Portner & Shure Blog

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

January 28, 2017
After a car accident, most people are very shaken up and they are not thinking straight. Sometimes you are seriously injured and are rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. In the most serious accidents, police will respond to the scene and draft an official report about the accident, including... Read More
January 25, 2017
When you are involved in an accident, one of your first worries is how much your insurance rates will increase. Many accident victims are also afraid to file a claim against the other driver because they think that their insurance rates will go up. If you are involved in an accident and you are NOT... Read More
January 19, 2017
Join us in honoring one of our newest employees, Andrea Molina. She has been working here as a receptionist for 7 months. With her Spanish-speaking abilities, she also assists some of the paralegals on their cases. Andrea was born in El Salvador and was raised by her mother and grandparents. At age... Read More
January 18, 2017
Earlier this month, our litigation team earned a big win against Allstate for an accident case in Montgomery County, Maryland. Our client was driving straight in the right lane and the defendant was driving in the left lane. The defendant quickly decided to speed up and make a right turn in front... Read More
January 17, 2017
Recently, Portner & Shure attorney, Kevin Ruby, won a verdict of $6,449.64 in Loudoun County’s General District Court. In this auto accident case, our client was T-boned in the middle of an intersection after the defendant made an improper left turn into our client’s vehicle. Geico denied... Read More
January 11, 2017
Although about 95% of all auto accident cases settle before litigation arises, sometimes court is necessary in order to obtain the compensation the client is entitled. There are many different reasons why a car accident case does not settle, including a liability dispute, minimal property damage,... Read More
January 11, 2017
Traffic lights are just a normal part of life when driving on the road. We all take them for granted in that they are only there to maintain a steady even flow of traffic. Traffic signals play a much bigger role: they save lives. Intersections without traffic signals tend to have a higher number of... Read More
December 16, 2016
On June 24, 2016, our client was involved in a rear-end car accident in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Just this month, Portner & Shure attorney, Kevin Ruby, and our litigation department helped settle this case prior to trial. Initially, Geico denied liability as they typically do in a low-... Read More
December 16, 2016
Our first advice is to never talk to a liability carrier, but if you do, here are some things to never say: 1.      Sorry—implies fault 2.      I’m fine—many injuries take time to show up. Oftentimes you feel far worse the next day 3.      Sure, record me—carriers love to obtain recorded statements... Read More
December 16, 2016
“So happy to have found this firm. They helped me with all my needs in this difficult time. They guided my through the entire process. A special thanks to Amy P. for dealing with me, as I probably called her a hundred times she always had a positive attitude. I would definitely recommend this place... Read More