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

Drowsy Driving: How Sleep Deprivation Affects Drivers

Have you ever been a sleepy driver? Ever nodded off at the wheel or struggled to keep yourself awake? If so, you’re not alone. Drowsy driving is incredibly common. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) reports that 37 million motorists are estimated to drive drowsy at least once per year.  However, just because a lot of […]

The Most Effective Car Safety Features in Vehicles Today

Car accidents are often incredibly serious and traumatic. A seemingly minor mistake behind the wheel can have devastating consequences such as severe or even fatal injuries. While collisions are still a common and unfortunate reality, new car safety features can reduce one’s likelihood of getting into a significant accident.  Through the decades, manufacturers have implemented […]

Head Injury Motorcycle Accident: Fractured Skull

Motorcycle accidents account for 14% of all traffic fatalities each year, which comes out to around 4,500 deaths. And of those deaths that occur, 37% of them involve head injuries.  Even when a head injury in a motorcycle accident is not fatal, it can still lead to long-term complications. Head injury victims can suffer from […]

Compensation for Dog Bite with Rabies

Dog bite injuries are often incredibly serious. Around 9,500 Americans require medical attention due to dog bites every day. While a dog bite injury alone may require extensive medical treatment, these injuries are even more serious if the dog has rabies.  A dog with rabies can infect a person through a bite because the virus […]

Distracted Driving: Texting While Driving Accidents

Distracted Maryland drivers caused over 140,000 accidents in 2022, resulting in over 3,000 injuries and 50 fatalities. Of those, 4,000 are texting while driving accidents, but distracted driving accidents can be prevented.  What Is Distracted Driving? Maryland defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving” […]

Common Injuries That Cause Back Pain After Motorcycle Accidents

If you’ve recently had a motorcycle accident and are experiencing back, neck, and shoulder pain, you’re not alone. Back pain is one of the most common symptoms experienced by motorcycle accident victims. If you’ve injured your back, you may also experience numbness, a loss of sensation, tingling or burning sensations, or pain that extends down […]

Self Driving Car Accident: Can I Sue?

Automobile makers are racing to grab the largest share of the self driving car market, which means an increasing number of these vehicles are on the road. This new technology is exciting, but because self driving cars are still being fine-tuned, these cars have an increased risk of causing accidents.  The dangers of driverless cars […]

Broken Hand Car Accident Settlement

Can you include a broken hand in your car accident claim? Absolutely. Car accident settlements should cover all of the damages you have experienced because of the accident, including both hand and wrist injuries.  Your car accident attorney can help you document all of your injuries, expenses, and losses. Hand injuries can cause long-lasting consequences, […]

Can You Sue for a Puncture Wound From a Dog Attack?

Dog attacks are traumatic and cause physical, emotional, and financial hardships. Injuries can be severe, some requiring surgery, months of recovery, and therapy. Dog bite victims may lose money from being unable to work and deal with expensive medical bills. The good news is that depending on the specifics of your injury, you may be […]

Maryland Dog Bite Laws

Dog bite laws in Maryland are complicated and not necessarily easy to understand at first glance. If a dog has injured you or a loved one, it is important to speak with an attorney with a wealth of knowledge offered by an experienced dog bite attorney.  What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Maryland’s Strict […]