Traffic Law Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

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 […]

High Speed Travel a Factor In Middle River Car Crash Into Home

Speeding and distraction are common causes of accidents that result in property damage and bodily injuries. If your home or other property is damaged, it can be a frustrating and even scary situation, especially if you don’t have the money to cover the cost of repairs. Of course, these material items can be fixed and […]

Speed Camera Coming Soon to I-95 in Baltimore County

Accidents caused by speeding drivers are prevalent. Approximately 13,000 traffic accidents involve a vehicle driven over the speed limit in Maryland alone. Additionally, 16 percent of traffic injuries and 21 percent of traffic fatalities in Maryland happen because of speeding drivers. To curb motorists traveling at excessive speeds, law enforcement agencies implement speed-monitoring measures to […]

Liability for a Crash with a Vehicle Stopped on the Shoulder

Parking on the shoulder can often be highly dangerous, especially when parking on an interstate or highway, but pulling over onto the shoulder is sometimes necessary. If you experience vehicular troubles that require immediate attention, such as a flat tire or overheating, you more than likely will need to park on the shoulder. Unfortunately, this […]

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 […]

Do I Need An Attorney For My Traffic Ticket?

There are two types of traffic tickets in Maryland: fineable-only tickets and jailable tickets. As the terms imply, one results only in fines and one can lead to jail time as well as fines. If you’re facing incarceration, you should absolutely contact a Traffic Violations Defense Attorney as quickly as possible. But don’t assume a […]

Penalties for First-time Drunk Drivers

When you’re charged with a first-time driving under the influence offense, it’s a scary situation. This could be the first interaction you’ve really had with the police and your mind will be swirling with worries about what could happen next. Can you fight the accusation? Does your clean driving record matter? Will you lose your […]

Your Next 10 Days After a DUI Arrest in Maryland

Did you know the 10 days after a Maryland DUI are critically important to your future? Buried within the paperwork you’ll receive, there’s a notification about a 10-day period that impacts your ability to keep your driving privileges. Miss this crucial window of time, and you may face a more drawn-out process with harsher penalties […]

Traffic Ticket Stop Goes Horribly Wrong

When the police stop someone for a traffic ticket, it sometimes sets off a series of tragic events that put everyone in danger – the person being stopped, the police officer, and the public. A simple traffic citation becomes a deadly disaster. It starts out as a routine situation. An officer pulls someone over, which […]