Silver Spring, Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer
Working Towards Fair Settlements & Verdicts for Our Clients
A person that suffers an injury due to another person’s negligence may be entitled to receive financial compensation for their injuries. Successfully making a personal injury can be a difficult and confusing process. Insurance companies, which often minimize a victim’s injuries or outright deny a valid claim, make this process even more difficult.
If you recently suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence, you should consult a Silver Spring, Maryland personal injury attorney. The award-winning attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. can fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.
For a free consultation, call us at (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
In general, simply suffering an injury does not give rise to a personal injury claim. To successfully assert a personal injury claim, a victim must be able to show that their injuries were caused by a person that owed them a duty of care, and as a result of that person’s negligence, they suffered an injury. A victim must be able to prove all of these elements by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%.
What is a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Workers’ compensation insurance is a form of no-fault insurance. It is available to employees that suffer injuries while in the scope of their employment. Workers’ compensation insurance provides a variety of benefits to injured workers. Prior to the passage of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act, injured employees had to sue their employers. Various legal defenses made winning these lawsuits extremely difficult.
A workers’ compensation claim differs from a personal injury claim in that the employee does not have to prove fault. To have a valid workers’ compensation claim, a worker must have suffered an “accidental” injury that arose out of and “occurred within the scope of employment.” Several benefits are available when a claim is successful.
Injuries & Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury victims suffer bodily injuries due to the negligent actions of another person. These injuries often require personal injury victims to seek emergency medical treatment and follow-up rehabilitative treatment such as physical therapy, orthopedic care, and occupational therapy to make a full recovery. Further, personal injury victims are often unable to work due to their injuries.
Maryland State law permits personal injury victims to make claims for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are meant to compensate personal injury victims for their medical bills, lost wages, and future lost wages. Noneconomic damages are meant to compensate personal injury victims for the pain and suffering they endured as a result of their injuries.
Denials & Defenses in Personal Injury Cases
Insurance companies utilize various legal defenses available under Maryland State law to deny personal injury claims and to defend against lawsuits. Contributory negligence and assumption of risk are the most commonly used defenses.
- Contributory negligence precludes a victim from recovering if the opposing party produces evidence that proves a victim acted negligently and that their negligence contributed to the accident.
- Assumption of risk also precludes a victim from recovering if the opposing party produces evidence that proves a victim had knowledge of the risk of potential harm, appreciated the risk, and voluntarily undertook an action despite the risk of danger.
Why Hire Portner & Shure, P.A.?
For more than 25 years, the award-winning attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have been obtaining favorable results for victims who suffered injuries as a result of:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Workers’ compensation
- Premises liability
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Defective products
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful death
Our attorneys are not afraid to fight insurance companies on behalf of our clients. Portner & Shure, P.A. receives no fee unless our client obtains a settlement or judgment in court. To schedule a free consultation regarding your personal injury claim, call our Silver Spring injury lawyers at (855) 954-4141 or contact us online. Our staff is fluent in English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), and Korean, and Vietnamese.
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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.