Personal Injury Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

When an Owner Isn’t Liable for a Dog Bite

Maryland has strict laws for dog owners, but that doesn’t mean an owner is automatically responsible for a dog bite. There are many situations where a dogowner isn’t liable or someone else also shares partial responsibility. Let’s look at what the law says about a variety of dog bite situations. If you’re a dog owner […]

Joe Rombro Named Partner at Zirkin & Schmerling Law

Zirkin & Schmerling Law is proud to name Joe Rombro as a partner with the firm. In his role as a partner, Rombro becomes part-owner of the law office and will be more involved with its management. Rombro joined the firm in 2015 and primarily handles auto, truck, and motorcycle accident cases, as well as […]

What if a Dog Bites Me at Work?

When you head to work, you don’t expect your day to end with a severe dog bite. But it happens to thousands of working people every year. A dog bite at work is even more complicated than one at home or out in your neighborhood. Work-related dog bites often involve company investigations and paperwork, health […]

What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

To reduce the number of drunk drivers on Maryland’s roads, our state launched a program that uses technology to stop DUIs before they happen. The Maryland Ignition Interlock Program places a device on someone’s vehicle to prevent them from driving if they’ve been drinking. Since the program was introduced, there have been many misconceptions about […]

Dog Bites and Dog Breeds

Dogs have lived side-by-side with humans for thousands of years. But they haven’t always been so densely packed into our cities and neighborhoods. Today, dog ownership is at its highest point since 1982 and many families have two, three, four, or more dogs. Dog bites are also on the rise and they’re becoming much more […]

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 […]

Dog Bites and Postal Workers

When the United States Postal Service released its annual dog bite statistics two years ago, Baltimore was at #15 nationwide. That put us among the nation’s worst cities for postal worker dog bites. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse. Baltimore climbed to #11 in the latest USPS data. In fact, between 25 and 35 severe […]

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 […]