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We get results. Take a look at some of our positive outcomes for clients:

  • $3,250,000 – Workplace sexual assault case
  • $1,850,000 – Driver hit by flying aluminum on the road
  • $500,000 – Victim’s ear bitten off by a dog
  • $475,000 – Group home abuse case
  • $375,000 – Rear-end auto accident
  • $300,000 – Homeowner’s insurance claim over an infant being dropped
  • $300,000 – Babysitter attacked by family dog
  • $300,000 – Car accident (Previous attorney gave up on client injured in three car accidents over two years)

Living in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Chesapeake Beach is a waterfront community of 19 distinct neighborhoods located in Calvert County. Its population of just over 6,000 residents swells considerably when tourists arrive in the summer — something they have done since its days as a resort community beginning in the Gilded Age. 

Chesapeake Beach has a median annual household income of $102,552, and most of the residents of Chesapeake Beach own their own homes (83.7%) as opposed to renting (16.3%). Residents can easily drive the 36 miles to Washington D.C. on MD-4S in about an hour, and travel the 53 miles to Baltimore in just over an hour via I-97 S. Maryland Transit offers 40 busses weekly traveling between Independence Ave & 1st St SE D.C. and North Beach Pm 5th & Chesapeake in Chesapeake Beach. This route takes an hour and 12 minutes. 

Although the town is small, it offers myriad activities even beyond the sailing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and seafood dining one would expect from its beautiful location on Fishing Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. For example, tourists and residents alike can enjoy several walking trails, parks, the Chesapeake Beach Municipal Waterpark, and the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

Traffic Facts for Calvert County, MD

96% of all trips across Thomas Johnson Bridge are to and from Calvert County.
96% of all trips across MD 231 Bridge are to and from Calvert County.
As of 2017, the highest daily volume of traffic is on the following segments of MD 2/4:

  • Plum Point to Dares Beach (41,891)
  • Dares Beach to Hallowing Point (41,350)
  • Approaching Split (39,330)
  • Hallowing Point to Sixes (38,250)

Busy Intersections in Calvert County:

  • MD 4 at Ward Road
  • MD 2/4 Split
  • MD 2/4 at Cox Road /MD 524
  • MD 2/4 at Plum Point Road/MD 263
  • MD 2/4 at Dares Beach Road/MD 402
  • MD 2/4 at Stoakley Road
  • MD 2/4 at Hallowing Point Rd/MD 231/Church St
  • Adelina Rd/MD 508 at Hallowing Point Rd/MD 231 
  • MD 2/4 at Sixes Road/MD 506 (E/B Approach) 
  • MD 4 at Broomes Island Rd/MD 264
  • MD 4 at Broomes Island Rd/MD 264
  • MD 2/4 at Cove Point Rd (there is no signal light here)
  • MD 2/4 at Dowell Road/Monticello Dr (no signal light here)  

On May 17, 2021, a fatal accident occurred on Rt. 4/Southern Maryland Blvd at Lower Marlboro Road in Huntingtown, MD, where a woman making a left turn was struck by a vehicle entering the intersection at the same time.

Dog Bite Injuries in Chesapeake Beach

Pit Bull Attacks Chesapeake Beach Woman and Dog 

On a November afternoon in Maryland, a woman and her dog were walking near the intersection of Cox Road and Moffat Run in Chesapeake Beach. Suddenly, a loose dog ran toward them and attacked them in the street. 

The loose dog, a grey female pit bull, emerged from a nearby property and began sniffing the woman’s dog. Both dogs sniffed for a moment, and then the pit bull attacked the woman’s dog with several fast-paced bites to the head, neck, and shoulder.

In an attempt to break the dogs apart, the woman moved toward the pit bull and was bitten on her right hand and right calf. Animal Control received a call about the attack via 911 and arrived at the scene shortly thereafter.

A girl and man arrived at the scene and said the pit bull’s owner lived nearby. Later, the pit bull’s owner told an Animal Control officer that she had instructed someone to take her dog from her house to her fenced back yard, but someone must have opened the fence to let the pit bull run loose. She also said that perhaps the pit bull was aggressive because it had recently had puppies and was feeling protective.

The bitten woman received medical care, as did her dog. The pit bull’s owner said she planned to get veterinary care for her dog but had not yet done so. Animal Control requested that the pit bull’s owner be served with dangerous animal designation papers and quarantined the animal for 10 days due to the attack and a lack of rabies vaccination history.

What would you do after a traumatic dog attack like this? You can hold the attacking dog’s owner accountable and get your medical bills paid with the help of an experienced Baltimore dog bite lawyer

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Which Types of Chesapeake Beach Cases Do You Handle?

At Zirkin & Schmerling Law, we handle a wide variety of cases in and around Chesapeake Beach. Some of our practice areas include motor vehicle accidents, divorce, DUI/DWI, and dog bite cases. If you need legal assistance with any of the following types of cases, please contact us for an initial free consultation.

Dog Bite Injuries

After a dog bite in Chesapeake Beach, contact a qualified dog bite injury attorney who can help you get your medical bills paid and recover from the attack.

Personal Injury

In Maryland, you can sue for damages after a personal injury. To get the best results, you’ll need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you pursue a personal injury case.

Car Accidents

A Chesapeake Beach car accident attorney can provide the legal services you need to help you make an insurance claim, go to court if necessary, hold the right person responsible, and get a high-value award for your Chesapeake Beach car accident.

Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-truck accidents along the highways in Calvert County can be devastating. Hold the trucking company and their insurance company accountable with a lawyer who is qualified to handle semi-truck accidents.

Criminal Defense

Don’t face a criminal charge alone. Our law office handles criminal law charges such as felonies, misdemeanors, expungement, domestic violence, theft, drug crimes, assault, and reckless endangerment. Let’s find the best outcome possible for your situation.

Divorce

A family law attorney can handle your Chesapeake Beach divorce, division of property, alimony, child custody, child support, or protective order. Contact us for a caring approach to family law cases.

Group Home Abuse and Neglect

Your loved one could be suffering in a group home. Contact a group home abuse and neglect attorney about seeking high-dollar compensation.

DUI & DWI

Chesapeake Beach DUI and DWI charges can easily end in jail time, in addition to fines and the loss of your driver’s license. Take these charges seriously. A DUI/DWI lawyer can explain your options and help you seek the best outcome.

Traffic Violations

Take care of your Baltimore and Chesapeake Beach traffic tickets before they get worse and impact your life. Contact a traffic violation lawyer because even a minor traffic ticket can become a big problem.

Medical Malpractice

After medical malpractice or a birth injury in Calvert County or Baltimore, you’ll need the help of an experienced attorney who knows how to stand up to the big healthcare companies and their insurance carriers.

Workers’ Compensation

You may deserve more in workers’ compensation than your Baltimore or Chesapeake Beach employer is offering. These cases can be very complex, and you’ll need solid legal advice.

Wrongful Death

After a loved one’s death due to someone else’s negligence, you’re left with sorrow and questions about what happened. We’ll help you get to the bottom of it and seek the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Accidents

Hurt in a motorcycle accident in Chesapeake Beach? With the help of a motorcycle accident attorney, you can recover the cost of your injuries, bike damage, and more.

Defamation of Character

If someone defames you on social media or lies about your reputation, you may have a case against them. Talk to an attorney about defamation of character and holding the person responsible for your damages.

Peace Orders and Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is on the rise here and across the nation. It’s a crime in our state, and you can request a peace order and/or sue someone for the damages you have suffered. Talk to an attorney to understand your options.

What if I’m Not Sure Whether I Have a Case?

We encourage you to read the information on this page about Chesapeake Beach, the areas of law we practice and call us today for an initial consultation about your situation. Whether or not you have a case depends on the situation.

Your lawyer will meet with you, ask about the details, sort through the legal matters, and present you with your options. If you decide to move forward with a case, you’ll find your lawyer provides valuable assistance with conducting interviews, communicating with the other side, locating documents, and handling paperwork — not to mention representing you in a court case or settlement.

What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?

You have the right to pursue compensation for many types of damages in Maryland, depending on the type of case and the circumstances. Check with an attorney to see if you could receive compensation for:

  •  Past and future medical bills
  •  Past and future lost wages
  •  Pain and suffering
If you feel like you need some legal help, contact our attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation today.
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Will My Case Go to Court?

It’s hard to say whether your case will go to court or not. It is always important to have an experienced Maryland lawyer on your side to get the compensation you deserve.

For a personal injury case, sometimes there is no need to go to court for a civil matter because a talented lawyer can help you negotiate a settlement that is accepted by both sides. In this situation, nobody goes to court, yet everyone carefully creates an agreement that resolves the situation. While a lot of civil cases settle, the insurance companies keep offering less and less on cases. 

Due to this, it is important to have a lawyer representing you who is familiar with trying cases in front of a judge or jury. Many lawyers claim to handle personal injury or car accident cases but have never seen the inside of a courtroom. Before hiring a lawyer, make sure you know that they are experienced in litigation. Also, the insurance companies will sometimes offer more money to law firms that go to court because the insurance company knows that the lawyer isn’t just looking for a quick settlement for the client. 

For a criminal case: A court appearance may be unavoidable. You’ll need to present your best case to the court, and a lawyer can help you show the judge that you’re a respectable person who is trying to do the right thing. Sometimes, you can avoid going to court in a criminal case if your lawyer can negotiate a legal arrangement with the prosecutor. Once again, it is important to have a lawyer who understands the details of trying a criminal case in front of a judge or jury.  Prosecutors know the lawyers that will try a case in front of a judge or jury and the lawyers that are looking to plead their client guilty. If you have a real trial lawyer on your side that can often lead to better offers from the prosecutor’s office.

For a family law case: Family law cases such as divorce can be complex and may involve court appearances. In some cases, you can negotiate arrangements with the other side with the help of your family law attorney and may avoid the need for a court appearance.  With family law cases, it is always best to avoid court if possible so you don’t have to bring the children into the litigation. Also, it helps keep your attorney fees down, but sometimes there is no choice, and you have to try the case because the other side is not being reasonable. In these situations, it is crucial to have an experienced family law attorney to try your case.

For a workers’ compensation case: These cases often involve an appearance in front of a workers’ compensation commissioner. Make sure your lawyer has experience with workers’ compensation claims like yours.

Please contact us for an initial consultation about your case, and we will help you understand your options and the potential outcomes involved.

Nearest Emergency Services and Local Contact Information for Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Police

In an emergency, always call 911

Maryland State Police:
Phone: 410-535-1400
Phone: 301-855-1975

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office
Non Emergency Numbers:
Phone: 410-535-2800
Phone: 301-855-1194

Fire Department

North Beach Volunteer Fire Department:
Phone: 410-257-6564
8536 Bayside Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

Hospital

Calvert Health
(410) 535-4000
1 (888) 906-8773
100 Hospital Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Courts

Maryland State Courts
Circuit Court, Calvert County  (410) 535-1600
District Court, Calvert County (443) 550-6700
District Court of Maryland (410) 512-2500

If you feel like you need some legal help, contact our attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation today.
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If you feel that you need some legal help, contact our attorneys at Zirkin & Schmerling Law. Our attorneys in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland will help you handle your legal matters with speed and professionalism. We truly care about our clients, and we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible representation.

To learn more, contact us today at (410) 753-4611 to get in touch with a qualified, experienced lawyer in the Chesapeake Beach area.