Car Accident 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 […]

How Do I Pay My Medical Bills While My Personal Injury Case Is Pending?

Right now, thousands of Americans are waiting as their personal injury cases move through the legal system. Although an experienced personal injury attorney can help speed things along and prevent unnecessary delays, there’s often a bit of a wait. It takes time to put a case together and work with the court’s schedule regarding a […]

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 […]

Uber & Lyft Liability in a Car Accident

About 36% of all U.S. residents now use rideshare services, mostly Uber and Lyft. Ridesharing has created a massive change in our country’s transportation network, with about 2 million rideshare drivers and 65 million active customers on our roads. Driving around, you wouldn’t notice all of these rideshare vehicles at first glance. They’re regular passenger […]

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, […]

Dangerous Maryland Roads and Intersections With Higher Than Average Pedestrian-Car Accidents

Fail to stop for a pedestrian and you could get a $1,000 fine under the new pedestrian safety law now in effect in Maryland. The penalty has risen from $500 to $1,000 and lawmakers hope the hefty fine will make people think twice before putting pedestrians in danger. Under SB460, the Pedestrian Safety Bill, all […]