Bobby Zirkin, Partner, Zirkin and Schmerling Law, Author at Zirkin and Schmerling Law

Speeding Car Accidents in Maryland

One of Maryland’s top factors in car accidents is speeding. While speeders might view their tendency to exceed the speed limit as no big deal, speeding is a contributor to about one-third of all road accidents. Speeding is a form of aggressive driving that puts other people at risk on the road. It accelerates the […]

How Do I Pay My Medical Bills While My Personal Injury Case Is Pending?

Right now, thousands of Americans are waiting as their personal injury cases move through the legal system. Although an experienced personal injury attorney can help speed things along and prevent unnecessary delays, there’s often a bit of a wait. It takes time to put a case together and work with the court’s schedule regarding a […]

Top 7 Car Accident Questions

At Zirkin & Schmerling Law, our clients have lots of questions about their car accidents, including how to build a case and how the insurance claims process works. Below, we’ll answer the 7 most common questions we hear and if you need advice about your specific situation, please contact us for a case consultation. 1. […]

Who is Responsible for a Dog Bite in Maryland?

Man’s best friend doesn’t always act so friendly. Sometimes a beloved family pet does something unexpected and attacks a neighbor, grandparent, colleague, pizza delivery driver, or even a child who’s played with the dog countless times.  But with a dog bite, the chances are that the owner of the dog that has attacked you or […]

How To Choose The Best Dog Bite Attorney In Maryland

Every year, there are more than 9,500 hospitalizations and 1,000 intensive care unit visits due to dog bites. Because these injuries can be severe, hospitalizations tend to be longer and up to 2.5 times more expensive than the average visit.  The average cost of hospital treatment for a dog bite case is approximately $18,000!  That […]

Protecting the Front-Line Healthcare Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the nation and the world grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, it is critical that we protect our front-line in this battle, our healthcare workforce.  Doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, and everyone else at our hospital setting are at enhanced risk for contracting the virus, and it is vital that we do everything possible o keep […]

Stay Up to Date on Important COVID-19 Information

With the response to the coronavirus, things are changing day by day, sometimes hour by hour.  Phrases like ‘flatten the curve’ are now part of everyday vocabulary.  And it is difficult to keep up with all of the changes at the national, state, and local levels.  But it is incredibly important for you to do just that. At […]

Dangerous Maryland Roads and Intersections With Higher Than Average Pedestrian-Car Accidents

Fail to stop for a pedestrian and you could get a $1,000 fine under the new pedestrian safety law now in effect in Maryland. The penalty has risen from $500 to $1,000 and lawmakers hope the hefty fine will make people think twice before putting pedestrians in danger. Under SB460, the Pedestrian Safety Bill, all […]

Is a Dog Sitter Liable If the Dog Bites Someone While in Their Care?

Imagine taking a stroll around your Baltimore neighborhood. A dog that’s also on a walk breaks away from the dog walker’s grip, then attacks you and causes you harm. Is the dog walker liable for damages due to your injuries or is it the dog owner’s responsibility? Before a situation like this happens, it’s important […]