Monday, October 10, 2016

What Clients Are Saying October 2016

At first I was discouraged when the insurance company denied my car accident claim saying that I made an unsafe lane change. But after speaking with Portner & Shure and the litigation team, we decided to file suit to prove the accident wasn't my fault. Leading up to trial, my paralegal Rebecca Dean stayed in constant contact with me and kept me informed leading up to trial. Attorneys Christina Ruhl and Kevin Ruby prepared me so well for my trial that we won no problem. I was so happy with the outcome and they did an awesome job! I definitely recommend Portner & Shure!

This case was handled by our Paralegal, Rebecca Dean, who works out of our Columbia, MD Office.

Employee Spotlight October 2016

Join us in welcoming Alma to the Portner & Shure family. She recently joined us as a Spanish-speaking receptionist and legal assistant. Alma’s family is from El Salvador, however, she was born in Washington, D.C. Alma has three children, David, Joel, and Sarah. She also has a three year old Maltese/Yorkie mix named Baby. Outside of work, Alma loves to go hiking with her kids, watch movies, and listen to music. Alma is enjoying her time here at the firm so far and is excited to learn a lot. 

Case Result October 2016

             This month, Portner & Shure went up against Geico in a disputed lane change auto accident case. Our client suffered soft tissue injuries to his lower back, right shoulder, right leg, and numbness in his right arm. Geico denied all liability in the accident, and we were forced to file suit. The Court awarded $14, 940.94 plus court costs. Attorney, Kevin Ruby, successfully argued this case in Court. 

Portner & Shure Awarded Innovation in Client Services 2016 Award

Portner & Shure has been selected by Corporate America as winner of the Innovation in Client Services 2016 Award.  This award we are extremely proud of because our selection was dependent on our client testimonials and recommendations.  We strive to make sure our clients are extremely satisfied with the services we provide them.  With numerous 5.0 star reviews on Google+ and Facebook, our reputation speaks for itself.  We know that quick and easy communication is one of the most important things a client requests from their attorney.  Therefore, we pride ourselves on making sure there is effective and immediate communication with all of our clients so that no question goes unanswered.

Corporate America even acknowledges that Portner & Shure excels beyond its competitors in regards to business acumen, team approachability, and innovation when approaching client services.  As a successful Maryland, DC, and Virginia auto accident law firm, we are very proud to be recognized for an award based solely on outstanding client testimonials. Portner & Shure would not be the firm it is today, with over 25 years of service and $200 million recovered for injured accident clients, without the numerous positive client reviews we receive every day.

If you have been injured in an auto accident in Maryland, call us today for a free consultation. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Case Result September 2016

             This month, Portner & Shure won yet another case against Geico where there was no settlement offer made. In fact, Geico denied all liability because they alleged there was a phantom vehicle that caused the accident. Our client suffered shoulder pain and a thumb injury in this crash that happened when the Defendant failed to yield to our client’s vehicle while merging onto I-295. In Court, the Judge determined that there was no phantom vehicle and it was the Defendant that caused the accident because of a failure to yield. The Court awarded our client $12,000 plus court costs. Attorney, Kevin Ruby, successfully argued this case in Court. 

Use of Dashcams in Maryland To Protect Your Rights

There is a new trend among drivers today: dashcams.  In motor vehicle accidents and in criminal cases, the facts of the event are often disputed between the parties involved.  The use of dashcams by civilians has been increasing as a means to avoid being caught in a he said/she said situation.  If you choose to protect yourself by installing a dashcam in your car you need to know some important facts about the law.
o   (1) It’s 100% legal to record video of people, including the police, in public.  If your dashcam is recording video outside of your car, on the highway for instance, it doesn’t matter if the parties being recorded are aware of it.
o   (2) If your dashcam is recording audio inside the car, this is considered a private place, so be careful of running afoul of Maryland’s wiretapping law and be sure your passengers are aware of the recording.

If you’ve been injured in an accident or were pulled over by the police, the attorneys at Portner & Shure can help you prove your version of the events, whether it was recorded or not.  Call us today for a free consultation.

What Clients Are Saying September 2016

“The Portner & Shure Law Firm did an excellent job for me. They were quick, reliable, and efficient. I had a car accident in January 2016. They provided me with a rental car, paid all my medical bills, recommended excellent medical care, and provided me with an excellent settlement for the injuries I sustained to my neck and back. They always answer the phone and answer my questions. Plus they have personnel who spoke my native language of Spanish fluently. I highly recommend this law firm to friends and family.”

This case was handled by our Paralegal, Norma Guevara, who works out of our Columbia, MD Office.