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 the family dog
- $300,000 – Previous attorney gave up on client injured in three car accidents in two years
Living in Elkridge, Maryland
Elkridge is the oldest settlement in Howard County, Maryland, and sits peacefully as a small, quaint community of about 20,000 people on the outskirts of Baltimore. Its downtown retains much of its 18th-century atmosphere despite booms in commercial development during the 1930s and 1980s. Since 2010, it has seen a growth in population by about 40%.
You’ll frequently see Elkridge listed among Maryland’s best places to live due to its good public schools, low crime rate, strong housing market, nearby employment opportunities, and options for dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The median income here is just over $100,000 and the median home value is very high at about $350,000.
Elkridge has a high rate of commuting to Baltimore for work, which brings a longer daily commute time than the national average. If you live in Elkridge and work in Baltimore, prepare for a one-way commute of about 27.5 minutes, meaning you’ll spend about an hour in the car each day commuting. Top employers in Elkridge include Amazon, Microsoft, Lowe’s, UPS, Carlisle, and the University of Maryland Medical System.
A Vehicle Accident in Elkridge, Maryland
In an accident on Old Waterloo Road in Elkridge, the first vehicle was traveling southbound while the second vehicle was turning left from Old Waterloo Road onto Lark Brown Road. The second vehicle didn’t yield to the first vehicle and the first vehicle struck the second. The second vehicle sustained heavy damage and the airbags of both vehicles deployed. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and the second vehicle’s driver was transported to the hospital. Police determined that the driver of the second vehicle did not possess a driver’s license and the driver received a citation for it. Police also noted that the roadway was wet at the time this accident occurred.
Dangerous Roadways and Intersections in Elkridge
Elkridge is connected to Baltimore by numerous large and fast-paced highways. As soon as you leave the smaller roads of Elkridge proper, you’ll encounter interstates and state roads with traffic that zips by night and day.
Beware of these busy and dangerous roadways in the Elkridge area:
- I-95, which stretches along the length of Elkridge
- The complex I-895/I-195/I-95 junction
- MD 1/Washington Boulevard at the I-895 junction
- Along MD 1/Washington Boulevard
- Along MD State Route 103/Meadowridge Road
- MD State Route 100 at the cloverleaf intersection with I-95
- MD State Route 100 at the cloverleaf intersection with MD 1/Washington Boulevard
- In the busy shopping zone along MD Route 175/Rouse Parkway
- Rouse Parkway at Snowden River Parkway
- I-95 Exit ramp to Rouse Parkway
- Washington Boulevard at Loudon Avenue
- Washington Boulevard at Ducketts Lane
- Old Washington Road at Washington Boulevard
Which Types of Elkridge Cases Do You Handle?
At Zirkin & Schmerling Law, we handle a wide variety of cases in the following practice areas; 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 consultation.
Your life can change in an instant during a severe car accident. But a car accident attorney can help you make an insurance claim, go to court if necessary, hold the right person responsible, and get a high-value award for your Elkridge car accident.
Bitten by a dog in Elkridge? Contact a qualified dog bite injury attorney who can help you get your medical bills paid and recover from the attack.
You can sue for damages after a personal injury at an Elkridge home or business. To get the best results, you’ll need an experienced personal injury attorney helping you pursue a personal injury case.
Semi-truck accidents along the busy highways in the Elkridge-Baltimore area can be devastating. Hold the trucking company and their insurance company accountable with a lawyer who is qualified to handle semi-truck accidents.
Don’t face a criminal charge alone. Whether you’re in Elkridge or Baltimore, our criminal defense attorneys in Elkridge-Baltimore handle felonies, misdemeanors, expungement, domestic violence, theft, drug crimes, assault, and reckless endangerment. Let’s find the best outcome possible for your situation.
A family lawyer can handle your Elkridge divorce, division of property, alimony, child custody, child support, or protective order. Contact us for a caring approach to family law cases.
Your loved one could be suffering in a group home. Contact a group home abuse and neglect attorney about seeking high-dollar compensation.
Elkridge and Baltimore 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.
Take care of your Baltimore and Elkridge 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.
After medical malpractice or a birth injury in Elkridge 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.
You may deserve more in worker’s compensation than your Baltimore or Elkridge employer is offering. These cases can be very complex and you’ll need solid legal advice.
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.
Were you hurt in a motorcycle accident in Elkridge or surrounding areas? 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.
Cyberbullying is on the rise here and across the nation. It’s a crime in Maryland 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 Elkridge and contact us 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
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 in Elkridge, 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. Have a list of questions to ask the lawyer to gain an understanding of their experience and successes. 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, these 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 worker’s compensation case, these cases often involve an appearance in front of a workers’ compensation commissioner. Make sure your lawyer has experience with worker’s compensation claims like yours, right here in Elkridge and Baltimore.
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 Maryland Departments Contact Information for Elkridge, Maryland
Howard County Police – (410) 313-2200
Elkridge Fire Department – (410) 313-4901
Howard County General Hospital – (410) 740-7890
University of Maryland Physicians – (667) 214-2100
Chartwell Medical Center – (301) 383-3847
Maryland State Courts
Howard County Clerk of the Court – (410) 313-2111
Howard County Circuit Court – (301) 932-3210
Howard County District Court – (410) 480-7700
District Court of Maryland – (410) 512-2500
Zirkin & Schmerling Law 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 Elkridge area.
Contact Zirkin & Schmerling Law
1852 Reisterstown Road, Suite #203
Pikesville, MD 21208