Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Distracted Driving Goes Beyond Cell

A Maryland-based attorney, Rick Jaklitsch has spent more than two decades leading the Jaklitsch Law Group. Through this firm, he defends the rights of people who are injured due to another person’s negligence. This includes distracted driving car accidents, which according to Rick Jaklitsch and his team, goes beyond cell phone distractions.


Distracted driving means that someone is not fully focused on the road when they are operating a vehicle. Since each driver must follow traffic laws and pay close attention to the road, a person who is distracted while driving is negligent.

While texting and talking on the phone is the most thought-of reason for distracted driving, people are also distracted if they are adjusting car features when driving, taking care of personal hygiene tasks, consuming food or drink, or dealing with navigation technology. Children are also a common distraction for drivers, as are pets and cigarettes or vapes.

Not all of these distractions are obvious to other drivers. This is why, if possible, people injured after an accident with a distracted driver should obtain video footage of the accident to prove that a distraction was present. Expert witness testimony can also help in a distracted driving case when video evidence is lacking.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Rail Crossing Accidents - A Declining

Rick Jaklitsch, an accomplished attorney in Maryland, leads The Jaklitsch Law Group. Through the firm, Rick Jaklitsch and his team take on various personal injury claims, including those involving rail crossing accidents.


Railroad crossing accidents are some of the more terrifying types of road accidents because the speed and severity of a train crashing into a passenger vehicle are more likely to result in traumatic injuries. Over the past few decades, these collisions have fortunately declined from 9,400 collisions in 1981 to around 2,200 in 2018. This has been thanks to public service announcements that warn drivers of the dangers of cross tracks when a train is there, along with technology upgrades on trains that notify conductors and engineers of upcoming crossings. Some trains even have automatic stop technology incorporated.

Unfortunately, this has not eliminated collisions between trains and passenger vehicles. Such accidents may occur in areas that lack upgraded technology. Or they happen with safety equipment fails, there isn’t visible road signage, and the train tracks aren’t cared for. Regardless of the reason, these accidents are the fault of either the drive or railway company, depending on the circumstances.

The railway company is usually at fault when accidents result from the conductor not operating the train correctly. They are also at fault, or a state or local agency is when the accident was caused by poor maintenance of the rail lines or lack of appropriate signage at the crossing. Meanwhile, drivers are at fault if they ignored the signage or if they pushed another vehicle onto the tracks from behind.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

MSBA and Maryland Chamber of Commerce


Personal injury Attorney Rick Jaklitsch is head of the nationally-acclaimed law firm The Jaklitsch Law Group in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. In addition to managing the firm, Rick Jaklitsch is also a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA).


In April 2020, the MSBA announced its partnership with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. The announcement came at the beginning of the pandemic, and in the short run, it was intended to help businesses through the rough economic times of the past few months.

The partnership, first and foremost, was created to help businesses understand the CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program, and the Layoff Aversion Fund, all safety nets provided to businesses across the country. Another major issue that was addressed in the partnership was the interpretation of business interruption insurance and legislation in New Jersey that would nullify pandemic-related exclusion clauses. This collaboration, according to the MSBA site, was just the beginning of a long-term effort to address economic issues related to the pandemic.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Daily Reader Ranking Winners Recognizes The Jaklitsch Law Firm



Baltimore, Maryland Attorney Rick Jaklitsch has owned and managed The Jaklitsch Law Group for 21 years. As owner, Rick Jaklitsch has contributed greatly to the firm which was recognized for being a great place to work for in 2017.

More recently, in October 2020, Baltimore’s Daily Record readers recognized the law firm in its Reader Ranking this year. The Reader Ranking’s list is comprised of businesses in Baltimore that have made significant contributions to the community. The list contains several categories, from which the best businesses are chosen. The list presents an opportunity to place a spotlight on businesses that have exceeded expectations while at the same time being a great resource for commerce.

The Jaklitsch Law Group was recognized as Best Law Firm in two areas-civil litigation and personal injury law. The firm prides itself in defending the rights of the injured through the negligence of others and credits their success with their personal approach to defending clients and dedication to getting the most favorable outcome for them. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

When Your Insurance Company Does Not Pay an Accident Claim

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Seeking Fair Settlements and Verdicts in Metro and Train Accidents



Rick Jaklitsch is a respected presence in the Maryland legal community whose practice earned 2020 Reader Rankings as The Daily Record’s “Best Law Firm - Civil Litigation.” Knowledgeable about personal injury cases, Rick Jaklitsch works with the courts and insurance companies to obtain settlements for people injured because of the negligence of others.

The Jaklitsch Law Group’s areas of representation include cases of metro and train accidents, such as collisions, derailments, and rail yard mishaps. These accidents may be caused by humans, equipment, or signals.

With factors to consider such as medical care, lost wages, and impacted lifestyle, it is important to seek immediate treatment and take rapid legal action after a metro or train accident. By giving timely notice to the parties involved, the legal claim is effectively preserved and may move through the court process. Fair settlements in such cases are vitally important in incentivizing operators to keep trains running safely and in adherence to regulations. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Seeking Compensation for Injuries



An active member of the Prince George’s County legal community, Rick Jaklitsch provides client-centered representation in diverse personal injury cases. Rick Jaklitsch and The Jaklitsch Law Group have a proven record in the representation of clients with back and neck injuries.

Whether back injuries occur in a sudden accident, in a slip and fall, or over time on the job site, many of the injuries are not the fault of the injured party. Negligence may involve an inattentive driver or a company that did not address a hazard on its premises. In such cases, the negligent party should contribute financially to the well-being of the injured person.

The recovery process for back and spine issues often involves lengthy physical therapy. Specialized practitioners may be required, such as chiropractors, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and massage therapists.

In addition to receiving medical bills, the injured party often must miss work for long periods. All of these factors go into the settlement sought by an accident injury attorney, who can navigate the legal system and win fair and just compensation for the injured person.