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Why I Represent Injured People: Joe Baznik

I am often asked the question, “If you had to do it all over again, would you roll the dice and endure the mental torture and financial strain that law school demands?” Each time I answer with a resounding “YES.” The reason I went to law school was because I absolutely love helping people solve significant legal problems that greatly impact their lives.

I recently represented “Matthew,” a 42-year-old gentleman who sustained multiple injuries after falling 40 feet from a tree while working as a landscaper. After giving up hope that the employer and the workers’ compensation insurance company would do the right thing, Matthew decided to give me a call after not knowing where else to turn.

By the time he called me, his utilities had been shut off. He along with his wife and three kids were about to be evicted from their home and he had incurred several thousands of dollars in medical expenses related to his fall. After getting involved in his case, we successfully got him the benefits he was entitled to receive under the law. This allowed Matthew to keep his home and prevented his family from being put out on the street.

One day, unannounced, Matthew along with his wife and three kids all came into my office. With his youngest daughter hanging off his leg and a tear in his eye, Matthew extended his hand to me and thanked me from his heart for helping his family stay together.

An example such as this is not only why I went to law school, but also why I decided to represent people who are injured. The legal profession today has embraced specialization to a significant extent. There are differences in workload, client contact, work environment, compensation, and overall quality of life depending upon whether a lawyer practices criminal law, real estate law, trust and estate law, businesses transactions, tax law, etc.

However, I firmly believe that practicing personal injury and workers’ compensation law allows me the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact in my clients’ lives. So, the next time I am asked if I would do it all over again, I will remember Matthew along with the many others like him. And the answer will always be “Yes.”

About Attorney Joe Baznik

Attorney Joe Baznik focuses his law practice at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., on workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. He is also a certified Superior Court Mediator. As a mediator, Joe helps people find constructive resolutions to legal disputes – often resolutions that may not be available if they took their case to court.

Joe is a Spanish-speaking attorney. He learned to speak Spanish fluently from his mother and grandparents who emigrated from Mexico.NRB_0312

Joe has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 2007. He is a member of professional organizations including the North Carolina Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division), the Wake County Bar Associations, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Workers’ Compensation and Auto-Torts sections).

Joe earned a B.A. in Economics and a Minor in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, graduating with distinction. He was admitted to the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law, and received Certificates of Merit in Advanced Legal Research and Writing and State Administrative Law courses.

While in law school, Joe interned at a Refugee Legal Services Center where he assisted new immigrants from Cuba. He also interned at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he worked on employment discrimination matters.

Why You Should Choose Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., to Handle Your Case

Joe Baznik and the rest of the legal team at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., in Raleigh focus on providing strong legal representation in our efforts to seek results for our clients. At our law firm, we believe you deserve to be treated with respect and compassion. That’s why we make personalized client service a priority.

Everything we do focuses on you, our client. To help ensure that your case is handled effectively and efficiently, we use a state-of-the-art case management system to keep your matter on track and make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Our team of attorneys and staff possess the skills, resources, experience and resolve required to take on the most difficult cases and prevail.

At Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., we will take all the time needed to listen to you describe your situation and your goals in detail. In order to provide aggressive and effective representation, we will take the information you provide us and build a plan to help you seek a resolution that meets your goals. You can rely on us to stand up for you.

The time after a serious accident is likely one of the most difficult experiences you’ve ever encountered. We understand the stress and confusion you are facing and we want to take on as much of it as possible so you can focus on getting back to life. We can take care of all the communications with insurance companies, the courts and others for you. Put us to work on your case now so you can relax. We’re ready.

At Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., clients work directly with an experienced and committed legal team whose goal is to deliver exceptional client service while tirelessly providing assertive legal representation. Our law firm has a very stable staff, with many attorneys and staffers having worked at the firm for a long time. This means that you won’t have to get to know someone new every time you interact with our firm.

Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., helps people with a variety of legal matters, such as:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Social Security disability claims
  • Wrongful death cases
  • Injuries from harmful drugs
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Product liability cases, including asbestos claims

We want to help you improve your situation after an accident that caused serious injuries. We understand that you are facing mounting doctor’s bills, lost wages and other financial issues – all at time when you are trying to cope with significant pain and trauma from your accident. Let us deal with the legal issues so you can focus on your life.

Want to discuss your case with a lawyer for free? We are ready to talk whenever you are. Call us or contact us online now for a free claim review and advice about your legal options. Family law consultations range from $200 to $250 an hour. We have staff members who are fluent in Spanish ready to assist you.

About the Author

Joseph R. Baznik
Attorney Joseph Baznik is an attorney at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks P.A. who specializes in workers' compensation and personal injury. Joseph speak fluent both English and Spanish. He is licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

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