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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 […]

September One Of The Worst Months For Dog Bite Claims

The dog days of summer are the worst time for dog bites in Maryland. At Zirkin & Schmerling, we’ve noticed September is one of the worst months for dog bites in our state. It’s not just a summer statistic, either. In 2018, 3,280 dog bite injury claims were settled by just one insurance company alone. […]

Baltimore Worst Drivers in the U.S.?

We read recently that the city of Baltimore is the 200th safest driving city among the most populous cities in America.  At first glance, this may not seem like bad news for Maryland’s largest city and economic hub; perhaps middle of the road among cities, so to speak? Except Baltimore is ranked dead last, so […]

Which States Require Doctors To Report Dog Bites and Why You Should Report It Too

In the aftermath of a dog bite attack, we suggest a few actions you should take immediately to protect your safety and legal interests: get medical treatment document the incident and your injuries contact the dog’s owner for background on the dog and get their insurance information (do not speak with their insurance representative) After […]

Don’t Become A Statistic on Baltimore Roads

We know the roads in the greater Baltimore area can be dangerous. A look at recent auto accidents on the streets of Baltimore and the surrounding area serves as a good reminder for drivers to stay aware and be cautious, to avoid becoming an accident statistic. Extra Caution Required for Motorcyclists and New Drivers In […]