Personal Injury

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake attorneys have been on the cutting edge of personal injury and wrongful death cases for more than 40 years. Since the firm’s inception, JGL’s tenacious personal injury lawyers have earned a reputation for achieving exceptional results for seriously injured people in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, dangerous products, professional negligence, and premises liability.

JGL attorneys have obtained many more than 40 awards and settlements of $1 million or more for clients who have been hurt or killed due to someone’s negligence. In automobile and truck accident cases, JGL attorneys have settled cases for as much as $5 million.

In addition to representing injured individuals, the firm has worked on some of the nation’s largest consumer class actions. Principal Steve Pavsner represented the plaintiffs in Howard v. Ford Motor Company, a class action suit that resulted in the nation’s first state court-ordered recall of a car, and a settlement valued at more than $1 billion.

JGL’s strategic and forward-thinking advocacy has led to the creation of important legal principles that protect the right of injured people to receive compensation. JGL principals Walter Laake and Burt Kahn litigated the first trial in Maryland to apply strict liability in a products liability action. JGL attorneys also have regularly gone to the appellate courts to fight the application of Maryland’s various statutory caps on damages awards.

Beyond being distinguished and highly accomplished lawyers, JGL’s personal injury attorneys are committed to providing their clients with hands-on service. JGL’s clients know their attorneys on a personal level. At all phases of a case, they are kept informed, and treated with compassion and respect.

JGL represents injured clients in a wide variety of personal injury matters, including slip-and-fall accidents, unsafe property conditions, negligent security, dog bites, construction accidents, injuries caused by exposure to heavy machinery, defective products, exposure to toxic chemicals, all types of car and truck accidents, aviation and maritime accidents, and police brutality and excessive force civil rights cases.

In addition to litigating injury and accident cases, the firm has experience with the full range of professional negligence cases. JGL has represented individuals harmed due to the negligence of doctors, psychiatrists, lawyers, engineers, accountants, and architects.

JGL has been widely recognized for its outstanding work. Walter E. Laake, Jr., Burt Kahn, Andrew Greenwald, and Tim Maloney have been featured on Washingtonian magazine’s “best lawyers” lists, and 17 JGL attorneys have been named Maryland SuperLawyers. Steven Vinick has been involved in almost every one of the firm’s personal injury jury trials. Several JGL attorneys have served in leadership positions in local and state bar associations and are frequently called upon as speakers and presenters to educate other lawyers about important developments in the law.

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