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Determining Fault in Left-Turn Auto Accidents in Maryland

Making left turns is one of the top five driving phobias in the U.S., and with good reason. The NHTSA reports that 53.1% of crossing path crashes involve left turns, but only 5.7 % involve right turns. Intersections are especially dangerous because traffic is coming in all directions, so the potential for accidents is increased. […]

The 14 Do’s & Don’ts of Divorce

Over the years, I have helped guide many clients through many divorces, both amicable and and not so amicable. I have seen firsthand what an emotional and difficult process it can be to exit a marriage that was supposed to last forever. I have also gathered some easy-to-follow pointers to help my clients who find […]

PTSD from Car Accidents and Settlement Value

If you have been involved in a car accident in Maryland and been left with PTSD as a result, you are allowed to sue for damages. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aptly named mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event, such as a car accident. Its symptoms often don’t manifest […]

Meet Kristen Fon L. Lim, Associate Attorney

Zirkin & Schmerling Law welcomes Kristen Fon L. Lim as she joins the firm. She’s an associate attorney and will primarily practice family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, and visitation arrangements. Prior to joining Zirkin & Schmerling Law, Kristen worked as a public defender and children’s attorney in Baltimore. During her time as […]

Pandemic Revs Up Bad Driver Behavior In Maryland

Despite an enormous drop in traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland’s roads are more dangerous than ever. Why? Bad drivers. They’re distracted. They’re drunk. They’re speeding. They’re stressed out by the pandemic. And often, they’re just plain careless toward others on the road. It’s like a second pandemic that’s plaguing our streets, causing additional […]

Common Dog Owner Defenses

Dog owners may make many defensive arguments if their pet bites or attacks someone. It is human nature to be defensive, especially in support of one’s children or pets. It is also unsurprising that an owner of a dog that has bitten someone would want to avoid financial loss as a result of a lawsuit. […]

Maryland Has Many Unsolved Fatal Hit-And-Run Crashes

Maryland State Police are actively seeking your help tracking down four hit-and-run drivers. These are just a few among many hit-and-run crashes in Maryland, and unfortunately they all resulted in severe injuries and fatalities. Between February 29, 2020 and September 27, 2020, four hit-and-runs happened in Prince George’s, Baltimore, and Howard counties. Police don’t believe […]

Most Dangerous Intersections in Baltimore

Driving is dangerous in Baltimore. We have some of the country’s biggest traffic jams, most dangerous expressways, and highest rates of severe and fatal accidents. The overwhelming majority of people in Baltimore drive rather than walking, bicycling, or taking public transportation. Baltimore’s commuting times are among the nation’s longest and have only become worse in […]

Don’t Make These Mistakes After a Dog Bite

A dog bite is a painful and traumatic event nobody ever wants to experience. But more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S., and 800,000 of these injured people need immediate medical attention. In the chaos after a dog bite, it’s easy to make mistakes you come to regret […]