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Pandemic Revs Up Bad Driver Behavior In Maryland

Despite an enormous drop in traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland’s roads are more dangerous than ever. Why? Bad drivers. They’re distracted. They’re drunk. They’re speeding. They’re stressed out by the pandemic. And often, they’re just plain careless toward others on the road. It’s like a second pandemic that’s plaguing our streets, causing additional […]

Common Dog Owner Defenses

Dog owners may make many defensive arguments if their pet bites or attacks someone. It is human nature to be defensive, especially in support of one’s children or pets. It is also unsurprising that an owner of a dog that has bitten someone would want to avoid financial loss as a result of a lawsuit. […]

Maryland Has Many Unsolved Fatal Hit-And-Run Crashes

Maryland State Police are actively seeking your help tracking down four hit-and-run drivers. These are just a few among many hit-and-run crashes in Maryland, and unfortunately they all resulted in severe injuries and fatalities. Between February 29, 2020 and September 27, 2020, four hit-and-runs happened in Prince George’s, Baltimore, and Howard counties. Police don’t believe […]

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 […]

Don’t Make These Mistakes After a Dog Bite

A dog bite is a painful and traumatic event nobody ever wants to experience. But more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S., and 800,000 of these injured people need immediate medical attention. In the chaos after a dog bite, it’s easy to make mistakes you come to regret […]

AAA Report Finds Significant Trends in Pedestrian Fatalities

After three decades of steadily declining U.S. pedestrian fatalities, there was a huge spike. A new report from AAA shows a 53% increase in pedestrian fatalities during the decade leading up to 2018. Why are pedestrian fatalities becoming so much more common? Here’s what the research shows. Road Safety is a Mixed Bag First, let’s […]

When an Owner Isn’t Liable for a Dog Bite

Maryland has strict laws for dog owners, but that doesn’t mean an owner is automatically responsible for a dog bite. There are many situations where a dogowner isn’t liable or someone else also shares partial responsibility. Let’s look at what the law says about a variety of dog bite situations. If you’re a dog owner […]

Joe Rombro Named Partner at Zirkin & Schmerling Law

Zirkin & Schmerling Law is proud to name Joe Rombro as a partner with the firm. In his role as a partner, Rombro becomes part-owner of the law office and will be more involved with its management. Rombro joined the firm in 2015 and primarily handles auto, truck, and motorcycle accident cases, as well as […]

10 Factors a Judge Considers in a Maryland Custody Case

When you’re going through a divorce and the child custody process, it may feel as though the state of Maryland is suddenly snooping into your life. Now a judge wants to know all kinds of details about your finances, relationships, home setup, and parenting style. A family law and child custody attorney can help you […]