Car Accident Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

3 People Die After Their Vehicle Crashes Into The Back Of Snowplow In Silver Spring

According to recent news reports, four individuals in an SUV were involved in an accident with a snowplow in Silver Spring, MD, early in January. Three of the victims were killed, and one was seriously injured. While investigations are still underway to determine exactly what happened, initial reports say that the SUV was traveling north […]

Midnight Rollover Crash Damages Three Vehicles in Baltimore

Back in June of this year, a multi-car wreck occurred at the intersection of North Caroline Street and East Fayette Street in Baltimore. The wreck involved a rolling vehicle that could have caused fatal injuries. Fortunately, no one involved in the crashwas seriously injured, but it does illustrate the importance of staying safe on the […]

Beltway Fire Truck Crash in Montgomery County

On Sunday, January 2nd, the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County was shut down by authorities because of an accident. A driver crashed into a fire truck that was responding to a minor crash. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the incident, but the accident raises questions regarding how drivers should practice safe navigation around […]

Fatal Head-on Collision Kills 23-Year-Old Dameron Man

On the morning of December 20, 2021, a 23-year-old driver was tragically killed in a head-on collision in Lexington Park, Maryland. The other driver was severely injured and transported by helicopter from the scene to a regional trauma center. The sad events that unfolded in Lexington Park illustrate the importance of staying safe on the […]

Speed Camera Coming Soon to I-95 in Baltimore County

Accidents caused by speeding drivers are prevalent. Approximately 13,000 traffic accidents involve a vehicle driven over the speed limit in Maryland alone. Additionally, 16 percent of traffic injuries and 21 percent of traffic fatalities in Maryland happen because of speeding drivers. To curb motorists traveling at excessive speeds, law enforcement agencies implement speed-monitoring measures to […]

Does Maryland Have Dram Shop Laws for DUI Car Accidents?

Car accidents involving impaired drivers are highly dangerous and cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DUI wrecks result in over 10,000 deaths in the United States every year. Around 28 people die every day in drunk driving accidents. Maryland is not exempt from the […]

Maryland AAA Worker Killed In I-70 Crash After Stopping To Change Tire

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, a AAA contractor was killed due to the negligence of another driver. The 38-year-old contractor Muhammed Shehzad took safety precautions while changing a tire. He wore a safety vest and had his van’s emergency lights on. Despite his precautions, a pickup truck driver crashed into him and his van as […]

Refrigerator on I-695 Causes Multi-car Crash in Rosedale

Interstate 695 is an incredibly dangerous place to drive in Baltimore. This year, a serious multi-car accident occurred on I-695 in Rosedale that involved over five vehicles, one of which was an ambulance. The wreck occurred on August 2, 2021, and the main source of the wreck was an obstruction on the road. The incident […]

Understanding Maryland Carjacking Charges

Carjacking is a serious offense that is viewed as a dangerous criminal act. Committing an act of carjacking can put the lives of others in danger, and thus the charges for such an offense are severe. If you receive a carjacking charge, you will face a felony conviction and can spend years in prison. Those […]

Liability for a Crash with a Vehicle Stopped on the Shoulder

Parking on the shoulder can often be highly dangerous, especially when parking on an interstate or highway, but pulling over onto the shoulder is sometimes necessary. If you experience vehicular troubles that require immediate attention, such as a flat tire or overheating, you more than likely will need to park on the shoulder. Unfortunately, this […]