Traffic Law Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

Who is at Fault When Rear Ended?

A rear end collision refers to a type of car accident where one vehicle crashes into the back of another. These crashes are incredibly common and often result in painful and debilitating injuries.  Although rear end collisions are frequently caused by a following driver failing to stop, there are situations in which the driver operating […]

Can Traffic Cameras Be Used as Evidence in a Car Accident Case in Maryland?

Red light traffic cameras have become increasingly popular across the U.S. as local municipalities and authorities seek to stay on top of transportation and driver safety. However, not only do these cameras capture red light data, but they can also capture other things that could prove useful in a car accident case.  The question is, […]

Multiple Crashes on Northern Parkway Prompt New Safety Plan

Since the pandemic began, Maryland Police have reported an increase in Maryland car accidents across the state as a result of speeding and other reckless behaviors. Though there have technically been fewer cars on the road, drivers that are out are exhibiting more erratic and dangerous behaviors, resulting in a record-high number of serious and […]

Four Injured in Three-Car Crash on Gwynns Falls Parkway

Imagine driving down Baltimore’s busy Gwynns Falls Parkway on a sunny spring morning. Suddenly, everything changes, and your car is now spinning into a dangerous chain-reaction collision. That’s what happened in a three-vehicle accident on Gwynns Falls Parkway on April 16. Just before the crash, two silver sedans and a red sedan were traveling on […]

What to do When an Uninsured Driver Causes Your Car Accident

You’re already having a bad day when you’re in a car accident, but things get even worse when you discover the other driver is uninsured. Now you’re facing injuries and hospital bills plus uncertainty about insurance covering it. And it was all due to someone else’s irresponsibility. It’s common to feel frustrated and fearful in […]

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 […]

The Most Dangerous Roads in Maryland and Baltimore’s 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 […]