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Person in road holding leg with car in backgroundIf you have been hit by a car, truck, or a bus as a pedestrian, the injuries that you suffered may be severe. If the accident happened a couple of days ago, unfortunately you may have a long road to recovery. If it happened some time ago, you may still be going to treatment, and through all sorts of rehabilitation. No matter when the accident happened, you may find yourself crushed by stress, such as figuring out how to pay for bills, and how to simply exist after your life has been turned upside down. You do not need to go through this stressful time alone! You can call Blaszkow Legal, and get someone fighting on your side today, who can help insulate you and deal with these personal worries so that you can focus on getting better

You need a skilled Maryland pedestrian accident lawyer to help you hold accountable the person or persons who were so negligent, reckless, or careless as to have caused the accident that hurt you. Our job at Blaszkow Legal is to fight for you against the army of insurance adjusters and defense lawyers who are trying to minimize and neutralize your claim. We will fight them in negotiations to get everything that you deserve, and we will fight them in court to press your claim.

Our team knows just how badly you have been effected by a pedestrian accident in Maryland. We know the law, and we know what you can claim. It is our job to fight hard for you, and we are very proud of the fact that for over 40 years, we have been helping injured people in Maryland, and their families, get all of the compensation they are entitled to. Call Blaszkow Legal today for a free consultation at 703-879-5910!

Hiring a Maryland Pedestrian Accident Attorney

The laws around pedestrian accidents can be very convoluted, and you need someone on your side who can fight for you from day one. There are many pitfalls encountered by people who try to go it alone, or file a claim on their own.

The easiest way that an insurance adjuster or defense lawyer will try to defeat your claim, is to argue about how the accident happened. They will argue that you are at least partially at fault. This is extremely important, because Maryland, just like Virginia and DC, is a contributory negligence state. That means if you are even 1% responsible for the accident, you cannot recover. The insurance companies will use this allegation if you do not know your rights.

Even if the at-fault insurance company accepts liability, they will then begin to chip away at your claim, piece by piece. You may have gone to the hospital, and only had a copay of $1,000. The insurance company may tell you that they will pay that $1,000! They have no obligation to tell you that your health insurance, and the contractual adjustment taken by the hospital, is a collateral source and inadmissible! They are not required to tell you that your claim is actually for that full bill - not just what was left over after health insurance paid. You need an attorney to make sure that you do not get taken advantage of.

How do pedestrian accidents happen in Maryland?

Most pedestrian accidents are due to the negligence of the driver of the vehicle that hits the pedestrian. Negligence can be normal, or gross. Some of the common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Speeding

  • Failing to pay full time and attention to the road

  • Drunk driving

  • Distracted driving

  • Turning without looking

  • Turning without signaling

  • Impaired visibility

  • Aggressive driving

What are some of the common injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrian accidents are often the worst that we handle, because an individual has no protection from the impact of a multi-thousand pound vehicle. Some injuries include:

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident anywhere in Maryland, from Prince George's County to Baltimore, it is absolutely vital that you get in to see a medical doctor right away. Not all injuries are immediately apparent. Internal injuries, and especially injuries to organs, can only be evaluated through imaging and other testing. Simply going to a physical therapist, or even a chiropractor, does not ensure a sufficient evaluation of these potential injuries. Make sure that you go to an urgent care center or an emergency room after a pedestrian accident.

How does contributory negligence impact my case?

Maryland is not very forgiving when it comes to negligence. This means that a pedestrian cannot be in any way responsible for the happening of the accident. If you are, then you cannot recover. It is important to cross the roadway in crosswalk, and obeying the traffic lights. It is vital to speak to an attorney immediately so we can gather evidence, just in case the insurance company tries to suggest that you are at fault.

When should I get an attorney after a pedestrian accident?

Immediately! You need to talk to a lawyer right away. As soon as you are hit, the defense is going to get right to work in trying to attack your case. You need someone on your side, fighting just as hard, just as soon.

The sooner that you put Blaszkow Legal on the case, the sooner that our team of attorneys, investigators, paralegals, and other staff will begin reviewing the scene, and investigating to prove your claim, and put a stop to the allegations that will be made by the other side.

How long do pedestrian crash claims take?

The length of a claim against a car, bus, or truck that causes a pedestrian accident is very case specific. Much depends on the level of your injuries, and where you are in treatment. We will begin investigating right away. The statute of limitations in Maryland is 3 years, so we have three years to file a lawsuit from the date of the accident.

However, if you are hit by a vehicle owned by the government in Maryland, there are other timelines that have to be considered. Contact Blaszkow Legal right away to make sure that you have a viable claim.

Hire a Maryland pedestrian accident lawyer today!

If you have been involved in a pedestrian strike that was not your fault, you have rights. You have the ability to seek compensation for the injuries that you have sustained. But there are a lot of people that don't want to see you succeed, and those people are working hard to stop you. Let us work hard to get in their way, and advance your interests.

Call Blaszkow Legal today and put our decades' of experience fighting for our clients to work for you. Remember that we work on a contingency fee basis, so we don't get paid unless you collect money. There is no fee to give us a call, or to sit down and talk to us.

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