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Potomac Yard Stadium | Alexandria Car Accident AttorneyPotomac Yards Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents happen all the time, and often when you least expect it. It is a risk of driving on the road: you can do everything right, and some negligent person can still hit your car, and hurt you. As the stadium is built, and the area is built-up, these collisions are likely to increase in frequency.

When a car crash happens, you need to call an experienced Potomac car accident attorney, who will stand up and defend you, and fight for all of the compensation that you deserve! Blaszkow Legal is dedicated to fighting for clients throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. Call us today for a free consultation, and we will get started fighting the insurance companies right away - for you!

Investigating Potomac car accidents

Any time you have been hurt in an automobile accident, no matter where it is, the burden of proof is always on you to prove your case. Even if you think you were doing nothing wrong, we still have to prove it. So we set our team to work as soon as you call us, investigating your case, and finding all of the evidence that we need to hold the at-fault party or parties responsible.

Remember, that we have to prove everything. We have to meet our burden of proof, and to do so, we have to prove three very distinct elements of a case:

  1. That the at fault person acted negligently,

  2. That the at-fault party breached a duty of care to you (such as driving a vehicle with due regard to other motorists)

  3. That you were hurt as a result of the at-fault party's negligence, and that the medical treatment that you receive is all causally linked to that accident

We perform our investigation comprehensively. We are going to be investigating not just how the accident happened, but everyone who was involved. Because of how the Potomac Yards area is being built up, for example, there is a high likelihood that if you have had an accident on Route 1 in Alexandria or Arlington, we are going to be able to obtain some camera footage of the accident! However, camera footage does not last forever! We have to obtain this footage immediately, or at least get it preserved so that it is not overwritten and destroyed.

We also began interviewing witnesses right away. Just like camera footage, witnesses' recollections fade over time. We reach out to anyone who saw the accident, or any part of it right away, so that we can preserve their testimony for later.

Potomac Yards Accidents on Private Property

Just because a car accident did not happen on the road, does not mean you do not have a claim! You can still be hurt, sometime seriously, on private property. Blaszkow Legal is a law firm that will zealously prosecute your case, whether it happened in a parking lot, parking garage, or on the very roadway itself.

Potomac Car Accident Negligence

There are many causes to motor vehicle collisions. Figuring out exactly how the defendant was negligent is the responsibility of an experienced car accident lawyer. Some of the most common examples of negligence include and distracted:

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Potomac Yards stadium | Alexandria Car Accident AttorneyHow the Claims Process Works

Whether your case has taken place on Virginia side or the Maryland side of the Potomac River, or even in DC, an auto accident claim is going to be handled in roughly the same manner, once you become our client. This involves reaching out to insurance companies, and opening up files (which they call claims). However, it is extremely important to have an attorney do this!

Insurance companies have no duty to tell you what the law is, or to tell you what your rights are! You see, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia all practice a legal doctrine known as contributory negligence. This is a very high standard in personal injury cases, and it means that if you are found to be even 1% responsible for the happening of the accident, then you cannot recover! When you open up a claim with the insurance company, they are going to get as much information from you as they can, and they are very nice sounding people on the phone. But make no mistake! They are ready, willing, and able to use anything you say against you. If you say something that suggests that you were in any way negligent, no matter how small, they will deny your claim!

When you become our client, we open up the file, and we begin speaking to the insurance company. While this is happening, you will be getting the medical care that you need to get better. We will simultaneously be conducting our investigation.

Once the investigation is complete, and your treatment is finished, we comprehensively review all evidence and materials, and we assemble a settlement demand package. This package is designed for specific review by unique computer software utilized by the insurance companies. Very few firms have the knowledge and experience to give the insurance companies the data they need which maximizes your recovery, but Blaszkow Legal is one firm that can!

Generally, within 30 to 60 days of sending the settlement package, the insurance companies reach out to us with their position. This is usually their initial offer, at which point you (as the client) are involved in negotiations. Or, they could simply deny liability! Then, we discuss with you where to go. The next step after that discussion is to file the lawsuit.

Statistically, less than 20% of all personal injury cases have to be litigated. However, we treat every case that comes into our office as if it is going to trial, so we prepare every case thoroughly, from day one. The insurance companies know this, they know that we are one of the firms that is not afraid to take them all the way to trial!

What Kind of Personal Injury Cases Do You Handle?

At Blaszkow Legal, we do not only handle car accidents. We handle all manner of personal injury claims including:

Damages That You Can Claim After a Motor Vehicle Collision

Every case has to be viewed individually. Just because your friend's car crash case was worth X, does not mean your case is worth X, as well. Everything is determined by what a client's damages are. Damages is a legal term of art, that the insurance industry and lawyers utilize to explain all of the ways that a personal injury incident has harmed the plaintiff. There are many different elements that go into the computation of a person's damages:

  • Medical expenses

  • Future medical expenses

  • Time lost from work

  • Future time lost from work

  • Loss of earning capacity

  • Severity of injuries

  • Permanent injuries

  • Scarring

  • Loss of enjoyment of life

  • Impairment in activities of daily living

  • Pain and suffering

  • Inconvenience

Contact an Experienced Potomac Accident Lawyer Right Away!

Potomac Yards is a thriving community, and as new businesses and the new stadiums are built, traffic is only going to increase. While most drivers are safe, and are going to obey the rules of the road, there are still going to be negligent drivers out there: on roads, in parking garages, in parking lots, and more!

If you are hurt as the result of someone else's negligence, you need a team that is going to stand up and fight for you, every step of the way. Call Blaszkow Legal for a free consultation at 703-879-5910.

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Joe Blaszkow has been fighting for injured people throughout the DMV for over 40 years. He has battled every insurance company out there, and won. He has trained his team to have the same attention to detail, and client-focused attitude.

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