Personal Injury Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland Collapse

The Francis Scott Key Bridge accident shocked the United States last week, as the iconic Baltimore bridge has served as an integral part of our state’s infrastructure since the 1970s. More importantly than the bridge itself are the victims of this unthinkable tragedy. If you’re unfamiliar with what happened on Tuesday, March 26th, six people […]

Winter Car Crashes: Who’s at Fault?

Everyone knows the changing of weather from warm to snowy is dangerous for drivers on the road. What you might not realize in winter car crashes is who’s at fault. Does the presence of winter weather absolve drivers of any responsibility for car accidents in the snow? Let’s take a look. Who’s at Fault? On […]

What You Need to Know About Slip and Fall Claims

Whether due to icy sidewalks or wet floors, slipping and falling happens to most of us at some point. Slips and falls account for over a million ER visits every year and can lead to serious injuries, including spinal cord damage and broken bones. These injuries can lead to costly medical bills, lost wages from […]

How to Prove Negligence in a Maryland Truck Accident Case

Truck accidents can be hazardous. Trucks are usually heavier and generate more force when they impact smaller vehicles. The result can be catastrophic injuries or death. If you were involved in a Maryland truck accident and want compensation for losses, such as medical bills, property damage, or income loss, you first must know how to prove […]

U Turn Accident: Who’s at Fault?

Making a U-turn can be very convenient when you want to drive in the other direction. But this maneuver can be hazardous. And the first thing you want to know if you’ve been in a U-turn accident is who’s at fault.  Determining fault in any accident can be tricky, which is why you should seek […]

I Got Hit by a Car While Walking. What Should I Do?

Most people are aware of the potential dangers of driving a car. Accidents happen frequently throughout the US. Others might feel safer as a pedestrian, assuming that not being in a vehicle is a way to avoid accidents while on the road. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, […]

$132,322 Dog Bite Settlement Changes Maryland Dog Bite Law

Recently, a woman was awarded a sizable settlement by a jury after she was bit by an unrestrained German Shepherd. Bobby Zirkin of Zirkin & Schmerling Law fought on behalf of the victim and secured her a $132,322 settlement for her injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages.  Although the victim initially won her civil […]

Car Accident Eye Injury Settlement

When thinking about car accident injuries, what comes to mind ranges from the less severe, like bruises and cuts, to more detrimental ones, like broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. Eye injuries may not be initially considered. But symptoms of this type of injury definitely shouldn’t be overlooked as they are common and can be […]

Car Accident Brain Injury: What Should I Do?

A car accident brain injury shakes up your entire life. You could suffer lifelong physical and emotional challenges from the trauma, not to mention the extreme impact on your family and finances. More than 13 million people in the U.S. live with brain injuries and about 17% of these injuries are from motor vehicle accidents. […]

How to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are among the top causes of injuries in the United States. According to the CDC, one in five falls causes serious injury, such as a head injury or broken bones. Additionally, over 800,000 people are hospitalized every year due to an injury sustained after a fall.  While these statistics can refer […]