Portner & Shure Blog

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

July 07, 2016
Personal injury cases are legal disputes that originate from one person being harmed, usually in the form of an accident or injury, and someone ELSE is legally responsible for that harm. For example, if you are injured by another driver who failed to exercise reasonable care. Drivers have a duty to... Read More
June 30, 2016
Early this morning on I-270 in Clarksburg, a fatal car accident occurred. There was a disabled vehicle stopped in the lanes of travel on the highway. Another car hit the disabled vehicle from behind, which resulted in the death of the disabled vehicle’s driver. The driver of other vehicle was... Read More
June 29, 2016
Statistics show that more than fourteen million child injures occur EVERY year throughout the country. Of these injures, twenty-five percent occur in our around a SCHOOL property. School is supposed to be a safe place to send our children for learning, but it abundantly proving itself to be a... Read More
June 27, 2016
So After an Accident- I No Longer Have Privacy Rights? When you make a personal injury claim, many people are frequently angry and upset by the invasions of privacy that insurance companies commit while investigating your claim. They do have the right to examine your medical records and bills.... Read More
June 23, 2016
Under Insured Motorist coverage (UIM) allows a driver to access benefits from their own automobile insurance policy when an accident is caused by a driver without sufficient policy limits to cover all of the damage they cause. In Maryland and Virginia, you cannot make a UIM claim until the... Read More
June 23, 2016
Recently, Portner & Shure settled a case in Harford County, Maryland for $42,500. Our client was hit by a dump truck that swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with her head-on. As a result, she was rushed to shock trauma and sustained numerous injuries, including a severe strains,... Read More
June 22, 2016
In our March newsletter we mentioned a recent policy change by Geico. This shift was towards opening settlement negotiations with a low offer and then refusing to increase it unless the Plaintiff’s attorney can justify more compensation. Amazingly, even after the need for an increase he been... Read More
June 22, 2016
We are thrilled to introduce our new legal intern Alissa. June was her very first month at the firm! She recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Franklin & Marshall College with a bachelor’s degree in Government. She was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Government... Read More
June 20, 2016
Did you know that more people will be killed in traffic accidents involving large trucks this year than have died in all of the domestic commercial airline crashes for the past 45 years? The United States has a prominent trucking industry. It is also extremely powerful and considered vital to the... Read More
June 14, 2016
Several insurance companies use a program called “colossus.” Within this program the insurance adjuster inputs data about your accident. This data includes basic information about your claim. For example, your medical records, information and pictures about the property damage to both cars, lost... Read More