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

Characteristics of a Safe Work Environment

All employees have the right to a safe workplace. Whether a company has six employees or 600, employers must exercise reasonable caution regarding potential workplace hazards. Creating a safe work environment requires proactively identifying and reducing risk factors, maintaining equipment, and training staff to stay safe. Unfortunately, some employers fail to create a safe working […]

A Look at Emotional Distress Car Accident Compensation

Can I Sue For Emotional Distress After a Car Accident? You may already know that you can receive compensation for physical injuries sustained in a car accident.  But did you know that an accident attorney may also secure compensation for your emotional distress after a car accident?  Does Maryland Law Allow Suing for Emotional Distress […]

Average Settlement For Herniated Disc Car Accident

Unfortunately, car accidents lead to numerous painful and serious injuries every day, and herniated disc cases can occur during an auto accident. Herniated or bulging discs are exceedingly common after vehicular collisions— even if the accident occurred at a low speed, like in a parking lot. Herniated disc injuries occur when the force of impact […]

How to Cope with Losing a Loved One to a Car Accident

Losing a loved one in a car accident is an unimaginable tragedy. The sudden and unexpected loss can leave families overwhelmed with grief, sadness, and confusion. Coping with such a profound loss is a deeply personal journey, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. However, there are some strategies and resources that […]

What Evidence Is Needed to Prove Negligence in a Car Accident?

After a car accident, you’re dismayed to discover someone’s negligence caused your injuries. They may have been drunk, on drugs, distracted, or driving recklessly when they hit you. So, what evidence is needed to prove negligence in a car accident? Will they cover the costs of your injuries? Holding them responsible could take legal action. […]

What If a Dog Bites Me at Work?

Dog bite victims often face incredibly costly medical expenses for doctor visits, prescriptions, physical therapy, and other necessary expenses. Survivors may also suffer from ongoing emotional distress and permanent scarring or disfigurement. Because of the severity of these attacks, bite victims need to file personal injury claims against pet owners to recover fair compensation. If […]

What Do I Do If an Electric Scooter Hit My Car

Rentable electric scooters have become progressively more common in Maryland. These scooters are a great solution for convenient travel, as they enable riders to avoid congested traffic. Because these compact vehicles are becoming common, accidents involving scooters are steadily on the rise. Scooter riders can cause serious accidents by breaking traffic laws, riding while distracted, […]

At Fault Driver Lied to Insurance: What To Do?

Car accidents are stressful enough–from the damage to your car to potential injuries, and the stress of making a police report, dealing with insurance companies, and trying to ensure that you are properly compensated by the other driver. However, when the at-fault driver lies to their insurance, the truth can be hard to prove and […]

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 […]