Call an Auto Accident Lawyer in Alexandria, VA Today!

Call an Auto Accident Lawyer in Alexandria, VA Today!

Accidents and Collisions: Trucks, Buses, Motorcycles, Cars - we handle it all!

Living, working, visiting, or simply traveling through the DC Metropolitan Area can be trying - it is one of the "most traffic congested areas in the country!" In the DMV-area, drivers are 109% more likely to get involved in an accident!* Dangerous high speed collisions occur with alarming frequency. Among the many causes of those accidents in the area are:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Speeding
  • Negligence
  • Drunk driving
  • Drivers using cell phones and mobile devices
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe vehicles


Vehicle drivers suffer due to collisions. Medical bills pile up, cars have to be repaired, and time may be lost from work while you physically recover. You are entitled to seek legal help to get what you deserve as the direct result of the negligence of others. In Virginia, for example, the victim in an automobile collision can sue for:

  • All bodily injuries and their effects on the person
  • Current and future mental anguish
  • Disfigurement, scarring, deformity, and the associated embarrassment and humiliation
  • Past and future inconvenience
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost earnings

Car Accident Lawyer in Alexandria, VA

If you have been involved in an auto-accident, always remember the following:

  1. Medical attention is very important. If you have been hurt, see a doctor! Do not wait, as some injuries you may think are minor could be indications of serious damage.
  2. Do not make wild accusations! The side of the road is NEVER the time to argue with other drivers or passengers.
  3. Do not make statements. Just like on TV, what you say can be used against you - even in a lawsuit. Always answer a policeman’s questions, and you are obligated to give your insurance information to the other involved driver(s), but you are NOT required to admit fault or guilt.
  4. Take pictures. If you or your passengers are ok, then take as many pictures as you can of the road, the conditions, all involved cars, tire tracks, or anything that may be important. Remember: it is much better to delete a photo then to wish you had taken it.
  5. Keep copies of everything. If you have had medical treatment, keep a copy of any records and bills. If you have the police report, keep that safe. Other communications from insurance companies, tow truck firms and others should be kept.
  6. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Time is always a factor. Although you have 2 years in Virginia, and 3 years in DC and Maryland to file a suit, the longer you wait, the more difficult it may become to prove your case.

Pedestrian Accidents

Walking in the Metro area is almost as dangerous as driving, sometimes because so many drivers are paying attention to GPS, smart phones, other cars, and other distractions. Pedestrians run a risk of being involved in accidents all the time.

Pedestrian accidents are very traumatic, because the most severe damage happens to the pedestrian:

  • Broken bones
  • Bruising
  • Bad cuts and scrapes
  • Head impact/trauma
  • Spinal injury

Brain and Spine Injuries

Injuries suffered as a result of accidents can be minor, such as bruises and cuts; or they can be severe, like broken bones, concussions, or severed limbs. The body tries to repair itself as it has for eons, but injuries to the spine and the brain are much harder to repair and take much, much longer.

Traumatic incidents and injuries require specific, dedicated diagnoses and treatment. That treatment is more complicated and lasting than the setting of a broken bone. Ensuring that you have the right diagnosis – and the right care – is essential. One cannot make mistakes with the spine, or any part of the central nervous system: mistakes can result in the loss of feeling and sensation, crippling of arms or legs, or even paralysis.

Common signs of brain injuries are:

  • slurred speech
  • slowed movements or responses
  • forgetfulness
  • confusion
  • headaches

Common signs of spine injury:

  • pain when moving, bending, or walking
  • inability to get comfortable
  • numbness or tingling in arms, legs, hands and feet

The Law Office of Attorney Joseph A. Blaszkow has been helping drivers and passengers in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area for 35 years, and is ready to put that experience to work for you. Email us now or call 703-879-5910 to schedule a free consultation right away.