Frederick, Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer
Fighting Insurance Companies & Doing What’s Right
After being involved in an accident, you should seek medical attention and contact a top-rated personal injury lawyer in your area. If you live in Frederick, Maryland, then your first choice should be our team here at Portner & Shure, P.A. For more than 25 years, our personal injury lawyers have tried or settled personal injury cases for significant awards, usually against major insurance companies that can scare off inexperienced litigators.
We opened our Frederick law office in 2013 to meet the needs of clients in the area. Even though this is one of our newer locations, all of our Frederick injury clients get the same unmatched representation and attentive care.
If you were injured in an accident in Frederick, Maryland, hire our experienced lawyers at Portner & Shure, P.A. Our firm only receives a fee if we win a settlement or judgment in court for you. Call (855) 954-4141.
What is a 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, especially when negligence or recklessness was involved. Personal injury falls under civil law that can be taken to a civil court for a conclusion if settlement negotiations fail. Under the law, victims can obtain compensation for their injuries through economic and non-economic damages. However, navigating the legal system without an experienced lawyer is notoriously difficult.
When filing a personal injury claim, you should hire an accomplished personal injury lawyer who is familiar with deadlines, statutes of limitations, auto insurance rules, liability laws, damage caps, and other miscellaneous factors that can come into play. Portner & Shure is one of the most respected personal injury firms in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, so you know you can trust us to manage your case correctly. To further earn your trust in us, we welcome you to review our 5-star reviews, past results, ratings, and recognitions.
How Do I Recover Damages or Compensation?
To recover compensation in your Frederick, Maryland personal injury case, we will need to demonstrate that your injury was caused by the negligence of the defendants with a preponderance of evidence. Legally speaking, we will have to establish at least a 51% likelihood that liability lies where we say it does.
If the liability is proven, then we can confidently demand compensation that covers:
- Economic damages: Money associated with medical bills, lost wages, future lost wages, and future medical care.
- Noneconomic damages: Money used to compensate victims for pain and suffering caused by injuries suffered in their accident.
What Types of Defenses are Used in a Personal Injury Case?
Maryland is one of four states that allows the defendant in a personal injury claim to use the argument of contributory negligence. According to this defense, if a victim is found to have contributed even just 1% to an accident, then they cannot recover any damages from the defendant. Insurance companies will often reach out to claimants and act as if they just want to know the basics of what happened.
Beware: This tactic is used to get claimants to misspeak and inadvertently admit to the slightest bit of liability, wrecking their claim before it gets far. To prevent falling for this trick, simply do not talk to opposing insurers. Let our Frederick personal injury attorneys do that for you.
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, and our eclectic team of attorneys can manage virtually any type of case that our clients encounter.
We have vast experience representing clients in 15 different case types:
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents and tractor-trailer accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Auto accidents and car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Work injury accidents
- Premises liability and slip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Wrongful deaths
- Product defects
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Nursing home negligence
- Construction site negligence
What If English is Not My First Language?
At Portner & Shure, P.A. we use interpreters and have bilingual paralegals who speak Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, and Spanish. We are proud that we have some of the best bilingual paralegals in Maryland. We are confident that our staff can meet your unique needs and advocate effectively on your behalf, giving you the comfort of being able to pursue compensation in your chosen language.
Choose Portner & Shure, P.A. in Frederick Today
We have successfully won personal injury cases throughout Maryland for decades. We understand the awful stress and damage personal injury cases inflict on claimants and their families. Allow us the privilege of taking care of your legal troubles so you can focus on your wellbeing.
To schedule a free consultation regarding your Frederick, Maryland personal injury accident, contact us at (855) 954-4141 today.