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

The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland Collapse

The Francis Scott Key Bridge accident shocked the United States last week, as the iconic Baltimore bridge has served as an integral part of our state’s infrastructure since the 1970s. More importantly than the bridge itself are the victims of this unthinkable tragedy. If you’re unfamiliar with what happened on Tuesday, March 26th, six people […]

Can You Sue Someone After Insurance Pays in Maryland?

Recovering compensation for injuries and damages after an accident in Maryland can be a big challenge, especially if the at-fault party was uninsured or underinsured. What happens if you receive a settlement from the other driver’s insurance, but it isn’t enough to cover your financial losses, let alone your pain and suffering? Can you sue […]

Broken Blood Vessels in Fingers from a Car Accident

When they think of car accidents, people often think first about head injuries, broken bones, and whiplash. However, there are many other kinds of injuries that you can suffer, including vascular injuries.  Hand injuries are common in car accidents, especially if the driver was gripping the steering wheel tightly or the crash involved steering wheel […]

What to Do if Bitten by a Dog

A dog or wild animal attack is traumatic for everyone involved, especially when children are involved. Most animal bites take significant time to heal and can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. If you’re wondering what to do if bitten by a dog, you are in the right place. If you or a loved one […]

Burn Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in some of the most severe and even life-threatening injuries. This can include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head and brain injuries, and amputations. However, burned skin and other burn injuries are also common with motorcycle accidents–and they can be both severe and deadly. The American Burn Association released a fact […]

How Are Soft Tissue Injury Settlement Amounts Determined?

Car accident victims often suffer from soft tissue injuries, which can range from mild to severe. Soft tissue includes the body’s muscles, nerves, tendons, fat, blood vessels, and connective tendons, and all of these soft tissues can be injured in a car accident. The body has various soft tissues that can become injured.  When facing […]

Maryland MVA Transportation Road Safety Updates

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) introduced new safety updates and initiatives to mark the new year. If you’re a driver in Maryland, it’s important to be aware of the MVA’s recent announcements, as they aim to reduce the number of crashes and their resulting injuries and deaths.   The MVA launched these initiatives in response […]

Winter Car Crashes: Who’s at Fault?

Everyone knows the changing of weather from warm to snowy is dangerous for drivers on the road. What you might not realize in winter car crashes is who’s at fault. Does the presence of winter weather absolve drivers of any responsibility for car accidents in the snow? Let’s take a look. Who’s at Fault? On […]

What You Need to Know About Slip and Fall Claims

Whether due to icy sidewalks or wet floors, slipping and falling happens to most of us at some point. Slips and falls account for over a million ER visits every year and can lead to serious injuries, including spinal cord damage and broken bones. These injuries can lead to costly medical bills, lost wages from […]

How to Prove Negligence in a Maryland Truck Accident Case

Truck accidents can be hazardous. Trucks are usually heavier and generate more force when they impact smaller vehicles. The result can be catastrophic injuries or death. If you were involved in a Maryland truck accident and want compensation for losses, such as medical bills, property damage, or income loss, you first must know how to prove […]