Auto Accident Law Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

Avoiding Motor Vehicle Collisions While Riding Your Bicycle

A cyclist can be injured or killed in moments when a vehicle driver collides with them. In the U.S., fatal bicycle accidents are on the rise even though bike accidents are declining overall. Why? The main reason is motor vehicle driver distraction caused by things like using cell phones, looking at in-car technology, eating food, […]

Severe Maryland Highway Car Accidents May Result in Amputations

Imagine losing an arm or leg in a violent crash on a Maryland highway. Your limb could be detached immediately in the force of the crash or you could lose it later, when a doctor determines it can’t be saved. Although amputations are never the first choice for injured patients and doctors will do whatever […]

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 […]

10 Things To Do After a Baltimore Car Accident

A car accident is terrifying for everyone involved, and not knowing what to do after the accident makes the situation even worse. If you’re reading this because you’re concerned about what to do after your Baltimore car crash, you’re in the right place. During this challenging time, Zirkin & Schmerling Law is here by your […]

Clear Fault in Maryland Auto Accident Cases

You might be surprised at how harsh Maryland’s laws are when it comes to auto accident negligence. Our state handles legal negligence differently than most other states, leaving car accident victims with questions about what to do next. Maryland’s antiquated auto tort laws can affect your ability to make a claim as an accident victim, […]

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. […]

Traffic Ticket Stop Goes Horribly Wrong

When the police stop someone for a traffic ticket, it sometimes sets off a series of tragic events that put everyone in danger – the person being stopped, the police officer, and the public. A simple traffic citation becomes a deadly disaster. It starts out as a routine situation. An officer pulls someone over, which […]

Move Over – Maryland Highway Worker Hit By Inattentive Driver During Live Interview

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) reports one of the most dangerous jobs in Maryland is providing roadside assistance because the risk of injury or death posed by inattentive drivers is so great. Recently, an SHA worker was hit by a motorist on the Capital Beltway’s outer loop while the worker’s own boss, Greg Slater, […]

Baltimore’s Five Most Dangerous Road Zones and the Harford Road Diet

In May 2019, Baltimore made a controversial change to one of its most accident-prone roads, Harford Road between Echodale Avenue and White Avenue. A busy thoroughfare with four lanes of traffic was cut down to just two, with the others converted to bike lanes and more room for pedestrians and scooters. This slim-down is known […]