Wrongful Death Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

Double Fatal Accident In Charlotte Hall

Early on the morning of April 10th, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car accident call involving three vehicles. Upon the deputies’ arrival at the scene of the accident, which took place on the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, they discovered the wreckage of three vehicles.  A preliminary investigation […]

7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Hit by Car Near School Bus Stop in Bethesda

Bethesda, Maryland police have confirmed that on the morning of April 7th, a 7-year-old boy was struck by a car while waiting for the bus with his father and 18-month-old brother. The boy and his family were waiting on a Montgomery County school bus on the corner of King Charles Way and Grosvenor Lane when […]

Fatal Head-on Collision Kills 23-Year-Old Dameron Man

On the morning of December 20, 2021, a 23-year-old driver was tragically killed in a head-on collision in Lexington Park, Maryland. The other driver was severely injured and transported by helicopter from the scene to a regional trauma center. The sad events that unfolded in Lexington Park illustrate the importance of staying safe on the […]

Maryland AAA Worker Killed In I-70 Crash After Stopping To Change Tire

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, a AAA contractor was killed in an I-70 crash due to the negligence of another driver. The 38-year-old contractor Muhammed Shehzad took safety precautions while changing a tire. He wore a safety vest and had his van’s emergency lights on. Despite his precautions, a pickup truck driver crashed into him […]

One Death in Two-Car Jones Falls Expressway Crash

On May 20, 2021, a tragic car accident occurred on Interstate 83, also known as the Jones Falls Expressway, in Maryland. The wreck left one of the drivers dead at the scene. The sad incident illustrates the importance of practicing safe driving while on an interstate, especially on the Jones Falls Expressway. The event also […]

Most Dangerous Intersections in Baltimore

Driving is dangerous in Baltimore. We have some of the country’s biggest traffic jams, most dangerous expressways, and highest rates of severe and fatal accidents. The overwhelming majority of people in Baltimore drive rather than walking, bicycling, or taking public transportation. Baltimore’s commuting times are among the nation’s longest and have only become worse in […]

If an Employee Catches COVID-19 at Work and Dies, Can the Family Sue the Employer for Wrongful Death?

As the country continues to reel from the coronavirus pandemic, new legal issues also arise. There has been talk in the media of people bringing wrongful death lawsuits against companies, alleging that the companies are responsible for the deaths of their loved ones who contracted COVID-19 while at work. Employers and employees alike are wondering: […]

Survival Action And Wrongful Death Similar, Not the Same

When someone dies due to someone else’s negligence, the survivors are left to pick up the pieces. The circumstances can be unimaginable – your loved one perishes from a catastrophic car crash or as a result of a tragic pedestrian accident while simply walking on the sidewalk. To cope with the aftermath, which can include […]

Maryland Auto Accident Fatalities on the Rise

Maryland has experienced a recent rash of deadly auto accidents. Crashes with fatalities leave surviving family members wondering about liability, medical expenses and the future. Zirkin & Schmerling can help determine who is responsible for your loss and file suit for damages. Call 410-753-4611 today.