killed By Car On Baltimore-Washington Parkway

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a car in the early-morning hours on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Police stated that the accident occurred around 4:30 a.m. in the northbound parkway, near the route 202 exit. Police said that the driver remained at the scene… Read More »

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Fewer Drivers but More Road Fatalities During Pandemic

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Despite decreased travel nationwide due to the pandemic, roadway fatalities caused by vehicle collisions have dramatically increased. It is believed that speeding is the primary contributing factor to the heightened death toll. Less cars on the road creates an opportunity for speeding and drag racing that many motorists have been taking advantage of. Police… Read More »

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Winter Car Seat & Child Passenger Safety

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

With driving conditions icy, and risks increased, it’s a good time for a refresher on child passenger safety, to ensure that even if an inclement weather collision occurs, your child is protected as much as possible. Choosing the Right Car Seat If you haven’t already purchased a car seat, the National Highway Traffic Safety… Read More »

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Medical Records and Your Rights

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Medical records can be necessary for many reasons, but they’re not always easy to get. It’s important to understand your rights to ensure that they are honored, as well as to understand what steps to take if they are not. Is it ever legal for a healthcare or insurance provider to deny you access… Read More »

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What are PFAS and Could they be Killing Maryland Fire Fighters?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Polyfluoroalkyl substances, or “PFAS,” are man-made, non-biodegradable chemicals often used in fire fighting gear and uniforms to make them water resistant. They are the same chemicals found in the spray-foam that firefighters often use to put out fires. However, research is now showing that PFAS do not stay in the gear, but rather seep… Read More »

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Have You Been Hit by a Distracted Driver in Maryland?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

There are over 120,000 car accidents in Maryland each year, and new research indicates that as many as 58% of them are caused by distracted driving. In a single month, Maryland state troopers issued 2,061 citations and 1,010 warnings for distracted driving. The Maryland Highway Safety Office reports that as many as 27,000 injuries… Read More »

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When Man’s Best Friend is not at His Best

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

For many years, Maryland adhered to the one bite rule. In other words, dogs got one free bite. Thereafter, the owner was on notice that the dog had a vicious propensity. In 2014, dog bite laws were overhauled. Per MD Ann. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. Section 3-1901, if a dog is “running at… Read More »

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Do you or someone you know use an Essure birth control implant?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

On July 20, 2018, the drug manufacturer Bayer announced that by the end of the year it will no longer sell its Essure birth control implant. This tiny coil-like device is implanted in the fallopian tubes to be used as a form of permanent birth control. Despite being advertised by Bayer as a safe… Read More »

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