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Experienced Lawyers Serving Pikesville, Maryland

Experienced Lawyers Serving Pikesville, Maryland

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 Pikesville, Maryland

Pikesville, Maryland was named after the famous American explorer Zebulon Pike. Over the past two centuries, Pikesville has experienced slow but steady growth in population and commerce. Today it offers its citizens a blend of close proximity to the city of Baltimore and a relaxed, suburban, almost small-town atmosphere. 

Pikesville has a population of about 33,000 and 70% of the city’s residents are homeowners. The median home value in Pikesville is about $315,000, which is almost double the United States national average, and the median household income is $85,592, which is about $30,000 more than the national average. Pikesville public schools also get above-average rankings.

Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Are All Too Common in Pikesville

Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Are All Too Common in Pikesville

As a vehicle was turning from Smith Avenue onto Sanzo Road in Pikesville, the operator struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk. The pedestrian had the right of way and had obeyed traffic signals. He was transported to Sinai Hospital by medic for his injuries.

Dangerous Roadways and Intersections in Pikesville

Pikesville has numerous busy routes that pose traffic dangers.

  • I-695/Baltimore Beltway
  • I-83/Jones Falls Expressway
  • I-795/Northwest Expressway
  • Maryland 129/Park Heights Avenue
  • Maryland 140/Reisterstown Road
  • Maryland 133/Old Court Road
  • I-695/Baltimore Beltway at I-83/Jones Falls Expressway
  • I-695/Baltimore Beltway at the Greenspring Avenue interchange
  • I-695/Baltimore Beltway at the multi-directional interchange with I-795/Northwest Expressway
  • Hooks Lane between 129/Park Heights Avenue and 140/Reisterstown Road
  • Hooks Lane at Greene Tree Road
  • Old Court Road at Sudbrook Lane 
  • Old Court Road at Stevenson Road
  • Old Court Road at Park School Road
  • Old Court at Reisterstown Road
  • Millford Mill Road at Reisterstown Road
  • The multi-directional intersection of E. Sudbrook Lane, Park Heights Avenue, Stevenson Road, and Old Court Road
If you feel like you need some legal help, contact our attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation today.
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Dog Bite Accidents in Pikesville

Dog Attacks Children and Woman at Pikesville Daycare 

When a loose dog jumped a fence into a Pikesville daycare, the results were devastating. Three young children and an adult were severely mauled in the attack, which happened on a weekday morning in April.

According to a report from Animal Control, the dog entered a Pikesville woman’s yard and bit her young daughter in the face. The woman, who runs a daycare out of her home, received deep wounds to her arm and torso while trying to protect the children. The dog then released the woman and ran into the house through an open door, attacking two other children inside the daycare. The children received an array of minor and severe wounds to their faces, arms, legs, and ribcages. 

The woman’s 13-year-old son, who called 911 after the attack began, fought the dog away from the children using a chair and forced it back outside into the yard. An Animal Control officer arrived and was able to quickly locate and capture the dog. The dog’s owner, who lives nearby in Pikesville, received a Dangerous Dog Notice from Animal Control stating that his dog has been declared a dangerous animal and would remain in Animal Control custody until a hearing. This citation comes with a $1,000 penalty.

Animal Control also cited the dog’s owner for allowing an animal to remain at large, a $30 violation, and having an animal that needed to be licensed, a $100 violation. The dog’s owner plans to appeal the citations. After a vicious dog attack like this, the victims face a long road to recovery including wound care, surgery, and ongoing doctors’ visits. Young victims often need psychological counseling to cope with the trauma. 

In this case, the young girl who was bitten in the face had always been happy and bubbly before, according to her mother. Days after the attack she was “just staring straight ahead” and “only able to eat or drink through a little crack in the corner of her mouth.”

If you ever experience a devastating dog attack, seek the resources you need to heal and recover with the help of a Baltimore dog bite lawyer. At Zirkin & Schmerling, we’re here to help you hold a dog’s owner responsible and secure much-deserved compensation.

Which Types of Pikesville Cases Do You Handle?

At Zirkin & Schmerling Law Office, we handle many types of cases and legal issues. Some of our practice areas include motor vehicle accidents, divorce, DUI/DWI, workers’ compensation, criminal defense and dog bite cases. If you need legal assistance with any of the following types of cases, please contact us for an initial consultation.

Dog Bite Injuries

Injured in a dog attack? When you’re bitten by a dog in Pikesville, contact a qualified dog bite injury attorney who can help you get your medical bills paid and recover from the attack.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you can sue for their damages. To get the best results, you’ll need an experienced personal injury attorney helping you pursue a personal injury case.

Car Accidents

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 car accident. Contact Zirkin & Schmerling Law about your car accident in or around Pikesville.

Semi-Truck Accidents

A semi-truck accident is one of the most devastating things that can happen on the road. To hold the trucking company and their insurance company accountable, you’ll need a lawyer who is qualified to handle semi-truck accidents.

Criminal Law

If you’re facing a criminal charge, you don’t have to face it alone. We can help you handle charges including felonies, misdemeanors, expungement, domestic violence, theft, drug crimes, assault, and reckless endangerment. Let’s find the best outcome possible for your situation.


A family law attorney can handle your Pikesville 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

Group home abuse and neglect are sad situations that sometimes occur in Maryland. Contact a Pikesville group home abuse and neglect attorney about seeking high-dollar compensation for the suffering of your loved one.


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

Do you have speeding or parking tickets? Contact a traffic violation lawyer, because even a minor traffic ticket can become a big problem. Let’s review your record and clear your name.

Medical Malpractice

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

Worker’ Compensation

Don’t take the first off your company makes for worker’s compensation. 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 for your suffering.

Motorcycle Accidents

With the help of a motorcycle accident attorney, you can recover the cost of your injuries, bike damage, and more. Talk to a local attorney who is qualified to handle motorcycle accidents and has plenty of experience.

Defamation of Character

Did someone defame you on social media or try to ruin your reputation online? Talk to an attorney about defamation of character and holding the person responsible for your damages.

Peace Orders and Cyberbullying

Did you know cyberbullying is on the rise in the state of Maryland? 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 about this new and evolving aspect of the law.

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

It’s common to wonder whether you have a case against someone. Please read the information on this page and contact us for an initial consultation about your situation and our legal services.

Your lawyer will meet with you, ask about the details of your situation, 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?

It is your right as a Maryland citizen to pursue compensation for many types of damages. 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
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Will My Case Go to Court?

It depends. It is always important to have an experienced 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 court room.  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 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.

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

Nearest State Agency Emergency Services and Local Maryland Department Contact Information for Pikesville

In an emergency, always call 911. 

Police Department

Fire Department

  • Dial 911



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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 serving Pikesville, MD.