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Takoma Park Car Accident LawyerIf you have been hurt in a car accident, there are a huge number of demands on your attention. No doubt, car insurance companies are calling you left and right, and overwhelming you with emails. The hospital has probably also started to call you, because they want to get paid! You may still have some residual pain that you need to get taken care of, but how will you pay for it?

You need to call an experienced Maryland car accident lawyer to help you get the justice that you deserve. Joe Blaszkow and his team are ready to fight for you.  Call a Takoma Park car accident lawyer today for a free consultation!

What Causes Car Accidents in Takoma Park, Maryland?

Car crashes happen all the time, and they can range from small fender-benders, to serious multiple vehicle collisions that can sometimes cause catastrophic injuries. We all know that New Hampshire Avenue can be pretty tricky, depending on the time of day. Sometimes there are too many cars, driven with not enough patience on the road.

Some of the leading causes of Takoma Park car accidents include:

Proving Fault in a Maryland Car Accident

All car accidents in Takoma Park are governed by Maryland law. Maryland is a contributory negligence state, which means that if you are even 1% responsible for the happening of your collision, you cannot recover. This is an argument that the insurance companies love, because they can use it against you so easily. It is our job as your lawyer to prove your case, and to find the evidence we need to build and preserve your claim.

As soon as you retain us, we get to work in finding the guidance we need. Evidence can mean almost anything, that helps us prove your case. Two of the most common examples of evidence are camera footage and witness statements.

Does Hiring a Lawyer Mean I'm Going to go to Court?

Absolutely not. However, you have to be ready to go to court. What do we mean by that?

If the insurance companies know that you are not willing to press your case all the way, they are going to lower the value of their case, because they know there is going to be a point when they can simply stop offering you compensation, and you will just accept it.

To fight the insurance companies and their under-valuing of your case, we utilize the Blaszkow Legal Method. This is our unique practice where we prepare every case for trial, from the minute you walk into the office. That doesn't mean that you're going to have to go to court, but it means that the insurance companies know that we are ready willing and able to do so. As such, they treat our clients far better than they do many others.

In the event that your case does have to go to court, we have outlined that procedure here.

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Takoma Park Car Accident AttorneyWhat you can claim after a Takoma Park car accident

A car crash can hurt you in many unexpected ways, and every way that this crash has impacted your life, we will make part of your claim. There are many things that go into the computation of your damages.

  • Medical expenses

  • Future medical expenses

  • Time lost from work

  • Future lost wages

  • Severity of injuries

  • Scarring

  • Permanent injuries

  • Pain and suffering

  • Emotional distress

  • Disfigurement

  • Impairment in activities of daily living

Some of these items are rather black and white, in that your medical expenses are clearly documented by medical bills. But what about the other things, that are not so easily quantified? Such as pain and suffering? It is our responsibility to help prove your damages, and that is exactly why you need to hire an experienced personal lawyer right away.

First party vs Third party Claims in Maryland

After you have been involved in a car accident in Maryland, you have two separate and distinct claims. A first-party claim is for benefits available for your own car insurance policy, whereas the third party claim is the against the person whose negligence caused your injuries. In Maryland, you may be able to get both types of benefit! And the best part is that one does not override, or replace the other.

First party benefits in Maryland are called PIP, or personal injury protection coverage. This comes from your own insurance, but it does not make your car insurance rates go up. That is a matter of law. These benefits are called no fault benefits. Our experienced car accident lawyers are going to help get you all of the money that you deserve!

Contact an Experienced Takoma Park Car Accident Lawyer Today

Attorney Joe Blaszkow and his team represent clients from Takoma Park to Towson, and all over Maryland. We are experienced at fighting the insurance companies for you. Our job is to get you all of the compensation that you deserve, and to fight for your rights. Never let an insurance company take advantage of you. Call Blaszkow Legal right away, for a free consultation.

Get Justice with Joe, and call 703-879-5910 today!

Attorney Joe Blaszkow

Joe Blaszkow is a member of the Bar in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. He has practiced in almost every Court in the State, fighting for the right of injured Marylanders.

If you have been hurt due to someone else's negligence, then hire Joe Blaszkow to fight for you!