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 Halethorpe, Maryland
Halethorpe is a small Maryland community that sits southwest of Baltimore, bordered by the larger community of Arbutus to the north. It has about 31,600 people and ten major neighborhoods.
It’s a tight-knit suburban community that feels surprisingly quaint for being so close to the big city of Baltimore. Despite its small-town size, Halethorpe has a cost of living that is about 11% higher than the United States average, with home values and rents that are also above average.
Halethorpe has a long history of factory employment, particularly at the Alcoa aluminum extrusion plant and Kaiser Aluminum. However, today it has the honor of being among America’s top 5% of cities for people who work in computers and math.
A Vehicle Accident in Halethorpe, Maryland
In an accident that happened in Halethorpe, the first vehicle’s driver was making a left turn onto Washington Boulevard and the second vehicle was headed northbound on the same road. According to a witness in a third car, the second vehicle passed in the fast lane then the first vehicle appeared to be lifted sideways off the road.
The police report notes that the point of impact of the first vehicle was just behind the driver’s side door and the impact occurred almost on the center double yellow line on northbound Washington Boulevard. The second vehicle careened off the first vehicle and came to rest against a telephone pole. The second vehicle’s driver appeared to have minor injuries but declined medical care at the scene, according to the officer.
Both vehicles were removed from the scene with damage. The driver of the first vehicle was unable to provide insurance information at the scene and although the officer requested that he contact the police department later, he did not. The police made additional attempts at contact and mailed a citation by certified letter.
Which Types of Halethorpe Cases Do You Handle?
At Zirkin & Schmerling Law, we handle many types of legal issues such as injury and civil cases in and around Halethorpe, Maryland, including motor vehicle accidents, divorce, DUI/DWI, dog bite cases, and more. Please contact us for an initial free consultation if you have been involved in any of the following situations.
After a car accident in Halethorpe, your car accident attorney can help you make an insurance claim or go to court if necessary. We can usually come to an out-of-court settlement that helps you hold the right person responsible and get valuable compensation.
Dog bite cases are on the rise across Maryland, including in communities like Halethorpe. Dog bites can be severe and leave lasting damage for survivors. We urge you to contact a qualified dog bite injury attorney who can help you get your medical bills paid and recover from the attack.
A devastating personal injury can happen at any time, anywhere: in your home, a government building, a bar, a restaurant, at the gym, and more. To get the best chance at full compensation, you’ll need an experienced personal injury attorney helping you pursue the full value you deserve.
Hurt by a semi-truck driver? After a severe semi-truck accident in or near Halethorpe, 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.
After being charged with a crime, don’t face the criminal justice system alone. Our criminal defense attorneys handle felonies, misdemeanors, expungement, domestic violence, theft, drug crimes, assault, and reckless endangerment. Let’s find the best outcome possible after your criminal charge.
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.
It’s terrible to think of your loved one being neglected or abused in a group home setting but you can take action. Contact a group home abuse and neglect attorney for legal representation.
Halethorpe 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.
Don’t ignore traffic citations that 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 maintain your good name.
Medical malpractice cases can be very serious and emotionally traumatic. 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.
Maryland employers 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 your loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence, it could be wrongful death. In a wrongful death case, we’ll help you get to the bottom of it and seek the compensation you deserve.
An injured Halethorpe motorcyclist deserves experienced representation. With the help of a motorcycle accident attorney, you can recover the cost of your injuries, bike damage, and more.
Defamation of Character
Defamation of character is becoming more common across the U.S. 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 Maryland. It’s also 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?
Please read the information on this page about Halethorpe and contact us for an initial consultation about your situation. Of course, every situation is unique and the information below serves only as a general guideline for what may happen in your case.
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 our law office 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 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 with many years of experience on your side.
For a personal injury case in Halethorpe, 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 Halethorpe and Baltimore.
Please contact us for an initial consultation about any of the above practice areas and we will help you understand your options and the potential outcomes involved.
Nearest Emergency Services and Local Maryland Departments Contact Information for Halethorpe, Maryland
In an emergency, always call 911.
Baltimore Police Catonsville/Halethorpe – (410) 887-0872
Baltimore County Fire Department’s Station 5 – (410) 887-1450
Kaiser Permanente South Baltimore County Medical Center – (703) 359-7878
Saint Agnes Hospital – (667) 234-6000
If you live in Halethorpe, 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 Halethorpe area.
Contact Zirkin & Schmerling Law
1852 Reisterstown Road, Suite #203
Pikesville, MD 21208