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Salisbury Personal Injury Lawyers

Salisbury Personal Injury Lawyers

Experienced Advocates for Victims of Negligence

Throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland, every single day, people sustain serious injuries due to the negligence of another person. Our legal system authorizes those injured by such negligence to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions and to receive compensation for their injuries. Unfortunately, this process is not as easy as it may seem. There is a myriad of defenses, time limits, and other barriers to obtaining the compensation you or a loved one may be owed. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you navigate this difficult area of the law.

Portner & Shure, P.A. has worked to hold negligent parties accountable for more than 30 years. Our success and client-focused approach have earned us a strong reputation within the legal community. We have recovered over $400,000 dollars on behalf of our clients.

If you have been harmed by the negligence of another, contact us for a free initial consultation with a member of our litigation team. We only obtain an attorney’s fee if we obtain a settlement or judgment on your behalf. We only win if you win!

Call our office at (855) 954-4141 or submit an online contactform today.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

In essence, a personal injury claim is a civil action that permits a person to seek recompense for damages they sustained due to another party’s negligent or wrongful actions. There are four primary legal elements of a personal injury claim.

Those elements are:

  1. Duty
  2. Breach
  3. Causation
  4. Damages

The final aspect of personal injury litigation is the applicable defenses. These are the arguments the opposing side will make to eliminate/reduce your compensation. For example, the opposing insurance company may argue that the victim was contributorily negligent or assumed the risk of their injuries.

Under the affirmative defense of contributory negligence, a victim is entirely precluded from recovering if the other side proves that the victim’s negligence contributed to the accident. With respect to “assumption of the risk,” if the opposing party provides evidence that the victim was aware of the potential risk of harm, understood or appreciated that risk, and nonetheless voluntarily undertook the action, the victim is precluded from recovering.

If the defense is successful in arguing the plaintiff’s negligence contributed to her injuries, then the plaintiff is wholly barred from recovering. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will evaluate the circumstances of your case with you and help defend you against claims of contributory negligence or assumption of the risk.

Workers’ Compensation

Our experienced litigation team also handles countless workers’ compensation cases. These cases involve a victim who suffered an injury while at work. Workers’ compensation permits injured workers to file without having to sue their employer. However, to have a compensable workers’ compensation case, the victim’s injury must have been accidental and “arisen out of and occurred within the scope of employment.”

These requirements and experienced defense counsel used by most insurance companies may result in a workers’ compensation claim being denied. This is why you should get the experience and knowledge of the attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. We are seasoned professionals and advocate on behalf of our clients for the compensation they are owed.

Injuries & Damages

Accident victims sustain a wide variety of injuries. Many of these injuries require emergency medical treatment. Further, for a victim to make a full recovery, they oftentimes need ongoing medical treatment like physical therapy, orthopedic care, or occupational therapy. Accident victims consistently find themselves unable to return to work due to their injuries.

The innocent victims of car accidents, and those injured on the job, are entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages encompass things like medical bills, lost wages, and future lost wages/salary. Noneconomic damages intend to compensate the victim for the pain and suffering they endured as a result of this accident.

An experienced attorney will work with you to understand the circumstances of your accident, and how it impacts your daily life. We will advocate on your behalf, and fight for the compensation you are rightfully owed.

Hiring Portner & Shure, P.A.

Our award-winning Salisbury personal injury attorneys have successfully represented personal injury victims for more than 30 years.

Our practice areas include personal injury claims involving:

  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck or tractor-trailer accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Premises liability/slip and falls
  • Dog bites
  • Wrongful death
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injury
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Product liability
  • Defective drugs and medical devices

Throughout our decades in practice, we have gained a reputation for excellent customer service and successful results. These are best illustrated in our countless five-star reviews written by prior clients. Our tireless advocacy has also resulted in the attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. winning many awards within the legal community. For example, Mr. Portner is a lifetime member of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, based on his results.

Portner & Shure, P.A. obtains no fee unless the client obtains a settlement or judgment. Further, initials consultations are free. There is no risk when reaching out to a member of our team regarding your personal injury claim in Salisbury or throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Call us at (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.


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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.
  • Over 30 Years of Experience Serving Clients
  • 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.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 5-Star Google Reviews
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2016-2021
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2016-2021
  • American Association for Justice
  • Avvo Rating Top Attorney
  • Avvo Superb Rating Top Attorney
  • US News & World Report Best Law Firms 2019
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Jonathan Portner