Richmond, VA Office
Richmond Attorney Serving Maymont, Montrose, Mechanicsville and Nearby Areas in Virginia
Portner & Shure, a powerhouse law firm with offices throughout Northern Virginia serves not only Richmond but the surrounding areas. We have recovered more than $250 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. In fact, we recover approximately $500,000 every week from the major insurance companies in personal injury cases. We have a proven track record of recovering approximately $25 million yearly.
In order to serve those who have sustained personal injuries, and more specifically, car accidents, medical malpractice victims, work injuries, and those injured from medication or medical product defects in the areas of Richmond and the surrounding areas of Chesapeake, Dinwiddie, Hampton, and Williamsburg. In addition to Short Pump, Mechanicsville, Ashland, and Glen Allen. We have an office in the Suntrust Building (one of the tallest buildings in Richmond), located at 8002 Discovery Drive, Suite 125.
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.
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. We have a sophisticated computer system that tracks our cases and every offer made by insurance companies. In other words, from past negotiations, we track the tendencies of each carrier, including but not limited to Geico, Allstate, State Farm, Nationwide, and USAA.
Our law firm has been litigating cases and obtaining top awards from judges and juries for over 20 years. We consistently obtain 5-star Google reviews, 5-star Facebook Reviews and AVVO’s Client’s Choice Award for exceptional service in personal injury cases. Mr. Portner is a member of the Multi-Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Less than 1% of all trial lawyers are recognized by these organizations. Mr. Ruby has tried countless cases and obtained countless six-figure plus results results from juries throughout Virginia. Mr. Shure has negotiated countless six-figure plus settlements for Virginia accident victims since he became a member of the Virginia Bar over twenty years ago. Further, Jon and Valerie Portner have been accepted into the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and are rated 10.0 “Superb” by Avvo, its highest rating. Mr. Portner was selected into the Best Attorneys of America and the firm was the winner of the 2015 Litigator Award. One of our lawyers, Christina Ruhl, was recognized by the prestigious Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.”
In addition to car accidents, truck accidents involving 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, large trucks, 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. Our firm recently received $1,000,000.00 in a truck accident case.
Many Richmond residents use Virginia’s public bus transportation, such as the BID bus, 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. One of our first large cases involved a bus accident against Peter Pan Bus Company. The result was a $350,000.00 settlement right before a scheduled federal court trial.
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. We recently obtained a million-dollar verdict in a motorcycle accident case.
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 over 30 Spanish speaking assistants or paralegals on staff that have assisted our Hispanic accident clients obtaining millions of dollars every month of the year. In fact, our recoveries for Spanish-speaking accident clients alone exceed $10 million 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. In fact, we are one of a few law firms that has constantly obtained top jury awards through the use of an interpreter due to the fact our client spoke only Chinese or Korean.
Here are driving directions to help you find your way:
From Baltimore areas North: Take I-95 S/Baltimore/I-495 E. Merge onto I-95 S via the ramp on the left . Take the I-64 W/I-95 S exit, Exit 79, toward Powhite Parkway. Merge onto I-64 W toward Charlottesville. Take the Glenside Drive/VA-7536. Turn right on Forest Avenue. Turn right onto Discovery Drive.
From areas South: From I-64 W, follow signs for I-95 N/Charlottesville/Washington. Keep right at fork, stay on I-64 W, follow signs for Interstate 64 W/Interstate 195 S/Powhite Parkway/Charlottesville. Take exit 183 for Glenside Drive S. Turn right on Forest Avenue. Turn right onto Discovery Drive.