Why choose Portner & Shure for your Richmond accident case? We are a top-rated law firm, Nationally recognized, practicing locally. In order to serve those who have sustained personal injuries, and more specifically, car accident, medical malpractice victim, and those injured from medication or medical product defects in Richmond and the surrounding area of over 1.2 million people, we have an office in the Suntrust Building (one of the tallest buildings in Richmond), located at 919 E. Main Street, Suite 1000, Unit #1034.
Serving as the capital of Virginia, Richmond is the fourth most populous city in the state. Situated near the center of the state and just 98 miles south of Washington, D.C., three major interstates run right through Richmond-I-95, I-64, and I-295. Anyone who has driven through Richmond on I-95 knows it can be a little confusing because it runs concurrently with I-64 for a three mile stretch.
The city of Richmond itself has a population of more than 210,000, and a significant portion of that includes Asians and Hispanics. Our Firm stands apart from most other personal injury firms in Richmond because we have the necessary resources to battle the major insurance carriers, including an experienced staff of multilingual paralegals to assist Spanish, Chinese, and Korean speaking accident victims. In addition, we have a sophisticated computer system that tracks our cases and every offer made by insurance companies. We have a proven track record of recovering approximately $25 million yearly. We have recovered more than $225 million and prevail in 98% of the cases we chose to work on. Wins against the major insurance companies can be found at 2016/2017 Case Results.
Our law firm has been litigating cases for years. We consistently obtain 5-star Google reviews, top Facebook Reviews and AVVO's Client's Choice Award for exceptional service in personal injury cases. In fact, Mr. Portner is a member of the Multi-Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Further, Jon and Valerie Portner has been accepted into the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Both Jon and Valerie are rated 10.0 by AVVO "Superb", its highest rating and Mr. Portner was selected into the Best Attorneys of America. One of our lawyers, Christina Ruhl, was just recognized by the prestigious Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star".
Spanish-Speaking Personal Injury Law Firm
With such a significant part of the population in Richmond being Hispanic injured accident victims should have access to a law firm with experienced Spanish speaking paralegals to help them through the process. Our firm has numerous Spanish speaking paralegals on staff that have assisted our Hispanic accident clients obtaining millions of dollars every year.
Korean and Chinese Speaking Personal Injury Law Firm
There are thousands of people living in Richmond who only speak Korean or Chinese. Many people in this group do not speak English and require a personal injury law firm with multilingual paralegals to assist them with their claim. In the past, Korean or Chinese accident victims have not had access to a law firm that has both 5-star award-winning service and bilingual paralegals. Now, they do.
Truck Accidents In addition to car accidents, truck accidents involving 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, and box trucks occur regularly on I-95. The major interstates in the Richmond area experience high volumes of traffic from trucks as consumer goods and other products are shipped throughout the country using I-95.Inadequate stopping distance is often found to be a cause of serious truck accidents in Virginia. On a highway, a car traveling 55 mph can come to a complete stop within approximately 265 feet. However, at the same speed it will take a large truck 313 feet to stop. Serious truck accidents also occur due to truck "blind spots." Blind spots are spaces that cannot see in the truck's rear or side view mirrors. The blind spots around the left rear, right front, and the back of the trailer are large. Bus AccidentsMany Richmond residents use Virginia's public bus transportation to get to their destination in the city. The high volume of buses throughout the area raises the risk of accidents occurring. These accidents could include buses crashing into another vehicle or buses running into a bicyclist or a pedestrian. In fact, tens of thousands of children are injured in bus accidents nationwide each year. The experienced attorneys at Portner & Shure have handled large bus accident cases. Common causes of bus accidents include: bus driver negligence, bus driver fatigue, failure to stop at a stop sign or traffic light, improper bus maintenance, and dangerous weather conditions.
Motorcyclists are most at risk for severe injury when involved in accidents on the road with other cars, trucks, or buses. Motorcycles offer no protection whatsoever for their riders when a crash occurs. There are no seatbelts to restrain motorcyclists; there are no airbags to limit impact in a crash; and there is no windshield or any other similar device to prevent the rider from flipping over the handlebars of the motorcycle.