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After being involved in an accident, you should seek medical attention and contact a top-rated personal injury lawyer in your area. Personal injury law in Frederick, Maryland is dense and constantly evolving. It is imperative to find an experienced personal injury law firm that understands Maryland’s legal landscape. For more than 30 years, our personal injury lawyers at Portner & Shure have tried or settled personal injury cases for significant awards.

We have worked with clients in Frederick throughout the entire history of our practice. To best accommodate our clients there, we decided to open an office in Frederick in 2013. If you were injured in an accident in Frederick, Maryland, hire the experienced lawyers at Portner & Shure. Our firm only receives a fee if you obtain a settlement or judgment in court.

What is Personal Injury?

The legal definition of personal injury is an injury to a person’s mind, body, or emotions that was caused by another person. Personal injury falls under civil law, and cases often occur as a result of the perpetrator’s negligence or wrongful conduct towards the victim. Under the law, victims are able to obtain compensation for their injuries. However, navigating the legal system without an experienced Frederick, Maryland lawyer is exceptionally difficult.

When filing a personal injury claim, you should hire an accomplished personal injury lawyer who is familiar with deadlines or statutes of limitations, insurance rules for Maryland, liability, damage caps, and negligence. Portner & Shure is one of the most respected personal injury firms in the state. Your personal injury case is safe in our hands. To ensure your trust in our legal assistance, we welcome you to review our 5-star reviews, past results, ratings, and recognition.

How Do I Recover Damages or Compensation?

To recover compensation in your personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that your injury was likely caused by the negligence of the perpetrator. They must prove your case by a preponderance of evidence, i.e., 51%. Your lawyers must overcome any legal or factual defenses given by the opposing party.

Under Maryland state law, there are two types of damages designated for compensating a victim. First, economic damages are compensation for medical bills, lost wages, future lost wages, and future medical care. Second, non-economic damages compensate victims for pain and suffering caused by injuries suffered in the accident.

What Types of Defenses are Used in a Personal Injury Case?

Maryland is one of four states that permits the defense of contributory negligence. According to this defense, if a victim is found to have contributed even just 1% to an accident, they cannot recover any damages. Insurance companies will often reach out to victims and try to gather information to find you contributorily negligent. You should not discuss your case in detail with an insurance adjuster without retaining a personal injury attorney first.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Take

Many firms offer limited personal injury support. They may focus solely on truck accidents, workers’ compensation, etc. At Portner & Shure, we have protected clients in a wide array of personal injury claims.

We have vast experience representing clients in 15 different case types:

  1. Medical malpractice
  2. Truck accidents
  3. Bus accidents
  4. Motorcycle accidents
  5. Bicycle accidents
  6. Auto accidents
  7. Pedestrian accidents
  8. Work injury accidents
  9. Premises liability or slip-and-fall accidents
  10. Dog bite accidents
  11. Wrongful death
  12. Product defects
  13. Traumatic brain injury
  14. Nursing home negligence
  15. Construction site negligence

What If English is Not My First Language?

At Portner & Shure, we use interpreters and have bilingual paralegals who speak Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, and Spanish. We are proud to boast that we have some of the best bilingual paralegals in Maryland, based on what our past clients have told us. We are confident that our staff can meet your unique needs and advocate effectively on your behalf.

Choose Portner & Shure, P.A. in Frederick Today

The attorneys at Portner & Shure have successfully won personal injury cases throughout Maryland for more than 30 years. We understand the awful stress and damage personal injury cases inflict. Allow us the privilege of taking care of your legal troubles, so you can focus on your health and family.

To schedule a free consultation regarding your Frederick, Maryland personal injury accident, contact us at (240) 770-0509 today.

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  • We offer legal representation in English, Spanish, Hindi, Korean, Vietnamese, & Chinese languages.
  • We have aggressive litigation tactics, skill, and passion.
  • We have offices in Maryland, Virginia & Washington, D.C.
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  • We have received countless 5-star Google & Facebook reviews.
  • We have recovered over $400 million on behalf of our clients.

When you hire Portner & Shure, you can expect more from your representation. In addition to getting an attorney, you will get a committed advocates you has your best interests at heart.

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