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Zirkin & Schmerling Attorneys – Rising Stars and Super Lawyers

Four members of the team at Zirkin & Schmerling Law have received high honors from Super Lawyers. Joe Rombro and Jana Ponczak were named Rising Stars and Josh Schmerling and Bobby Zirkin were named Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a legal rating organization that recognizes individuals from more than 70 legal practice areas for professional […]

Dog Bites and Postal Workers

When the United States Postal Service released its annual dog bite statistics two years ago, Baltimore was at #15 nationwide. That put us among the nation’s worst cities for postal worker dog bites. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse. Baltimore climbed to #11 in the latest USPS data. In fact, between 25 and 35 severe […]

Social Media Advice After a Car Accident

You’ve probably posted something on social media without giving it a second thought. Social media is a huge part of our lives and helps us share our experiences with all the people we care about. But after a car accident, you might regret being so open on social media. Little things you say and share […]

Who’s at Fault in a Maryland Chain Reaction Car Accident?

It’s terrifying to be part of a multi-car pileup. One after another, vehicles crash into each other as you hear the sickening crunch of metal on metal. Sometimes these crashes happen at slow speeds, like in a shopping plaza in a Baltimore suburb. More often they happen at high speeds on Maryland’s highways, which are […]

Be Prepared for Maryland Weather-Related Car Accidents

The weather contributes to about 1.2 million accidents and 5,000 road deaths every year in the United States. Although people tend to associate ice and snow with bad driving weather, there are many other weather-related causes too: rain puddles, high winds, thick fog, and even glaring sunshine that interferes with visibility. When tricky weather is […]

Semi-Truck Blind Spots Contribute to Maryland Motor Vehicle Accidents

Did you know the average semi-truck is surrounded by more than 50 feet of dangerous blind spots? Big rig drivers typically can’t see the 20 feet immediately in front of them, the 30 feet straight behind them, or the wide areas just to the rear of each of the cab doors. That’s a lot of […]

How has COVID-19 affected DUI prosecutions?

Across the U.S., DUI arrests are down dramatically during COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean people aren’t drinking and driving right here in Baltimore. On a weekend in May when 103 people were charged with violating Governor Hogan’s stay-at-home order, police made 29 DUI arrests in the Baltimore area. The police themselves are struggling to deal […]

When am I Going to Get My Money from a Maryland Car Accident Settlement?

Usually within a couple of days or weeks aquestion naturally arises. When will I have my money? We understand why this is such a pressing question. Your medical bills are piling up and you’re facing other costs too, like car repairs and lost days of work. You’re ready to get it all sorted out and […]

What is My Maryland Auto Accident Case Worth?

After being injured in an auto accident your immediate focus is on getting better and trying to heal from your injuries. That is, until the bills start rolling in. Suddenly you have the worries of medical costs dragging you down, plus the hassle of auto repairs and everything else. Now you can’t help but wonder […]