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 Ferndale, Maryland
Ferndale, Maryland is a Baltimore suburb that sits within Anne Arundel County and has about 17,500 people. It has a densely-packed suburban atmosphere with parks, small shops, and restaurants. It’s attractive to families with parents who work in the Baltimore area but want to reside outside the downtown zone.
The cost of living in Ferndale is quite a bit higher than the national average. For example, the average U.S. citizen pays about $949 a month in rent, while you’ll pay an average of about $1350 in Ferndale. Renting homes is popular here, with almost 40% of all residents renting their homes rather than buying them.
The median income in Ferndale is about $64,500 and the median home price is about $240,000. The city has a high rate of commuting, especially to Baltimore, which means traffic is particularly congested during the morning and evening rush hours.
A Vehicle Accident in Ferndale, Maryland
An accident with vehicle damage took place in Anne Arundel County near Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and Wells Avenue. Both vehicles were traveling south on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard when traffic began to slow down due to another vehicle collision incident in the area. The second vehicle was able to slow down safely but the first vehicle was behind the second vehicle and was not able to slow down in time due to rainy weather conditions. The first vehicle struck the second vehicle in the rear.
Dangerous Roadways and Intersections in Ferndale
Beware of these busy and dangerous roadways in Ferndale:
- Along Crain Highway, which is the site of numerous pedestrian-car accidents
- Along Interstate 97, particularly at the busy interchanges with Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and I-695
- Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard at N. Broadview Boulevard
- N. Broadview Boulevard at Eastern Street
- N. Broadview Boulevard at Ferndale Road
- N. Broadview Boulevard at Wellham Avenue
- Wellham Avenue at Furnace Branch Road
- West Ordnance Road at Furnace Branch Road/Heritage Hill Drive
Which Types of Ferndale Cases Do You Handle?
At Zirkin & Schmerling Law, we handle a wide variety of cases in and around Ferndale, Maryland, including 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.
I-97 cuts straight through Ferndale, so a catastrophic car accident at highway speed is always a risk here. Plus, many accidents happen along Crain Highway or as people head to the busy shopping areas in Glen Burnie. After a car accident, a car accident attorney can help you make an insurance claim, go to court if necessary, hold the right person responsible, and get ahigh-value award.
Dog bite cases are on the rise in the Baltimore area, including Ferndale. These bites can be severe and leave lasting damage. We urge you to contact a qualified dog bite injury attorney who can help you get yourmedical bills paid and recover from the attack.
After an injury at a Ferndale home, government building, bar, restaurant, or other business, you can sue for compensation. To get the best results, you’ll need an experienced personal injury attorney helping you pursue the value of your medical bills and more.
You’ve probably seen the devastation of semi-truck accidents on I-97 and other area roads. If you’re injured in one of these accidents, you can hold the trucking company and their insurance company accountable with the help of a lawyer who is qualified to handle semi-truck accidents.
Were you arrested? Have you been charged with a crime? Don’t face a criminal charge alone. Our law office handles felonies, misdemeanors, expungement, domestic violence, theft, drug crimes, assault, and reckless endangerment. Let’s find the best outcome possible after your criminal charge.
In Ferndale, a divorce and family lawyer can handle your separation, divorce, division of property, alimony, child custody, child support, or protective order. Contact us for a caring approach to family law cases.
Is your loved one being neglected or abused in a group home setting? You can take action. Contact a group home abuse and neglect attorney about seeking high-dollar compensation.
Baltimore and Ferndale drunk driving 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.
A simple traffic ticket can lead to much more stress and cost if you don’t deal with it. Other traffic violations can build up to more serious charges, depending on your circumstances. Contact a traffic violation lawyer who can help you sort through your traffic issues and clear your good name.
Medical malpractice can arise in almost any healthcare setting. After medical malpractice or a birth injury, seek the help of an experienced attorney who knows how to stand up to the big healthcare companies and their insurance carriers.
Any employer in Ferndale, Baltimore, or anywhere else must follow the law when it comes to worker’s compensation. These cases can be very complex and you’ll need solid legal advice.
When a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence, it could be wrongful death. You’re left behind with sorrow and questions about what happened. In a wrongful death case, we’ll help you get to the bottom of it and seek the compensation you deserve.
An injured motorcyclist deserves experienced representation right here in the Ferndale area. With the help of a motorcycle accident attorney, you can recover the cost of your injuries, bike damage, and more.
Defamation of Character
Did someone defame you on social media or somewhere else online? Defamation of character is becoming more common due to the impact of social media. You may have a case against the person who is damaging your reputation. Talk to an attorney to discuss your situation.
Cyberbullying is on the rise here in the greater Baltimore area 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?
Unsure about your legal options? Don’t know if you have a case? We encourage you to read the information on this page about Ferndale and contact us for an initial consultation about your 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, your lawyer provides valuable assistance with a wide array of legal tasks like conducting interviews, communicating with the other side, locating documents, and handling paperwork – not to mention representing you in a court case, if necessary.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
Contact us for a consultation to get an idea of your potential damages. It’s hard to say exactly what kind of compensation you could receive without knowing your specific situation. But one thing is for sure: You have the right to pursue compensation for many types of damages in the state of 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?
Here’s some good news about many types of cases: Most can be resolved outside of court through an insurance arrangement or settlement. But sometimes going to court is the best way to get the compensation you deserve. It’s always important to have an experienced Maryland lawyer on your side.
For a personal injury case in Ferndale, 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, 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 Ferndale 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 State Departments Contact Information for Ferndale, Maryland
In an emergency, always call 911.
University of Maryland Medical Baltimore Center – (410) 328-8667
Chase Brexton Health Care – Glen Burnie Center – (410) 837-2050
Johns Hopkins Hospital – (410) 955-5000
Mercy Medical Center – (410) 332-9000
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital – (410) 578-8600
Saint Agnes Hospital – (667) 234-6000
Sinai Hospital – (410) 601-9000
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 Ferndale area.
Contact Zirkin & Schmerling Law
1852 Reisterstown Road, Suite #203
Pikesville, MD 21208