SILVER SPRING CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
If you have been injured in an accident in Silver Spring that was not your fault, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation. However, the insurance companies will make this a very difficult and complicated task, that will often serve only to frustrate and confuse you. Talk to an experienced Silver Spring car accident lawyer right away, so that you are never fighting alone.
After an accident, or other personal injury incident, you often have to deal with a lot of stresses that are trying to take over your daily life, such as constantly receiving medical bills, missing time from work, and wondering how you're going to go forward from here. If you were hurt through no fault of your own in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury matter, you should focus on getting better. Let the Silver Spring car accident lawyers at Blaszkow Legal help you right away. The insurance companies want to take advantage of you, and you should never let them. Call us today for a free consultation!
Types of Silver Spring Accidents That We Handle
Joe Blaszkow, and the team at Blaszkow Legal are focused solely on practicing personal injury law. That means we can put the full might of our firm behind our clients, and you can rest assured that we are good at what we're doing, because it is all that we do. Our attorneys and staff have many years of experience fighting insurance companies, and representing clients. We are able to build the best case possible to fight for your claim, irrespective of how you were injured.
We can handle a wide range of personal injury matters such as:
Federal Tort Claims Act cases
Why You Should Speak to a Maryland car accident attorney Right Away
Maryland, just like Virginia and Washington DC, is a contributory negligence state. That is very unique to the DMV area, and this is not a kind of law that is practiced in most of the rest of the country. What that means is that if you are found to be even 1% responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, you cannot recover. It is a very high bar, and the insurance companies use all of the tricks in their trade to deny your claim as much as they can.
After you have been involved in an accident, you will often call your car insurance company, and without knowing any better, you may even call the insurance adjuster for the at-fault party. These people are all trying to get you to say as much as possible, to give them information. Anything that you say can and will be used against you by the other side. If they can prove that you are even a little bit responsible, or the accident was a little bit your fault, even just a tiny bit, they will deny your claim. Never let that happen. Never speak to an insurance company without the benefit of experienced legal counsel.
Here is our guide to speaking to your own car insurance company.
Why You Should Talk to an Attorney Immediately After a Silver Spring Car Accident
The claimant, or the person bringing the claim, always has a responsibility to prove their damages. This means not merely making accusations, but actually being able to prove that the accident was the other person's fault. There are many ways to do that, including through camera footage, witness testimony, and more. But evidence doesn't lay around forever. It is important for us to search for it right away - before it is lost.
Camera footage. Dash cameras, surveillance cameras, traffic cams, and other recording devices will sometimes capture car accidents that they were not even designed to capture. As soon as you become represented by us, we will set our team of paralegals and investigators to work to see what cameras are in the area of your accident, and try to obtain that footage. If we run against a roadblock, and a business does not want to release the footage, we can then generate a preservation notice that demands they preserve the material until we can subpoena it later on.
Witness testimony. Do you remember what you were doing on February 2nd of 2021? Of course you don't, and no one else does, either. That's what happens when lawsuits are filed later on in car accident cases without proper preparation. We have seen Witnesses who have been contacted and who no longer remember what happened. Our process is to prepare a case for trial as soon as it walks into the office. That means we identify and interview witnesses to preserve their testimony later on, often by taking a statement. Two years down the road, they may not remember the collision anymore, but the statements that we have taken will often refresh their recollection, and bolster their testimony
Will My Car Accident Case Go to Trial?
This is a very common question, and there is no blanket answer to it. Statistically, most car accident claims will settle before a lawsuit is filed, and half of those that are filed then settle before the trial itself.
There are two main reasons why a Silver Spring car accident lawyer will file a lawsuit: 1) because the at-fault insurance company is denying liability, or 2) the at-fault insurance company is not prepared to give our client fair value for their injuries.
There are law firms out there that will not go to trial - they merely negotiate, and move to the next case. Blaszkow Legal is a litigation firm: we are ready, willing, and able to fight in Court if its worth it to our clients. The insurance companies know that, too.
Damages You Can Claim After a Silver Spring Car Accident
It is the responsibility of an experienced Maryland car accident lawyer to fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. However, just like with proving fault, we have to prove that the damages that you are claiming are causally-linked from the accident.
"Damages" means the constellation of everything that relates to the impact that the accident has had on your daily life, whether physical, financial, or emotional. Some examples of damages include:
Future medical expenses
Time lost from work
Loss of earning capacity
Impairment in activities of daily living
Loss of enjoyment of life
Pain and suffering
Fatal Silver Spring Car Accidents
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, then you may have a wrongful death claim. It is important to speak to an attorney right away, because there are a lot of legal deadlines that have to be preserved and met, such as establishing an estate, and developing evidence.
In 2022, there were over 370 traffic fatalities in Maryland. As of August 31, 2023, that number had increased to 392, and the year is not even over yet!
Blaszkow Legal has significant experience working fatal accidents of all kinds. We know how you are your family are grieving your loss, but still want justice for someone who lost their life due to the negligence of another.
Contact an Experienced Silver Spring Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault, don't let the insurance companies minimize or deny your claim out right. They are playing the numbers, and they know that 70% of people who are involved in car accidents never talk to an attorney (because those that two see the value of their cases triple!). If you don't talk to an attorney, you may not know what your rights are, and the insurance companies aren't going to tell you! Their job is to pay you as little money as possible.
We work on a contingency fee basis - that means we don't get paid unless you collect money. Let us help fight the insurance companies, and get you all of the money that you are entitled to for your injuries. Get Justice with Joe, and call 703-879-5910
Maryland Car Accident Data: https://zerodeathsmd.gov/resources/crashdata/
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