Wrongful Death Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

How to Cope with Losing a Loved One to a Car Accident

Losing a loved one in a car accident is an unimaginable tragedy. The sudden and unexpected loss can leave families overwhelmed with grief, sadness, and confusion. Coping with such a profound loss is a deeply personal journey, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. However, there are some strategies and resources that […]

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 […]

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Car Accident in Maryland

Wrongful death is a devastating event that can leave a family struggling to cope with losing a loved one. In the case of a car accident, the loss can be even more difficult to bear if another driver’s negligence caused the crash. If you live in Maryland and have lost a loved one in a […]

Fatal Car Accident Claims in Maryland

Losing someone you love in a fatal car accident can be devastating. Unfortunately, these tragic accidents are all too common.  In 2020, there were over 35,000 fatal car accidents that resulted in over 38,000 deaths. In Maryland there were over 500 fatal crashes and around 567 deaths.  Whether you were injured in a fatal car […]

How Personal Injury Pain and Suffering Is Calculated

If you suffered from an injury caused by an accident or deliberate wrongdoing, you may be able to recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages, including personal injury pain and suffering damages.  Economic damages refer to the money you can recover to reimburse the expenses associated with your injuries, such as medical bills and property […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 and Baltimore Roads

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: […]