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Maryland Car Accident: Common Spine and Back Injuries

If you are someone who never consciously thinks of your spine or back, congratulations. The spine is the body’s central structure of support and connects the various parts of your musculoskeletal system together. You need it to complete almost every movement you make, such as sitting, standing, twisting, and bending (not to mention digging, diving, […]

What Is Circumstantial Evidence in Car Accident Lawsuits?

During car accident cases, evidence must be established that the defendant violated a duty of care. This can be accomplished through a variety of ways, such as showing that the driver was intoxicated, distracted, or was otherwise negligent. Establishing negligence, however, relies on a plaintiff presenting direct or circumstantial evidence to support their claim. It’s […]

What is the Most Dangerous Car in the United States?

You could be driving the country’s most dangerous car and not even know it. Auto manufacturers, dealerships, and repair shops aren’t required to tell you, so we’re here to share the truth about America’s most dangerous cars. First, let’s look at the characteristics that put a vehicle in the category of dangerous vehicles. According to […]

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 […]