Pedestrian Accident Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

Most Dangerous Intersections in Baltimore

Driving is dangerous in Baltimore. We have some of the country’s biggest traffic jams, most dangerous expressways, and highest rates of severe and fatal accidents. The overwhelming majority of people in Baltimore drive rather than walking, bicycling, or taking public transportation. Baltimore’s commuting times are among the nation’s longest and have only become worse in […]

AAA Report Finds Significant Trends in Pedestrian Fatalities

After three decades of steadily declining U.S. pedestrian fatalities, there was a huge spike. A new report from AAA shows a 53% increase in pedestrian fatalities during the decade leading up to 2018. Why are pedestrian fatalities becoming so much more common? Here’s what the research shows. Road Safety is a Mixed Bag First, let’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]