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Anytime you suffer an injury as the result of someone else's negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you not only are dealing with your pain and suffering, and all of the stresses that come with this injury - you also have to deal with a layer of frustration because it seems so many people are fighting against you! As soon as you are injured in an accident, a team of insurance adjusters and defense lawyers get to work right away to minimize or defeat your claim. You deserve someone on your side who, from the minute you call, is going to be fighting for you, not them. We work hard for all of our clients, and this is why we are one of the most highly rated law firms in the DMV on Google.

For over 40 years, Blaszkow Legal has been fighting for our clients throughout Maryland, as well as Virginia and DC. Our team of attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and other staff are all trained with one goal in mind, and that is to maximize your claim to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you have been hurt as the result of someone's negligence, get Justice with Joe! Call 703-879-5910 today, or email us through our website, and put us to work for you immediately.

Do I need a lawyer? Can I afford one?

These are very common questions, and the answers to both are the same: yes. You should always speak to an attorney, even if you decide not to hire one. You can rest assured that if you have been involved in a personal injury incident or accident, the at-fault parties have definitely spoken to their lawyers. Shouldn't you have the same benefit?

The insurance companies are betting on the fact that you don't want to talk to a lawyer, because you don't want to have to pay one. The insurance companies know that a case where a lawyer is involved, usually have triple the recovery of those without a lawyer. They also know that over 75% of the people who are involved in car accidents, truck accidents, and slip and falls, will never speak to an attorney. No one is happier about that statistic than the insurance companies! Why? Because skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers know all of the elements that an injured party may claim. A person trying to file a claim without a lawyer probably does not know, and the insurance companies have no duty to tell them. So if the insurance companies are able to settle for less, they couldn't be happier!

When it comes to paying for an attorney, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don't get paid unless you collect money, just like all of the commercials say. We offer free consultations for all personal injury matters

Does hiring a lawyer mean I have to go to court?

Not necessarily. Over 85% of the cases that we work are able to be settled before we have to file a lawsuit. Of the cases that we do have to file a lawsuit, over half of those will settle before we get to the trial itself.

Having a Maryland personal injury attorney is still vital, because if the insurance companies do not think that you are ready, willing, and able to go to court, then they can minimize your claim in advance, with impunity.

Choosing Blaszkow Legal

When you have been hurt, you are going to have a lot of questions. You are going to want to know who is responsible for paying your bills, how you're going to get reimbursed for lost wages, and you need to know how to get your life back together. An experienced personal injury lawyer in Maryland can help answer most of those questions, and can take a lot of the stresses off of your shoulders. Blaszkow Legal is devoted to helping each and every client, without making you feel like you've hired a factory and are now merely a number. We strive every day to offer personalized service to our clients

When you hire the experience team at Blaszkow Legal, you hire an aggressive group who are dedicated to getting you all of the compensation that you deserve. We will:

  • Investigate the facts of your case immediately and thoroughly.

  • Oversee an assist in coordinating medical care

  • Ensure that all medical bills are submitted to the correct health insurance companies, and handle necessary paperwork

  • Interview eyewitnesses

  • Properly prepare a settlement demand package for the insurance companies

  • Analyze and evaluate settlement offers

  • Guide you and advise you when considering a settlement

  • Prepare, file and fight your case at trial, if the insurance companies don't offer what you deserve

Our commitment to maximizing your recovery is one of the things that makes Blaszkow Legal different. We are not just trying to get some money to make you go away, we want to get you as much as you deserve.

Elements of a personal injury claim

When you are involved in a personal injury incident, you have to file a claim for your damages. Damages is a legal term that represents the universe of the elements that make up your claim. Your damages are divided into two separate sections. Economic damages, which are defined and specific amounts that are documentable. Non-economic damages are more ephemeral, such as pain and suffering. Examples of damages include medical expenses, time lost from work, future medical treatment, future lost wages, pain and suffering, inconvenience, diminished value, and more.

Cases we handle

We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the years. Our recoveries for our clients run the gamut of all kinds of personal injury cases, such as:

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Frequently asked questions

What is the statute of limitations on Maryland personal injury claims?

Maryland personal injury claims must be filed 3 years from the date of the accident. However, this timeline can change if government vehicles are involved, depending on whether that striking vehicle is local state or federal. You should call an attorney right away.

What if I am injured on the weekend?

Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can call or email us at any time. If, on the off chance, that all of our lines are busy, if you leave a message, our voicemails are transcribed, and someone will call you back within a few hours, at most!

Do I owe you money if I do not win my case?

No. We work on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if you collect money.

Why don't I want to talk to the insurance company myself?

Because insurance companies have no duty to tell you what you can and cannot claim. They have no responsibility to fix mistakes that are made. If, for example, you send them a hospital bill that was $10,000, and your copay was only $1,000, they may offer you $2,000. You might think that's great because all the money that came out of your pocket, you now get back, plus some! They don't have to tell you that your health insurance is a collateral source, and your claim is not just for your copay, but for the full amount of the medical services rendered.

Also, just like on television, anything you say can and will be used against you. Insurance adjusters are good at their job, and they can get you to answer questions, and say things that suggest that you were partly at fault for an accident or fall. If that happens, because of Maryland's contributory negligence law, you may have given them an argument to defeat your case. Always have an attorney to protect you, even from yourself.

Do you handle personal injury cases all over Maryland?

Generally yes, but there again, our goal is to make sure that you make the most money possible, not us. If you have a case on the Maryland- Pennsylvania border, and it is going to result in too much expense for you, we will refer you to a local attorney who will have fewer travel expenses, thus putting more money in your pocket.

Call Blaszkow Legal for help today!

The insurance companies have defense lawyers working hard for them, 24 hours a day. You deserve aggressive attorneys to fight for you from the minute you call into the office. Don't let the insurance companies get away with all of their tricks, that rob you of the compensation you deserve.

Call Blaszkow Legal today and set our personal injury team to work for you. Many consultations can be done virtually, to minimize the interruption in your daily life. Get Justice with Joe, and call 703-879-5910

Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Joe Blaszkow is a graduate of Georgetown Law, and has been fighting for people hurt in Maryland for over 40 years. He is one of the few lawyers who can practice everywhere in the DMV: Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

If you have been hurt due to someone else's negligence, then call a lawyer right now: 703-879-5910