What Information Do We Need to Know in Order to Decide Whether to Take Your Case?

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


The attorneys at Portner & Shure receive hundreds of calls every day from people injured in an accident. However, our attorneys do not just take every case without first learning about the circumstances surrounding the crash. First, we have to gather as many facts as possible about the accident. Some of the things that we need to know before deciding to take a case include: (1) who’s fault was the accident, (2) if it was another driver’s fault, were they cited by police, (3) were you injured in the accident, (4) have you sought medical treatment from a doctor or in a hospital.

As a personal injury law firm, we only take accident cases when someone is injured in and has had medical treatment soon after the accident. For example, in a car, truck, bus, or motorcycle accident, we require that someone is injured and has received medical treatment for that injury. Some other examples include workers who are injured on the job, a slip and fall, or a dog bite. Unfortunately, we are not interested in taking cases where you are not injured, or if you are injured, have not sought medical attention, or you have sought medical treatment, but there is a large gap in time between sustaining the injury in the crash and getting treatment.

When our attorneys and paralegals work with the insurance companies involved in each case, they are not interested in paying out claims when it is not clear that the injury sustained in the accident was proximately caused by the crash. At Portner & Shure, we aim to get our clients more for their claims. In order to accomplish this, we predominantly take accident cases where it is obvious that the negligence or fault of another party is the cause of the injury in the accident and can easily be proven. Insurance companies do not favorably view claims where the injured victim never sought treatment or if there is a large gap in time between the accident and the medical treatment for injuries sustained in the accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver please call us today at (301) 854-9000 to set up an appointment at our Gaithersburg office or one of our office locations located throughout Maryland for a free case evaluation or visit us online: http://www.portnerandshure.com/Personal-Injury/