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If you have been hurt and sustained a personal injury that was not your fault, then you may have a claim against the person whose negligence caused your injuries. A personal injury incident has a horrible way of inflicting pain upon you, and truly impacting almost every facet of your life. These sort of incidents can range from car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian strikes, dog bites, to other traumatic incidents. The team of personal injury lawyers and staff at Blaszkow Legal will begin fighting for you right away!

If you have suffered a personal injury, you should contact an attorney immediately. You should never try to deal with insurance companies alone, because insurance companies are devoted to giving you as little money as possible. We are dedicated to getting you all of the compensation that you are entitled to. Call us today for a free consultation!

Speaking to an Experienced Manassas Personal Injury Lawyer

Blaszkow Legal handles cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don't get paid unless you collect money. There is no money down, no money upfront, and no risk to you. You should always speak to a lawyer, so that you have someone looking out for your best interest, and giving you the advice that you need. You should remember that insurance companies are speaking to their lawyers, why shouldn't use speak to yours?

There are huge advantages in speaking with an attorney. As an initial matter, an attorney is responsible for claiming everything that you can possibly claim as a result of your injuries. However, if you speak to an insurance company yourself, insurance companies are not required to tell you what the law is. They are not on your side, nor are they good neighbors.

The Kinds of Personal Injury Claims That We Handle in Manassas, Virginia

The negligence of a personal or company can cause harm to you in many different ways. These can range from modest injuries to permanent injuries, and unfortunately, even the death of loved ones. At Blaszkow Legal, we have handled all manner of personal injury cases, from the small to the extreme. From bruises and fractures to traumatic brain injuries, we have battled every insurance company for our clients with the same dedication and determination to do what was right for our injured clients.

Some of the personal injury cases that we handle in Manassas and throughout Prince William County include:

  • Car accidents: Car accidents are a wide term, and the people often utilize the term to include everything involving a motor vehicle, but the reality is that different claims are very, very different (between bus, car, truck, etc), even if the insurance companies want to handle them in the same way. Our Manassas personal injury lawyers are ready to help file your claim, prosecute your claim, and if necessary, go to court to fight for your rights.

  • Pedestrian accidents: Vehicle operators have a duty to keep a lookout for their surroundings, and this includes pedestrians who are in the crosswalk, crossing with the lights. Many drivers get distracted, or simply do not pay enough attention, and these collisions can result in catastrophic injuries. People can be paralyzed, can lose limbs, and even suffer permanent brain damage. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you need to speak to a lawyer right away, because one of the biggest defenses the insurance companies will use against you, is to claim that you are also responsible for the crash!

  • Truck accidents: Big rigs are, well, big, and the crashes that they cause when operated negligent often result in catastrophic injuries. These cases require significant investigation, because who is doing what (from the corporate perspective) is often shrouded in mystery and shell-companies. Speak to a Manassas personal injury lawyer immediately!

  • Premises liability: A property owner (or user) has a duty to people that he invites or allows onto their property. Property owners are responsible for looking out for risks and hazards, and mitigating them once the hazards are identified. This can be as simple as putting up some wet floor signs, and cleaning up excess water, to putting up adequate fencing and warning signs. Some Property Owners ignore these simple duties, and injuries can be sustained as a result. If you have been hurt on someone else's property, due to their negligence, then you may be able to pursue a premises liability claim.

  • Wrongful death: Losing a loved one is never easy, and no one would have the audacity to tell you that it is. This loss can be made even worse, if the loss was suffered due to the foreseeable and preventable negligence of another person. Blaszkow Legal represents the families of those who have died with empathy, and aggressive determination to hold the negligent person or companies responsible.

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Prince William County Personal InjuryWhat Do you Have to Prove to Pursue a Personal Injury Case?

In order to determine whether you have a personal injury claim, we have to prove a few things. Comprehensively, we have to prove that the other person was negligent, and that everything else followed from the negligence of that person. We have to prove all of the elements of a personal injury claim:

  • The negligent party or parties had a duty to you;

  • They acted recklessly, negligently, or failed to act in a reasonable manner;

  • Their actions (or inactions!) caused your injuries; and

  • The injuries that you suffered are causally linked to, and directly attributable to their negligence

It is important to remember that just because you have been hurt, does not mean that you have a personal injury claim! For example, if you are standing in line at a fast food restaurant, and someone spills something in front of you, and before anyone has a chance to react, you walk through the puddle and fall, the fast food restaurant is not responsible. Not only must the incident happen on their property, but they have to know about it, or have had a chance to address it.

Now in the same fact pattern, if that spill has been there for an hour, right in front of a cashier who has done nothing, that is a different situation entirely. In this instance, the law recognizes that the business knew (or would have known through the exercise of reasonable diligence) of the condition, and failed to do anything about it.

Negligence in Personal Injury Claims in Manassas

All claims in Manassas and Prince William County are governed by Virginia's contributory negligence law. This is a legal doctrine which says that if the injured person is responsible for the happening of the accident, then they cannot recover. This means that if you are even 1% responsible, then there is no case that you can pursue. It is very important to speak to a lawyer right away, who can work on proving that the other side was negligent, and that you were not.

This defense is loved by the insurance industry, and they will use it as often as they can!

What Damages Can You Claim in a Personal Injury Case?

Investigating your case includes proving your damages. This is exactly what a Manassas personal injury lawyer does, through review of medical records, client interviews, and even interviews of a client's friends and family who may be able to provide additional information. Blaszkow Legal knows that information comes from more than one source, and we will look for everything to try to fight for you, and to prove your claim.

Your claim for damages has two separate elements. The first element is called economic damages, which include those damages that are easily quantifiable and measurable. Some examples include:

  • Current medical expenses

  • Future medical expenses

  • Time lost from work

  • Loss of earning capacity

  • Reduced earning capacity

  • Property damage

  • Diminished value

Your claim also includes non-economic damages, which are not quantifiable. This means that they are not supported by specific documentary evidence. However, that doesn't make your suffering or your injury any less, it simply means it has to be proven in a different way. Some examples of non economic damages are:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life

  • Disfigurement

  • Scarring

  • Permanent injury

  • Disability

  • Post traumatic stress

  • Pain and suffering

There are different damages in the event of a wrongful death claim.

Investigating a Manassas Personal Injury Case

Blaszkow Legal has a team of attorneys, and other staff members who are trained to investigate all aspects of your personal injury claim. We ensure a comprehensive and thorough review not just to the law, but of the facts surrounding your claim. Remember that the burden of proof is always on the claimant, or the person who is bringing the claim.

Our investigation will begin as soon as you contact us, which is why it's important for you to contact a lawyer right away. We will begin to review medical records, Financial records, property damage witness identification and interviews camera footage retrieval scene review and investigation

How Long Do You Have to File a Manassas Personal Injury Claim?

All Manassas personal injury claims are governed by Virginia's two year statute of limitations. This means that any underlying lawsuit must be filed before the 2-year anniversary of the incident/injury.

However, there are other deadlines that run sooner, and you have to be very careful. If, for example, you were hurt in a truck accident caused by a vehicle owned by Prince William County (including School Buses!), then you have to provide written notice of the claim (per Virginia Code 15.2-209) within six months of the crash! If you don't then your claim may be defeated on procedural grounds.

Contact Blaszkow Legal to Get More Information About Your Manassas Personal Injury Case

If you or a loved one have been hurt due to someone else's negligence in Manassas, or anywhere else in Prince William County, then you need a dedicated Manassas personal injury lawyer who will begin fighting for you and getting you the compensation that you deserve. No insurance company is looking out for your best interest, but a personal injury lawyer is. We are ethically and legally obligated to do what is best for you, not someone else.

Call today for a free consultation, at 703-879-5910

Meet Joe Blaszkow

Joe Blaszkow is the managing attorney and CEO of Blaszkow Legal. He has worked hard to develop a firm capable of standing up to the biggest insurance companies!

We serve all of Northern Virginia: Manassas, Manassas Park, Woodbridge, Haymarket, Montclair, Dumfries, Triangle, Quantico, Canova, Bull Run, Canova, Wellington, Nokesville, and beyond. Call 703-879-5910