DURING THE PANDEMIC, WE HAVE CONTINUED TO BATTLE FOR OUR CLIENTS. AS A RESULT, WE HAVE SECURED SOME OF THE LARGEST PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERIES IN SEVERAL VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND JURISDICTIONS. CLICK HERE TO VIEW SOME OF OUR RECENT RESULTS.

Car Accidents

Washington, D.C., Virginia & Maryland Car Accident Lawyers

Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Our Clients

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. In one moment everything can change as you and your passengers may suffer serious personal injury. Beyond injury, the damage to your vehicle and the expenses from medical and rehabilitation needs can place a tremendous financial burden on you and your family.

When the accident is caused by a negligent driver you need the support of experienced auto accident lawyers to hold the responsible party liable and fight for the compensation that you deserve. At Portner & Shure, we focus on finding answers to the difficult questions facing our clients after a car accident.

Our attorneys will handle all interactions with the insurance company so you can focus on your recovery. We believe justice is the right of every person and our support staff includes paralegals fluent in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Types of Auto Accident Cases

There are many ways in which a car accident can occur. And while you may practice safe driving and follow the rules of the road, there's no guarantee that you'll be safe from a negligent driver. Whether on a highway or driving through town, the risk of an accident is unfortunately always there.

Our attorneys provide strong representation to the victims of car accidents who were hurt in:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end accidents
  • T-bone accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Construction zone accidents
  • Red light and stop sign accidents
  • Fatal car accidents

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Just as there are many ways a car accident can occur, there are many ways in which auto accidents can be caused. In our modern world, lives are busier and distractions become more abundant. It's every driver's duty to stay focused on the road but unfortunately, negligence behind the wheel occurs often.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while impaired
  • Driving recklessly
  • Speeding
  • Having a defective vehicle

What Are PIP Benefits?

In Maryland, it is mandatory for all drivers to carry car insurance by a state-recognized provider. In order to protect yourself and others, it is required that your policy covers a minimum of 15K for property damage, 30K for bodily injuries, and at least 60K for the coverage of two or more individuals. While one is forming an insurance plan, Maryland offers something called PIP, this stands for personal injury protection. Now, what exactly does PIP do? Personal injury protection covers medical bills for any injuries you may have obtained during an accident.

Coverage includes other expenses you’ve had to endure in wake of your injuries and wages that have been lost. There are benefits to having PIP for such a low cost. The policy plan has also been referred to as “no-fault insurance”, meaning it does not matter who caused the accident, in order to receive compensation. Additionally, PIP holders have the potential to recover twice for their damages.

In cases where the other driver is at fault, you are able to recover wages and medical expenses from both their insurance company, along with your own insurance carrier. Since Maryland follows a "contributory negligence" rule you are only eligible to recover compensation if you are not at fault for the accident that led to your injuries.

What Damages are recoverable?

There are three main types of damages available in a personal injury case, economic, non-economic, and punitive. Economic damages compensate for quantifiable losses such as medical bills and expenses and missed days at work due to your injury. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for more abstract losses such as pain and suffering.

The state of Maryland caps, or limits, the amount of non-economic damages that can be recovered in any personal injury claim. Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligent party as opposed to compensating for a specific loss, as such they are not often awarded.

Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner

If a negligent driver caused an accident because of any of the above reasons, we can pursue compensation for your injuries. Our car accident lawyers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. have decades of experience fighting for the rights of our clients and while we're able to obtain settlements in the majority of our cases, we're not afraid of going to court for you.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident, contact us online or call (855) 954-4141 for a free initial consultation.

6 STEPS TO TAKE
AFTER AN ACCIDENT

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    CHECK YOURSELF AND
    OTHERS FOR INJURIES

    It's essential to get any injuries
    caused by the auto accident
    treated immediately.

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    CALL 911

    You need to dial 911 after
    most auto accidents,
    aside from minor
    fender benders.

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    GET YOUR VEHICLE
    TO A SAFE PLACE

    Turn on your hazard lights
    and move your vehicle to
    a safe place away from
    the fast-moving vehicles.

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    EXCHANGE
    INFORMATION WITH
    THE OTHER DRIVER &
    DOCUMENT DAMAGE

    While you wait for the
    police to arrive, start
    exchanging information
    with the driver of the
    other vehicle.

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    BE CAREFUL WHEN
    PROVIDING YOUR
    STATEMENT

    When the police arrive
    and begin asking you
    questions about the
    circumstances that led to
    the accident, be careful
    only to say the facts.

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    FILE YOUR CLAIM &
    CONTACT OUR
    CAR ACCIDENT
    ATTORNEY

    Once you've been treated for
    your injuries and filed the police
    report, contact your insurance
    company to let them know the
    details of the auto accident.

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EXPECT MORE WITH PORTNER & SHURE
  • We have offices in Maryland, Virginia & Washington, D.C.
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  • We have recovered over $300 million on behalf of our clients.
  • We offer legal representation in Spanish, Korean & Chinese languages.
  • We have aggressive litigation tactics, skill, and passion.
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