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Assumption of Risk in Maryland Slip and Fall Cases

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In Maryland, a defendant in a negligence case can assert and try to prove the affirmative defense that a plaintiff has “assumed the risk” of a particular injury. This means that the defendant should not be liable for the plaintiff’s injuries. The three elements a defendant must establish are: (1) the plaintiff knew that… Read More »

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Effect of Signed Release on Maryland Underinsured Motorist Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In a recent case, an insurance company appealed a decision of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals that a general release executed by its insured releasing a tortfeasor’s liability didn’t also waive her claim under her policy’s underinsured motorist provisions. The case arose from a car accident involving one vehicle. The plaintiff Ember Buckley… Read More »

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Signing A Release After an Accident Without the Assistance of An Attorney

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are injured in an automobile accident as a result of the negligence of another party, you may be contacted by that individual’s insurance company. The insurance company may offer you a settlement in return for signing a release. If you discover that your injuries are more serious after accepting the money and… Read More »

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