Zirkin and Schmerlinglaw

Millions Recovered for Our Clients Throughout Maryland

Results

Client was in 3 car accidents in 2 years.

Another attorney gave up on his case because of all of the issues in there being so many crashes close in time. The client hired our office and we filed suit and we were able to secure policy limits of $300,000.

Client was hit by a motorist without adequate insurance coverage

Our client was insured with State Farm and had an underinsured motorist policy. State Farm refused to pay for any of her bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. No offer was ever made to the client. The policy limits were $100,000. After a two-day jury trial, the client was awarded $105,944.87.

Z&S Turns Insurance Company’s $8,000 offer into $100,000

Our client was in a very minor accident. There was no property damage to his vehicle or to the vehicle that struck him in the rear. After the collision, both parties saw no damage to their vehicles and decided to drive away from the scene. The police were never called. Within a couple of days our client was having a lot of pain in his shoulder. After seeing several doctors it was determined that he needed a shoulder surgery. After receiving the surgery the insurance company decided that because there was no property damage they would make a final offer of just over $8,000. Our office filed a lawsuit in this matter. The insurance company continued to maintain their same offer until approximately 6 weeks before trial we were able to get the full policy limits from the insurance company in the amount of $100,000. The client was thrilled with this great outcome.

Z&S Client awarded $1,850,000 for “Flying Aluminum” Auto Accident

Z & S Client had a flying piece of aluminum struck him in his vehicle.  The client had an original offer of $0 before suit was initiated.  Extensive discovery and qualified experts helped to establish liability and help set up the client for the rest of his life. He received $1,850,000.00 for his injuries.

Dog Bite victim awarded $500,000

Z & S Client’s ear was bitten off by a dog owned by the client’s sister. Z & S Client ultimately obtained maximum policy limits in the amount of $500,000.00 for his injuries.

Z&S Wins Workplace Sexual Assault Case and $3,250,000 for Client

Z & S Client claimed to have been sexually assaulted while on the job for her employer.  Z & S attorneys obtained a judgment in the amount of $3,250,000.00 for the client based on an extensive award for punitive damages.

Fender Bender Results in $167,000 Award

Z & S Client was in a minor fender bender accident with extremely low property damage.  Unfortunately, the client had a significant prior injury which was exacerbated by the minor accident.  Client received $167,000.00 for her injuries after an initial offer of $5,000.

Child bitten by Pit Bull Awarded $150,000

Z & S. Client was a young child attacked by a vicious pit bull.  Unfortunately the dog owner had no homeowners or renters insurance and the landlord denied any knowledge of the dog.  Several attorneys had taken on the case but had dropped the client when liability was denied.  Lawyers at Z & S Law took on the case despite the challenging liability dispute and obtained $150,000.00 for the client against the landlord of the property.

Group Home Abuse client awarded $475,000

A Z & S Client was abused at a group home by one of the staff workers on site.  Client and her family ultimately obtained $475,000.00 for the injuries done to the client.  Z & S further assisted in securing alternative living arrangements for the client closer to her family.

Attacked by the family’s dog

A young girl was babysitting for a family in Southern Maryland when she was attacked by the family’s dog.  The client obtained $300,000.00 for her injuries present and future.

Client was abused in a group home

A Z & S Client was abused in a group home.  This young man had neither physical nor emotional trauma that was associated with the abuse by any expert.  Nevertheless, Z & S attorneys obtained $450,000.00 for the client.

Client was originally charged with negligent driving which resulted in an automobile accident

Z & S Client was originally charged with negligent driving which resulted in an automobile accident.  Z & S attorneys represented client in the negligent driving case and client was found not guilty.  Z & S next filed a civil claim believing that the original report was false and the client was not the at-fault driver.  Client ultimately obtained $75,000.00 in the case.

A slip and fall case outside of a local restaurant resulted in damage to a Z & S Client’s ankle

A slip and fall case outside of a local restaurant resulted in damage to a Z & S Client’s ankle.  Liability was denied by insurance as the insured denied any knowledge of the defect in the cement.  With hard work and commitment, Z & S lawyers uncovered evidence that there was prior knowledge of the defect despite the denials.  Client obtained $120,000.00 for her injuries.

Husband and Wife, clients of Z & S. Law were in a rear-end automobile accident

Husband and Wife, clients of Z & S. Law were in a rear-end automobile accident.  Liability was accepted but insurance decided that the value of the case was $5,000 per Plaintiff for a total of $10,000.  Following extensive litigation, husband and wife received a total of $375,000.00.

A young girl playing at a neighbor’s house was bitten by the neighbor’s supposed friendly dog

A young girl playing at a neighbor’s house was bitten by the neighbor’s supposed friendly dog.  After years of litigation, the young child obtained $260,000.00 for her injuries, scarring, and emotional trauma.

Client slipped on a raised portion of a sidewalk while walking to pick up some food in Baltimore City

Z & S Client slipped on a raised portion of a sidewalk while walking to pick up some food in Baltimore City.  After extensive discovery that helped uncover important evidence, the client obtained $105,000.00 for her injuries.

Client was a mail carrier who was bitten by a dog, an unfortunately typical experience

Z & S Client was a mail carrier who was bitten by a dog, an unfortunately typical experience.  The client had a small wound on his arm and was offered $15,000 for a settlement.  After filing suit, the client ultimately obtained $103,000.00 for his injury.

Client overcame multiple legal challenges to her case

After 3 prior attorneys dropped her case, Z & S Client overcame multiple legal challenges to her case to obtain $300,000.00.  Client, an infant, was dropped by the client’s relative in what first looked like an accident without negligence.  The award ultimately obtained was the maximum under the homeowner’s policy.

Client slipped and fell at a restaurant in Baltimore County

Z & S. Client slipped and fell at a restaurant in Baltimore County.  Insurance denied coverage claiming the restaurant owner was completely unaware of the dangerous spill and actually blaming the victim.  Ultimately, Z & S Law attorneys overcame the defenses through discovery and obtained $70,000.00 for the client.

Client was bitten by a dog owned by the girlfriend of the homeowner

Z & S Client was bitten by a dog owned by the girlfriend of the homeowner.  Insurance denied coverage.  Client originally had a prior attorney who had recommended taking a ‘nuisance settlement’ amount of $5,000.  Client had dropped prior counsel and hired Z & S Law.  Ultimately, the client obtained $87,500.00 for the case.

Client was riding his bicycle when he was attacked by two dogs

Z & S. Client was riding his bicycle when he was attacked by two dogs.  Neither dog had a recorded history of bites but both were running at large.  Client obtained $200,000.00 for his injuries.

Automobile accident where the police report placed our client as the ‘at-fault driver.’

Z & S Client was in an automobile accident where the police report placed our client as the ‘at-fault driver.’  After suit was initiated, Z & S showed that the police report was in error, and obtained an amount of $90,000.00 for the client.

Automobile accident with minimal damage to either vehicle

Z & S Client was in a minor automobile accident with minimal damage to either vehicle.  The case was a ‘word vs. word’ accident with both sides blaming the other.  Initial response was a denial of liability and no offer.  Client eventually obtained the maximum $100,000.00 policy limits.

Pedestrian walking on a sidewalk

Z & S Client was a pedestrian walking on a sidewalk in her neighborhood when her neighbor accidentally backed into her moving out of the driveway.  Insurance initially denied liability in the matter claiming contributory negligence.  The client obtained $200,000.00 for her injuries.