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 Waldorf, Maryland
Waldorf is a city in Charles County with a population of about 78,000. The median income and median home values are quite high here at about $91,997 and $275,862 respectively – both well above the national average. Waldorf has excellent options for employment, entertainment, restaurants, and other amenities.
Bordered on the east by the lush 3,510-acre Cedarville State Forest, Waldorf offers a mix of quiet, tree-filled neighborhoods and bustling mid-size city living. Waldorf’s location south of the Washington-Baltimore metro area makes it a great place to live and commute to the big city for work. Residents commonly take the busy route of MD 301/MD 5/Crain Highway to travel north and south to the greater Baltimore area.
Waldorf sometimes receives poor livability scores for crime and affordability in the state of Maryland because it’s almost 20% more expensive to live here than the national average, with a violent crime rate that is 53% above the national average. However, the city has invested in a number of community-building efforts and overall crime is now down 8% year over year.
A Vehicle Accident in Waldorf, Maryland
In a Charles County accident with injuries, the first vehicle was traveling northeast on Old Washington Road and turned left onto Acton Lane. The second vehicle was traveling southwest on Old Washington Road, crossing the intersection. The first vehicle did not yield to the second vehicle and the two vehicles collided within the intersection. The first vehicle made contact on the passenger side front bumper and the front passenger side quarter panel. The second vehicle made initial contact on the front driver side quarter panel. The second vehicle continued moving southwest, striking the curb and damaging both front tires. The first vehicle traveled north on Acton Lane, then mounted a median and struck a “yield right of median” street sign and sustained damage to the entire front bumper and both front wheels. Both vehicles were towed and both drivers were transported to hospitals.
Dangerous Roadways and Intersections in Waldorf
As the main artery through the town of Waldorf and north to Washington and Baltimore, MD 301/Crain Highway is the busiest route around. This includes the congested shopping zone near Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, and other popular stores.
Beware of these busy and dangerous roadways in the Waldorf area:
- Stretch of MD 301/Crain Highway between Acton Lane and MD 5/Mattawoman Beantown Road
- Intersection of MD 301/Crain Highway and Acton Lane
- Intersection of MD 301/Crain Highway and Mattawoman Beantown Road
- Berry Road at Middletown Road
- Berry Road at Western Parkway
- Western Parkway at Plaza Drive
- Hamilton Road at Acton Lane
- Hamilton Road at Western Parkway
- Old Washington Road at Acton Lane
- Old Washington Road at Leonardtown Road
- Berry Road/Leonardtown Road at MD 301/Crain Highway
- Just north of Waldorf at McKendree Road/Cedartown Road and MD 301/Crain Highway
Which Types of Waldorf Cases Do You Handle?
At Zirkin & Schmerling Law, we handle a wide variety of cases in and around Waldorf, 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.
After a dog bite in Waldorf, contact a qualified dog bite injury attorney who can help you get your medical bills paid and recover from the attack.
In Maryland, you can sue for damages after a personal injury. To get the best results, you’ll need an experienced personal injury attorney helping you pursue a personal injury case.
Your 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 Waldorf car accident.
Semi-truck accidents along the highways in Waldorf 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. Our criminal defense lawyers handle felonies, misdemeanors, expungement, domestic violence, theft, drug crimes, assault, and reckless endangerment. Let’s find the best outcome possible for your situation.
Your loved one could be suffering in a group home. Contact a group home abuse and neglect attorney about seeking high-dollar compensation.
Waldorf 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 Waldorf 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 Waldorf 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 Waldorf 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.
Hurt in a motorcycle accident in Waldorf? 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 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 Waldorf and contact our law office 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?
It is your right as a Maryland citizen to pursue compensation for many types of damages. Check with an attorney serving Waldorf, MD 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 attorney in Waldorf 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 Emergency Services and Local Contact Information for Waldorf, Maryland
In an emergency, always call 911.
- Charles County Sheriff’s Office – (301) 932-7777
- Waldorf Fire Station 3 – (301) 645-3000
- Maryland State Courts
- Charles County Circuit Court – (301) 932-3210
- Charles County District Court – (301) 934-5110
- District Court of Maryland – (410) 512-2500
Zirkin & Schmerling Law, our attorneys have many years of experience successfully achieving positive outcomes for our clients and we 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 Waldorf area.