Nursing Home Abuse

Portner & Shure Law Firm Serving Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C.


When you place your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility you trust that the medical and assisting staff will take care of them. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. In the U.S. there are many instances of nursing home abuse and neglect afflicted on seniors. There are many ways in which this can occur, which can be seen in our infographic below.

If you are an injured accident victim, you can try and handle your own car accident case by dealing with the insurance companies yourself. Like everything else though, you get what you pay for. Just like you can work on your own deck and do your own plumbing, you can handle your own auto accident claim, but how does that generally turn out? Handling your own case is certainly possible, but you are likely to missing out on a significant amount of money.

This month, Portner & Shure settled a very serious accident case in Fairfax County, Virginia. Two vehicles were involved in this accident that occurred on the merge ramp of Route 50 and Route 28. Our client was a backseat passenger in the vehicle trying to merge from Route 50 East to Route 28 South. The second vehicle was on the ramp from Route 50 West going to Route 28 South. These two ramps merge together into one lane, and at this point, the vehicle our client was in struck the other vehicle.