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Determining Fault in Left-Turn Auto Accidents in Maryland

Making left turns is one of the top five driving phobias in the U.S., and with good reason. The NHTSA reports that 53.1% of crossing path crashes involve left turns, but only 5.7 % involve right turns. Intersections are especially dangerous because traffic is coming in all directions, so the potential for accidents is increased. […]

PTSD from Car Accidents and Settlement Value

If you have been involved in a car accident in Maryland and been left with PTSD as a result, you are allowed to sue for damages. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aptly named mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event, such as a car accident. Its symptoms often don’t manifest […]

Maryland Has Many Unsolved Fatal Hit-And-Run Crashes

Maryland State Police are actively seeking your help tracking down four hit-and-run drivers. These are just a few among many hit-and-run crashes in Maryland, and unfortunately they all resulted in severe injuries and fatalities. Between February 29, 2020 and September 27, 2020, four hit-and-runs happened in Prince George’s, Baltimore, and Howard counties. Police don’t believe […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Most people know very little about how personal injury lawsuits work until they’re faced with a difficult situation. Then suddenly they’re injured and in immediate need of a personal injury attorney’s help. So let’s look at 5 things most people don’t know about filing a personal injury claim. If you ever find yourself injured and […]

Zirkin & Schmerling Attorneys – Rising Stars and Super Lawyers

Four members of the team at Zirkin & Schmerling Law have received high honors from Super Lawyers. Joe Rombro and Jana Ponczak were named Rising Stars and Josh Schmerling and Bobby Zirkin were named Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a legal rating organization that recognizes individuals from more than 70 legal practice areas for professional […]

Social Media Advice After a Car Accident

You’ve probably posted something on social media without giving it a second thought. Social media is a huge part of our lives and helps us share our experiences with all the people we care about. But after a car accident, you might regret being so open on social media. Little things you say and share […]

Who’s at Fault in a Maryland Chain Reaction Car Accident?

It’s terrifying to be part of a multi-car pileup. One after another, vehicles crash into each other as you hear the sickening crunch of metal on metal. Sometimes these crashes happen at slow speeds, like in a shopping plaza in a Baltimore suburb. More often they happen at high speeds on Maryland’s highways, which are […]

Be Prepared for Maryland Weather-Related Car Accidents

The weather contributes to about 1.2 million accidents and 5,000 road deaths every year in the United States. Although people tend to associate ice and snow with bad driving weather, there are many other weather-related causes too: rain puddles, high winds, thick fog, and even glaring sunshine that interferes with visibility. When tricky weather is […]

Semi-Truck Blind Spots Contribute to Maryland Motor Vehicle Accidents

Did you know the average semi-truck is surrounded by more than 50 feet of dangerous blind spots? Big rig drivers typically can’t see the 20 feet immediately in front of them, the 30 feet straight behind them, or the wide areas just to the rear of each of the cab doors. That’s a lot of […]