One Willow Street, Annapolis, MD  21401
109 Lawyers Row, Centreville, MD  21617

Phone: 410.643.5583
Fax: 410.224.6516

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Personal injury and DWI on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

There are times in life when dealing with the courts becomes necessarywhen you are injured due to the negligence of another, when you have been charged with a criminal offense such as driving while intoxicated, or when your debt has become so large that you must file for bankruptcy.  Using our 30 years of trial experience, Paavola & Paavola represents clients throughout the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland in a variety of legal matters:

Personal injury

An accident can happen anywhere—in the car, at work, or at a restaurant or other business. When you are injured due to someone else's negligence, you need fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and emotional distress. The insurance company is worried about its bottom line, not your well-being. Paavola & Paavola looks out for our clients' best interests, having helped thousands of people recover compensation for their injuries. Our team of lawyers, paralegals, and staff is ready to investigate your case.

Workplace accidents and workers compensation

A workplace injury can wreak havoc on your life.  Your injury can prevent you from working for weeks or longer.  At Paavola & Paavola, we cut through the red tape at the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission to ensure that your income flow continues and that your medical bills get paid.  We appear at workers compensation hearings to advocate on your behalf, and we fight for an appropriate disability award for any permanent or ongoing injuries.

DWIs and MVA hearings

Speak with us immediately if you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or if you are facing the possibility of a license suspension by the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).  The loss of your driver's license—due to either a DWI conviction or the accumulation of points on your driving record—can have a devastating impact on your livelihood.  A DWI conviction can also mean fines, jail time, and insurance surcharges.  We defend clients both in criminal court and before the MVA.

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In these tough economic times, bankruptcy may be an option to get yourself out from under your debt.  By filing for bankruptcy, you can prevent foreclosure on your home and stop wage garnishments and collection efforts against you.

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy requires that you liquidate most of your assets, but it allows you to discharge most of your debts.  A Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to keep your assets, reorganize your debt, and pay that debt back in accordance with a payment plan.  Meet with our attorneys to discuss whether bankruptcy is the right option for you.

Criminal defense

A criminal conviction can affect you for the rest of your life.  If you have been charged with a crime, it is important that you get legal help immediately.  Our attorneys represent clients in both the district court and the circuit court.  We work aggressively to protect your rights and defend you against those charges.

Medical negligence

We help clients who have been injured due to careless treatment by a healthcare provider, such as doctors, nurses, and dentists.  Our attorneys, paralegals, and staff thoroughly investigate your medical malpractice claim, and we work to recover the compensation you deserve for your permanent, debilitating injury.

Get help with the legal issues affecting your life

Speak with our experienced attorneys about your legal problems.  From our Centreville office, Paavola & Paavola handles cases throughout Cecil, Talbot, Caroline, Kent, and Queen Anne's counties.  From our Annapolis office, we also handle cases in the Anne Arundel County area.  To arrange for a free initial consultation, call us at 410-849-0097 or contact Paavola & Paavola online.

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