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. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Jaklitsch Law Group Voted Best Law Firm by The Daily Record Readers

The Jaklitsch Law Group was voted Maryland's "Best Law Firm - Personal Injury" and "Best Law Firm - Civil Litigation" by the readers of The Daily Record, Baltimore's trusted legal and business publication. More than 20,500 votes were received by readers.

"We are truly honored to be named a double winner by the readers of The Daily Record," said Rick Jaklitsch, President of The Jaklitsch Law Group. "Our lawyers and entire staff have been dedicated to giving every single client the very best customer service, and the very best possible result! It's great to see that commitment recognized and rewarded by so many folks."

The firm has continued to work at 100% capacity during the pandemic, making necessary accommodations and precautions for clients and staff so that everyone stays safe. As always, consultations are free and can be done over the phone. Call 855-Big-Dog1 if you've been injured in a car or truck crash.


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Final Selection for the Super Lawyers Listing


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

How to Get Nominated for Super Lawyers


The owner of the Jaklitsch Law Group, Rick Jaklitsch has extensive experience in personal injury law and was recently recognized for his work. In addition to being awarded as American Lawyer Magazine’s Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney 2019 and National Law Journal’s 2019 Top Personal Injury Attorney, Rick Jaklitsch was also nominated for Maryland’s Super Lawyers' list for 2020.

The list is comprised of top-performing lawyers in the state. The selection is based on 12 indicators, relating to experience, research and publications, community service, settlements and verdicts, and other factors. Because the selection is also based on peer nominations, networking and community service are advantageous to the attorney. By developing a network of attorneys practicing in similar areas, the person seeking nomination improves their chances of being selected for the list simply through heightening their profile. Plus, community service can fill in gaps in areas where a person is not as accomplished.

The program also accepts informal nominations from professionals who can attest to the candidate’s abilities but cannot make a formal nomination-for whatever reason. While informal nominations do not hold the same weight as formal ones, they can serve to highlight the breadth of the candidate’s experience. Getting informal nominations from actively licensed attorneys can improve a candidate's chances of being selected.

Having articles published or being involved in legal research is another highly-valued accomplishment. Legal writings, lectures, and professional reviews are all outlets that can provide selection committees with insight into the candidate’s views and opinions.

Certifications, finally, establish a person’s commitment to the legal field. More importantly, these certifications attest to the person’s desire to keep learning through continuing education and other professional development.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings

One of the country's top personal injury lawyers, Rick Jaklitsch has been honored by Who’s Who in American Law for over 24 years. Rick Jaklitsch has also received the highly-prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating every year for the past 22 years.

The AV Preeminent rating is an honor that only the top 1 percent of lawyers in the country receive. It’s the result of an unbiased, peer-reviewed survey judging the ethical standards and legal ability of attorneys. AV Preeminent lawyers are deemed to have the highest professional skills and ethical practices by their peers.

Famous AV Preeminent recipients include Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Roberts and President Barack Obama.

The Distinguished rating is also very coveted. It’s granted to lawyers who have a wealth and breadth of experience that has led to them being noticed in the legal community. It also signals a substantial accomplishment in their professional work and their ethical integrity.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Steps to Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case