Tips and Information Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

Peace Orders and Cyberbullying in Maryland

Does your child have a cyberbully? Or do you? Bureau of Justice statistics show that about 15% of U.S. high school students are cyberbullied each school year and a staggering 40% of adults have experienced cyberbullying too. Cyberbullying involves bullying, shaming, threatening, and stalking that occurs over electronic devices. It might take place in public […]

Stay Up to Date on Important COVID-19 Information

With the response to the coronavirus, things are changing day by day, sometimes hour by hour.  Phrases like ‘flatten the curve’ are now part of everyday vocabulary.  And it is difficult to keep up with all of the changes at the national, state, and local levels.  But it is incredibly important for you to do just that. At […]

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 […]

Baltimore’s Five Most Dangerous Road Zones and the Harford Road Diet

In May 2019, Baltimore made a controversial change to one of its most accident-prone roads, Harford Road between Echodale Avenue and White Avenue. A busy thoroughfare with four lanes of traffic was cut down to just two, with the others converted to bike lanes and more room for pedestrians and scooters. This slim-down is known […]

Is a Dog Sitter Liable If the Dog Bites Someone While in Their Care?

Imagine taking a stroll around your Baltimore neighborhood. A dog that’s also on a walk breaks away from the dog walker’s grip, then attacks you and causes you harm. Is the dog walker liable for damages due to your injuries or is it the dog owner’s responsibility? Before a situation like this happens, it’s important […]